Third Bridge Campsite

Third Bridge Campsite

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#9 of 19 campsites in Moremi Game Reserve
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Moremi Game Reserve Botswana
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worldtraveller046 wrote a review Jun 2024
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This campsite is accessible from Xakanaxa over a poorly maintained pole bridge. The reception has wifi during a number of hours a day and next to the office is a well equipped shop with freezers and a wide selection of products, even meat. During our stay no game drives were available only motorboat trips starting at the boat station of the camp and with a knowledgeable guide Michael; unfortunately no mokoro trips.
The management seemed not to be very interested/motivated and one of them who helped us solve an issue with our car (10-15 minutes) and received a good tip tried to get hundreds of Pula for this service.
The ensuite tents offer a good bed with mosquito nets, electricity, an outdoor shower etc and we could watch elephants passing and heard very aggressive hyena's and jackals during the night.
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Date of stay: June 2024
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kushatha Moesi wrote a review Dec 2020
Gaborone, Botswana
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Third Bridge had the most friendliest staff ever! Their ablution blocks were always squeaky clean too. We had a chance to see a pride of lions right by the gate and many more. Unfortunately for us, it rained alot though
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Björn B wrote a review Feb 2024
Stockholm, Sweden
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a fantastic experience. 4 friends staying in 2 tented accommodations. Clean and wildlife outside your door. Bring fire wood for your evening bondfire. Don't leave anything outside hence monkeys are good collectors :) There is a small shop at the 3d bridge gate with basic things.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PinkNosedPenguin wrote a review Oct 2023
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our two nights here, including the ellies wandering passed the tent and the hyena who tried to steal our steaks off the braai! Nice tent and bathroom. However, I do wonder who this accommodation is aimed at? Only self-campers will have the equipment needed to cook here, but they have their own tent to use? We don't camp and so had to purchase a small stove and bring basic utensils as we knew nothing was provided here except a braai. But the location is of course superb with excellent animal viewing from the deck. Also recommend the mokoro trips at Mboma Boat Station...
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Date of stay: September 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Italian_kilt wrote a review Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent a couple nights in the tented camp, the room was spacious and clean. Separate en-suite bathroom with outdoor shower. Stand alone water pipe and braai. Enjoyed our stay here and having a little break from sleeping in our tent on top of our Land Cruiser.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mark B wrote a review Aug 2022
Bristol, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed two nights with my wife and son just before the bridge reopened. Quite a challenging drive there but well worth it. Masses of wildlife Both on our drives and within the camp. Small shop selling provisions which was helpful. Great experience
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Wynand H M wrote a review Mar 2020
Pretoria, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had fantastic viewing and just being in the wild is so amazing and third bridge was amazing to stay. We came from Maun's side towards Kasane and stayed in these great national parks. Were very dry at the moment and our convoy was amazing sitings.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Bob T wrote a review May 2012
Blackford, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Third Bridge campsite is BRILLIANT but you must understand that there is NO fence and the area swarms with predators. The main problems are resident hyenas and occasional lions. The baboons are just a nuisance, if you lock away your food and treat them aggressively when they get too close (as they do us). South Africans often carry a catapult and supply of ball-bearings for hyenas but I find shouting and arm-waving enough. My adult daughter was trapped at midnight once inside the female toilets (they have a metal gate) by several hyenas; eventually they wandered off. She also noticed that they "targeted" me because I limp. We were horrified to see parents leaving small children unguarded here. THIS IS A POTENTIALLY LETHAL THING TO DO, as is tent camping with an entrance unzipped. We always use roof tents. All these remarks apply equally to ALL Northern Botswana campsites, such as the others in Moremi, Savuti and along the Chobe River. The big difference between Third Bridge and the rest is that elephants tend to leave it alone.
