Botswana :: Central Kalahari
Category: Camping :: Park Camp
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The camp has basic facilities that include a pit latrine toilet (long drop (pit latrine toilet)), a bucket shower and a fire place. There is no running water and the camp is unfenced allowing animals entry into the campgrounds, so be alert. Campsites must be pre booked through Bigfoot Safaris and a 30 percent deposit paid to secure your booking. When the booking is secure, Park fees need to be paid through the Department of Wildlife at central pay points or at the entrance gate to Parks. For more information on pay points contact the DWNP at +267 3180774. (Mar-17).
|Address :||67km or 2h26min WSW of South Gate (of which 67km is 4WD), Central Kalahari, Botswana|
|Contact :||Bigfoot Tours|
|Tel :||+267 395 3360|
|Cell :||+267 73 555 573|
|Fax :||+267 395 3360|
|Email :||Click Here|
|Website :||Click Here|
|Cellphone Reception :||Nothing|
|Rates Quoted :||Per Person|
|Base Currency :||BWP|
|Minimum Rate :||250.00|
|Maximum Rate :||250.00|
|Updated for :||2017|
|Comments :||SADC rates are quoted. Notes: Botswana Citizen BWP88pp; SADC BWP120pp; Resident BWP190pp; International BWP350pp.Kids 8-15yrs pay half the rate accordingly; Kids under 8years stay for free. ADDITIONAL FEES: Vehicle entry fees: BWP10-BWP50; DWNP Park Entry Fees: Citizens BWP10pp; Residents BWP30pp; Non-Residents BWP120pp. Kids under 8 don't pay park entry fees. Kids 8-15 years: pay half the adults rates. (Rate info updated Sep-2017).|
|Payment Methods Accepted :||Cash|
|Languages spoken :||English|
|Child Friendly, Landing Strip Nearby|
|Number of Sites :||4|
|Facilities :||Shaded Sites|
|Shower Facilities :||Cold Showers Only|
|Toilet Facilities :||Long drop/Pit latrine|
|Is water available? :||No|
|Is water drinkable? :||No|
|Game Viewing, Bird Watching|
|Notes on Activities:||(Some activities may be offered nearby).|
|Closest Town :||South Gate (Khutse Game Reserve) 06h00-18h30|
|Distance to South Gate (Khutse Game Reserve) 06h00-18h30 :||67km|
|Travel Time to South Gate (Khutse Game Reserve) 06h00-18h30 :||2h26min|
Each campsite has got a bucket shower and a long drop toilet. (2016).
There is no network in the park and it is advisable to use a satellite phone. (2016).
ENTRANCE GATE TIMES:
The entrance gate opens at 06:00am and closes at 18:30pm.
You are no longer allowed to collect wood from the bush in the CKGR, so remember to purchase your firewood beforehand! (2016).
There are no fuel supplies in the Reserve itself. There is a small filling station at Lethlakeng, the last fuel stop before you enter Khutse. So make sure you have enough fuel for travelling in the Reserve.
Night drives are prohibited.
The small village of Salajwe just before entering Khutse has basic supplies and drinks for sale.
There are no shops in the Reserve itself.
You need to have a reliable 4x4 car.
There is no water at the campsites, there is only water at the entrance gate. Bring enough drinking water as the water in the park is salty but it can be used for bathing, cooking and washing.
Bring containers to fetch water in the gate then take it through with you onto the campsite.
Borehole water available but visitors are encouraged to bring their own drinking water. You are no longer allowed to collect wood from the bush in the CKGR, bring your own firewood! (Oct-14).
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