Thamalakane River Lodge

Reviews of Thamalakane River Lodge

Good(79%) From 39 travellers
Excellent
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Good
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Below are independent comments from 39 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 & Mrs J from Hinckley
Arrived on: 2-Nov-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Thamalakane River lodge the beginning

One night stay at the beginning of our Botswana safari, the lodge on the banks of a dry riverbank due to the severe drought affecting Maun, however the gardens and landscaping were lovely and the room was clean and suitable for the night.

The evening buffet was good although somewhat picked over by a large tour group. The staff were pleasant and looked after us.

All in all suitable for a single night stay.

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Mr M. O from Horsham
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Thamalakane River Lodge review

This was a convenient stop off.

The room was excellent. The dinner was a little disappointing as I ordered fish which had hundreds of bones and the light was very dim so they were difficult to see. The transport to and from the airport was excellent.

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Mr & Mrs F from Hants
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Thamalakane River Lodge review

What a great way to start our holiday. We were so pleased we did this after a long flight.

The staff were amazing, the service equally so and our evening was made extra special due to the traditional songs delivered by the wonderful staff.

We would fully recommend Thamalakane as a perfect place to stay at the beginning or end of a holiday.

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Mr Lee from Chicago
Arrived on: 26-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A good place to rest

Nice place but a level below the other camps.

Rooms adequate. Lounge and deck area comfortable.

Unfortunately with the drought the river was dry so did not see any wildlife other than birds.

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Ms B. from Cambridge
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Thamalakane River Lodge review

We stayed at the lodge for 2 nights at the beginning of our trip to give us a buffer in case of airline delays and to begin to get over our get lag. It was the perfect place to rest and relax.

Our chalet was spacious and comfortable. The outdoor dining area was lovely, and the food was terrific.

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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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