The Old Bridge Backpackers
10 km out of Maun on the edge of the Okavango, overlooking
the hippo pool is “The Old Bridge" Backpackers. A place created with the
knowledge and understanding that comes from years of experience in the
backpackers trade. Hosts endeavour to provide a comfortable base from which you
can enjoy the varied amazing activities that this region has to offer. There
a leafy lawn camp site for travellers with their own tents and a few drive in
sites with power points. There is one site for larger groups. The dorm sleeps
eight people, is spacious and has dividers for your privacy. There are
riverside tents made up as either doubles or twins. En-suite rooms will be
Host kitchen opens at 7 in the morning and closes at 9 at night and serves good value meals for all tastes. For those who prefer to self-cater there is a tastefully built fully equipped kitchen. There is a popular and sometimes festive bar set between old weathered lead wood logs. Evenings are dimly lit with good music floating in the air. You will always find a fire on a cold winters night and a cozy TV lounge that may be used on request. Situated between the main building and the campsites you find open air, hot showers and flush toilets built entirely out of natural materials and which are always kept spotless. A friendly staff who hosts consider to be the biggest asset will ensure that you have nothing but fond memories to take home.
HORSE TRAILS: Early morning and sunset rides are available. Overnight and two night delta rides can be arranged for up to six people.
SCENIC FLIGHTS: An overview of the islands and waterways of the Okavango gives you an insight into the shear size and beauty of host wetlands and the Wildlife they support.
BIRD WATCHING WALKS: One of host local bird experts and guide Rodger Hawker takes two hour walks along the Thamalakane River - And frequently will spot and identify up to sixty different species of birds.
SUNSET CRUISES: A sunset boat cruise down the Thamalakane river whilst viewing game in the Maun wildlife sanctuary is a nice way to end your day.
Rates per room per night, specials, seasons, meals, children policy: on request
|Double room, guest house, B&B + sunset cruise||-|
|Complete guest house, B&B + sunset cruise||-|
|Double/ Twin tents||-|
|Camping per person||-|
|En suite tents, max 2 persons||-|
|En suite rooms, air-con, max 2 persons||-|
|Budget mokoro trips (minimum 2 persons), per person:|
|1 Day, including lunch||-|
|Fully catered mokoro trips (minimum 2 persons), per person:|
|Self-catered inner-delta boat trips (guide, boat & fuel only), per person per day, park fees and camping equipment are not included*:|
|Self-catered mobile safaris (guide, vehicle & fuel only), per person per day, park fees and camping equipment are not included**:|
|Catered inner-delta boat trips, per person:|
|Semi-participation mobile safaris (guide, vehicle, one camphand, cook & fuel only), per person per night, park fees and camping equipment are not included:|
|Luxury mobile safaris (guide, vehicle, fully staffed and equipped camps, all meals, drinks), per person per night, minimum 3 persons:|
Contact & reservations:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Terms & conditions, Payment options and Cancellation policy
|Related||Accommodation in the area||Activities in the area|
|Maun||Crocodile Camp||Drifters Maun Camp||Gunn's Main Camp||Kamanga Lodge||Maun Lodge||Okavango River Lodge||Mobile Safaris|
|Bushman Botswana||Cresta Riley's Hotel||Gunn's Bush Camp||Island Safari Lodge||Macatoo Camp||Motsentsela Tree Lodge||Rhino Executive Lodge||Mokoro day & overnight trips|
|-||Discovery B&B||Thamalakane River Lodge||Audi Camp||Sitatunga Camp||Sedia Riverside Hotel||-||-|
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