Makgadikgadi Pans Nat Park Accommodation

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Meno A Kwena Camp

Sleeps 24 in 8 rooms

Guests hoping to experience a truly memorable bushveld breakaway will not be disappointed when choosing to stay at Meno A Kwena Camp. It...
Guests hoping to experience a truly memorable bushveld breakaway will not be disappointed when choosing to stay at Meno A Kwena Camp. It is immersed within the rugged beauty of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park and is the ideal option for nature enthusiasts visiting this part of Botswana.

The camp offers eight canvas tents to guests, of which all are nestled in thorny branches away from wandering wild life. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with an authentic bucket shower. These tents have clear panels which not only let in plenty of natural light, but also offer undisturbed views of the bordering Boleti River.

Guests can relax on their veranda while drinking in the views of the surrounding area. The rock pool also offers breathtaking vistas. A visit to this beautiful part of the country would not be complete without a safari. As the sun wakes up, guests can experience a morning guided walk to enjoy unique game-viewing opportunities. Visitors can revel in a game drive along the river while having a picnic lunch.

As evening turns this camp into a golden oasis, guests can delight in a boat cruise along the river. This is a perfect chance to watch the roaming wild life come for a drink of water before night falls. Guests can then enjoy a scrumptious dinner while experiencing a bushveld sunset.
from R15883

Jack's Camp

Sleeps 20 in 10 rooms

While on a trapping expedition in the Makgadikgadi Pans during the 60s, Jack Bousfield stumbled upon a site that so captured his...
While on a trapping expedition in the Makgadikgadi Pans during the 60s, Jack Bousfield stumbled upon a site that so captured his imagination, he set up camp under an acacia with the unshakable expectation that others would feel the same.

The choice of such a striking locale, owed much to his original taste for the savage beauty of a forgotten Africa where he lived until his tragic death in an aircraft accident in 1992.

As a homage to the vision of his father, Ralph, his son, and his partner Catherine established Uncharted Africa Safari Co starting with Jack’s Camp which was refurbished at the beginning of 2003 - in a traditional East African 1940s safari style.

Ten green roomy and stylish canvas tents with en-suite bathrooms and indoor and outdoor showers, have been fashioned in classical style and are set into a palm grove creating an oasis of civilization in what can be the harshest of stark environments.

Persian rugs underfoot and cool cotton sheets form a striking contrast with the rugged wilderness viewed from the comfort of one’s own veranda. During the wet season, the landscape transforms. Clouds of flamingo and other migratory birds descend from the heavens to decorate the watery grasslands. Herds of zebra and wildebeest materialize, drawn by the lush grass, and for several months, the desert is teeming with game and predators.

The Makgadikgadi is not without drama and here, the emphasis is on observing the intricacies of a truly unique ecosystem to which Uncharted Africa Safari Co has added stylish adaptations of its own.

A relic of one of the world’s largest super lakes, the Makgadikgadi dried up thousands of years ago as a result of the continued shifting of the earth’s crust. When the lake was formed, some five to seven million years ago, its shores were the setting for the mysterious transition from ape to man.

A safari to Jack's Camp is also a complete desert experience focusing on species unique to the area such as aardvark, gemsbuck and springbuck. It is the only place where guests are virtually guaranteed to see the rare and elusive brown hyaena and be able to walk through the Kalahari with a gang of habituated but, wild meerkats.
from R39444

San Camp

Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

San Camp is situated on the edge of the vast and mysterious Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, the remnant of an extinct super lake that once covered...
San Camp is situated on the edge of the vast and mysterious Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, the remnant of an extinct super lake that once covered most of Botswana. Turn 360 degrees and nothing crosses the eye but the bowl of the sky. This is God's own minimalism.

Classic white tents stand majestically on the shore of an enormous sparkling salt pan, each sheltered by a cluster of stately desert palms. Pair safari elegance with minimal ecological impact, and combine with spectacular vistas.

San Camp runs almost entirely on solar energy, thus dramatically reducing the use of fossil fuels. Expert guiding, incredibly friendly habituated meerkats, unique desert species, old-world safari styling and superb cuisine all come together to create an experience that is completely different to any other. The perfect place to relax, unwind and retreat.

Facilities include a magnificent mess tent which contains a small natural history museum and library, a tea tent spread with cushions that provides a sheltering sanctuary and a tented yoga pavilion. San Camp has a reputation for delicious, fresh and original menus.

San Camp is unique in it is one of the only permanent camps to offer a chance to explore and understand the Kalahari. Our concession adjoins the Makgadikgadi National Park with its endless vistas of rolling golden grasslands.

Venturing far into the centre of the Makgadikgadi, on four-wheel drive quad bikes, we are able to explore remote archaeological sites, periodically discovering never-before documented fossil beds of extinct giant zebra and hippo. The fact that you can travel across the pans at great speed and still arrive nowhere only underlines the pans immensity. There is nothing out here.

