Ghanzi

Travel Guide Africa Botswana Ghanzi

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Introduction

Ghanzi (or 'Gantsi'), is a town on the western side of Botswana, a couple of hundred kilometres from the border with Namibia. It is located within the Kalahari Desert, the largest stretch of sand in the world.

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Events and Festivals

There is an annual farm show in August which attracts visitors from all over Africa.

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Getting There

By Bus

There are national bus services that can get you to Ghanzi from Gaborone and Maun.

If you are coming in from Namibia, there are no buses that cross the border, but if you make it across to the border town Charles Hill there is a bus that leaves at 7:30AM, 11AM, and a few times later in the day for a very cheap price. It takes about 3.5 hours to get to Ghanzi from there due to numerous stops along the way.

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Sleep

8 Thakadu Camp is a decent accommodation option, though it is a bit of a hike to get to if you don't have your own transport - it's 3 kilometres out of Ghanzi to reach the turn-off for the camp, then another 3 kilometres down a rough road. If you phone the owners, they may be able to give you a lift from the town. This place attracts a fair few travellers, so offers good hitching opportunities to Maun or - in particular - Namibia.

  • Tautona Lodge (Gamefarm just outside Ghanzi), ☏ +267 659 7499, ✉ tautonalodge@botnet.bw.

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Keep Connected

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

The country calling code to Botswana is 267. To make an international call from Botswana, the code is 00.

Post

BotswanaPost is the national postal service of Botswana. It is operating more than 100 post offices and 70 agencies throughout the country and is fairly reliable, albeit not overly fast. All post has to go overland through Gaborone first and international mail by plane might go via Johannesburg, so count on several weeks for your postcard or letter to be delivered to places in Europe or North America. You can use them for parcels as well, though faster and more expensive services are available by companies like TNT, UPS or DHL.

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