When one of the popular tourist joints, Crocodile Camp, was closed in 2017 most tourists cried foul, saying this will affect the tourism business in the tourist town of Maun, little did they know that big things comes to those who patiently wait.
The revamped lodge was reopened in June with new name and new management to the delight of tourists. It is now fully booked until November this year. Situated along the Thamalakane River, Crocodile Lodge is one of the most highly sought after safari lodges in Maun.
One of the luxurious rooms is the three honeymoon suits which are very spacious and have an outside Jacuzzi with a nice view of the Thamalakane River.
For those who like sipping their drinks without missing the magnificent Thamalakane River, there is a river bar affording one to enjoy his/her drinks while watching crocodiles and hippos enjoying the water
According to the Managing Director of Crocodile Lodge Raoboka Mbulawa, the renovation and purchase cost P18 million. The buildings and developments are valued at P23 million while property and business is roughly P40 million.
“We have employed 65 Batswana and we pride ourselves with employment of the inexperienced youth that we train from scratch. We have realised that the dire unemployment rate in Ngamiland and taken a decision to get raw talent,” he said.