At the Xakanaxa Camp in the Moremi Park, Botswana there is more than just the sound of early morning chirping birds and midnight roars of lions. This is action-packed camping at its best.
With only a few 100km’s from Namibia, Botswana is the wild life hot spot of the southern part of Africa. One day drive and you made it into complete wilderness.
08 wildest things to know when going camping at Xakanaxa
01 | Know how to get there
Before you get going make sure you know how to get to the Xakanaxa Campsite. Moremi Park is easily accessed through any of the 2 entry gates (North and South Gate)
02 | Check In
Make sure to check-in at the campsite office, which you will find next to the Xakanaxa airstrip. From there it is about another 3.5km to the campsite. It is advisable to make your campsite booking before your arrival. Best option is booking with Kwalate Safaris.
(South Gate and Xakanaxa)
Tel: +267 686 1448
Fax: +267 686 1448
Cell: +267 713 08283
Cell: +267 713 07435
03 | Public campsites
Xakanaxa is a very basic but beautiful campsite. Here you’ll find bathrooms with showers and toilets and now and again some friendly bathroom visits from elephants.
04 | Camp site safety
Even tho you are in a campsite, always be alert. The wild animals have access to the campsite and get very curios at times. Visits from Hippos or Elephants can defiantly be expected. We had a Hippo party grazing through our camp site at midnight and an early morning Elephant stroll right past our tent.
05 | Malaria
Malaria is a health concern when visiting Botswana, specifically the Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta. Make sure to always spray yourself with Mosquito spray and cover yourself up by wearing long sleeves, especially during sun set time. Another option is getting a malaria vaccine form your doctor before going on your Botswana trip.
06 | Drinking Water
As with most parts of Africa, tap water in urban areas may cause upset stomachs. Stick to drinking your bottled water. Make sure you bring enough drinking water supply for your trip.
07 | Enjoy the campsites
Leave the campsites early morning for your game drive through the Moremi Park and plan to get back to the campsite early afternoon. This way you can sort out all your camping stuff, dinner plans and grab a shower before it gets dark. Grab an ice cold beer, sit back in your camping chair and enjoy the sound of the camp fire crackling.
08 | Sundowner on the Okavango
Travel Trip: Get up real close and personal with the Hippos and plan a sun downer boat drive on the Okavango! Next to the Xakanaxa campsite you will find the luxury Xakanaxa Camp. They offer exceptional boat trips with their licensed tour guides. An absolute must!
Have you ever been to Botswana and camped at Xakanaxa? Want more? Read our blog post: Camping at Khwai- the ultimate camp experience in Botswana.
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