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Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Nxai Pan Camp is located in the Nxai Pan National Park, on the edge of an enormous dried lake bed. The camp staff are friendly and helpful. The food is very good. The main building is completely open, so any animals that come to the man-made waterhole can be watched during meals or while taking a swim. The cottages are...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Well, don't judge the camp by the road leading to it. If you're not used to thick sand you might find getting there very disturbing. However, this camp has brand new clean ablutions and seems to be not too busy. The best was that while you set up the tent the elephants walking through not far from you. We've stayed...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Nxai Pan has a fanstastic campsite with clean ablutions. You book with Xomai. The roads have very thick sand from the gate through to the campsite so you need to take it easy. There is also badly corrugated roads, a pitty that they don't grade the roads more frequently. There is only one watering hole with water currently. We saw...

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Skukuza, South Africa
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We camped at Nxai Pan National park for 3 nights, the campsite was not too busy and it was nice and peaceful, the facilities were clean and there was hot water for showering, the road leading into the park from the tar was in a bad state and very corrugated, the sand in some places is quite thick and some...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The reviews I read did this campsite no justice. Given, they were dated 2013 and the ablution was renovated since. The spikes around the ablutions to keep the elephants away from the water pipes are fearsome to humans too, so we decided unanimously that it was not the safe place to run to should a lion pay us a nocturnal...

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La Canada Flintridge, California
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We stayed at Nxai Pan for three days in late May 2016. We did not realize it until we arrived, but the camp closed at the end of that week for its annual maintenance. The camp is the only private lodge in Nxai Pan National Park. The camp was definitely showing signs of wear, perhaps because it was the end...

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1Thank Hockeydad900
Randburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We camped at site 8 in Naxi Pan. The camp site was ideal and very close to the ablution block. There were 6 of us .We enjoyed some excellent sightings , Lion, Elephant, jackal and numerous species of other animals. One of the highlights was seeing about 1000+ herd of Spingbok on the pan. We also enjoyed the bird life....

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Dorset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 May 2016

This is for sure a campsite in a remote location. There are new elephant proof ablutions with clean toilets and hot showers. You do need to pluck up the courage to step between the iron spikes and open the gate in the electrified fence to reach the ablution block but get brave! There is a hot shower for you inside!...

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We arrived at the gates to the Nxai Pan quiet late in the afternoon only to be met by very sullen and less than friendly park staff. No 'hello' or smile or even much of an acknowledgment that we were even in the reception area... Never mind, full of our own smiles we asked if we could camp at Nxai...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 May 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights and had wonderful sightings of both game and birds. Campsite 1 was clean and dustbins were emptied every day. The ablutions were spotless with toilet paper and had hot water. The staff were very friendly and came to see that all was OK and shared valuable information about the roads and where to find...

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Address: Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
Region: Botswana > Central District > Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Number of rooms: 8
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“All rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles 12trvlgirl, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The nicest Campsite is No 6”
 of 5 bubbles Andrewschoeman, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Be well prepared for camping and ensure that you have all the essentials.”
 of 5 bubbles 831edwardi, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“Camp sites 1 - 4 are the nicest and away from the main area so quiet and a great view over the pans”
 of 5 bubbles 499jaynel, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“Camp Site 1 and 2 are the best sites, private and close to the ablutions.”
 of 5 bubbles 555catherinee, 14 May 2014 | Read review
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