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Natural Selection’s Thamo Telele Opens in Maun, Botswana

by Debra Bokur

Jun 16, 2022

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Set within a 615-acre private game reserve home to its own herd of giraffe, the intimate and vibrantly colorful Thamo Tele Lodge offers nine private, en-suite luxury tent suites, each set upon wooden platforms and surrounded by trees for added privacy. There are also two honeymoon chalets and a swimming pool with a relaxation area for guests to enjoy.


Named after the smallest member of the resident giraffe herd, Thamo Telele means “long neck” in Setswana. Guests have the opportunity to go on guided horseback riding treks close to where the giraffes feed. Bird watchers can stay busy trying to spot the more than 300 species of birds in the region, while other activities include nature walks and trail biking excursions.


Guest experiences in the nearby town of Maun range from basket weaving classes and visits to the local seamstress shop to walking tours of the town. Guests can also visits area cafés or Okavango Craft Brewery, which supports elephant conservation and positive relationships between elephants and humans.


Thamo Telele is part of the Natural Selection portfolio, which also includes Lekkerwater Beach Lodge in South Africa; a number of properties in Namibia including Shipwreck Lodge, Etosha Mountain Lodge and Kwessi Dunes; and lodging experiences in Botswana like Meno a Kwena, Jack’s Camp, Camp Kalahari, Mapula Lodge, Sable Alley, Okavango Spirit, Little Sable and Duke’s Camp.


Natural Selection donates 1 percent of annual revenue to conservation and partners with local communities and governments to protect and increase Southern Africa’s protected lands and critical wildlife habitat through an assortment of ecotourism projects.


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