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Park Camp Third Bridge Camp

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Located in Botswana :: Okavango/Moremi  :: Moremi
Category: Camping :: Park Camp

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Description [ correction ]

The camp is located in Moremi, and a short drive from Xakanaxa. It is located at the 3rd bridge from the south gate (hence the name) and has 7 sites with a 'fireplace'.

There is newly built ablution facility, i.e. toilets and showers only and standpipe. The camp is not fenced and there are lots of wildlife in the area, this have resulted in a few close encounters with the animal kingdom.

Baboons can sometimes be a problem and there have been a few incidences with spotted hyenas.

3rd Bridge also offers ensuite Tented Accommodation consisting of 3 Twin Beds and 1 Honeymoon Self Catering en-suite unit.

Reservations for the campsites are mandatory!

Payment of park fees has been decentralized. Park fees are still paid through Department of Wildlife at central pay points. Vehicle fees paid depend on the vehicle country of registration.

Contact [ correction ]
Address :  51km or 1h40min NW of Moremi South Gate (51km is 4WD), Okavango/Moremi, Botswana
Postal :  Xomae Group (Pty) Ltd, P.O. Box 1212, Maun, Botswana.
Contact :  Xomae Group
Tel :  +267 686 2221
Direct :  +267 683 0089
Cell :  +267 73 867 221
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Nothing

Directions [ correction ]

Not available

Time Information [ correction ]
Reception Opening and Closing Times :  Xomae Group Office Hours: Mon-Fri 07:30-17:00; Sat 08:00-13:00; Sun-closed.

Rates and Payment [ correction ]
Rates Quoted :  Per Person
Base Currency :  USD
Minimum Rate :  45.00
Maximum Rate :  45.00
Updated for :  2022
Comments :  SADC rates are quoted. Non-Residents: BWP60; Citizen: BWP20; kids 0-7 years free, 8 - 17 years are charged at 50% of relevant camping rates.
Payment Methods Accepted :  Cash, Debit Card
Fee/s :  Park Entry Fees: Citizens BWP30pp; Residents BWP205pp; Non-Residents BWP270pp. Kids under 8 don't pay park entry fees. Kids 8-15 years: pay half the adults rates. ADDITIONAL FEES: Vehicle entry fees: BWP20 -BWP75. (Updated Jul-2022).

General Information [ correction ]
Languages spoken :  English
Pre-Booking :  Required

Facilities [ correction ]
Accommodation (Tented camp), Camping, Child Friendly, Supplies Shop (Dry goods), Landing Strip Nearby, Motorbikes Not Welcome
Other Facilities :  Boat Station.

Camping Facilities [ correction ]
Number of Sites :    10
Shower Facilities :    Hot and Cold Showers
Toilet Facilities :    Flush Toilets
Is water available? :    Yes

Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, Game Drives, Boat Trips, Bird Watching
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information [ correction ]
Closest Town :  Maun

Self Drive Access :  Yes
Vehicle Type :  4WD

Sometimes the bridge across the channel at Third Bridge is submerged and broken, which means that the only way to Xakanaxa, is to drive back to South Gate and take the direct route from there to Xakanaxa.

At certain times of the year, like April, the delta can be very low, as there could be a low rainfall season, but the levels should start rising from May onwards, depending on how much rain falls in Angola (the catchment area for the Kavango River).

From South Gate to Third Bridge you will travel along the edge of the delta, and depending on the level of the water, you can expect some water crossings at 1st and 2nd Bridge.

Sometimes the track from Third Bridge to Xakanaxa can be very sandy..

Road transfers from Xakanaxa airstrip & Maun available.

 Travel Tip!

Try not to camp under trees because of baboon excrement!

Comments [ leave a comment ]

“A total new bridge was errected here and you are now able to drive between 3rd Bridge to Xakanaxa. However 4th Bridge is broken and closed and you have to drive around the water to cross at a shallow crossing.” - Mietsie Visser, 2023/10/26

“The bridge across the channel at Third Bridge is submerged and broken, which means that the only way to Xakanaxa, is to drive back to South Gate and take the direct route from there to Xakanaxa. At this stage there is only a pedestrian bridge which the Wildlife officers use. Plans to dismantle the steel bridge at Mababe and erect it at Third Bridge might take some time.” - Mietsie Visser, 2021/10/16

“Currently the bridge at Third Bridge Camp is broken. The only way to reach Xankanaxa and Northgate/Kwai from here, is to drive back to Southgate.” - Mietsie Visser, 2021/08/11

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