Sunday, 27 January 2013

Khwai Camp - North Gate Botswana

North Gate, the exit gate in the North-eastern side of the Reserve is reached through a wooden bridge that crosses the river.  Close by the pleasant shady camping site is situated.
North Gate or Khwai Campsite is a must on your itinerary, as this area probably offers the best game viewing in Botswana.
It is a beautiful campsite set amongst huge shady trees overlooking the Khwai River.
It has to be mentioned that once again the baboons and monkeys can be a nuisance, and are famous for making camp life uncomfortable.
Outwit them, and don't leave foodstuffs and utensils unattended.
Keep your tent and car windows closed

Khwai Camp is renowned for game viewing from the comfort of your camping chair. Elephant and the occasional wild dog out on hunt is, a common sight for campers.
Game drives around the Khwai flood plains can be very rewarding.
Wildebeest and antelope are in abundance.
Elephant, lion, wild dog and hyena are a common sight.
Wattle crane, saddle billed stork and other exotic birds are found on the banks of the river and is a paradise for bird lovers.

There are a couple of small shops at Khwai village just across the river from the camp site, where very basic essentials including cold drinks, ice and beer can be obtained.

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