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We are a self catering camping in the middle of the amazing MAKGADIKGADI PAN in Botswana. We offer 2 high cottage tents with full beddings, 6 bow tents with rolling beds and illimitate space for self camping with own equipment; ablution block with flashing toilets and hot showers equipped with a solar heated geyser; Kgotla for communal braai or picnics; a bar serving snacks, alcoholic and soft drinks; Swimming pool.
Please always check our social media profiles before your departure to get fresh information about the pan and the camp.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that this is one of the most remote area of the country, so please bear with us if the bar is not supplied on a daily basis. If you have special needs please let us know well in advance so we will try to meet your needs.
The camp is intended to provide overnight camping facilities for in-transit travelers and tourist who visit Kubu Island and also would like to experience the adventures and wilderness of the magnificent Makgadidkgadi pans. An adventure enthusiast can wonder around the pans and Kubu Island, flamingo breeding sites, the historic kraals and other sites during the day and retire to Makgadidkgadi Adventure camp for comfortable and convenient camping where all essential facilities are available.
These magnificent pans are remnants of once a super lake which according to experts, dried some millions of years ago due to climatic changes, earth movements and shifts leaving crystalline salts glittering on the pans surface. The pans cover an area of approximately 80 000 square kilometers. Makgadikgadi pans are a place of incredible beauty, it poses a challenge for many creatures to survive there; and yet paradoxically, when wet during October to March, it is a remarkably productive area. Algae and planktons amerge from drought resistant pores and eggs that can survive for decades in the parched earth. Within days of rain, they turn the warm shallow water into a rich soup on which the flamingos and many other creatures survive.
Where? The MAKGADIKGADI ADVENTURE CAMP is situated at Thabatshukudu on the northern side of the veterinary cordon fence. The site was found to be most suitable as three busy roads used mostly by 4×4 self drive tourists to Nxai, chobe and Delta, flamingo breeding sites converge at the gate. There is local traffic as well as the gate is the only official passage for people to cattle post on both side of the fence. The camp is also only 19kms from the famous Kubu Island, 87kms from Gweta, 100kms from Nata, 90kms from Letlhakane, this positions the camp in the center of the famous Makgadikgadi pans.
Transport? Driving through the pan can be the experience of a lifetime, although during rainy season we recommend a 4×4 vehicle.
A lovely adventure campsite and a good starting point to drive around the salt pans such as to Kubu island. Good place to stop overnight and continue the drive to Gweta or Nata
This camp is not for the faint of heart. No trees to camp under, lots of scorpions, pool empty, drinks at “bar” room temperature which is aboit 40 degrees.
June Van Jaarsveld
The photo in the ad is not how the campsite looksThere is a bar on site, and the locals drink there, is noisy and use the toilets.The swimming pool is out of order
Everything can be improved. It was nothing like the add. First it would be highly appropriated if the owner had al the facilities on site that was advertised. Secondly it would be nice if there were signs that would warn the people about the terrible road to the camping site , there is nothing pleasant about that road. If you have a bar and you know you have clients checking in , make sure your bar is in order , because 4 black label's and 2 savannas anit a bar. There is no washing facilities in working. Also if you have staff on duty , make sure they can speak and understand English , how should your clients communicate to the staff if they don't understand a word we say. It is highly unprofessional off the owner to not be there when clients arrive. We left at 20:00 the same night that we arrived because it was unpleasant. We paid online for the camping and didn't get our money back after our complaint to the employees.We are sure it could be a very nice place if you get everything in order. Unfortunately we do not recommend our place to anyone.