aha Thakadu River Camp: Adventure with a Touch of Luxury

You may or may not have heard the term “glamping” – a more luxurious take on camping which offers extra amenities and less of the traditional “roughing it” that is generally associated with camping. And why should you not indulge your wild spirit of adventure while you still enjoy the comforts of home?

aha Thakadu River Camp takes glamping to an entirely new level. The tented camp is nestled inside the beautiful Madikwe Game Reserve, on the banks of the Marico River, about 20km from Gaborone in Botswana.

Visitors to the Camp can experience all the best things about camping with none of the discomforts that are often included. Five-star tented suites stand-in for traditional camping digs, incorporating all the creature comforts modern living has to offer in the heart of the wildest bushveld.

Each tent has a private deck looking out at the Marico River, where beautiful African sunsets and Madikwe’s natural majesty can be breathed in and savoured, and the wildlife is often likely to casually stroll into your eye line.

An open-plan lounge, dining area and reception area, along with a bar and pool add to the Camp’s welcoming atmosphere. And the 12 tented suites blend into the untamed environment perfectly, even though they offer the best in 21st-century comfort.

Guests can enjoy a hearty breakfast in the main dining area before they embark on one of the best safari experiences in the world to view the Big-Five – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and black and white rhino – in their natural habitat. If you’re really lucky, you may spot the rare African wild dog – a reclusive animal that isn’t often seen. And you can also look out for other residents of the Park including kudu, wildebeest, zebra and even cheetah.

Trained and experienced rangers are always on-hand to ensure the safety of residents, and to impart a few pearls of wisdom about the flora and fauna to guests. You’re likely to be treated to this on a grand scale when you climb into one of the Camp’s vehicles for some game spotting.

aha Thakadu River Camp is the ideal breakaway, not only for families looking to reconnect with nature but also for couples looking for that special romantic getaway. Couples can book in for luxurious massages in the privacy of their own suites and are likely to leave feeling utterly relaxed and pampered.

Nature and luxury don’t have to be mutually exclusive. And aha Thakadu River Camp is living proof of that.


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