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Park Camp Xakanaxa Campsites

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


A group of eight vaguely marked campsites, each with their own fireplaces and some with a braai stand, situated along the side of the Okavango Delta.

Most of the sites are under a tree offering some shade and they share ablution facilities. Solar panels are used for hot water and lights.

Campsites are booked through Kwalata Safaris, and reservations are mandatory. Park and vehicle Entry fees are still with the Department of Wildlife Botswana.

Xakanaxa has 3 elephant bulls that come through the camp regularly both during the day and night to browse on the acacia and marula trees - stay calm and stay out of their way (don't run!), they are very used to humans and will ignore you as long as you don't bother them. Keep in mind that the camps are all unfenced, and use a strong torch when walking to the ablutions in the dark. Also be careful of hyenas hanging around the camps.

Address :  135km or 04h19min N of Maun, Okavango/Moremi, Botswana
Postal :  P.O. Box 20364, Boseja, Maun, Botswana
Contact :  Kwalata Safaris
Tel :  +267 686 1448
Cell :  +267 71 308 283
Cell2 :  +267 71 307 435
Email :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Intermittent

Rates and Payment
Rates Quoted :  Per Person
Base Currency :  BWP
Minimum Rate :  356.00
Maximum Rate :  356.00
Updated for :  2024
Comments :  SADC rates are quoted. Citizens pay BWP102pp/pn; Residents BWP153pp; International visitors pay BWP510. Bed levy BWP10pp/pn. Kids under 6 stay free. Kids 6 - 17 pay half the adult rates. Park fees and vehicle fees are to be paid with the Department of Wildlife.
Payment Methods Accepted :  Cash
Fee/s :  PARK ENTRY 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 updated Feb-2019).

General Information
Tourist Organisation :  Hospitality and Tourism Association of Botswana (HATAB)
Languages spoken :  English
Pre-Booking :  Required

Camping Child Friendly Swimming Pool Landing Strip Nearby Motorbikes Not Welcome
Accommodation, Restrooms

Camping Facilities
Shaded Sites Hot and Cold Showers Can use Lodge facilities Accept large overland trucks
Number of Sites :    8
Is water available? :    Unknown
Is water drinkable? :    Unknown

Game Viewing Swimming Makoro Trips Boat Trips Bird Watching

Travelling Information
Closest Town :  Moremi South Gate (Maqwee Gate)

Self Drive Access :  Yes
Vehicle Type :  4WD

A traveller recommended this campsite. (Sep-14).

The stretch between Xakanaxa and Third Bridge is very sandy - if you are new at off-roading it is suggested you leave any trailers at Xakanaxa and take a relaxed drive to Third Bridge, rather than take the scenic route via Third Bridge and tow the trailers from Third Bridge to Xakanaxa. From South Gate you should easily get to Xakanaxa, some problems reported was with water on this road and when the 'potholes' fill with rain water you don't know how deep it is, or how steep the drop off into the pothole is. Expect to hit your tow bar a few times.
If you are driving from Xakanaxa to Savuti in one day, leave Xakanaxa very, very early, it is a long drive. (January 2015).

It was reported in April 2015, that from Xakanaxa to Khwai you again drive along the edge of the Delta and there may be some water if the Delta has risen much. Same feedback on large potholes on this track too, that needs some slow driving - if you are towing you will probably bump the tow bar a few times. (April 2015).

 Travel Tip!

It is advisable not to take any citrus fruit and even apples along as elephants smell this very quickly and will come looking for it! Beware of hippos coming out of the water and grazing all night, and you want to go to the ablutions!

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“We could not book, because mails and phone calls are rarely answered. however we went to the Kwalate office in Maun and got a booking. Only cash accepted. Please close all rubbish bins tightly as well as doors and windows of ablutions, as baboons are a big problem.” - Mietsie Visser, 2023/10/26

“The newly built ablution blocks are oprerated by solar power. ” - Mietsie Visser, 2013/06/11

“The local Ranger post at the airfield is usually manned by helpful staff.” - David Clack, 2009/02/11

“We have used this site for over ten years and have watched the facilities grow from a single long drop loo in a dilapidated green metal shelter to a toilet block with showers and flushing toilets but on our last visit a new superior ablution block was almost complete. We long to return.” - David Clack, 2009/02/02

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