Royal Tree Lodge
Royal Tree Lodge is a small lodge located south of Maun airport on the western border of a farm on the Thamalakane River. It is suitable as an overnight stay for travelers on their way to or from the Okavango Delta. The lodge consists of seven large Meru style tents with en suite facilities, catering for a maximum of 14 guests. All tents are on decks surrounded by trees, and are well spaced for privacy. The main thatched complex consists of a lounge, entrance hall and dining room. There is a large teak deck in front of the lodge surrounding large leadwood and birdplum trees, the latter giving the lodge its Setswana name. There is a swimming pool with a teak deck. The lodge is situated on a small 494 acre (200 hectare) game farm with a variety of game including ostrich, zebra, kudu, duiker, black springbok, blesbok, jackal and several nocturnal species, one of which is the aardwolf. A recent bird count tallied over 120 species.