Overview of Thamo Telele

Thamo Telele (previously Royal Tree Lodge) offers rustic luxury situated along the Botswana Thamalakane River. You can explore natural trails safely on the property and can embark on an array of expert-guided experiences from horseback riding to helicopter rides over the open safari expanses.

The lodge is situated in pristine wilderness and adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve allowing for viewing opportunities of Africa’s greatest loved creatures. You will have the opportunity to witness sightings of Eland, Kudu, Springbok, Impala and Blesbok and more from within the perimeter of the Lodge’s property.

After an exhilarating day of adventure, the lodge’s serene setting allows for unwinding poolside, intimate bird viewing from private verandas, reading in sun lounges or dining under the starlit, African sky. With no predators on site, guests can roam the area, arrange picnics or simply enjoy the uninterrupted views of the Acacia forest surrounded plains from the comfort of their suites.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Embark on a helicopter flight
  • Engage in community and cultural visits
  • Volunteer at the NPO, Love Botswana
  • Explore The Moremi Game Reserve
  • Enjoy guided horseback riding & Thamalakane River boat tours
  • Enjoy nature trail bike rides
Bird watching

Bird watching

Game drives

Game drives

Helicopter flights

Helicopter flights

Horse riding

Horse riding

Mokoro trails

Mokoro trails

General Facilities

Thamo Telele provides exquisite dining by candlelight at their decked eating area, sun lounge and bar and offer day-time bliss – relaxing by the pool shaded under leadwood and Acacia forest or walking through the gardens of the property.

Bar

Bar

Laundry service

Laundry service

Private balcony or deck

Private balcony or deck

Swimming pool

Swimming pool

Wi-Fi available

Wi-Fi available

Dining

English breakfast buffets are organized in the dining room each morning. The lodge onsite restaurant offers a bushveld dining experience on their outside deck. Dining can be customized to your specific requests.

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Traveller Reviews

  • PS

    The Royal Tree Lodge was a great and gentle way to introduce my family to camps and getting into Botswana!

    Paul Sartori
  • MVW

    The hotel there was quite a ways out of town but the people that run it are quite interesting and the one other couple that stayed there had been living in the Kalahari for 20+ years so we had a fascinating evening.

    mark van weegen
  • CH

    Maun – Royal Tree Lodge – Great accommodation and service, particularly impressed with Doug (Consultant) a warm, interesting, knowledgeable and very helpful person.

    Charles Herring
  • CY

    Royal Tree Lodge – very comfortable, beautiful setting, kind and helpful staff, great food. We wish we could have stayed another night. The setting was particularly great because it felt like a ‘mini safari’ – on our first drive on to the property, we saw a 2 day old baby giraffe with its mother. It was the perfect “intro to Africa”

    Carol Yoo
  • EZ

    The Royal Tree Lodge was definitely a treat. They have civets living in the “royal” tree and they come down into a spot light to get their evening treat. The couple running it are delightful hosts, the accommodations excellent, and a very nice safari walk as well as horse back ride. If one can’t make it to the camps the day one flies into Joburg, that is a much better place to spend the night than Joburg.

    Emily Zants
  • GR

    The venue and food wonderful- however the owner (male partner -would not allow us time to buy binoculars in Maun as we were advised to do and had planned.) He even said that we would not even be able to buy anything like that in Maun, and we have heard that there is a very good camping supplies place that sells everything including binoculars. Hence we went without for the entire time in Botswana. Not very good advice and definetely not helpful this way -we would not go back and stay there because of this.His wife was gracious and pleasant however.
    thank you for the planning of a wonderful safari trip- it has been a wonderful experience and to be treasured forever.

    Gail Roberts
  • AW

    It was beautiful, the safari was beyond description, and Victoria Falls was breath taking. We have lots and lots of stories and photos!

    andrew watson

Traveller Reviews

  • PS

    The Royal Tree Lodge was a great and gentle way to introduce my family to camps and getting into Botswana!

    Paul Sartori
  • MVW

    The hotel there was quite a ways out of town but the people that run it are quite interesting and the one other couple that stayed there had been living in the Kalahari for 20+ years so we had a fascinating evening.

    mark van weegen
  • CH

    Maun – Royal Tree Lodge – Great accommodation and service, particularly impressed with Doug (Consultant) a warm, interesting, knowledgeable and very helpful person.

    Charles Herring
  • CY

    Royal Tree Lodge – very comfortable, beautiful setting, kind and helpful staff, great food. We wish we could have stayed another night. The setting was particularly great because it felt like a ‘mini safari’ – on our first drive on to the property, we saw a 2 day old baby giraffe with its mother. It was the perfect “intro to Africa”

    Carol Yoo
  • EZ

    The Royal Tree Lodge was definitely a treat. They have civets living in the “royal” tree and they come down into a spot light to get their evening treat. The couple running it are delightful hosts, the accommodations excellent, and a very nice safari walk as well as horse back ride. If one can’t make it to the camps the day one flies into Joburg, that is a much better place to spend the night than Joburg.

    Emily Zants
  • GR

    The venue and food wonderful- however the owner (male partner -would not allow us time to buy binoculars in Maun as we were advised to do and had planned.) He even said that we would not even be able to buy anything like that in Maun, and we have heard that there is a very good camping supplies place that sells everything including binoculars. Hence we went without for the entire time in Botswana. Not very good advice and definetely not helpful this way -we would not go back and stay there because of this.His wife was gracious and pleasant however.
    thank you for the planning of a wonderful safari trip- it has been a wonderful experience and to be treasured forever.

    Gail Roberts
  • AW

    It was beautiful, the safari was beyond description, and Victoria Falls was breath taking. We have lots and lots of stories and photos!

    andrew watson