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    Default Botswana Rookie Help needed!!

    Hi All

    Firstly, I apologize in advance for anything ignorant/silly I may ask in this post!

    My cousin is currently travelling solo through Namibia after which he will travel through Botswana back to SA. He is equipped with a Toyota Land cruiser with a roof top tent which we will be sharing. I am flying in to Kasane on the 29th of August to meet him. Our plan is to travel for 14 days from Kasane to Maun, where I will then fly back to SA. Our rough plan was as follows ( All Camping if possible):

    2 Nights in Kasane 29th - 31st August
    3 nights in Savuti 31st Aug - 3rd September ( Was hoping for Savuti parks board camp site??)
    3 nights at either of the following or near to Dijara campsite/or Tshaa (Xanagaie Campsite) or Dizhana Campsite 3 Sep - 6 Sep
    3 Nights in Moremi 6 Sep - 9 Sep

    For all of the above we would like to camp in the reserves but I am slowly realizing that this is not possible as all full?

    Who is the best company/booking agency to work with?

    Can anyone recommend good camps close to the reserves as per the above if we cant get in to the reserves themselves?

    Any help will be much appreciated

    Regards

    James Champion

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    Default Re: Botswana Rookie Help needed!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jameschampion View Post
    Hi All

    Firstly, I apologize in advance for anything ignorant/silly I may ask in this post!

    My cousin is currently travelling solo through Namibia after which he will travel through Botswana back to SA. He is equipped with a Toyota Land cruiser with a roof top tent which we will be sharing. I am flying in to Kasane on the 29th of August to meet him. Our plan is to travel for 14 days from Kasane to Maun, where I will then fly back to SA. Our rough plan was as follows ( All Camping if possible):

    2 Nights in Kasane 29th - 31st August
    3 nights in Savuti 31st Aug - 3rd September ( Was hoping for Savuti parks board camp site??)
    3 nights at either of the following or near to Dijara campsite/or Tshaa (Xanagaie Campsite) or Dizhana Campsite 3 Sep - 6 Sep
    3 Nights in Moremi 6 Sep - 9 Sep

    For all of the above we would like to camp in the reserves but I am slowly realizing that this is not possible as all full?

    Who is the best company/booking agency to work with?

    Can anyone recommend good camps close to the reserves as per the above if we cant get in to the reserves themselves?

    Any help will be much appreciated

    Regards

    James Champion
    You could try Botswana Footprints apparently they are very good. But seriously How did you think that looking for space less than a month in advance was going to be a good thing? You better pray for cancellations and then pray that they are in the right order of your travel plans.
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    Default Re: Botswana Rookie Help needed!!

    Hi Willem - Thx for the response. Was planning on just "winging it" and letting it all be part of the adventure i guess.

    I have heard that you can arrive at the gates and ask them to radio in and see if there are any cancellations?

    Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jameschampion View Post
    Hi Willem - Thx for the response. Was planning on just "winging it" and letting it all be part of the adventure i guess.

    I have heard that you can arrive at the gates and ask them to radio in and see if there are any cancellations?

    Thanks again

    EISH, James, I'm sure you are a nice guy but hell man, you are in for a world of pain when some of the people see this thread. Let me divert your attention to:

    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...Pirate-campers
    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...-Khwai-campers
    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...s-on-Campsites
    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...site-hijacking


    Just to get you started.

    Good Luck man.
    Regards,

    William

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    Default Re: Botswana Rookie Help needed!!

    Thx Bud

    Looking forward to the rants from the fellow members haha

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    Default Re: Botswana Rookie Help needed!!

    Best you pre book or try and pre book your trip down from Kasane to Maun .Not likely to just rock up and find a spot .Ask Tara at botswana footprints to see what she can do to help you .

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    Default Re: Botswana Rookie Help needed!!

    And James , please do not try and bush camp in and around the Khwai , Mababe area or the road to Maun , you will get caught 😎😎

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    Thanks Rustie

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    Default Re: Botswana Rookie Help needed!!

    Try NDM travel agency, you have left it very late to try and book, but you may just be lucky if you are happy to take what is available.




    www.ndmtravelagency.com


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