Botswana :: Kgalagadi
Category: Camping :: Park Camp
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The two Matopi campsites in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park are marked by a sign and situated under big trees for shade.
There are no facilities available at the camp, besides a longdrop, and visitors should bring all equipment, food and water along.
Advance booking of campsite is important and a Park entry fee of P20 and vehicle fee of P4 must be paid per person per day at the Department of Wildlife ahead of time.
|Address :||93km or 3h11min WSW of Mabuasehube East Gate (93km is 4WD), Kgalagadi, Botswana|
|Contact :||Parks and Reserves Reservations (Gaborone)|
|Tel :||+267 318 0774|
|Tel2 :||+267 686 1265|
|Fax :||+267 318 0775|
|Fax2 :||+267 686 1264|
|Email :||Click Here|
|Cellphone Reception :||Nothing|
|Rates Quoted :||Per Person|
|Base Currency :||BWP|
|Minimum Rate :||30.00|
|Maximum Rate :||30.00|
|Updated for :||2017|
|Comments :||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 info updated Sep-2017).|
|Payment Methods Accepted :||Cash|
|Languages spoken :||English|
|Number of Sites :||2|
|Facilities :||Shaded Sites|
|Shower Facilities :||None|
|Toilet Facilities :||Long drop/Pit latrine|
|Is water available? :||No|
|Is water drinkable? :||No|
|Game Viewing, Bird Watching|
|Notes on Activities:||(Some activities may be offered nearby).|
|Closest Town :||Mabuasehube East Gate (Main Gate)|
Nossob camp is where fuel can be purchased. The official distance to Matopi 1 camp, according to Sanparks, is 95km but ended up to be 90km from Nossob. The track itself is a single track sand road which crosses a large number of dunes for the first 60km or so. The sand was not very deep and very manageable. There were a variety of the times it would take to get to Matopi 1 but it took 3.5 hours.
You are not allowed to collect wood in the Kgalagadi. Please bring own wood and drinking water.
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