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Park Camp Mabuasehube Camp 3 KTMAB03: Pit Latrine, Shade, Share With #2

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Located in Botswana :: Kgalagadi  :: Mabuasehube
Category: Camping :: Park Camp


Mabuasehube is located on the Botswana side of the Kgalagadi national park. The name means 'red earth' named after the red Kalahari sand. This is a beautiful camp with a view of the pan.

This camp has been privatised and now it is managed and operated by the Inter-Tourism Group who can be contacted for bookings and rates and no longer operates under the DWNP. Only park fees are paid directly to DWNP offices.

There are four campsites, unfenced, and they all overlook the Mabuasehube pan. Campsites have A-Frame structures for shade, cold showers and a long drop toilet. Although note that it has been reported that there is no longer any water here, the borehole ran dry, and no water at the waterhole. Bring your own water!

Park entry fees may be paid at the gate in Botswana Pula cash only - ensure that you have the correct amount, or pre-pay your entry through the DWNP offices +267 686 1265 or +267 397 1405.

Address :  Kgalagadi, 23.4km or 1h07min NNW of Mabuasehube East Gate, Botswana
Contact :  Inter-Tourism Group
Tel :  +267 350 0999
Tel2 :  +267 391 0848
Cell :  +267 71 116 090
Cell2 :  +267 71 557 665
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here
Host Website :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Nothing

Time Information
Reception Opening and Closing Times :  DWNP Office hours: 07h30-16h30 on weekdays. Closed weekends.

Rates and Payment
Rates Quoted :  Per Person
Base Currency :  BWP
Minimum Rate :  180.00
Maximum Rate :  180.00
Updated for :  2024
Comments :  SADC rates are quoted. Citizens BWP75pp; Residents BWP180pp; Internationals USD385pp.
Payment Methods Accepted :  Cash, Credit Card
Fee/s :  DWNP Park Entry Fees: Citizens BWP20pp; Residents BWP145pp; Non-Residents BWP190pp. Kids under 8 don't pay park entry fees. Kids 8-15 years: pay half the adult rates. Vehicle Entry Fees: BWP20 (Bots Registered) and BWP75 (Foreign Registered) (Apr-2024).

General Information
Pre-Booking :  Non-Essential

Camping Facilities
Shaded Sites Cold Showers Only Long drop/Pit latrine NO water available! Water is not drinkable

Game Viewing 4WD Trails Bird Watching
Game to View :  Gemsbok. Springbok. Big cats. Spotted Hyenas. Red Hartebeests. African Wild Dog. Elands

Travelling Information
Closest Town :  Mabuasehube East Gate (Main Gate)

Self Drive Access :  Yes
Vehicle Type :  4WD

Reportedly this site shares toilets and showers with site number 2.

Animal sightings at this pan can vary from extreme sightings to nothing at all. (Nov-14).

The Wilderness Route from Mabuasehube Camp to Nossob to requires a permit. A traveller reported arranging this permit at Mabuasehube gate, from there travelling to Twee Rivieren, with one obligatory night in the bush. (Nov-14).

 Travel Tip!

You are not allowed to gather wood in the Kgalagadi. Visitors are advised to bring wood and drinking water. Book early at this camp, as it fills up quickly for the holidays. Beware of lions in this area.

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“On the less exciting front, there is no longer any water at any of the Mabuasehube camps (or the water hole). We were told that the borehole ran dry a couple of years ago. ” - Jonathan Lang, 2015/10/04

“The whole Mabuasehube area has a lot of lions, as well as leopard. If you want to get close up and personal with lions, this is the place to come. All the camps are unfenced and anything can wander into your camp (and does). We had heard tales of lions not only coming into the camps but settling down there. We went out for a game drive one morning and camp back to find two female lions asleep under the A frame in amongst all our kit (see photos) with a male asleep under a tree nearby. A brown hyena paid us a visit overnight and helped himself to a packet of cereal. ” - Jonathan Lang, 2015/10/04

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