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  1. Re: Affordable non-camping accommodation in moremi

    jcdup there is Third bridge tented accomodation. They built new chalets, beautiful with flushing toilets and HOT shower. Its self catering though but its the best option for non-camping. Its P1000...
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    Re: Botswana not how it used to be..

    Sometimes when you take a SURVEY, your sampling method could be the one insufficient. If you want to rate areas, just do that as an opinion like you said it was, BUT don't conclude with a statement...
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    Re: Route Advice-Maun to CKGR

    Depends on what you like and how many days you will be in the reserve. Maun-Makalamabedi-Matswere is the mostly used and preferred one. BUT going through Motopi, to Rakops and Matswere gives you that...
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    Re: Fuel from Gweta - Makgadikgadi - kubu

    Gweta fuel supply is very unreliable, you might as well leave it out of your plannings.
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    Re: Route from Palapye to Maun

    Putting road conditions aside, driving Palapye-Francistown-Nata-Maun is very long. The shortest is going through Letlhakane and Motopi. The difference in Kilometres is a very significant number.
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    Re: Khumaga ferry off service

    There is still water in the Boteti, unlike the Thamalakane attracting large thousands of Zebra. We were fortunate see lions, just lying by the riverbed.
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    Re: Khumaga ferry off service

    Hello
    I have book one night in Khumaga campsite at the beginning of September.
    is the ferry in service ?
    Is it possible to go to Khumaga campsite by following the north bank ? how long does it...
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    Re: shop between Maun and Lekhubu island

    If you are travelling through Khumaga, it means going through letlhakane, where you could buy, unless you mean through Khumaga then Makgadikgadi to join the route to Gweta. Letlhakane has butcheries,...
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    Re: CKGR in September

    Xade to Deception is a looooong drive, like you said but its doable if you leave early. Xade is great to spend night there. You can break for lunch at Piper Pans under a tree or near Letiahau water...
  10. Re: Accommodation between Kang and Ngepi Camp

    NO except a Police station. Why do you want to stay for free. I know you on budget, BUT safety should be your first concern. December is a crazy month and 10 of you just pitching tents around the...
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    Re: Best place to camp in Maun

    Audi Camp, Island Safari lodge are travellers favourite. Crocodile Camp is new with great camping site too.
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    Re: Advice where to stay Maun or Moremi

    You ONLY camp in Campsite/Lodge designated area, even outside the park. MOST of the land outside the Chobe are community concessions, so you have to book at their campsite to stay there. You can do a...
  13. Re: Quickest Route to Piper Pan from Ghanzi

    Ghanzi-New Xade-Xade Entrance- Piper Pans. The road from New Xade to Xade entrance consists of sandy portion that could challenge. The Xade entrance to Piper Pans is a slow going too.
    The...
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    Re: Advice where to stay Maun or Moremi

    Nakoma, do you only have 3 days, because I feel its a rushed trip. You seem to want to cover both 3 (Chobe,Savuti, Moremi) but spending 1 day each. I would choose one or two and concentrate most of...
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    Re: CKGR - CAMPSITES - DWNP Sites

    Bape Campsite (CKWIL02)
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    Re: Moremi Game Reserve Road Conditions

    Just to update those who will be going to Moremi. Most of the Reserve is dry. The water is starting to arrive at Xinii, BUT the rest of Xinii is dry and there are lots of recently made tracks that...
  17. Re: Water flowing into the parched Okavango Delta!

    Suprisingly,there is still water in the Boteti, even if its not flowing, but there are large pools with water and plenty of Zebras there, unlike in Thamalakane River in Maun, which is completely dry....
  18. Re: Nata to Khama Rhino Sanctuary via Kubu in one day.

    BUT I feel you will be missing the BIG part, why we are visiting Kubu Island. The sunset and sunrise. The Milk way at night with the baobabs. If you have one night to spare, I would spend there, if...
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    Re: 2020 Botswana bookings

    Could you POST this on the Commercial Section of the FORUM
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    Re: Khumaga ferry off service

    The tree has been removed, BUT its still a messy climb, going up or down the hill. The Route that MuddyLandy (
    As you come from the park gate, take a right along the river bank, maybe 200m and you...
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    Re: Meat in Palapye

    Utilize the Sticky Threads above for Meat Enquiry https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/223774-Meat-and-Fruits-Vegetables-in-Botswana. You will get answers there.
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    Re: CKGR August 2019

    You have two Day Trip Options:
    1) Leave Haina Kalahari Camp at 0530 and by 0630, when the park opens, you are by the entrance. Its just 40 kms through Phefodiafoka Gate. From Matswere entrance you...
  23. Re: Information on roads/routes from Maun to Mabuasehube

    But I would still use the Hukuntsi one. First you will have chance to refuel, incase you will be staying for some time in Mabua. The Hukuntsi-Lokgwabe-Mabua is quick, probably 2 hours plus. Its very...
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    Re: Okavango delta and your vehicle

    Ilandy go through the forum, you will know that Drones are STRICTLY prohibited in Botswana National Parks and game Reserves to a point that every entrance has a BIG board with that message.
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    Re: CKGR August 2019

    Deception Campsites, Kori Campsites, Kukama (CKWIL08) all are managed by DWNP. Even though they are highly in demand, when you call, you might find space.
    CKWIL08 is a wilderness 10 kms away from...
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    Re: CKGR August 2019

    Joe, when you send an email, and you enquire about the hot spots campsites, you will get that response( FULLY booked). There is Phokoje and Lekhubu campsites, they are not my favourites BUT if you...
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    Re: Okavango delta and your vehicle

    NO, it wont. The Angola floods takes almost 6 months to reach Moremi...
  28. Thread: Savuti Aug

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    Re: Savuti Aug

    All the waterholes were working in March 2019, when I was there. The Marabou, Rhino Vlei and Pump Pan. Marabou and Rhino Vlei are the mostly visited, BUT afternoons game drive, I usually do the Pump...
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    Re: Trip reports

    Thanks for sharing the report, very detailed and great pictures. Lucky with the leopard sighting. I guess you wanted to say 3 kms not 30 kms on this statement "
    so it wasn’t surprising that for...
  30. Re: Water available at matswere entrance (ckgr)

    Hie Hollydog
    I woke up around 0550 and left camp at 0630 anddrove to the waterhole. Photographed the lions at the waterhole and by 0830 Ileft. I had already packed everything before going on a game...
  31. Re: Water available at matswere entrance (ckgr)

    Thanks Stan and Christa. Im very fortunate to be leaving just on the doors steps of this great wilderness. The more trips I do to this place, the more I realise that, whether its rainy season or dry...
  32. Water available at matswere entrance (ckgr)

    The well at Matswere entrance Gate has been repaired and now you can get water there. The problem is that, safari operators bring large containers and you might be delayed for a while in a line. The...
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    Re: Swartpan is Very Dry & Desolate

    Cant book it in advance. Its operated by the Entrance staff, on request on arrival.
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    Re: Any big mistakes? Itinerary.

    That's not far. Even if you can take 3 hours to cross, you still have plent of time to do shopping in Kasane and then off to Ihaha.
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    Sticky: Re: General Botswana Info

    Hie Botes
    Self drivers are ONLY allowed to enter the Reserve through STIPULATED entrances (Being Matswere, Tsau, Xade and Khutse), where your camping fees and park fees could be charged and...
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