Eco – Tourism Pioneer Ker & Downey Adds Grays Eden To Its Portfolio


  • The luxury boutique hotel in Maun to open in July

Ker & Downey Botswana, one of the proud pioneers of ecotourism in northern Botswana, has announced the development of a new luxury boutique hotel in the safari outpost town of Maun, gateway to the Okavango Delta and its well-known circuit of luxury tented camps.

Built to exacting standards and owned by flamboyant long term Maun residents Sandrine and Sam Morris, Grays Eden is a first of its kind on an idyllic stretch of the seasonal Thamalakane River and will open doors on the 15th of July 2024.

A place of quiet, impeccable service, fine food and wine, the intimate and secluded Grays Eden space offers the weary, yet discerning traveller from afar a place to relax and acclimatise before embarking on their safari or before departing Botswana.

Featuring thatched, high ceilings and tall archways, the hotel welcomes light and infuses a sense of tranquility and space. Modern, minimalist interiors with a light blue, white and natural palette are accentuated by large, generous verandahs overlooking grassy lawns with dappled shade from Leadwood and raintrees.

The lounge and restaurant terrace flows effortlessly out onto the lawns overlooking the Thamalakane River, where guests may choose to enjoy a seasonal picnic basket with artisanal delights. Boasting one of finest chefs in Botswana with an emphasis on local produce, The Eden Kitchen and Restaurant presents a varied a la carte menu, tempting the palate with both local and international favourites, inviting conviviality.

Comprised of just 12 individually decored rooms (5 sumptuous Villas and 7 youthful and spirited Cottages), Grays Eden’s rooms all feature generous verandahs and light, airy living spaces. A ceiling fan and fireplace assure coolness and warmth, across all seasons. Just 10 minutes from Maun Airport, Grays Eden provides a complimentary meet and greet service with vehicle transfers to and from the hotel.

Whether you choose to unwind on a lounger at the high embankment pool overlooking the Thamalakane River, indulge with an in-villa spa treatment after long distance travel or revel in a private culinary and wine experience in the Cliff Wine Cellar, Grays Eden is the perfect addition on the doorstep of the Northern Botswana safari circuit which allows travelers a restful, then seamless transition into or out of their wilderness adventure.


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