Etsha 13 - Guma Lagoon Camp | Established Campground

Botswana

Details

Verified:
3 months ago
Altitude:
0.0 masl
Phone:
+267 687 4626
Contributor:
Tucks' Truck

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - Not at Sites
Wifi:
Yes - Slow
Kitchen:
Yes
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Hot
Water:
Non-Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Unknown
Sanitation Dump Station:
Unknown

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Description

Very nice place at large lagoon, pitches have braai area, water and private ablutions, huge communal kitchen where charging of appliances is possible, restaurant, bar, deck overlooking the lagoon, free coffee and tea, getting there takes a while even in the dry season on the very sandy tracks
180 Pula pppn
Check with the campsite before driving to site, a lot of the road is underwater and you may need an escort to find your way - 4x4 required.

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especially camp no 1 is the most beautiful stand we ever had in Africa: under big trees and palms like in a djungle, directly at the lagoon with beautiful sunrises over the water. nice and helpful owners, caring about all problems immediately. Will definitively come back again. 180 ppn. sandy road is no problem for your 4x4 if you use low gear.

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Everything as above! Deep sand for about 10 km, doable with a 4x4

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wee are giving up, the sand is too deep, wee are in a big rig :-(

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Excellent flat campsites for overlanders with beautiful views across the lagoon. Private ablutions with hot, gas-fueled showers. The bar/restaurant has similarly great views across the lagoon from the deck which is built out over the lagoon. Camping cost us BWP 180 pppn. We also went on a sunset boat ride which was BWP 150 pp and saw a variety of birdlife, big crocs and some hippo. They also have resident spotty-necked otters, if you're lucky enough to spot them from the comfy couches at the viewing deck. Highly recommend a visit here!

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Beautiful camp site, well maintained, they just opened again after the lockdown and offered special Corona-prices (120 pppn). Dealing with staff felt a bit impersonal and on auto-pilot, but maybe that was just the time.

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Beautiful place and lovely people....but a treacherous 12 kilometers from the road in. The problem is that there seem to be a few different routes in. We took the wrong one even though there are signs indicating it is the correct way to go....with a 4x4 and 4 weeks experience on African roads, we got stuck in deep sand. Fortunately got out and we were about to find somewhere else but saw two vehicles on another parallel route and followed behind (ended up being manager from Guma). They charge a ridiculous amount of 250 Pula to provide an escort to go spend money at their place 🤷‍♀️. Campsites are nice with private abolitions but there is no WiFi even if they say so. It doesn’t work, but the price is on pare at 143 Pula pp and they do accept credit cards.

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One of those places that you wish you could stay forever and envy the people who live and work here. Magical moments place, the reason we travel is to arrive at places like Guma Lagoon Camp!
Whatever and however you get here your gonna be well pleased when you arrive.
I could go on and on, but better you just do your best and experience for yourself.

(The road in requires serious 4x4 skills. )

GLC quickly become my #2 favorite destination in Botswana!!!

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beautiful campsites - each w braai stand, fire place, private ablutions. very well equipped communal kitchen, which has charging points. main restaurant / bar with deck and view over the lagoon. you can take a boat trip for 295pula / hr with good bird guides. they also have a rescued african wood owl called Ducky is residence who paid our campsite a visit and sat with us by the camp fire!

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This is not a place where you just stop for the night when going to/from then border. This is a place you want to spend at least a day. If nothing else because it’s 40 minutes from the tar road, on really really fun but sandy tracks. Be sure to engage 4x4 (and low gears to get traction).

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Nice spacious sites with private ablutions. Really good hot shower! Lots of trees for shade. Clean bathtub pool. Restaurant with view over the lagoon. Took us 45 minutes on the very sandy track. Owners are friendly. Their three dogs and owl come by your campsite. 143 pula pp, not bad for this region!

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Guma Lagoon Camp is a great campsite at the lagoon with grassy and shade, private places. To get there requires a 4x4 and low tyre pressure in the dry season. The tracks are deep but well marked. The campsite organises boat trips, fishing teips, mokoro camps and even helicopter flights. There is a bar and restaurant. The cell reception is terribly bad due to the distance but free, slow, wifi is present. Costs 135 pppn

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Tried getting there on heavy loaded motorcycles with pretty worn down tires and it proved to be too much of work. The sand tracks are half a meter deep in some places and the motorcycles just sank into the sand and kept getting stuck. In the beginning there was a sandy area around the tracks that wasn’t so soft, but eventually it was all in bushes and trees and the deep tracks were the only way to go for probably another 8 kilometres... We turned back.

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All as others have described. A really lovely spot, well maintained with excellent service. I could happily have stayed here for some time!
Bit of a drive down a long track with deep soft sand, but worth the effort. We could not connect to the WiFi here as the signal wasn’t strong enough.
Only negative was the mosquitoes, but that is to be expected at any wetland campsite - just be prepared and bring repellent!
Bit pricey for camping but that seems to be the way in this region - 135 pula pppn.

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Really a very lovely spot, beautifully arranged. Very friendly staff. But we could not stay, cause they have 2 rather territorial dogs, which would have attacked ours. So sad.

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Just as described by others. Beautiful shaded large grassy private sites. Still 135 pppn. Dinner was very good. Three courses. P195. We went first to nearby Nguma Island Lodge. They reserve their campground for large overlanding groups only.

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Large grassy sites with reasonable shade. Long deep sand drive from main road - could be very difficult in rainy season. Multiple tracks so choose wisely and follow small signs. Could be difficult for big rigs as tracks go between trees. Ablution blocks ok with lots of hot water and private. Can arrange for boating and helicopter trips from here

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Large, shady, secluded pitches with individual ablutions and braai. Restaurant/bar has great view over lake. Friendly staff. Access road (15 km) is partly deep sand (4x4 only), but well signposted from the A35. BWP 135 per person per night. No power points at pitches, but provision for charging phones, etc.
www.guma-lagoon.com

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Very nice place at large lagoon, pitches have braai area, water and private ablutions, huge kitchen where charging of appliances is possible, restaurant, bar, deck overlooking the lagoon, free coffee and tea, getting there takes a while even in the dry season on the very sandy tracks
130Pula pp (11€)

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Check with the campsite before driving to site, a lot of the road is underwater and you may need an escort to find your way - 4x4 required.

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