The Kraal Lodging Botswana - About Us

About Us

The Kraal Lodging

Internationally renowned film makers, Tim and June Liversedge invite you to share with them, their passion and appreciation of the natural beauty of Botswana, Africa, their home for more than forty years.

The Kraal Lodging was built on the banks of the Thamalakane River, 7km from the airport and centre of Maun and was used for accommodating friends, film crews and hosting co-producers on many of their film productions. 

On a location abundant with birdlife, with over 300 species occurring, the thoughtfully designed rooms and living spaces use African motifs, artefacts, and photographs and are now available for visitors to stay and enjoy. The Kraal Lodging Botswana functions as a perfect base for those who are exploring some of the most spectacular parts of Botswana. 

It is also an easy, relaxing and comfortable stop for visitors traveling through Maun on business, self-drives or self catering, 4X4 camping holidays. The unique, personal, nature-orientated concept of the accommodation is for people to feel safe, comfortable with the conveniences of being close to the airport, shops and services of Maun. 

Tim and June Liversedge

Tim and June Liversedge have been involved in many exciting and important conservation projects within Botswana over the decades and are a wealth of knowledge. They have a long-standing history in the Botswana tourism industry, starting with building a large riverboat called “The Sitatunga” in the 70's on the Okavango Delta and going on to operate lodges and camps before settling in Maun on the property they live on today.

Using Maun as a base, they began filmmaking for international audiences such as the BBC and National Geographic and have produced over twenty films that highlight Botswana's diverse regions. From the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, Makgadikgadi Pans through to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and Tshabong in the South East, the films capture rare and fascinating animal behaviour set against the panoramic backdrop of Botswana's amazing natural habitats. They have garnered many international awards for their filmmaking, including Emmy's and more recently have produced an outstanding Imax and large format 3D films such as “Roar – Lions of the Kalahari.”

Tim’s interest, passion and dedication for the natural environment was very clear from an early age as he grew up in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia). By the age of twenty, and after a few years of experience in the museum and spending time with other naturalists, Tim Liversedge was selected by The Smithsonian Institution of Washington to do a three-year survey of the Mammals of Botswana. He later became one of the country's first game wardens and during his career was in charge of the Okavango Delta and the Southern Kalahari and Chobe National Park. Tim Liversedge is one of Botswana most respected naturalists.

June Liversedge (nee Nichols) travelled from her family farm in Yorkshire, England to Southern Africa in the late sixties to satisfy her wonderlust to explore the wild places, see wildlife she had read about in books and meet the different and interesting people of Africa. Her visit to Africa was planned for six months, after which she would return to her equestrian career back home in Yorkshire. On her way through Francistown, she chanced a meeting with Tim Liversedge who gave her a lift from Francistown to Maun, a 500km journey that turned into the start of their life together.

With June's complimentary passion for wildlife, nature and photography, they work closely together on all of their endeavours and projects.

The Kraal Lodging

Accommodation Bookings

Please contact us directly if you would like to make enquiries into availability, seasonal information and special booking requests.
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Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    +267 7232 0090
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  • Address:
    Riverview, Exit 6, Disaneng Road, Maun, Botswana
    19 58"013" S 23 27'925" E