Botswana - Moremi Camping

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Spent a few days in Moremi, the park is nice, but overall not worth the money being charged to enter and camp. The cheapest is South Gate $54 & Xakanaxa $54, even the Sankoyo Trust wanted $64, Third Bridge $80 (shared site). (Costs for two people & 1 4x4)

After reading a few of the guide books and reviews, we had the impression that this is a park not to be missed, the wildlife is prolific... Our expectations were high… and I guess the cost contributed to this…

For us we probably saw more wildlife in both the South African and Namibian parks, there are low numbers of Lion, Leopard, Hyenas, wild dogs, and the usual stuff but nothing stood out to make the park exceptional, apart from the stream of tourists in hire cars stuck in the sand and the high prices.

The campsites were basic, showers, fire pit, braii it does not look like any of the additional money collected by the private companies running the sites have gone to improve them in any way. We actually did not see any of the company’s staff on site, just people who work for the park. The costs for each site are around double what they were in 2013.

When trying to book a campsite in the park, we were told that every campsite was booked out for the next month, on arrival we were able to camp at South Gate and the Third Bridge, neither site was full.

On reflection, our total cost for 2 1/2 days was $192 + a tank of fuel, and probably worth being spent somewhere else. It’s a shame, the park without the high costs is worth seeing, but the profiteering of tourists in Botswana is awful…

Note: Park Permits can be obtained at the entrance gate, there is no need to obtain a permit in advance

MOREMI PRIVATE CAMPSITES

SKL CAMPS: Savuti (Chobe National Park), Khwai (North Gate-Moremi Game Reserve), Linyanti(Chobe National Park), Kumaga (Makgadikgadi National Park)

P. O. Box 1860, Maun, Botswana

Apollo House, Plot # 246, Office # 6

TEL: (00267) 686 5365/ 6

FAX: (00267) 686 5367

EMAIL: reservations@sklcamps.co.bw

sklcamps@botsnet.bw

accounts@sklcamps.co.bw


XOMAE CAMPS: Third Bridge (Moremi Game Reserve), Wilderness Islands (Moremi Game Reserve), Bains Baobabs (Nxai Pan National Park)

P. O. Box 1212, Maun, Botswana

New Mall, Engine Centre, D3

TEL: (00267) 686 2221/ 73862221

FAX: (00267) 686 2221

EMAIL: xomaesites@botsnet.bw


BIGFOOT TOURS: CKGR (Passarge Pan, Sunday Pan, Lekhubu Pan, Letiahau, Pipper, Motopi) Khutse Game Reserve (Khutse Pan, Mahurushele Pan, Molose Pan, Moreswe Pan, Khankhe Pan)

P. O. Box 45324, Riverwalk, Gaborone, Botswana

Plot 251, Moremi road, Ext 5

TEL/ FAX: (00267) 395 3360/ 391 0927 CELL: 7355 5573

www.bigfoottours.co.bw


KWALATE SAFARIS: South Gate, Xakanaxa (Moremi Game Reserve), Ihaha (Chobe National Park)

P. O. Box 2280, Gaborone, Botswana

New MALL, Above FNB

TEL/ FAX: (00267) 686 1448

CELL: (00267) 7130 8283/ 71307435

EMAIL: kwalatesafari@gmail.com

MOREMI CAMPSITES OUTSIDE PARK

SANKUYO TSHWARAGANO MANAGEMENT TRUST

Traditional huts, game drive (escort guided), camping, cultural tour, dance, bar & restaurant

P. O. Box 21797, Maun, Botswana

Natlee Centre, Opposite airport

TEL: (00267) 680 0664

FAX: (00267) 680 0665

EMAIL: santawanistmt@botsnet.bw

WEBSITE: kaziikinicampsite.com

KHWAI DEVELOPMENT TRUST

Camping facilities (magotho, sable alley, matswere) lodging, cultural tours, game drives, night drives, game walks

P. O. Box 21991, Maun, Botswana

Apollo Building, next to airport

TEL: (00267) 686 2361/2, 686 2385, 680 1211

FAX: (00267) 680 1210

EMAIL: khwai@botsnet.bw

WEBSITE: www.khwai-trust.com
 
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