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    Default Camping anywhere like Mana Pools?

    We have been to Mana Pools twice and absoltuely loved the abundance of wildlife, the freedom to do your own thing, the solitude.

    For self-driving and camping - can anyone recommend a national park that compares? Anywhere around Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa?

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    Hello nicc66

    We have not yet been to mana pools.but our plan is to visit all of south
    Africa,hopefully getting to east Africa when we retire.

    I would look at ckgr.kgaligadi.kadaum in Namibia

    Our next trip will be to bots and Zimbabwe can't wait

    Good luck
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    Savuti lately since the channel is flowing, has masses of game to the south east, roughly where the Marsch road starts. The Chobe riverfront from Kasane to past Ihaha is very game rich, mostly in the mornings and evenings. To camp at Ihaha is great.

    Community camping at Khwai is excellent though still pretty expensive. Drive up and down the Khwai river is very rewarding.

    Mabuasehube is a different experience and also great.

    Ngoro Goro and Serengeti is brilliant but extremely expensive.

    Niassa Reserve in the north of Moz is one of the most remote places I have been to. Camping next to the Rovuma River is very nice and you will have most of the park for yourself. There is however not much game. Entrance is dead cheap. Gorongoza in Moz is nice and worth a visit. So is Gonarezhou and Hwange in Zim.

    Mana is also expensive but yes, a brilliant place.

    Damaraland in Nam, north west of Puros towards Orupembe is a wonderfull place where you can wild camp for free. We saw elephant, cheetah, giraffe and a lot of game there.

    So there are many good places in Africa to see, almost too much for one lifetime. There is still much more so we will try and see as much as possible while we can still do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PierredW View Post
    To camp at Ihaha is great.

    Community camping at Khwai is excellent though still pretty expensive. Drive up and down the Khwai river is very rewarding.

    Thanks for the excellent infos, appreciate it. Just looking into all the spots. Your last line is so true!

    Now, how do Ihaha and Khwai campsites compare to Mana Pools? In Mana we stayed at private campsites with no ablution or showers and at Nyamepi, the latter was convenient but quite noisy until about 10pm and lots of powerful torch-lights shining around. Someone brought a green laser which was really annoying, but anyway we enjoyed it overall.

    Are the individual campsites at Ihaha and Khwai as close as this from each other? I read the campsites at Third Bridge have been much moved closer together lately and it doesn`t sound like a place for us.

    Is there anywhere else? Hwange in Zimbabwe? What about the periphery of Kruger NP.. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicc66 View Post
    Thanks for the excellent infos, appreciate it. Just looking into all the spots. Your last line is so true!

    Now, how do Ihaha and Khwai campsites compare to Mana Pools? In Mana we stayed at private campsites with no ablution or showers and at Nyamepi, the latter was convenient but quite noisy until about 10pm and lots of powerful torch-lights shining around. Someone brought a green laser which was really annoying, but anyway we enjoyed it overall.

    Are the individual campsites at Ihaha and Khwai as close as this from each other? I read the campsites at Third Bridge have been much moved closer together lately and it doesn`t sound like a place for us.

    Is there anywhere else? Hwange in Zimbabwe? What about the periphery of Kruger NP.. ?
    Ihaha is more like at Nyamepi with 2 ablution blocks. Only 11 or 14 sites so it can't become too busy.

    Khwai is like camping in the bush, no facilities and stands are far apart.

    Savuti much larger with quite a lot of people at times but we never experienced it as noisy.

    Another quiet one in Chobe is Linyanti but there is some serious sand there.

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