Our Cause

Royal Tree Lodge is a small lodge perfect for the discerning traveler looking to give back to the community as they enjoy the beauty of Africa. All proceeds from Royal Tree Lodge are invested back into the community of Maun through the nonprofit work of Love Botswana Outreach Mission.

Love Botswana Outreach Mission Trust exists to develop leaders for Africa. Since 1987, founders Jerry and Jana Lackey and their dedicated staff have served the community of Maun and the nation of Botswana. The mission is committed to reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS in Botswana, fostering a generation of young people to rise up as change agents within their nation, and equipping caregivers to provide for those in their care. Through programs such as Okavango International School, The Village Church, Lorato House Rescue Centre, an emergency shelter for orphans and vunerable children., informal and continuing education, social outreach, and HIV/AIDS prevention and care, Love Botswana Outreach Mission directs the people of Maun toward positive change.

Profits from Royal Tree Lodge are directed to help fund the strategic nonprofit programs of Love Botswana Outreach Mission. Staying at Royal Tree Lodge allows the traveller to give back to the people of Botswana and children in crisis. Tours of Love Botswana Outreach Mission can be arranged through Royal Tree Lodge. Guests can tour the facilities or volunteer for a day or even a few hours.