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    Hi all,

    We are headed to Botswana for 20 sept-2 oct, starting at Khubu Isalnd then headed to Nxai Pan, Maun, Khwai finishing off in Khumaga. We will be entering through Parrís Halt. What is the best road to take to Khubu this time of year? Via Lethlakane or to go round via Nata? When headed from Khubu to Nxai Pan so we then where is the best place to fill up with fuel considering the unreliability in Gweta? I then also read somewhere about needing a ferry to get to Khumga camp in the Makgasikgadi, is this correct? Is there anything we should be aware of with regards to this?

    any tips would be greatly appreciated!
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    Default Re: Botswana Trip sept/oct 2019

    No reason not to go to Kubu via Lethlakane.

    You will need to make sure you have enough fuel for Nxai pan. Gweta is 99% certain not to have fuel. The roads in the park have a hard surface and you should use much less fuel. But the entrance road will eat fuel.

    The river at Khumaga is too low for the ferry. You can drive through.
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    Default Re: Botswana Trip sept/oct 2019

    Thanks so much! So we should rely on our packed fuel to get us through Nxai Pan to then fill up when we get to Maun or is there somewhere between Nxai Pan and Maun that we can get fuel?

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    No fuel between Nxai pan and Maun.
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    Thanks for your help!

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    Default Re: Botswana Trip sept/oct 2019

    Why not go Khubu to Nxai via Nata? There is always fuel.

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    Default Re: Botswana Trip sept/oct 2019

    I had thought of that, I must just check what the distances are. Thanks for the idea 😊

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    Default Re: Botswana Trip sept/oct 2019

    Been to KUBU via Stockpoort and Serowe on the bike 2 weeks ago.

    Roads are in fair condition. Sand road to Kubu very dusty. Vehicles picked up lots of scratches on roads leaving Kubu heading north.

    Lots of fuel in Letlhakane. Remember to stop at Park office before you leave tar road heading in from the South.

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    Default Re: Botswana Trip sept/oct 2019

    Great thanks so much!

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