Reviews of Royal Tree Lodge
Wildlife sightings and reviews
31 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Royal Tree Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Royal Tree Lodge review"
Unfortunately it rained all the time we were there although the outdoor shower in the rain was enjoyable." See all these reviews: 8n in Botswana; 1n in South Africa
"A starter to the main course"
"Royal Tree Lodge Review"
"Perfect start to our adventure"
The service was friendly and excellent, the food was delicious, the tent style room was luxurious and well appointed. The zebras, ostriches and giraffes were delightful, and it was lovely to be able to stroll around the grounds, since there were no predators.
It was also great to have phone signal and internet - our last connection for the rest of our stay in Botswana." See all these reviews: 17n in Botswana
"Fantastic time at Royal Tree Lodge"
One afternoon we went on a forest walk (Green Route) and came across a small pool - in which there was an African Rock Python (about 5 metres long). When we got back to the lodge we told Julius (Manager) who didn't believe us until we showed him the photos.
Each day Dougie (owner) took us out around the farm in his pick-up - we went to see some young Ostrich chicks on one such drive which was fine until the male turned up and chased us away!! Dougie didn't have to take us out every day but it was most welcome and much appreciated.
The accommodation was excellent as were all the staff that couldn't do enough for us - this we believe is in the main due to Julius (Previously at Kanana Camp) coming to RTL as manager. The food was first rate and plentiful and most nights a Spotted Genet would visit the decking to see if there was any leftovers.
All in all a very well run lodge and provided us with many memorable moments on our second visit ." See all these reviews: 11n in Botswana
"Disappointing stay....tired accommodation."
We were coming from a really wonderful camp, so we were a bit disappointed. We chose this camp to have game viewing available for the night we weren't in the Delta or elsewhere because of flight scheduling. In the end there wasn't time for any game viewing anyway. The rooms were pretty but one sink backed up into the other one when my friend washed her hair. The food was ok, but not exciting.
I think next time I will stay closer to the airport, and not worry about it being not a 'camp'." See all these reviews: 5n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
"Stopover at Royal tree"
RTL was a pleasant place to stay for this.
Nice walks in the grounds searching for wildlife. But its only a one night stopover." See all these reviews: 16n in Botswana
"Royal Tree Lodge review"
It was particularly nice to take a walk in the private reserve, explore and encounter giraffes, zebras etc. on foot. Watching two genets in the trees while having dinner on the open deck was another highlight." See all these reviews: 16n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
"overnight stay at Royal Tree Lodge"
Two very minor issues
1.We arrived after 4pm (courtesy of Air Botswana) and our tent was sealed up and stiflingly hot. I would have thought there would be no problem in airing the tent on the departure of the pick up transport.to the airport.
2. We had to pay our bar bill in U.S.dollars as they were unable to process a credit card, I did'nt ask what happens if you do not carry dollars." See all these reviews: 16n in Botswana
"Nice start in Maun"
Great food, huge tents and very friendly staff." See all these reviews: 10n in Botswana
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