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“Nice little game drives, good facilities” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Khwai North Gate Campsite

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Khwai North Gate Campsite
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice little game drives, good facilities”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

The Khwai Campsite at north gate has nice big campsites. You can see the fires of the other campers at night (and in the morning, when every one has to deal with the cheeky velvet monkeys :) ) but there is a lot of room for privacy. The toilettes and showers are proper and clean at any time. They have security guards, visiting you every day, to check, if you are ok. And the game drives, which start just in front of the campsite are very nice. Impalas and various kind of birds are always very close to the camp. At night you should take care of the hyenas.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Cornwall England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

This is a fantastic campsite. We spent 3 nights at 3 different pitches. The reason for this was our first pitch MK5 was stuck in the middle with the access road around it. Lots of dust from people driving around rather too fast. The manager, Willie, was very helpful and second night we had MK1 which was better and the last night MK6 which was the best. If I stay at Khwai again I would make sure we had a pitch on the river side as these were 100% better.

The ablutions were clean and the water hot. There was a choice of solar powered ablutions or some smaller ones where the water is heated by gas. We needed some extra wood and one of the staff brought a wheel barrow full from the village for us. All the staff were very helpful.

The campsite is very wild, amazing! Lions and Hyena passing through during the night. You need to keep aware of whats going on. Elephant trapping me in the tent while another trapped hubby in the ablutions, very exciting.

While we were there a pack of wild dogs were hunting right through the camp and we had an encounter with them early one morning as we left camp. 30+ Impala burst out of the bush, jumping around and over our land rover with the dogs in hot pursuit. All just for us. Everyone else was still getting up. We were so lucky.

All our bookings were done by McKenzie 4x4 in Maun. Excellent service.

Room Tip: Get a pitch by the river, you can see them marked out on Google Earch
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Odessa, Ukraine
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79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2012

Pretty heavy access from North, necessary to cross river by car without a bridge. Camp itself is not marked and pretty difficult to find a site without a guidance. Amenities are good but slightly distant, however water is at each site. Water is present only if solar panels are working. Dust and sand is everywhere. A lot of antelopes. Seen no other animals otherwise. Road extremely boring

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2012

We stayed at Khwai for 2 nights in August 2012 - we also stayed at Savuti and Ihaha. Khwai was by far the best and cleanest of these sites.
Staff were friendly and helpful (thank you to the guy at the gate office who helped us with our punture in our Nissan campervan). Great games drives along the river routes. Easy to find.
Ablution blocks cleanest we encountered. Each site had own fire pit and water supply. Staff sell wood for fires if needed (we had bought bundles for 10 pula on way in).

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

We spent 3 nights at North Gate (Khwai) Campsite during a camping trip into the Moremi Game Reserve. Even if the booking was paid prior to our arrival, a special "bed levy" had to be paid at the gate, so don't forget to include these fees in your budget.

We camped at the closest pitch to the bridge... It wasn't a good a idea due to the nocturnal sounds which could be heard the whole night from the village and from the surrounding buldings (dogs barking, cars, generators etc). Dogs from the nearest village were also seen in camp. The nearest ablution block to our pitch had no water during our whole stay in the camp.

Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Odijk
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167 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

Its nice because you are halfway on your way to Chobe and enables you to drive around in Moremi a bit more. Its also exiting since there are no borders around the camp, so you cant go out at night to take a pee, cause there could be elephants, hyena's of lions outside. not allowed to go here with children below 12 or 14.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank KvBerloo
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London
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2011

We had a great site right by the water, overlooking Khwai bridge. No problems at all with baboons, as we had read to expect. The ablution blocks are relatively modern and well equipped, but the water system was no running due to a fault the night we stayed, which proved to be a problem.

Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Khwai North Gate Campsite
Address: Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta > Moremi Game Reserve
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Ranked #20 of 27 Speciality Lodging in Moremi Game Reserve
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
North Gate (Khwai) Campsite Hotel Moremi Game Reserve

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