Khwai - Magotho Campsite | Established Campground

Botswana

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Last Visited: 10 days ago
GPS: -19.11634, 23.86037
Altitude: 932.8 masl
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Amenities

Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: Warm
Water: Yes
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: No
Sanitation Dump Station: No

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4ever2wherever (Margriet & Jan)

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Description

Superb location at Khwai river in Okavango Delta. Grassy with a few trees. Large spaces (you don't see other campers). Good ablutions and water. Payment can be made at the Khwai Community Bush office at campsite 4. Deep sand access road.
BWP 350 per person per night.

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Beautiful campsite run by the Khwai community. The Reception is now near Campsite 4! (Look on the Tracks4Africa Map App). 350 Pula per Person.

We showed up without a reservation and got a nice place next to the river. There are lots of campsites to choose from. Some are far away from the ablution blocks so be self sufficient. Ablutions are very good with flushing toilets and solar powered warm showers. Lots of game roam through the area. We had a lion, elephants and a hyena in our campsite at night.

Beautiful free self game drive along the Khwai and Mbudi river with lots of Hippos and Elephants!

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Amazing spot next to the river. On the drive in we saw giraffe, elephant, hippos and zebra all before the camp turn off. Ablutions with hot water showers and flush toilets. Animals aren’t scared of rigs when you drive up.

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Great campsite next to the river. Beautiful views with wildlife just there. Slightly scary moment with lions coming through our camp during the day, so don’t walk to the ablutions. Wonderful game drives along the river. Would definitely revisit.

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There are 3 campsites within the Khwai area, all the same price 350 pulas pppn. Magotho offers 15 large plots, each under huge acacia tree but sometime distant of a few kms from the toilets. So one needs to be self sufficient to camp in the wild. The lowest numbers are more close to each otherand to the river. This is a very driven and dusty area, not much of intimacy. Wildlife is impressive in the whole Khwai area. We had no booking, went 2 days in the row to the bush office and found nobody there, so we opted for Khwai safari ground where staff is always present and plots more intimate.

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wildlife for 350p/pppn
but amazing game drive

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wouldn’t recommend due to not very friendly. Only intrested in money. 350 pppn and most of the abulutions are not working. Furthermore most of the sites are away from the river. You can compare it to wildcamping.

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There is a permanent bush office for the campsites now so don’t go to Kwhai village but try your luck if you haven’t booked. We were given the emergency site as it was fully booked. 350P per person and a generator closeby....there are toilets and showers now at different locations between the campsites

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Stunning wild place. Ellis came close to us.
Beware with kids. Ablutions did not work because of water pump problem.
Game drives around were amazing. Sure we come back there.

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Very beautiful sight and spacious camp sites. Very few shared ablution and far away from sites. Don't use site 2, right next to petrol water pump that gets started every morning and afternoon. Only 2 showers and 2 toilets for men and same for women. Very dirty so be self sufficient. 350 Pula is a very high price for what you get but I guess you pay for the location.

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We loved the area so much we came back for another ten days! We spent most of our time along the river (direction Savuti) across the cut line. Technically Chobe but no one checked. Make sure to spend some time around there.

If you don’t want to pay the silly 300 Pula pppn at the Camp then find a spot along the river and hope no one comes. That’s what we did too. Just arrive after sunset and leave early :) be careful of the cats :)

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Truly wild! Expensive but best option around. We stayed at MAG5.

This whole area has amazing game viewing and is totally worth staying at. Make sure to cross over the river to sable alley which is where we spotted several leopards and there is also a wild dog den there. Ask any guides and they will be able to point you in the right direction. Some of the water crossings are pretty deep.

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Beautiful place! We stayed at MAG 2 for two days and we got too many elephants around (cause there is a track to/from the river). We also saw a group of 15 wild dogs hunting an impala... It was incredible.
Vervet monkeys tried to enter our car, but we chased them away with a catapult. Be careful also with squirrels!

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Same as written below. For us it is one of the best places to stay in Botswana. Huge area with campsites far apart from each other so you have your privacy. Amazing wildlife. Elephants roam around the campsites quietly. We had a leopard close to our camp. You have a lot of trees where you can find shade. No facilities and bring your own water.

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Stayed on MAG 4 with 2 tents. No problems with mice. Lots of birds around site but no Sightings of big animals. Prob MAG 5 is better for this. Paid 300pppn.

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We only saw birds and rodents at this campsite. I don't recommend tenting as the mice will eat through your tent, like they ate through our car wiring! Saw lots of animals on the river front drive though.

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Great alternative to the campsites in the park when you show up spontaniously. You have to drive to Khwai to book. 300 Pula is expensive but totally worth it. We had two elephants hanging around our car and in the morning we heard a lion. Just great!

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Wow, amazing! But not for the faint of heart. Accessed by horrible roads prone to flooding so 4x4 advised. Basic bush camping with no amenities, but right in the heart of the delta. A handful of sites sit right on the river Khwai, spread out so no noise from other campers. No fences, just you and the bush and a ton of elephants, hippos and wildlife. Supposed to be great for spotting leopard and wild dog but we were unlucky! P300pppn which is highway robbery BUT it's a community run camp so profits go to the Khwai community trust. And a small price to pay for the amazing location as well, right on the edge of Moremi and Chobe but no park fees to pay! Can't wait to come back!

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Campsite 4 on through road but 10m from river. Kudo passing through and elephants crossing throughout the day. 300 pula pppn (for 'foreigners') pretty pricey for a plot of ground and nothing else. That said, it's spacious and quiet and the area has (apparently) a very high proportion of leopards. Comfortable wild camping with decent game tracks to follow.

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Superb location at river in Okavanga Delta with elephants bathing 10 m from your site. Grassy with a few trees. Large spaces (you don't see other campers). No ablutions, water or any other facility. Payment must be made at the Khwai Community Trust office in Khwai about 25 km away from the campsite towards Moremi North Gate. Extremely expensive. Deep sand access road.
BWP 300 per person per night.

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