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Hi All I'm thinking ahead to a trip to KTP for next year and just want to sound out those that have visited recently. We'll be staying at Twee Rivieren, Nossob, Kalahari Tented Camp and the lastly Mata Mata. We're not the 4x4 explorer types so there will be no Eco trails to navigate. Considering that we'll be sticking to the tried and trusted roads would it be a requirement to upgrade my rental from a standard Fortuner with 4x2 specs to a 4x4 proper with all the extra traction abilities? The 4x2 option obviously is more than enough for a regular visits to Kruger, but clearly we're not going to that part of the world on this trip. Regards Riaan
I am just a couple of clicks away from hiring a Toyota Hilux 4x4 with camping equipment from Bushlore for our 6 weeks in feb/march. They charge 920 Rand a Day, I haven't been able to find that better. Also they have a pretty good rep on tripadvisor and in general and they seem very professionel. But just to be on the safe, I wanna hear from if anyone have first hand experience with Bushlore. So anyone have something good or bad to say about Bushlore? Already booked : 6-9 march Kalahari Tented Camp 10-12 Nossob Rest Camp
In july 2016 that we will be doing this trip. (If we can get all our We will rent a 4x4 bushcamper/ or roof tents, We are a family of 4 with 2 kids aged 7 and 12 at the time of the travel. First we were thinking about either Zimbabwe or Zambia, but we decided that we would like to see a Botswana once more. We were also in Botswana in 2011, but only at the Chobe Riverfont and 1 night in Moremi, so we really want to see the rest of Chobe. The trip will start in Johannesburg, since it is much cheaper. If we wanted to fly to Kasane/ or Maun it would cost us around 1500US$ more. It goes something like this. 1 Waterberg Wilderness Reserve Luxury Tents - Self catering 2 Serowe - Khama Rhino Sanctuary Campsite - Self-catering 3 CKGR - Sunday Pan Campsite - Self-catering 4 CKGR - Passarge Pan Campsite - Self-catering 5 CKGR - Deception Pan Campsite - Self-catering 6 Makgadikgadi Pans - Khumaga Campsite - Self-catering 7 Maun - Thamalkane River Lodge Family Chalet - B&B Air Shakawe 1 Hour Scenic Flight over the delta 8 Moremi - Third Bridge Campsite - Self-catering 9 Moremi - Third Bridge Campsite - Self-catering 10 Moremi - Third Bridge Campsite - Self-catering 11 Moremi - Third Bridge Campsite - Self-catering 12 Moremi - Khwai Northgate Campsite - Self-catering 13 Chobe National Park - Savuti Camp Campsite - Self-catering 14 Chobe National Park - Savuti Camp Campsite - Self-catering 15 Chobe National Park - Savuti Camp Campsite - Self-catering 16 Chobe National Park - Savuti Camp Campsite - Self-catering 17 Chobe National Park - Ihaha Camp Campsite - Self-catering 18 Chobe National Park - Ihaha Camp Campsite - Self-catering 19 Chobe National Park - Ihaha Camp Campsite - Self-catering 20 Nata - Nata Lodge Campsite - Self-catering My main concern is how bad the roads are gonna be in Moremi and Savuti in july. It will be dry, which I guess means a lot of sand, but how deep? And what about river/water crossing? That is probably my worst fear ( I think I seen to many youtube-videos ) I included 4 nights at Third Bridge,but other campsites seems great too, like Xakanaxa(sorry for the spelling), Kwai Northgate(heard complains about noise fra nearby village) and Dijara Campsite. Are they any better or should we just stay at Third Bridge? Any inputs or thoughts would be highly appriciated
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Hi there - thought it might be of interest to post some photos taken recently by Levi who drove in to camp on the back road. As can be seen, this is why we strongly recommend against driving into the Matus in the wet season. Whilst we have had several guests drive into the camp this past year, the general consensus is that this routing is only for the very adventurous / experienced offroaders and preferably not done alone (ie one vehicle). It is a pretty arduous journey all told. Something we have been suggesting to guests on self-drive is to look at taking the ferry from Milibizi to Kariba, where we would fetch and transfer to camp by speed boat. The ferry is a great way to experience the enormity of the lake - well about 180km worth anyway..... Levi has been using his V8 Landi to pull the National Parks tow-grader to level the roads between the T-Junction and Rhino Safari Camp. His next mission when things quieten down at camp is to venture further afield and do the road to the Tashinga junction and down to the Makadzapela.
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