The Okavango Delta offers numerous camping options that allow a visitor to experience the magic that is the Okavango. There are a number of excellent sites within the Moremi Game Reserve as well as deep within the delta.

The Okavango Delta is a vast area and logistically camping trips need to be well planned and it is advisable to contact a local tour operator and take basic safety measures. Always ensure that someone knows where you plan to go and that you take some means of communications. It is sensible to travel with two vehicles.

With the ‘decentralisation’ of park fees and the privatisation of many of the campsites within the country camping in Botswana has become significantly harder to arrange. Prospective campers will need to arrange their tour with a number of different campsite companies or contact a local tour operator to assist in putting together a camping package.

  • Compile a Reading List

It is worth accumulating a number of reference books before starting to plan a camping safari. These are written by seasoned travellers and have excellent advice on getting the most out of your safari. Ensure that you have good mapping of the area and have the knowledge to use your map. Do not depend on GPS when navigating through remote areas as it is very easy to get lost and lose track of where you are.

  • Contact Vehicle Hire Companies
You will want to arrange a fully equipped vehicle to get the most out of you safari. It is also worth considering the support that your chosen operator is able to provide. If you get stuck or break down they must be able to offer you support. A number of operators will also hire out satellite phones. Communications are vital. Adventure Travel Botswana is based in Maun and one of the most comprehensive outfits for vehicle hire and can assist with bookings.
  • Make Accommodation Bookings
With the privatisation of the public campsite booking has become rather fragmented and we recommend you use a local tour operator, such as Travel Adventures Botswana, Simply Botswana or Maun Self Drive, to consolidate your trip. If you would like to make your reservations yourself contact the organisations below.
  • Get Park Entry Arranged
Ensure that you have arranged park entry before you leave Maun or Kasane. Entry cannot be paid for at the gate and entry will be refused. Ensure that all paper work is correct as entry may be refused for minor errors. You will need both a vehicle and personal entry ticket.

Department Wildlife and National Parks

The Department of Wildlife and National Parks conserves and manages the country’s fish and wildlife resources in partnership with other stakeholders in order to derive value from the environment for the benefit of the Nation. Administers the wildlife resources in Botswana.

A selection of the former Department of Wildlife and National Parks campsites in northern Botswana:Baines Baobab, Nxai Pan National Park[email protected]
Gcudikwa 1 & 2, Moremi Game Reserve[email protected]
Gxhobega, Moremi Game Reserve[email protected]
Ihaha, Chobe National Park[email protected]
Khankhe Pan, Khutse Game Reserve[email protected]
Khutse Pan, Khutse Game Reserve[email protected]
Kumaga, Makgadikgadi National Park[email protected]
Lekhubu Pan (Wilderness campsite, no facilities), Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR)[email protected]
Letiahau (Wilderness campsite, no facilities), Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR)[email protected]
Linyanti, Chobe National Park[email protected]
Mahurushele pan, Khutse Game Reserve[email protected]
Mbudi Camp, Khwai Concession , [email protected]
Molose Pan, Khutse Game Reserve[email protected]
Moreswe Pan, Khutse Game Reserve[email protected]
Motopi, Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR)[email protected]
North Gate, Moremi Game Reserve[email protected]
Nxai South Camp, Nxai Pan National Park[email protected]
Passarge Pan, Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR)[email protected]
Pipper Pan, Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR)[email protected]
Savute, Chobe National Park , [email protected]
South Gate, Moremi Game Reserve[email protected]
Sunday pan, Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR)[email protected]
Third Bridge, Moremi Game Reserve[email protected]
Xakanaxa, Moremi Game Reserve , [email protected]

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