It’s the destination that’s halfway to everywhere. Heading from Francistown to Maun? Or driving north to Kasane to explore the Chobe National Park? You’ve got to pass through Nata. Here’s why Melanie van Zyl reckons it’s more than just a stopover.
In the far north of Moremi in Botswana, the breathtaking riverine scenery is rivalled only by incredible sightings around every corner. But where should you stay? Whereas North Gate is inside the game reserve, Magotho is in the concession outside the park boundaries. Romi Boom weighs them up after a recent trip.
Central Kalahari Game Reserve, with its far-flung campsites, is a universe without masks and social distancing. In this vast, isolated landscape, the herds are abundant and the sightings awesome. By Romi Boom