Eselbe Camp & Backpackers

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Communal relaxation area (added by manager 14 Dec 2022)
Tent near the river (added by manager 15 dec 2022)
Rental tent with shaded deck (added by manager 15 dec 2022)
Firepit (added by manager 14 dec 2022)

  • Quiet, rustic hostel and a campsite on the Nata river
  • Half an hour’s drive to Nata Bird Sanctuary; game drives 90 minutes
  • Communal lounge, kitchen and bar; canoe trips and birdwatching
Eselbe Camp Backpackers Botswana is a hostel and a campsite where you can choose from two ensuite accommodations: the chalet and the safari tent. We also offer private tents with shared ablutions and dormitory beds. Self-camping is also an option. All prices include the use of canoes, kitchen/BBQ/braai facility and Wi-Fi. Available amenities are perfect especially for backpackers, bikers, cyclists, overlanders. Nevertheless, we accommodate all type off travellers as we have different room standards. You can expect a warm welcome to our community and gathering around the table every evening.

Campground type

Tent sites 6
RV sites 6
Rent a tent 8
Camper sites 6
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 1
Open all year
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The campground/park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Breed-specific legislation (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
  • No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.
  • Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Languages spoken


Campsite types & availability

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Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool


Recreation room/arcade

TV room




Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets


Shower available

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year




Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven


Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby


Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby


Eselbe Camp & Backpackers

Manakanagore Ward 2347







Africa/Gaborone +0200 (GMT+02:00)



Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

As well as pottering about on the Nata River by the camp, you can as the site owners to organise canoeing trips (lifejackets provided) into the Nata Bird Sanctuary (half an hour’s drive), believed to be one of the most important breeding sites for the lesser and greater flamingos. If you’re staying over in the wet season, you can also expect to see migratory birds such as ducks, cranes, geese and great white pelicans from the viewing platforms. After it rains, Makgadikgadi Pans National Park becomes an important habitat for migrating animals including wildebeest and one of Africa’s biggest zebra populations – as well as the large predators that prey on them. Safaris can be arranged from the campsite; book a late-afternoon trip to see a vivid and spectacular sunset. Visit neighbouring Nxai Pan National Park (both 90 minutes) to see its stand of ancient baobab trees, and the chance to spot elephant herds as well as cheetahs, lions, zebras and giraffes.
  • Does Eselbe Camp & Backpackers have a swimming pool? No View all features
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  • What attractions are near Eselbe Camp & Backpackers? As well as pottering about on the Nata River by the camp, you can as the site owners to organise canoeing trips (lifejackets provided) into the Nata Bird Sanctuary (half an hour’s … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Eselbe Camp & Backpackers?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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