The Kalahari desert is its own universe. It is the only place where guests are virtually guaranteed to see the rare and elusive brown hyaena and be able to walk through the Kalahari with a gang of habituated but wild meerkats.

The guides at San Camp are very knowledgeable. Our guides team up with a small group of Zu ’hoasi Bushmen to guide our guests on morning walks and game drives. Offering a window into the past, the Bushmen teach us how they have survived in this harshest of environments, using ancient knowledge of plants, animal behaviour and survival skills.

The ancient lake has run dry but the imagination runs wild.
from R32521

Leroo La Tau

Sleeps 24 in 12 rooms

Leroo La Tau rises majestically above the Boteti River which stretches across the western border of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. ...
Leroo La Tau rises majestically above the Boteti River which stretches across the western border of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. The park, populated by up to 30,000 zebra and wildebeest closely accompanied by predators, offers guests the chance to experience the exhilaration of seeing large concentrations of game and the resultant predator interaction.

The lodge offers a raised hide above the river where guests can enjoy the spectacular wildlife sightings that we’ve come to expect in this part of Botswana. A dining room, reading room and bar are all present in the main lodge, as well as expansive wooden decks and a plunge pool where guests can immerse themselves seamlessly into the ultimate wildlife experience in Botswana.

The 12 luxurious thatched and glass fronted suites with en-suite bathrooms, each raised on a wooden platform, overlook the Boteti River. Having explored the area and enjoyed a spectacular wildlife phenomenon on guided day and night game drives, guests can retire after dinner to a splendid fireplace overlooking the river.
from R11436

Camp Kalahari

Sleeps 22 in 10 rooms

Camp Kalahari is nestled among the acacias and the Mokolwane palms of Hyaena Island, on the edge of the ancient super lake and adjacent to...
Camp Kalahari is nestled among the acacias and the Mokolwane palms of Hyaena Island, on the edge of the ancient super lake and adjacent to the Makgadikgadi National Park. Camp Kalahari is a return to the traditional safari style of the old explorers, and is the best way to experience the Makgadikgadi in a fresh and affordable way.

It is the ideal camp for those who want fun, comfort, style and adventure. Camp Kalahari accepts children of all ages and makes for a fantastic family safari destination.

Camp Kalahari offers a large and comfortable thatched library and a lounge and dining area; here guests can relax and enjoy the serenity and peace of this enchanting area.

Camp Kalahari has 10 Meru-style tents with a choice of twin tents, double tents or a family unit comprising two twin tents with an inter-leading bathroom. All tents have en-suite outdoor bathrooms, flush loos and showers. The tent interiors are classic old-safari style, complete with comfortable beds, crunchy cotton sheets, stripy African blankets and hot water bottles in winter.

Camp Kalahari’s chef is a talented chap, noted for his tasty soups and particularly for his lethal concoction of chillies marinated in sherry and gin. Smeared over one's breakfast eggs, it's just the thing to sharpen sleep-dulled wits in preparation for whatever adventures await.

There are two distinctly different seasons in the Makgadikgadi; the dry season and the wet season. When the rains arrive at the beginning of the wet season, the landscape is transformed. Water gathers on the saltpan, algae bloom, crustaceans breed, and clouds of flamingo descend to feed on them. Then herds of zebra and wildebeest materialize, drawn by the lush grass, and for several months, the desert is teeming with game and predators. Guests visiting Camp Kalahari during the wet season can witness the last surviving migration of zebra and wildebeest in southern Africa.

When the waters dry up, the birds and animals migrate and the extraordinary ecosystem of the Makgadikgadi becomes the main attraction. It is during the dry season that guests can experience the vast Makgadikgadi Salt Pans on quad bikes.

The guides at Camp Kalahari team up with a small group of bushmen to guide our guests on a morning walk, offering a window into the past. The Bushmen teach us how they have survived in this harshest of environments, using their vast and ancient knowledge of plants, animal behaviour and survival skills.

Close by is the famous Chapman’s Baobab which is acknowledged to be the third-largest tree in Africa, and was the campsite of early explorers like Livingstone and Selous when they pioneered the area.
from R10801

Tiaan's Camp

Sleeps 44 in 14 rooms

Tiaan's Camp is an oasis at the Makgadikgadi National Park entrance gate at Khumaga, within easy reach of Nxai Pan National Park and...
Tiaan's Camp is an oasis at the Makgadikgadi National Park entrance gate at Khumaga, within easy reach of Nxai Pan National Park and Central Kalahari Game Reserve. This is also an ideal stopover for travellers on their way from Gauteng to Maun.

On the western edge of the great Makgadikgadi Pans on the Boteti river bank we provide affordable accommodation in our six chalets, or you can camp in one of our fully serviced camp sites. The eight camp sites have water and electrical connections. The ablution block offers warm water showers, and toilets.

