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Our Trip to Gweta

Distance about 103km.

The road from Lekhubu to Gweta was dry and hard, smooth in places, pretty bumpty in others, then heavily corrugated, and again soft and sandy and dusty. Very dusty. Dust, dust everywhere. Leaving the pan, the road becomes a narrow bush track with a few scattered sandy patches. Bundu driving at its best.

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Posted on 26 July 2008 by Linx

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From Lekhubu Island to Gweta Lodge

Gweta Lodge is set in the village of Gweta, 200km from Maun and 100km from Nata. The lodge is 'a gateway to the pans and a rare oasis in the desert.' The Makgadikgadi Pans (Nxai pan, Sowa pan, and Ntwetwe pan) are just south of the village. Green's Baobab, Chapman's Baobab and Kubu Island are also located within easy reach of Gweta.

The lodge offers a relaxed atmosphere to guests giving them the experience of Botswana wilderness and opportunities for game viewing, utilising several locations and camps in the area, including one set in 3840sq km of wilderness around one of the only waterholes to be pumped from bore-holes all year round.

The public areas at the lodge include a bar, lounge, pool, open rondavels (one with power outlets for wireless laptop access), an outdoor kitchen, a restaurant, a curio shop, and a boma firepit.

Accommodation include two luxury rooms, family rooms for four or more guests, double rooms with en-suite showers, and traditional thatched-roof rondavels. We also have camping facilities and an ablutions block with hot showers and toilets.

The two luxury rooms are equipped with air-con, coffee and tea service, en-suite bathrooms, mosquito nets, and satellite TV.

The family rooms sleep four (one double bed and two twin beds), and are equipped with ceiling fans, coffee and tea service, mosquito nets, and en-suite bathrooms.

The single and double rooms (twin beds), are equipped with ceiling fans, coffee and tea service, mosquito nets, and en-suite bathrooms.

Single and double (twin beds) African rondavel huts are equipped with ceiling fans and mosquito nets. Shared bathrooms with toilets and hot showers are available nearby.

Luxury tents sleep two, and are equipped with a night stand, wash basin and storage shelves. Shared bathrooms with toilets and hot showers are available nearby.

The bow tents sleep two. An ablutions block with toilets and hot showers is available nearby.

Camping facilities: guests are welcome to bring their own vehicles and tents for camping. There is a fire pit for cooking and warming up on cold nights. An ablutions block with toilets and hot showers is available nearby.

Contact Information

Website: www.gwetalodge.com
email: info@gwetalodge.com

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