While Ghanzi’s location in the north-western part of Botswana has made a stopover point for travellers on their way to and from Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta, the so-called capital of the The Kalahari Desert boasts an array of natural attractions and comfortable lodgings that will leave passers-by wishing they had stayed just that little bit longer.
The gently sloping water-absorbent sandveld that characterises Ghanzi’s surrounding landscape hosts to a number of lodges and camps. Visitors can spot wildlife from the deck of Edo’s Camp that surrounds a rocky waterhole, enjoy sunset and evening game-drives, or learn more about the camp’s conservation efforts to reintroduce rhinos into the area.
Motswiri Lodge gives guests the option to self-drive across their 30,000-hectare game farm, encouraging guests to always be on the look-out for predators such as leopard, cheetah, and hyena or the more docile (but no less impressive) black wildebeest and giraffe to name a few. Otherwise, visitors can enjoy guided bushman walks and star-gazing activities from the local San. The Thakadu Bush Camp promises an authentic and budget-friendly breakaway. Bird and buck are often present at the pan that the camp overlooks while horse-trails and game drives are easily arranged.
- Ghanzi is an ideal stopover point for those travelling to or from the Moremi Game Reserve and Okavango Delta
- The town is known as the Capital of the Kalahari
- A number of lodges and camps offer comfortable accommodation and a number of activities to make the stopover worthwhile
- A trip to Ghanzi is incomplete without a swim at the Ghanzi Gat