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Mochaba Crossing Lodge

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30km From Maun On The Main Route To The Moremi Game Reserve, Savuti and the Chobe National Park, Maun, Ngamiland East Botswana
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#21 of 75 in Maun
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3.3
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4.0
Value
4.3
Mochaba Crossing Lodge is a diverse holiday destination offering luxury chalets, luxury tents, standard tents and camping sites all in one enclosure. The lodge also offers the following services ; meals in the restaurant onsite, outdoor swimming pool, shuttle service , free parking, bar, television lounge, free WiFi and game drives.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Horseback riding
Canoeing offsite
Airport transportation
Spa
Electric vehicle charging station
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Shuttle bus service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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30km From Maun On The Main Route To The Moremi Game Reserve, Savuti and the Chobe National Park, Maun, Ngamiland East Botswana
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mmueller83 wrote a review Mar 2020
Munich, Germany46 contributions22 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Response from BushWaysBotswana, Public Relations Manager at Mochaba Crossing Lodge
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Dear mmueller83, thank you so much for your kind words. This as Bush Ways is our philosophy to treat every guests as special and pay great attention to him. We hope to welcome you back in Botswana one day :) Regards, Bush Ways Lodges
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BJA213 wrote a review Feb 2020
New York19 contributions7 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from BushWaysBotswana, General Manager at Mochaba Crossing Lodge
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Dear BJA213, Thanks for your feedback, which is much appreciated. To address some of your concerns, which we had discussed in person, the water at Mochaba Crossing Lodge is borehole water, and is safe to drink, but tastes a little salty. For this reason, we have found that most guests prefer bottled water, for which there is a charge. The package that you had booked does exclude all drinks, as you were aware. As regards wifi, this is not something we offer at our camps, and we are sorry that you were not made aware of this at the time of your booking. As a company, Bush Ways takes any situation where a guest feels uncomfortable very seriously, which is why we met with you before you departed Botswana. We assured you then that the matter would be taken care of with the utmost urgency. We are sorry that you felt this was not sufficient, and have felt it necessary to post this report, without further contact with either your agent or us directly. We would hope that you continue to speak out where you feel that a situation is not comfortable as a single woman traveller, so that these issues can be recognised and dealt with at the time. Best regards, Bush Ways management
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Jack wrote a review Jan 2020
Wagga Wagga, Australia15 contributions2 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Response from BushWaysBotswana, Public Relations Manager at Mochaba Crossing Lodge
Responded May 19, 2020
Dear AgDirt, thank you so much for your wonderful words. It is so good to know that you had a fantastic time here at Mochaba Crossing. We hope you are still practising your Setswana so that you can order your next meal here with us in the local language... :) It is also great to hear that you had such an amazing day trip on the mokoro and you enjoyed our wildlife to the fullest. We hope you are safe and healthy and that we can welcome you back one day with us. Sincerely, the entire Mochaba Crossing team
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John Scott J wrote a review Jul 2019
Dallas, Texas48 contributions59 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from BushWaysBotswana, Public Relations Manager at Mochaba Crossing Lodge
Responded Jul 18, 2019
Dear ScottJ117, thank you for your review. We appreciate that you took your time to write the review. I think it will make you happy to hear that we (Bush Ways Lodges) took over the management of Mochaba Crossing this year in May. We are working on all the issues you have mentioned here or have already improved them. We hope that we can welcome you back here at Mochaba Crossing with your family again. Thanks, Bush Ways Lodges
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Gill P wrote a review Feb 2019
Cheltenham, United Kingdom47 contributions32 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled
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daleringham wrote a review Sep 2018
Robina, Australia129 contributions88 helpful votes
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 !
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Room Tip: We camped in standard tent. Luxury en-suite tents were available AND there were many powered...
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Arthur C wrote a review Jun 2018
Ballan, Australia415 contributions139 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled
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Blaire B wrote a review Jun 2018
Los Angeles, California11 contributions4 helpful votes
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.!!!
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Room Tip: There are tents and there are rooms. Splurge for the room.
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JennieF84 wrote a review May 2018
Winchester, United Kingdom79 contributions25 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Room Tip: The luxury tents would be my recommendation, as the standard ones are not en suite.
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Aussiepom72 wrote a review Nov 2017
Sydney, Australia97 contributions14 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mochaba Crossing Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Mochaba Crossing Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Mochaba Crossing Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mochaba Crossing Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mochaba Crossing Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mochaba Crossing Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mochaba Crossing Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Mochaba Crossing Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Mochaba Crossing Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.