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Park Camp Matopi Camp 1 KTMOT01: Longdrop Toilet - No Water

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Located in Botswana :: Kgalagadi
Category: Camping :: Park Camp

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Description [ correction ]

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.

Contact [ correction ]
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
Email :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Nothing

Directions [ correction ]

Not available

Rates and Payment [ correction ]
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

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

Facilities [ correction ]
Camping, Child Friendly, Motorbikes Not Welcome

Camping Facilities [ correction ]
Number of Sites :    2
Facilities :    Shaded Sites
Shower Facilities :    None
Toilet Facilities :    Long drop/Pit latrine
Is water available? :    No
Is water drinkable? :    No

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

Travelling Information [ correction ]
Closest Town :  Mabuasehube East Gate (Main Gate)

Self Drive Access :  Yes
Vehicle Type :  4WD

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.

 Travel Tip!

You are not allowed to collect wood in the Kgalagadi. Please bring own wood and drinking water.

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