Eselbe Camp Nata
chalet, camping & canoes


Does canoeing down the Nata River, through the Nata Township, past a pod of hippos and into the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans to view the Flamingos and Pelicans sound like your kind of adventure?

If so, Eselbe Camp Nata is the perfect place for you.


Nata is the gateway town to Eastern Botswana, with access to the Makgadikgad Pans Game Reserve, well known for its elephants and giraffes that can be seen from the roadside. Eselbe Camp is the perfect stopover if you are on your way to Maun to visit the Okavango Delta or Kasane to visit the Chobe National Park. 


Eselbe Camp is located along the banks of the Nata River, offering scenic views and tranquil surroundings, amazing birdlife and in the evening stargazing by the fireside. 



We camped in our own tent at Eselbe, very nice quiet site with good facilities and option to us the kitchen for cooking.
The host Rupert is very accommodating, he even went on a beer run for us.
Rupert gives you the option to eat with him and the other guests in the evening around the communal table. This is a must for travellers to share stories and then sit around the camp fire with a night cap.
Overall this site is excellent and an ideal stop of when travelling North or South through Botswana.

- Stephen K,

TripAdvisor, August 2022

Eselbe is a fantastic campsite and a really unique place in Botswana. The feel and vibe is very pleasant, like that of a backpackers hostel, which you won’t find in many other places in Botswana. The accommodation is comfortable and well priced. I stayed here on 3 separate occasions over the last year and had a great time each time.

Rupert does his very best to make you feel welcome and ensures you will have a good time. I joined on a daylong canoeing trip along the Nata river which was nothing short of amazing. The area is beautiful and we had a fun day on the river. I can highly recommend Eselbe!

- Milan

TripAdvisor, February 2022

I been to many of the premium safari lodges in Botswana where you pay up to 1000 dollar pp. Eselbe Camp is another thing - it’s a cool, funky and vintage place with an exclusive location by the Nata river where canoes are waiting for you to use and explore bird life and the life among the locals at the old Nata bridge where the children fish.

Eselbe Camp had a genuine personal touch - Mr Rubert - the host, cooked nicely and shared stories and took you out for walks a long the river.

- MOV710

TripAdvisor, January 2022