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    Who can I contact to book camping in mabua? There was a lady on the forum that used to be very helpfull with bots related issues, cant find her at the moment. Looking to book mabua campsites and get some general customs questions answered.
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    I recommend Botswana Footprints.
    This was owned by an Australian lady that sold the business approx. two years ago but I made bookings twice afterwards (one just recently) with BFP and it was good without a doubt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LandyLove View Post
    Who can I contact to book camping in mabua? There was a lady on the forum that used to be very helpfull with bots related issues, cant find her at the moment. Looking to book mabua campsites and get some general customs questions answered.
    Definitely NDM Travel Agency-Botswana <[email protected]>
    Lady there by name of Chawa - very helpful and friendly - try them; but they can only get what is available.

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    Thanks, will give both a try. I think Botswana footprints is the one I was referring to.

    Last thing I want is to arrive at camp and the booking agency went to fetch wood.....
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    I can recommend Ulimate Routes from recent personal experience. Excellent professional service. They have basically taken over that market after Tara left.

    https://www.ultimateroutes.co.za/

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    I did my booking via :

    INTER-TOURISM GROUP (PTY) LTD
    P.O Box 80987,Gaborone(Botswana)
    Tel+267 3500999, Cell: +267 71557665 / 71370400
    Email- [email protected]
    Web: www.inter-tourismgroup.com

    Their response was very quick

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    Who needs a travel agency of you have a phone and internet

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    You also need the patience of Job and some other qualities with BNP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makaira View Post
    Who needs a travel agency of you have a phone and internet
    There are too many threads on this forum of people arriving at booked accommodation only to find that their campsite is occupied, especially in Bots. Dont know if it is because of double bookings / poor admin or illegal squatters camping without bookings, but by using a reputable agency you at least eliminate the first half. Also the campsites are really remote with no cell reception, so you need to be sure of your booking, without any miscommunications, before you arrive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subok View Post
    You also need the patience of Job and some other qualities with BNP
    SWAMBO maybe, not me.

    Thanks to all the replies. I am sure I will get it sorted now. Seems like booking Kgalagadi is going to be the challenge, availability is a challenge.
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    i just posted about this problem i have with inter-tourism...
    Has anyone booked with inter-tourism recently?
    I corresponded with Tshego from inter-tourism who supplied me with a Booking & Invoice for June 2020 in Mabua & CKNP (which i paid) since October but they are not able to supply me with a confirmed booking because....
    ".... we have not yet been able to get the confirmations from DWNP because the system they use for collecting funds and confirming bookings has been down....."
    Has anyone else had this problem?
    i am getting a bit worried....

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    Book directly with relevant camp managment agency where applicable and Botswana wildlife in their camps. Save yourself P500 by paying your own park fees with Botswana wildlife. Have already booked CKGR and Moremi for Oct and have receieved all confirmations.

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    Mabua Is done by DWNP and Inter tourism depending on camp required.
    CKGR is done by DWNP and Bigfoot Tours also depending on camp required.

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    I made a booking for Mabua from 25 September 2020 for a few days and had no issues. they where Really quick and recieved my booking confirmation

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    Quote Originally Posted by LandyLove View Post
    There are too many threads on this forum of people arriving at booked accommodation only to find that their campsite is occupied, especially in Bots. Dont know if it is because of double bookings / poor admin or illegal squatters camping without bookings, but by using a reputable agency you at least eliminate the first half. Also the campsites are really remote with no cell reception, so you need to be sure of your booking, without any miscommunications, before you arrive.
    I always book Bots 11 months in advance through their DWNP offices in Gabs on the phone on the 1st of the month at 07h30 and get all the Confirmations emailed to me ..Never been a problem ..Using an agent is NO guarantee of a double booking NOT occuring ..Building a relationship over the years with the actual allocators of camps is a way of lessening this possibility of a double booking or negotiating the correct campsite no you want . Nothing beats personal contact
    Last edited by Peter Betts; 2020/01/05 at 12:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Betts View Post
    I always book Bots 11 months in advance through their DWNP offices in Gabs on the phone on the 1st of the month at 07h30 and get all the Confirmations emailed to me ..Never been a problem ..Using an agent is NO guarantee of a double booking NOT occuring ..Building a relationship over the years with the actual allocators of camps is a way of lessening this possibility of a double booking or negotiating the correct campsite no you want . Nothing beats personal contact
    If you do your 1st trip to bots this is information you usually don't know yet.

    I wanted to go to CKGR and it is not as simple as with SANparks. So had quite a mission trying to get campsites and because of system either being down, phones not working or what ever lost out on the bookings..
    Changed my whole holiday to go to Kgalagadi instead still Via the BOTS side Booked 11 months In advanced for September-October 2020. (probably for the best cause I have learned a whole lot just having to book 2 campsites.)

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