Our restaurant overlooks the Boteti River and on the upper deck you can relax and wait for the elephants or the occasional zebra to come and drink. The restaurant offers simple yet nourishing meals, and cocktails can be enjoyed on the upper deck. Our bar is called ‘Zanzibar’ and we have a modest selection of wines, spirits, beer and sodas to quench your thirst, and if campers need ice they will get it in Zanzibar.

The swimming pool, restaurant and bar will refresh you for your game drives into the park where you can encounter elephants, impalas, kudus, zebras, wildebeest, giraffe and lots more of our furry and feathery friends. If you are lucky and wide-eyed, you can see lion, leopard and even rhinoceros in the park.

Tiaan’s Camp is on the edge of Khumaga village; a 140 km south east of Maun on the main tarred route from Khama Rhino Sanctuary to Maun. A 4x4 off-road vehicle is not needed to get to us. We do offer game drives in our game drive vehicle into the parks.
from R298
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    Accommodation near Makgadikgadi Pans Nat Park

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    Drifters Maun Camp

    from R200
    This camp is situated 30 kilometres east of Maun on the banks of the seasonal Boteti river. We...
    This camp is situated 30 kilometres east of Maun on the banks of the seasonal Boteti river. We offer an exclusive, quiet, uncrowded, beautiful, treed site for those who wish to stay in the vicinity of Maun. This camp is ideal as a base camp for those adventurous individuals who wish to explore the region.
    from R200
    Sleeps 72 in 12 rooms

    109.12km from Makgadikgadi Pans Nat Park

    15 Reviews

    Planet Baobab

    from R397
    Planet Baobab is located along the cracked and cropless landscape on the road between Maun and...
    Planet Baobab is located along the cracked and cropless landscape on the road between Maun and Francistown, where elephants tear up any tree that dares to raise its head, a large grey hulk looms into sight at the edge of the road. Watch out for the giant anteater on the side of the road.
    from R397
    Sleeps 199 in 33 rooms

    72.67km from Makgadikgadi Pans Nat Park

    8 Reviews

    Thamalakane River Lodge, 10 en-suite luxury forest chalets situated on the Banks of the Thamalakane...
    Thamalakane River Lodge, 10 en-suite luxury forest chalets situated on the Banks of the Thamalakane River, Maun, Botswana. The perfect springboard to the Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta and all that Botswana has to offer.
    from R2224
    Sleeps 42 in 19 rooms

    128.32km from Makgadikgadi Pans Nat Park

    18 Reviews

    Gweta Lodge

    from R745
    Gweta Lodge's versatile accommodation options, relaxing, comfortable atmosphere, exciting varied...
    Gweta Lodge's versatile accommodation options, relaxing, comfortable atmosphere, exciting varied trips and activities, combined with exceptional hospitality will make each guest feel inspired and complete within.
    from R745
    Sleeps 44 in 19 rooms

    67.30km from Makgadikgadi Pans Nat Park

    4 Reviews

    Kaziikini Campsite

    from R635
    Kaziikini is a budget environmental friendly, self-catering campsite situated on the way to Moremi...
    Kaziikini is a budget environmental friendly, self-catering campsite situated on the way to Moremi South Gate in a private concession, approximately 62 km from Maun. The camp features four rondavel huts with two beds in each, 13 campsites, communal ablutions, a restaurant, and a bar.
    from R635

    6 Reviews

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    Mankwe Bush Lodge

    from R524
    Situated between the Moremi Park in Maun and the Chobe National Park, a stopover at Mankwe Bush...
    Situated between the Moremi Park in Maun and the Chobe National Park, a stopover at Mankwe Bush Lodge is a must. On its own concession, self-drive routes make the lodge perfect for 4x4 enthusiasts.
    from R524
    Sleeps 172 in 15 rooms

    127.77km from Makgadikgadi Pans Nat Park

    Xere Motel

    from R550
    Xere Motel is located in the Rakops Village in Botswana, along the Rakops-Maun road. Xere Motel...
    Xere Motel is located in the Rakops Village in Botswana, along the Rakops-Maun road. Xere Motel offers eleven comfortably furnished en-suite thatched chalets.
    from R550
    Sleeps 22 in 11 rooms

    94.43km from Makgadikgadi Pans Nat Park

    9 Reviews

    Kalahari Desert Camp

    from R11913
    The Kalahari Desert Camp is located on the northern border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve....
    The Kalahari Desert Camp is located on the northern border of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The camp offers 12 tented camps with all the modern luxuries and comforts.
    from R11913

    Situated in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve are a selection of campsites, run and maintained by...
    Situated in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve are a selection of campsites, run and maintained by Big Foot Tours. The camp site are all set in secluded areas within the reserve, with minimal facilities. Some campsites have no facilities at all.
    from R662
    Sleeps 96 in 16 rooms

    124.96km from Makgadikgadi Pans Nat Park

    from R874
    Sleeps 72 in 6 rooms

    127.87km from Makgadikgadi Pans Nat Park

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