Wednesday, 22 March 2017

The Dijara and Tshaa (Xanagaie) Campsites are no longer open due to licensing issues and so, we have moved just a few kilometers down the road and have rebuilt the DIZHANA campsite.
(which is fully licensed).  The team have started cleaning and fixing and building. Campsites are open from 1st April.

The good news is that the campsites have their own ablutions (with donkey boilers) and are in the same area and have the same wildlife opportunities as Dijara and Tshaa were.  
The better news is that ANDRE will be there as Campsite Manager!

Botswana Footprints does all bookings - Andre and Pierre run the campsites and manage the staff - The Mababe Trust staff clean and manage the ablutions and grounds.

We will be reissuing all paid invoices with new Vouchers (showing the new GPS co-ordinates) 

Our Booking sheets are now open again and we look forward to sharing the beautiful Khwai and Mababe areas with you.

CONTACT DETAILS FOR DIZHANA CAMPSITE : (but we wish to eventually fade this out) (coming soon!)


  1. Hello,

    Any update on the new campsite, or the possible reinstatement of Tshaa's license?

    How does the new campsite compare to Tshaa, considering that Tshaa was right on the river with campsites spread out quite a bit giving everyone excellent privacy with elephants often wandering through the camp.

    Would love to hear more details.

    Thank you,

  2. Hi. The Licensing for all Mababe Campsites (Dizhana, Dijara and Tshaa) will be fine for the rest of the year, but the Trust are using Dizhana at the moment. Dijara and Tshaa need to be rebuilt but this will take a while (two to three months probably) due to finances/management. So they'll use Dizhana for now. They are not yet open for new bookings, but will be this next month (august).

  3. Thank you for the update.

    We had one night booked & paid for in Tshaa but the communication the past few months has been a little discouraging and we never received confirmation from Andre that our spot in Dizhana was confirmed.

    I've been following several forums and am aware that they are working hard to get things ready but with our departure in less than a week and not wanting to take a chance that things are not operational as we pull up to the campsite, I ended up finding an interesting place in Khwai through Airbnb.

    So, we'll miss the 'real' camping for our first time in the Kavango but I have a feeling that we'll be back again in a year or two.

    This must be quite frustrating for you as well, and I appreciate all the effort you've gone through on the 4x4 forum(s).

    Good luck with the rebuilding.