"Go to Botswana at your peril…
The visitor here is often profoundly changed, even after a short time.
For this is a good country, a place where, for the most part,
governments and people have behaved with propriety and with respect for others.
It is a place that is ready to break the heart in unexpected ways…".
-Alexander McCall Smith (the author of "No 1 Ladies Detective Agency")
  South Africa

African Parks and Safaris
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Botswana Parks and Game Reserves

Camping in Botswana Parks and Reserves

Over seventeen percent of Botswana has been set aside as national parks and game reserves. From the green of the Okavango Delta in the north to the red desert dunes in the south, great areas of wilderness have been carefully preserved to offer visitors an opportunity to experience Nature at its very best; to feel a sense of solitude; to see an incredible variety of wildlife species and to enjoy the prolific bird life.

Within the national parks and game reserves, areas have been set aside in which visitors may camp. Many of these areas have only the most basic of facilities or are completely undeveloped, whilst other areas have formal ablution blocks. The following information is therefore provided to assist visitors to select the areas and facilities that suit them best and to give details of what is available in each area.

As a general rule each individual campsite may accommodate a maximum of six persons and two vehicles. Where exceptions to this occur they will be specified in the following text.
Although the national road networks between main centres are tarred and in first class condition, many of the access tracks that lead to the parks and reserves, and many of the tracks within the protected areas, are rough and sandy, requiring the use of a 4x4 vehicle.

Access to the parks and reserves has been limited in order to ensure that visitors have an enjoyable experience and can feel the wilderness atmosphere. Because of this, advance bookings for campsites are essential.

Botswana Parks and Reserves Reservations Offices

Reservations, up to twelve months in advance, must be made through either of the two reservations offices as follows:

Parks and Reserves Reservations Office
P O Box 20364, Boseja, Maun, Botswana
Tel. +267 686 1265; Fax. + 267 686 1264
Physical location: Next to the Police Station in Maun

OR Parks and Reserves Reservations Office
P O Box 131, Gaborone, Botswana

Tel. + 267 318 0774; Fax. +267 318 0775; e-mail: DWNP@gov.bw
Physical location: Kgale Millenium Park opposite Game City Mall heading South, we are in the compound with Auditor General and CID


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