On the edge of the Barangwe pans, in the heart of the Botswana bushveld, you will find Thobolo’s Bush Lodge. The lodge is just about 108 km from Kasane on route to Savuti, Linyanti and Maun. The drive to the lodge gives you a sense of peace that you can only get in the bushveld. This region is home to an abundance of wildlife.
Thobolo’s Bush Lodge is a pioneer in ecotourism and environmental initiatives in Botswana. Therefore, at Thobolo’s Bush Lodge, you can experience the bush from a comfortable, eco-friendly setting.
Thobolo’s Bush Lodge offers 12 chalets. Open campsites without fences are also available for those who wish to camp in the wild. The ablution facilities are clean, neat and unforgettable!
Another highlight of Thobolo’s Bush Lodge is the remarkable deck. There is also a fully-stocked bar on the deck. On the first floor of the main building, you will find the library and lounge. As you make your way to the ground floor, a shop with all the necessities is available for your convenience.
You can dine on the viewing deck of the main building or in the boma. Guests can enjoy meals prepared especially for them, from hearty breakfasts, fresh sandwiches, salads, warming soups, and satisfying snack platters to the signature Thobolo braai nights. There is something for every palette.
Thobolo’s Bush Lodge is an initiative of Mike Gunn, who wanted to revive the Barangwe pans. The lodge uses state of the art environmental design to minimize its environmental impact. The idea is to give visitors a chance to experience this region while improving the environment.
Thobolo’s was built using one of the greenest building methods available today, namely light gauge steel construction. It’s also the first of its kind in Botswana.
This eco-friendly lodge is entirely solar-powered. This system by Sun Trackers has solar panels that follow the sun throughout the day. Of course, with Botswana having an excellent rainy season every year, a backup generator is in place for the overcast days. The lodge structure is from locally sourced timber.
Since the revival of the Barangwe Pan, many species have made this pan their home. Here you can spot the wild dog, leopard, lion, warthog, impala, roan, sable, kudu, eland, buffalo, and many other small mammals.
All the chalets overlook the pan, each with its viewing deck, two luxury bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and a dining area. There are also BBQ facilities available. All bedrooms have screens and a significant overhead fan for comfort.
Thobolo’s Campsite overlooks the pans with newly renovated ablutions, hot showers and a wash-up area. The lodge is perfect for the bush lover that seeks tranquil, natural surroundings.
Thobolo's Bush Lodge Rates
|Rates are per person per night
|Chalets - Dinner, B&B