Thamalakane River Lodge

Reviews of Thamalakane River Lodge

Good(78%) From 34 travellers
Excellent
7
Good
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Average
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Poor
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Below are independent comments from 34 of our travellers who have visited Thamalakane River Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr H & Ms E from London
Arrived on: 20-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A friendly stopover

We stayed one night at Thamalakane River Lodge at the beginning of our trip. It was a good place to recover and relax.

They picked us up from the airport - it's about a 30 minute drive from Maun airport - and the check-in was easy. We were in a Babbler Chalet - a one-room stone chalet with good shower and comfortable bed; and a verandah overlooking the dry riverbed. We didn't see the crocs and hippos but we did see monitor lizards and a fish eagle. We were there in winter, so of course it was cold in the mornings and evenings.

The staff were very friendly and sang together at dinner time. The bar was pleasant and the food was fine. Just be aware that they do not take cash.

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George H from AZ
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Thamalakane River Lodge review

Excellent staff and willingness to take care of us. Our lodge had a very minimal fan, they provided a stand up fan to help. Could use a enclosure on the toilet.

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Miss B from Marple
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Thamalakane River Lodge review

Strong lighting made mosquitoes almost unbearable.

Rooms look nice, but no air-conditioning or effective ceiling fan. However beautiful setting and friendly staff.

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Mr & Mrs B from Seattle
Arrived on: 19-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Perfect way to start our safari

After a long journey, this was the perfect overnight stop before beginning our Botswana safari.

Close to the airport, beautiful grounds along the river, friendly and helpful staff, and the private dinner on the pier was an unexpected treat!

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Mr P & Ms B from London
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Thamalakane River Lodge review

It was an OK parking place to stay for a night before the real holiday began. But it feels a bit tired and needs to re-think its offer. Some of the staff were rather off-hand

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C & J from Utah
Arrived on: 26-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Adequate accommodation for one night enroute

The lodge "pick-up" was prompt and direct. The staff was helpful. The dining staff was very friendly. The room was attractive and clean.

Comparing to many other places in resort areas the price was easily twice the value. It seems there is little competition. We would next time at that price bypass a layover there and arrange to go directly out on safari.

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Mrs J from Coventry
Arrived on: 17-Mar-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Thamalakane River Lodge review

Staff were over solicitous.

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Dr & Mrs S from France
Arrived on: 19-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Thamalakane River Lodge review

Thamalakane River Lodge is a comfortable and convenient place to stay overnight in Maun.

Nicely located on the river edge. The buffet style dinner was very good.

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Bertie from UK
Arrived on: 6-May-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Good Overnight stop

Based in Maun, the lodge was a perfect place to overnight after our flights.

Set next to the Thamalakane river there are excellent opportunities to sit with a G&T whilst bird watching.

Even spotted a huge monitor lizard on the lawn!

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Prof J from Salt Lake City
Arrived on: 12-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Location:
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Rooms:
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there were some problems

There were some problems. The shower drain backed up causing the shower to be inoperative (or allowed to be used for very short times). This caused a flood in the bathroom area of the suite.

A mouse (or other visitor) made quite a racket during the night while it ate some chocolate bars that were in the room.

But we were very tired and the service was helpful.

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