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colbol
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Kgalagadi Planning advice needed please !!

Unread post by colbol » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:16 am

Hello all
I would like advice please on what any of the mites would consider to be the best way to explore KTP for first timers.
It is intended that we will arrive in April/ May 2018 , so am trying to get bookings as soon as they come available.
We intend arriving from the Namibian side via Mata Mata and exiting via Twee Riverien .
We will travelling in a 4x4 with a roof tent , but I know that the SO would like a night or two in a" real" bed .
I think we could do 6 nights in KTP, but am unsure how or where to spend them.
Open to all ideas, any help would be truly appreciated.
Many thanks
Colbol

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Re: Kgalagadi Planning advice needed please !!

Unread post by shfish » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:13 pm

Hi Colbol
It all depends how rough or "tame" you want to go in the KTP. Considering you will have a roof top tent on top of your 4x4, I would strongly recommend that you try and get a few nights at one of the unfenced camps, Rooiputs or Polentswa which are close to the Nossob road. Admittedly the ablutions are a bit rough but if you want the real experience, this is where you need to be. The advantage of camping is that you are able to enjoy the sounds of the night when the camp has settled.
If you wish to spend a night or two in "luxury", then plan those nights at the end of your trip when you're "camped-out" and aim for one of the tented camps closer to Twee Rivieren. You don't want to drive for half the day before you exit the park to your next destination ( the park roads can be tedious when you're on a mission).The chalets at Twee Rivieren are a last resort - you may as well be staying in Jo'burg CBD.
Despite what you may have read about bookings in this park, don't rush in booking as soon as it opens - as time goes by you will see more and more suitable accommodation open up as your date approaches.
Let me know if I can help any further.

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Re: Kgalagadi Planning advice needed please !!

Unread post by colbol » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:49 am

Many thanks shfish
Rooiputs and Polentswa are the 2 names that keep coming up in my search.
Some rough stuff is a must, so as to experience KTP properly.
How do you go about booking sites at these camps?
Thanks again for the advice.
Cheers Colbol

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Re: Kgalagadi Planning advice needed please !!

Unread post by barryels » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:24 am

Hi Colbol,

If you wish to book sites/accomodation at one of those two camps you will have to contact Botswana: Maun
tel. 00267 6860444 or Gaborone tel. 00267 3901999.
Always be humble and understanding.
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Re: Kgalagadi Planning advice needed please !!

Unread post by colbol » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:52 pm

Hi Barryels
Many thanks for the info.
Cheers Colbol

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Re: Kgalagadi Planning advice needed please !!

Unread post by shfish » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:34 pm

Hi Colbol
Barryels has kindly furnished phone numbers - I can't remember which of those I use. Do phone them as it's very difficult to liaise via the DWNP email address. Happy planning!!

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Re: Kgalagadi Planning advice needed please !!

Unread post by colbol » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:54 am

Many thanks guys for the info, just need to make up my mind as to where else we spend time.
Part of the fun, planning !!
Regards Colbol


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