Even though we were the only guests during low season we received great attention. Service staff was very friendly, tents were clean and food was very good. We booked full Day Game Drive and Mokoro Trip with them. Communication and booking prior to arrival worked well.
Myself and another traveler left this place in the middle of our stay to go elsewhere. The owners of the Mochaba and Boteti met with us to apologize for some of the issues we experienced...we appreciated that; but suffice to say that if you are a single female, don't stay here. Again, this place has no wifi, no available drinking water unless you purchase it and the food, especially what they give you to take on game drives leaves a lot to be desired.
We stayed three nights in a luxury en suite tent. Everything the stay do here really makes you feel like a VIP. The pool and bar are great. Skizo is possibly the best chef who has ever cooked for me, that guy is a magician! Barati, the manager, is a consummate professional who made us feel welcome and gave us Tswana lessons even though we are bad students. Highly recommend. The mokoro trip was great, my wife's favourite activity of our whole Botswana trip. Tutu and Doctor were excellent guides and we saw a huge bull elephant and twenty four giraffes!
Mochaba Crossing needs some work on all aspects other than location. Great location and nice grounds. And nice physical plant; poorly maintained. I stayed there in February this year for 10 days traveling alone, and 3 days in April this year with my wife and 3 friends, my wife was there for 3 days in March this year. A good sample and we really wish it had worked but...Service is poor at dining. Staff is very nice and they try but they have no guidance and little training. They would be great in a good lodge with some support. Food is poor. Main area is poorly maintained, their internet reservation service is non- existent, front desk email and phone is often down. Only way to communicate some of the time is for me to call from US and send friends in Maun by in person to see front desk. Crazy. Breakfast served late and not on time. Main area men's and women's bathroom in main area do not really work. No soap, no towels. this has been the case for 3 months. Some rooms have only one key so if you leave for the day with your key, there is no way to access your room for service. Laundry service is good. Credit card reader was out when we were there in April so we had to arrange for payment when we passed thru Maun after trip into Delta. …
Arrived wet and bedraggled having aborted our plans to camp in Moremi. 8 of us turned up and we were given help to dry our wet things, electric for our fridges, and lovely rooms. As the lodge was quiet we stayed 2 nights, they offered us a discount for the second night. As we had turned up with no booking the food available was limited, however they cooked our eggs for breakfast. The second night there were lots of choices. One of vehicles had caught fire, the staff were helpful with calls to help us sort the problem
We stayed 4 nights, and thoroughly enjoyed our comfortable twin beds in our standard tent. The ablution block needed some plumbing attention asxonevofvthe shower roses was missing.The floor was dusty and leafy but all the toilets flushed and there was good hot water. We were happy. Meals at the dining room were excellent from a small selection. Well priced. Bar available. Trips excellent and on time snd wellguided. Moremi Game Reserve is 90 minutes drive away..sandy roads, but Mochaba Crossing is only 30 mins from Maun on tar road. Sleep is excellent but dawn brings African noises- roosters crowing, donkeys, dogs and puppies when we were there, francolins, cows let slonevother birds. Wonderful !
This is a great lodge with a variety of accommodation types. I stayed in their tented accommodation. It is within close proximity to the Merremi Reserve. They also conduct trips I to the Okavango Delta - including overnight bushstays. Meals are good and there is a well-stocked bar.
For the last three nights of my Botswana experience, I stayed with Mochaba Crossing and was treated like family by Precious, Godfrey and Deets.....and the entire staff. This is a place to go when you want to completely decompress from your trip. Or it can be a jumping off point for Safari and the Okavango Delta Mokoro trips. Mochaba can book the Mokoro trips or the Game Drive. Godfrey took me on the Game Drive and then to the Delta where I was met by my Mokoro guide JULIUS. This was a day I can never forget. The things that happened along the way, the hippo, giraffe, zebra and wildebeest we saw on the way home....Godfrey and Deets go out of their way to make the drive a blast. The Lodge was very very quiet when I was there. I loved my room by the river. I just hung out in the open lounge and wrote in my journal on my down time. When my Fixer came with his family to visit me, we were give great service by the Team. Godfrey also took me to the Maun Airport and we had a lovely time. This was at no extra charge but PLEASE TIP ! Breakfast was laid out in the morning. You can also order an English Breakfast for a little more. Lunch, dinner and drinks are also available. The Lodge is not in walking distance to Maun or any store. It is a place to relax and chill - but rides can be arranged at the front desk. If you take a walk, there is a beautiful river - there is also a place where the hippos are you must not go alone. Ask Godfrey to go with you. When you are in Botswana - be generous. The people work hard and are happier than most of us - with a lot less to show. They have big hearts and show kindness to visitors. I dont think there is such a thing as "rude" there. Get to know them. There was a Canadian couple who I would run into - I watched them treat the workers in a way that made me cringe. When you go abroad - treat people as equals. I saw behaviors in Africa from Austrialians, Americans, British mostly....that disturbed me. I went to Africa to make friends and I have friends for life. Love you guys at Mochaba.!!!…
We stayed here as part of a safari overland tour before heading up into the Moremi National Park. It's pretty decent - luxury tents are comfortable and have good facilities. The food was perfectly fine, but not outstanding. There were a few small issues with our tents - flooded bathroom etc, but these were dealt with well by the staff. The bar ran out of beer at one point and the staff had to go to town for a resupply! It's a perfectly nice place to stay but at the same time not special or noteworthy. The highlight of our stay was the day trip to the Delta in Mokoro boats with the local tribesman - just amazing. Would I stay here again? - maybe, depending on what else was available in Maun, at any rate I know it would be a safe choice.
I made a last minute booking from Sth Africa and Raymond, the manager was nothing short of awesome! He made my arrangements simple and answered the many questions I had with patience and professionalism. All over Whatsapp too!! which allowed me to make important decisions, quickly. It was a quiet time of the year which meant that I had the lodge almost to myself which was heaven. I opted for the luxury tent accom which had a big, comfortable bed and its own bathroom inside. KK was my tour guide who arranged the mokolo (hollowed out wooden canoe), and local guide who took me into the Delta for some of the most incredible bird life and game encounters, some by foot!