Reviews of Marinas Camp
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Clean and comfortable for 1 night stay.
Spent just one night at Marina's. Found it to be a comfortable stay whilst in transit in Botswana.Read more about the whole trip
Marinas Camp review
Amongst all the safari-ing we wanted to see how people really lived, so we spent a night in Maun, at Marinas. It's about 15 minutes taxi to town - and you will only do it the once.
Maun is interesting, but not very attractive. It's less than 10 minutes to the airport. Down a sandy track, it makes a lovely impression with the thatched rooms. The staff are very nice. The food is pretty good. The basket weaving outlet the other side of the main road is really worth a visit.
There were some minor niggles - but the service helps to compensate. Our room didn't lock from the inside (Botswana is pretty safe). Somehow the staff believed we were on the early morning flight out, not the mid-afternoon. So they came to clean our room a bit early - and they had to set up breakfast for us again. No real problems - and well reacted to.
A slice of Botswanan life
We were very pleased that we decided to spend a couple of nights in Maun before leaving on safari .This was for two reasons: First , we wanted to be fully recovered from the flight before moving to the camps; second, we wanted to see a little of a Botswanan town .The second reason became much the most important and later , as we moved to the camps , we found that without exception that all the Botswanan staff were really pleased that we had bothered to see "their town" !
Marina's is a well run , calm and very friendly place in a quiet location ....ideal for acclimatisation Marina herself is great fun!.The best basket makers in Botswana have their place just opposite Marina's entrance which makes for an excellent stop.We bought some beautiful items , stored them with Wilderness Safaris , and picked them up on our way back for the flight home .
Small B&B outside Maun but run down
Small B&B outside the town up a small lane. Nothing really to see or places to sit around a relax. Was noisy at night with music from some local bar
Food was quite nice but wouldn't recommend as a place to stay
But close to the airport
A vibrant place with friendly staff
Your directions here are slightly inaccurate. The Marinas sign is on the left hand side of the road before the main river bridge and roundabout. You then drive along a dust track past various houses to the enclosure.
This provided us with a comfortable place to stopover. The dining area is great but we felt that the rooms/bedlinen could be improved. It was a noisy night with numerous dogs barking, Friday night partying and dawn cockeralls!
We did not eat here but went into town.