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Okavango River Lodge

On the River, Maun, Ngamiland East Botswana
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#17 of 65 Specialty lodging in Maun
Low budget lodging with chalets and bedded tents with shared ablutions. Large campsite. Located on the river. Bar and Kitchen serving meals all day. Mokoro and boating excursions and Moremi day trips also offered.
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Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Sivananthan Kokul wrote a review Mar 2020
Lusaka, Zambia237 contributions56 helpful votes
we booked a family room which can accomodate about 5. This is basic one star facility, you will be busy with your other activities and only come to sleep. The lodge is on the banks of Thamalakani River bit away from the Maun Town.But there is no water in the river. Lodge also have a small pool and Kids friendly.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Elly W wrote a review Feb 2020
74 contributions19 helpful votes
The River Lodge staff and food are consistently good. They are a lovely team and make you feel very welcome. I particularly recommend the steak and bunny chow at the lodge. The setting is great too. Really like RL. Thank you for helping make our stay at Maun a happy one.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from Okavango River ... M, General Manager at Okavango River Lodge
Responded Feb 11, 2020
Awwwwwwww thank you so muchn :)
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aalpol wrote a review Dec 2019
Muenster, Germany87 contributions2 helpful votes
The campsite is average with too little shade and a ablution block that could be cleaner. Therefore the bar/restaurant/swimmingpool area is quite good with a relaxed atmosphere and good food. Sadly the riverbed is completely dry because Botswana is facing the worst draughts in 90 years. The booking of a mokoro trip was easy and the trip itself is a must to explore the Okavango Delta on water! Another point is the distance to the town centre of Maun, 17 kilometres, a 20 minutes drive. Would I go there again? Probably yes because of the friendly and easy going staff, the relaxed atmosphere and the good food.
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Date of stay: November 2019
on4ajt wrote a review Oct 2019
Leopoldsburg, Belgium361 contributions221 helpful votes
Okavango River Lodge is situated just outside the city of Maun at the entry of the Okavango Delta. Once this must have been a beautiful place but now it has come down in a deseperate need of maintenance and renovation. Don't expect any luxury and what is there is mostly worn out or broken. Moquito nets don't fit, holes in them,windows are not closing ... Staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is good and well variated but takes a while if place is busy so you can enjoy your morning coffee with the view on the riverbed. Normally you would overlook the river from the bar but at the time being the riverbed was completely dry, donkey's walking through so the warning for hippo's and crocodiles is a bit of sarcastic fun.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Nic Bradley wrote a review Sep 2019
Maun, Botswana10 contributions2 helpful votes
Went to the bar for a drink. Staff and owner were arrogant and condescending. It was also dead and boring. Looks a little tired... I'd go some place else in future. River lodge next door was much better.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
BotswanaNorth-West DistrictNgamiland EastMaun
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Frequently Asked Questions about Okavango River Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Okavango River Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Okavango River (1.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Okavango River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Okavango River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Okavango River Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Okavango River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Okavango River Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.