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    Hi

    Me and a friend will be touring Botswana from 21 Apr to 7 May 2017. We will be driving with a 4x4 and offroad caravan, from SA. The main route we will be doing is through Moremi and Savuti up to Kasane. I have already booked Kwai campsite and Savuti campsite and have more space available on my campsite for 2 vehicles and 6 adults. The aim is to camp and experience Botswana to it's fullest.

    If there is anybody out there that would like to join us on this great adventure, are more than welcome to email me at [email protected] for more info on the tour.

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    The campsites for the Tour:

    21-22 Apr - Drive from home
    23 Apr - Kalahari Rest (1 Night Camping)
    24-27 Apr - Kwai Campsite (4 Nights Camping) FLight over delta, boat cruise, game driving
    28-29 Apr - Savuti Campsite (2 Nights Camping)Game driving
    30-1 Apr/May - Chobe Safari Lodge (2 Nights Camping)Vic falls day trip
    2 May - Nata Lodge (1 Night Camping)
    3 May - Kukonje Island (1 Night Camping)
    4 May - Khama Rhino Santuary (1 Night Camping)
    5-6 May - Drive Back home

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    Quote Originally Posted by R.Audie View Post
    The campsites for the Tour:

    21-22 Apr - Drive from home
    23 Apr - Kalahari Rest (1 Night Camping)
    24-27 Apr - Kwai Campsite
    (4 Nights Camping) FLight over delta, boat cruise, game driving
    28-29 Apr - Savuti Campsite (2 Nights Camping)Game driving
    30-1 Apr/May - Chobe Safari Lodge (2 Nights Camping)Vic falls day trip
    2 May - Nata Lodge (1 Night Camping)
    3 May - Kukonje Island (1 Night Camping)
    4 May - Khama Rhino Santuary (1 Night Camping)
    5-6 May - Drive Back home
    Kalahari rest to Khwai (North gate I presume) is a long day and even longer while towing.

    Can one do flights and boat cruises from Khwai? Was not aware of a boat station in the area.
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    Default Re: Botswana tour April-May 2017

    No there is not boat cruises at Kwai/North Gate but at Xanaxaka. I know Kalahari rest to Kwai is a long drive but have 4 days to have fun after that.

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    My original plan was Kalahari Rest then Audi Campsite for 1 night , but decided not to do so because it would be nicer at Kwai/North gate than at Audi campsite. Rather do 650km one day(8Hours) driving and enjoy the bush for so much longer.
    Kwai/North Gate not so far from Maun to do day trip for flight over the delta, fill up on food plus fuel.

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    When the road from Maun to Khwai is bad, its bad. You wont want to do it to pop into Maun and back for some shopping and a scenic flight. Makes much more sense to overnight in Maun on the way up and do these things. Much less rushing around that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R.Audie View Post
    My original plan was Kalahari Rest then Audi Campsite for 1 night , but decided not to do so because it would be nicer at Kwai/North gate than at Audi campsite. Rather do 650km one day(8Hours) driving and enjoy the bush for so much longer.

    Erm, Kalahari rest to Khwai might be 650 km, but it not going to take 8hrs.


    Kwai/North Gate not so far from Maun to do day trip for flight over the delta, fill up on food plus fuel.

    No. Just no.
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    I agree with RraBots, that road is bad, badder, baddest.

    Not sure how you manage the boat cruise at Xakanaka. That is a full day outing and you will not be able to do a sunset boat cruise which imo is the nicest. The calmness on the Delta at dusk is superb.
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    Riaan do we know each other , I see you from Addo aswell
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    Default Re: Botswana tour April-May 2017

    I'm not saying I am going to do a boat trip or flight over delta, it is there to do if someone wishes to do so. Thanks for advise guys!

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    Default Re: Botswana tour April-May 2017

    20-21 Apr - Drive from home
    22 Apr - Kalahari Rest (1 Night Camping)
    23 Apr - Audi Campsite (1 Night Camping)
    24-27 Apr - Kwai Campsite (4 Nights Camping) game driving
    28-29 Apr - Savuti Campsite (2 Nights Camping)Game driving
    30-1 Apr/May - Chobe Safari Lodge (2 Nights Camping)Vic falls day trip
    2 May - Nata Lodge (1 Night Camping)
    3 May - Kukonje Island (1 Night Camping)
    4 May - Khama Rhino Santuary (1 Night Camping)
    5-6 May - Drive Back home
    Last edited by R.Audie; 2016/11/24 at 03:11 PM.

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    Default Re: Botswana tour April-May 2017

    I reckon your revised itinerary is a much better plan. Enjoy your trip!

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    Default Re: Botswana tour April-May 2017

    Thank you very much for the good advice!!

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