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Date of stay: September 2011Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sam L wrote a review Jul 2011
London
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had read mixed reviews of this site so were unsure what to expect. On balance we were pretty pleased with it. As with all the other public camp sites in Moremi and Chobe, this one has quite new ablution blocks which are pretty good, though for some hours the water system was off while we were there. I think all these camps commonly have problems with the water system. Again like the other campsites, the pitches are enormous, each with large shade trees and an area for having a campfire. Unlike the camps we stayed at in Chobe and North Gate, this one did not have a tap at each pitch, and there was no brai/barbecue grill. We did an aftternoon game drive with the company which runs the camp, which I can recommend. They are currently building a new building which will apparently include a bar and small 'tuck shop', which will be welcome additions, though i wouldnt hold your breath. Many reviews of this site talk of major problems with baboons - we didnt see any at all. I suspect that both here and at N gate they had become such a problem that the rangers were forced to shoot them. We did have hyena and hippos walking round our campsite at night though, which was interesting! One word of warning - if you are a couple or small group they may require you to share a pitch. There is some smallprint about this in the emails they send but some people overlook that
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Date of stay: June 2011Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Windmage wrote a review Feb 2012
Grimsby, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have camped twice in Moremi at different camp sites and feel that Third Bridge is one of the best. I see that an Australian had a problem recently with Baboons and therefore ended up in an expensive lodge. Anyone who cannot accept that camping in the various unfenced and unguarded camp-sites is not a walk in the local park should stay at the lodges.
At third bridge we had the thrill of quietly watching a hippo feeding about 20m from our camp-fire, of watching Hyaenas watching us as we ate, listening to lion roaring as the went out on their evening hunt and being able to observe elephants after only a 5 minute drive away from the camp. The lions would cross the bridge which was about 100m from our site and only 50 m from the ablutions. Nobody used the ablutions after dark!
We were told there was not a baboon problem but still took care to lock everything away at night and when we left the camp-site for even just a few minutes. We use metal trunks as do most experienced bush campers. Nothing should be left out at night. On previous occasions we have lost metal cups and a water bucket, had chairs ripped and strong plastic boxes destroyed.
At Savuti we had an elephant walk past our camp-site. The ablutions at Savuti have an elephant proof wall which would resist a tank attack. At Ihaha in Chobe national park we had baboons and monkeys most of the time during the day. At night they slept in the tree next to our tent and only disturbed us when a leopard walk past our vehicle. We have a roof top tent.
Remember that the animals in the reserves are wild; expect problems and enjoy the experience of camping in the wild. Complain and sadly in years to come there will be fences, tarred roads, warning signs everywhere and maybe even a MacDonalds.
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Date of stay: May 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Answer from V3583QIlisa
Durban, South Africa195 contributions59 helpful votes
Hi Henriette, I can’t be 100% sure but would guess the bridges will carry your campervan. We were in a fully laden Landcruiser with an off-road camper trailer. Granted the load was spread over greater length. However these camps are frequented by “overland” trucks that far exceed your campervan GMV. There are certainly alternative routes in the dry season, but wouldn’t bet on it in the rainy season. All the best Lisa.
Answer from Évañ S
24 contributions4 helpful votes
When it comes to camping in Botswana, you must bring everything. There is a small shop at the campsite, but it does not carry much, mostly essentials. I suggest that you rather stock-up at the nearest big town. A tent, cooking equipment, table, chairs, sleeping equipment (mattresses, sleeping bag, pillow, stretcher), water, spare diesel, puncture kit, tow rope, spade are the least of your requirements. Good camera, never drive alone, always in convoy with at least one other vehicle, two way radio, binoculars, bird and mammal book, and plenty of patience and can do attitude.
DowPmb wrote a tip Jul 2019
Pmb135 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sites 1, 2 and 3 are good. Site 4 is small and secluded. It would be nice for 1 vehicle except it has a walk through bush to the ablutions."
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Merfyn Owen wrote a tip May 2019
4 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had Eagle tent....first in the row and so more isolated than others."
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Sly wrote a tip Jan 2019
22 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't use tented facilities, bring your own tent and camp in open camps, its exhilarating and fun, you get to see animals closer"
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jetfuel71 wrote a tip Aug 2018
69 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"6 newly build tented camps with solar powered tent and showers open to the stars."
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FMFAlentejo wrote a tip Mar 2018
Santa Clara a Velha, Portugal114 contributions16 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just save your money and go somewhere else"
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