Thamalakane Safari Lodge

Maun, Botswana | 4 star lodge
Prices starting from $198.00

Travel Blogs from Maun

American Day in Botswana.

A travel blog entry by mberti


... center. The Leadership Exchange students two years ago fell in love with her and her smile. I used to call her the little girl with the Mona Lisa smile. You can imagine how happy I was when we saw her at that Shabeen. She was five when I first met her so I didn't expect her to remember me but once I started talking to her, she began to smile that beautiful smile and I think she started to remember. Her shyness quickly slipped away and she joined ...

A story from a new pipe layer

A travel blog entry by mberti


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Michael…"When lying in bed last night, I tried to reflect on the emotional dialogue that occurred that evening. What really struck me after hearing stories about "whippings” in classrooms and 7-person families living in one tent was that I live in a bubble of luxuries that I take for granted every single day. Never again will I complain about having a “bad teacher” as long as I am physically and mentally safe. I have had ...

The emotional reality of volunteering abroad.

A travel blog entry by mberti


... generally an optimistic person. In response, I have reformed my thinking and now I say to myself, “We are only in Maun for 2 weeks, let’s work as hard as possible to accomplish many feats and make a positive impact on the Bana Ba Letsatsi community.” So far this trip has been filled with moments that have taken my breath away and others that have left me speechless. At this point I can only look forward to what other great moments lay ...

A volunteer's first time teaching.

A travel blog entry by mberti


... my lesson without any further interruptions. I found it easiest to connect with the kids by drawing angles on the board and explaining visually, rather than verbally. For many of these students, English is their second or third language, so with my minimal knowledge of Setswana, finding ways to communicate around the language difference is imperative. Thankfully, the students caught on quickly to what I was trying to show them, and were able ...

A report from an amazing volunteer.

A travel blog entry by mberti


... Our favorite moment on the walk was watching two young goats scream for their mother and then finally finding her. At first we weren't sure what they were screaming for, and when I say scream, I mean SCREAM! Goats really do sound like human beings crying. And when those two little goats found their mother, their whole bodies wagged with their tales as they started to drink milk from her. All three of my walking companions enjoyed the experience, particularly ...

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This 4 star lodge, located in Maun, is near Tsodilo Hills and Katavi National Park.
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