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Kgalagadi Eco 2020 Dashboard

Meeting date and time:

We will meet at Uppington on 12 November 2020 for our first night. Campsite to be advised

We will depart the next morning from Uppington to Kgalagadi to start our tour.

Our last night is 19 November in Twee Rivieren and early morning of 20 November I will depart back to JHB. The 19th is my wifes’ birthday so I need to get back home.

Tour Distance:

From Twee Rivieren back to Twee Rivieren is about 800km.

Wild cards:

Your park fees are included in the tour, however if you have a wild card and you don’t mind us using it we can have a few extra rands and buy some extra firewood. Otherwise please do not buy a wild card for this trip, as I said it is included in your costs.

Fuel availability:

Fuel will be available in Twee Rivieren, Mata Mata and Nossob. 

The longest stretch is about 250km in sandy conditions Nossob to Nossob.

Fuel purchase:

Credit cards will be generally excepted but be prepared for a card machine that is out of order.

Cash:

Kgalagadi shop at Nossob only takes cash in Rands.

Toilets:

Flush toilets in the SANPARKS camps. Bush toilets for the two Botswana eco nights.

Showers:

Hot showers at SANPARKS sites. The eco trail have no facilities. We will have an opportunity to collect water for the bush nights. Either take enough water or remember a container to collect water at the water points as we pass them for the night. 

There are water available through the park so we will fill up as required.

A 5 litre shower per person is plenty.

4×4 Driving:

This is a 4×4 tour and we will be driving in sand on the Botswana side. 

Bring your spade and a few Cokes to sip on whilst someone is stuck…..;-)

Just joking, we will all be fine.

I also have all the recovery equipment, no need to bring any along. Just a tyre pump and spade.

Water:

We will find water for cooking and cleaning daily around the park. Bring a container big enough for two days, in case a borehole is not working 

5 litre for a shower and 5 litre for washing per day per person. A 25 litre container per day will be plenty for two people. The longest stretch is 2 nights, so 50 litre for 2 people should be the max to carry around.

Drinking water we can buy in bottles in the Nossob shop, or bring your own.

What to do?

The eco route is only two nights, but here are a few tips.

Reduce your water use. 

Carry water for drinking and keep it separate. ( bottled inside the vehicle or whatever ) Then a second tank or drums that we fill as we go, for washing and showers.

Drinking water I would say 3 litre per person per day as a minimum.

Weather:

We are in the Kgalagadi at a very pleasant time. The days are warm but the evenings are cool. 

Shorts for the days and a jacket for the evenings should do it.