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Camp Itumela - General

Camp Ithumela is in Palapye, Botswana. This is a town that, at one stage, was rumoured to be the fastest growing town in Africa. Palapye is approximately halfway between Francistown and Gaborone,almost 70 km north of the Tropic of Capricorn.

The Location

GPS 22 33 56.30S, 27 07 67.00E



Camp Ithumela is described as a lush, green oasis in otherwise dusty surroundings, and you will agree with this sentiment when you arrive there after a day’s travelling in the heat of Botswana. Camp Ithumela offers a range of accommodation options, ranging from campsites (with power points at extra cost), en suite chalets (for one to four guests), and pre-erected tents (not en suite, but close to ablution facilities). The tariff for the tents includes towels, bedding and power. The ablution facilities at Camp Ithumela in Botswana range from neat thatched buildings to outside showers under the thorn trees in true pioneer style.

You can enjoy scrumptious home-cooked meals at the restaurant in Camp Ithumela in Botswana, with an added bonus: you can eat as much as you like! For those wishing to prepare their own food, there are two fully equipped self-catering (self-contained) kitchens at Camp Ithumela in Botswana. The special braai area outside the pub in Camp Ithumela is a real gem. Not only does Camp Ithumela provide the fire, all utensils, pots, pans, cutlery and crockery, they also wash your plates! You can buy meat, garlic rolls and salads from the pub area, as well as wood and ice.




There are two swimming pools, a family-friendly pub with games, a playground for the junior guests (including a baby pool). The camp is fully enclosed with security at night.

While enjoying the hospitality of Camp Ithumela in Botswana, visit the ruins of Phalatswe (also called Old Palapye). This was the home of the Bamangwato people, who were the first people to settle in this area. Their leader was Kama III. The Khama Rhino Sanctuary is 80 km from Camp Ithumela, while the Moremi Gorge Falls are 40 km from Camp Ithumela in Botswana.