We are planning a trip from Gaborone, Botswana to the Namib desert, not far from Windhoek, Namibia. By google its about 15h drive. We are looking for campsites along that route, without diverting too much off course.

We are driving 4x4 with camping gear, personal experience is preferred.

  • @mts I worried about that, before I remove the question: it is very specific route and I do need the advice, any edits recommendation to keep the question on topic? – Idan May 19 '16 at 12:39
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    I wouldn't remove, it will get closed in a voting process if other users with high rep agree. You could edit the question, i.e. asking if there are any campsites on the route instead of suggestions for things to do. – mts May 19 '16 at 12:54
  • We really can't recommend places since recommendations are opinion-based: what I might want to do and see might not be what you want to do. – JoErNanO May 19 '16 at 12:55
  • Following the edit I am removing my close vote. You might still want to specify what type of campsites you are looking for and why they / this info are hard to find. +1 – mts May 19 '16 at 13:03

There are a couple of campsites near Ghanzi which is about halfway between Gaborone and Windhoek.

I can recommend Thakadu which is basic but clean and has a nice bar and restaurant with a waterhole nearby.

The camp site of Tautona Lodge is fine too but it is a bit far away (more than 1km) of the restaurant.


Recently came back from the trip. Ganzi is an option for better accomedation (more options), and we did stayed there on the way back from Maun. Unfortunately, it was too far from Gaborone for us (670 Km), and added another 100 Km to the trip.

We did found a place to stay in closer to the middle: Kang village which is 420 Km from Gaborone and about 400 Km from the Namibian border post. There are several guest houses and one campsite in Kang, fueling station and convenience store. The second night we stayed across the Namibian border in guest farm.

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