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Thamo Telele
Thamo Telele
Thamo Telele
Thamo Telele
Thamo Telele
Thamo Telele
Thamo Telele

Thamo Telele: Information from the owner

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About this information

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.

For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Thamo Telele, which contains our own observations and views.

Last updated by Owner
4 Oct 2023
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Facilities at Thamo Telele

Property facilities
Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Meal on Request, Pool
Room facilities
Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Bath, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mosquito Nets, Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower
Activities on site
Bird Watching, Cycling, Game Viewing, Game Walks, High Tea, Horse Riding, Walks (Guided), Walks (Self Guided)
Nearby activities
Boat Cruises, Boating, Cultural Tours, Cycling, Game Drives, Game Viewing, General Sightseeing, Helicopter Scenic Flights, Horse Riding, Massages, Mokoro Excursion, Safaris, Scenic Flights, Walks (Guided), Walks (Self Guided), Wildlife Tours

Room types at Thamo Telele

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Honeymoon chalet

Two Honeymoon Chalets which can also be used for family rooms by adding additional beds.

Outside shower.

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Twin/Double Tents

Nine luxury tents with ensuite bathroom and outside shower.

Activities at Thamo Telele

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Bird Watching

Calling all bird lovers! Grab your binos, your bird book and

your Natural Selection birding checklist to enjoy your very own

birding safari at Thamo Telele. Being on this private reserve with

over 300 species of birds, this is a hot-spot for bird lovers and a

peaceful way to spend your time bird watching along the banks

of the Thamalakane river.

Cultural Tour

Experience Botswana beyond wildlife and go on a cultural tour

of the safari town of Maun. Learn about local customs and

traditions from your host, intermingled with their own personal

experiences. Feast your senses on the sights, smells and sounds

when walking through the vibrant market place. Taste some

traditional dishes at a local Café.

Meet some of our resident talents and admire their crafts. Look

out for the BaHerero women dressed in their big, elaborate and

colourful dresses. Try your hand at the ancient practice of basket

weaving and hear the stories behind the beautiful patterns. This

is an authentic glimpse of life in Botswana and an experience not

to be missed.

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Giraffe Experience

Come and have high-tea with our herd of 20 resident giraffe!

A real highlight when staying at Thamo Telele. Take a afternoon

drive (or walk) to the local waterhole, perch yourself peacefully

under the trees enjoying a sundowner and snacks, and wait

for our unique ungulates to come and say hello. This is an ideal

opportunity to closely observe giraffe displaying their natural

behaviours. And whilst the giraffe are feeding, a whole host of

other plains game and birdlife will join in on the action too.

This unique experience, led by our naturalists on hand, is one

not to be missed. You’ll learn all about giraffe conservation

throughout Africa and the education programmes at Thamo

Telele, as well as how to identify each giraffe by their unique

patterning. Each of them has a Setswana name, and if in doubt

there is an identification book for referencing to get it right.

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Guided and self guided nature walks

Grab your comfiest walking shoes, your bino’s and ask at

reception about the various self-guided nature walks you can do

around the 250-hectare reserve.

The well-marked trails are an ideal way to safely explore this

private reserve while stretching your legs after or before a long

flight while taking in the wonder of our wooded forest and

diverse grasslands. The reserve is free of predators but abundant

in bird life and plains game. You’ll come across so many magical

sightings, from the smallest critters, to beautiful big trees. And if

you happen to stumble upon our resident giraffe, enjoy quietly

observing them on foot.

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Horse Riding

Saddle up to explore this exquisite private reserve on

horseback! You’ll embark on a professionally guided outride (for

all level riders). This is an exhilarating way to get up close and

personal with our resident giraffe, zebra and all the plains game

that reside on the reserve.

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Nature Trail Bike Riding (at an additional cost)

Choose an early morning or afternoon bike ride on our nature

trails. We offer off-road safari bikes and biking helmets for

individuals, couples, or families with children. Choose guided

or self-guided rides. You can also book a day’s biking safari

where a professional guide will take you from camp, along the

Thamalakane river and off towards the buffalo fence looking for

animals. But please note that bike excursions must be booked in


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Scenic Helicopter Flights (at an additional cost)

Heli from camp to enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over the

Okavango Delta. This is an incredible opportunity to appreciate

the vastness of the Delta when seeing it from above. From

your seat, door off (or on) you’ll be able to spot game, take

exceptional photos and follow the waterways and animal

pathways that shape this ancient wilderness.

Wellness Therapies with Robyn Sheldon (at an additional cost)

Nature. Nurture. Nourish! This is not just a spa experience in the

bush. It is the opportunity to come back into wholeness, healing,

and a deep appreciation of life through mindfulness and deep

process work, whilst in nature and on a restful vacation. Book

a wellness therapy session with Robyn Sheldon who has over

thirty years intensive meditation practice experience.

Her transformational process work focuses on the physical,

emotional, and spiritual needs of her clients and all therapies are

designed to promote deep relaxation and mindfulness, reduce

stress and anxiety, and enhance overall well-being. This is more

than just about treatments and relaxation, its about profound

and transformative soul work for healing whilst in nature.

Her therapies & practices include: Soul Integration, Deep Healing

and Shamanic Massage.

Other lodges in Maun

Alternative places to stay in this same area.

Thamalakane River Lodge

Thamalakane River Lodge

With its tranquil riverside location, Thamalakane makes an excellent buffer between a tiring long-haul flight and the magic of a safari.

82% (59 reviews)
Riley's Hotel

Riley's Hotel

In the heart of Maun, about 3km from the airport, Riley’s makes a relatively reliable stopover for one night.

74% (10 reviews)

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