Botswana :: Chobe/Kasane
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area
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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.
|P.O. Box 66, Maun, Botswana
|Central Reservations - Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks
|+267 66 1265
|Host Website :
|Cellphone Reception :
|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)
|Game Viewing, Game Drives
|Game to View :
|Lion. Buffalos. Elephants. Leopards. Giraffe. Jackals. Zebra. Hyena.
|Notes on Activities :
|(Some activities may be offered nearby).
|Closest Town :
The DWNP campsites have been closed.
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