Would you like to
hear the roar of lions at night? Would you like to hear them while
wild-camping as far from civilization as you can get? If this sounds
like your cup of tea then this is the trip for you!
trip will have us camping wild for five nights in the Zutswa Wild
Life Management Area and the Mabuasehube Pan in the Kgalakgadi
Transfrontier Park (KTP). We kick things off at Botsolona Nature
Reserve (near Zeerust). Botsolona is a feeder reserve for the Northwest
Parks Board and is teeming with a variety of mammals – including rhino!
we cross into Botswana and head north to just past Kang to the
Kalahari Lodge for an overnight stop. (Chalets are available by your
own arrangement. This will be the last opportunity to spend a night in
a comfy bed!). Thereafter we will head through Hukuntsi, which will be
the last chance to fill up with fuel) and then into the wild!
we pay for and collect our permits for Qhaa Qhing Conservation Trust in
Zutshwa we head along sandy paths towards Jim Morris pans where we do
our first stint of wild camping. This will last for three nights with
plenty of time for exploration in the days before we finally make our
way to the KTP.
next two nights will be spent at Mabua Campsite. From there we head to
Cornwill Lodge which will have all necessary facilities as well as the
option of chalets for those who would like a proper bed (again by your
leads to the final leg of the trip back across the border and to
Botsolona for the last night together.
- This trip is limited
to 8 vehicles (Including myself)
- This trip will see us
traveling through the Kalahari Desert with dunes and very thick sand.
While a small
camper trailer might make it, a large camper trailer / caravan will NOT!
will need to carry enough fuel for 900km, taking a lot of thick sand
into consideration. Fuel consumption figures of 20l/100km are not unusual in the sand - even higher if you are towing.
need to be carrying a minimum of 5 litres of water per person per day –
more if you want to shower every
day. Please do consider the heat and aridness of a desert as well as
water needs for the days where we will be roughing it. There will be an
opportunity to refill water but do note that this water will be
brackish and not suitable for
the topic of wild camping please note: You need to be COMPLETELY SELF
SUFFICIENT! Three nights will be wild
camping (no facilities of any sort) and two nights will be with
will be no
electricity so please bring solar panels if possible to make sure you
keep your batteries
charged – FORGET ABOUT GENERATORS!
The cost of this trip
A deposit of R 2000 will
secure your place. Please note that this deposit will be non-refundable. A
trip shirt will be available for R 400. If interested please give
your shirt size and number if you would like one. It can be paid for at
the same time as the deposit.
3100 per person for FWDCSA members
3600 per person for non-members (Only if they are traveling in their
own vehicle. If they are traveling with a member in the member’s
vehicle they will pay the member’s rate)
This trip is being led by Peter
Hutchison. Peter has done many trips to the Kgalakgadi.
If you have any questions,
please contact him at email@example.com
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