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Protected Area Nogatsaa Tchinga (Chobe NP)

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Located in Botswana :: Chobe/Kasane  :: Nogatsaa
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area


Nogatsaa and Tchinga in the northern section of the Chobe National Park, Botswana, are probably the most under-utilised game areas of the park. The camps were closed to the public a few years ago. About 80 km south of Kasane, Nogatsaa has a cluster of clay-bottomed pans that hold water well into winter. Often they hold the only water for miles around during the dry season. They are surrounded by a mixture of open grassland, Mopane forest and mixed deciduous forests which attract a variety of animal life. The Ngwezumba River has its origins in this region and by the time it reaches the old dam wall, it has carved a deep gorge for itself. The river is non-perennial and flows only after exceptionally heavy rainfall. Overlanders often travel through this area from Kasane to Savuti. You can either use the western route via the Chobe Riverfront, or the eastern route through the Nogatsaa Pans area which is about 200 km and takes five or six hours to drive in the dry season. Note that in the wet season you're recommended to rather use the western route via the Chobe Riverfront as you can easy to get stuck in the clay soils found around the pans. However, birding can be particularly good around the pans at that time of the year.

Address :  Chobe/Kasane, Botswana
Postal :  P.O. Box 66, Maun, Botswana
Contact :  Central Reservations - Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks
Tel :  +267 66 1265
Email :  Click Here
Host Website :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Nothing

Rates and Payment
Fee/s :  Park Fees: BWP30(Citizens); BWP205(Residents/SADC Residents); BWP270(Non-Residents).Children pay half price. Vehicles(foreign registered) btwn BWP60-BWP250 per day. (Updated Jan-2023)

Destination Information

Game Viewing Game Drives
Game to View :  Lion. Buffalos. Elephants. Leopards. Giraffe. Jackals. Zebra. Hyena.

Travelling Information
Closest Town :  Kasane

The DWNP campsites have been closed.

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