Makgadikgadi National Park

19 April 2015 Day 8 Week 2 MNP Tree Island campsite

I hope these details will help persuade others to add MNP as a stopover during a visit to Botswana. I don’t believe in “secret places” and instead believe the more often places are visited the more likely that their existence will remain viable. As alluded to in yesterday’s posting timing is of the essence it seems to try and guess where the animals will be and this also mean guessing some time in advance what the rains will be doing, not a reliable pursuit at the best of times. What I would plan for the future. Dry season (June to November) – Khumaga and the Boteti.

18 April 2015 Day 7 Week 1 Tree Island Campsite Makgadikgadi National Park (MNP).

Distance travelled: 290 km Time taken: 8 hours

TOTAL DISTANCE COVERED THUS FAR: 2517km.

The feature of today’s travels was the bad condition again of the road from Deception Valley to Matswere Gate and then onto the tar near Rakops. This bit of road is in far worse condition than any of the roads within CKGR. It obviously never receives any maintenance whatsoever. Fortunately the mud ponds had largely dried up.

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