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  1. #1
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    Default Checking interest - Would anyone camp here:

    Hi All

    We are in the development of a private nature reserve in the north western part of Botswana , approximately 40 km West-North-West from Gumare. It is a remote wilderness with sweet water and is extremely remote (almost a central kalahari feeling, without the hassle of the road getting in there). If we developed a wilderness camp with ablution facilities, would you consider that location as a stop over for a night or two. We have the following under development:

    1. Two large watering holes (two of not many in that area);
    2. Approximately 14 000 ha of complete wilderness;
    3. Sweet water and new ablution facilities (wilderness camps - camps 200m from each other);

    If you would consider camping here for a day or more, please comment with a thumbs up and perhaps provide a few suggestions to what you would love to see there?

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    I would, but that being said depending on price, if it's hectic expensive then no probably not.

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    Yes definitely.

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    Yes, would be interested, however as stated above, would be price dependent as well as self drive allowed and what animals will you have.

    Good luck

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    Thumbs up - pending cost.
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    Default Re: Checking interest - Would anyone camp here:

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesV View Post
    Yes, would be interested, however as stated above, would be price dependent as well as self drive allowed and what animals will you have.

    Good luck
    I would think considering the location and size, this would be big 5 territory?

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    I would as long as the following are considered:

    1. reasonable prices in line with other campsites in Chobe, Savuti etc.
    2. The facilities are well maintained
    3. The booking systems is sleek with zero chance of over booking and having to share campsites
    4. Decent game in he vicinity with good game drive roads.

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    I passed that way last week and would definitely have used a nice campsite if available.

    After camping around Botswana for the last three weeks, Iíve come to the following opinion:

    A campsite should one of two things:
    (1) A proper wilderness camp with very basic facilities, like fire pit, braai grid, long drop and bucket shower.

    (2) A properly equipped campsite with good, clean ablutions, a nice braai area at the pitches, maybe taps and power at the pitches. A nice touch would be a tap with a hose for filling onboard water tanks if someone is moving on to somewhere more remote afterwards.

    Iíve no problem being in the wild, bringing my own water and using a shovel at toilet time but I found it very frustrating to arrive at a camp where I was expecting to find proper ablutions and the toilets wonít flush, the showers are dirty, braai grids missing from the fire pit etc.

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    Definite thumbs up from me.

    Fire pit and long drop would be sufficient, with a big sign saying:

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    Definitely a good point in above post #8.

    One more issue, it should not be too far off the direct route, (say max 5 kms) so not to affect travel distances too much.

    I assume a water hole for wildlife would attract some visitors and entice to spend more time than a simple stop-over.
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    Would be very interested.As above at prices us Saffers can afford.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W007W View Post
    Hi All

    We are in the development of a private nature reserve in the north western part of Botswana , approximately 40 km West-North-West from Gumare. It is a remote wilderness with sweet water and is extremely remote (almost a central kalahari feeling, without the hassle of the road getting in there). If we developed a wilderness camp with ablution facilities, would you consider that location as a stop over for a night or two. We have the following under development:

    1. Two large watering holes (two of not many in that area);
    2. Approximately 14 000 ha of complete wilderness;
    3. Sweet water and new ablution facilities (wilderness camps - camps 200m from each other);

    If you would consider camping here for a day or more, please comment with a thumbs up and perhaps provide a few suggestions to what you would love to see there?

    Kind regards

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    It's also in the area of Tsodilo Hills so that may be an extra incentive.

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    Thumbs up - will definitely be interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hendrikk View Post
    It's also in the area of Tsodilo Hills so that may be an extra incentive.
    For sure, Tsodilo is on my want to go to places
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    Def interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hendrikk View Post
    It's also in the area of Tsodilo Hills so that may be an extra incentive.
    As I said, I passed that way last week. The reason was that I was visiting Tsodilo. I would have stayed at a nice camp if there was one available. I had to book into a guesthouse in Gumare instead.

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    Thumbs up!

    Clean ablutions and game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boffen View Post
    Yes definately, if long drop, water and animals to be seen.
    Good luck with it all.

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    Sal verseker daar kamp

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