Started in 1997, Makgadikgadi Camp stands amongst real fan palms and acacias near the edge of Ntwetwe Pan, south of Gweta. It is run by Reiner Sumerauer, the owner of Gweta Restcamp and marketed by Okavango Tours and Safaris in Maun.
The tents have twin beds and en-suite shower, toilet and washbasins. The camp has a main dining area under a thatched roof, with a plunge-pool nearby. Activities include short walks and trips across the pans with 4WDs and quad bikes, and bushcamps are possible.Stop press
As my research concluded, I was advised by a government official that Makgadikgadi Camp did not have a current licence to occupy its site, and thus had been operating illegally since 1999. I was told that the government was in the process of getting what it is owed from the company, and after that a decision would be made on the camp's continued existence.