Aside from some toilet plumbing issues which were promptly attended to ,the tented cottages were great. The wildlife wandering so close our site made for exciting evenings! We saw birds and animals from sunrise to sunset, including 3 hippos wandering past our vehicle at midday to cool off in a small pond (with its resident crocodile) a cheetah chasing 3 warthogs, and five Meyers parrots.
Third Bridge had the most friendliest staff ever! Their ablution blocks were always squeaky clean too. We had a chance to see a pride of lions right by the gate and many more. Unfortunately for us, it rained alot though
We had fantastic viewing and just being in the wild is so amazing and third bridge was amazing to stay. We came from Maun's side towards Kasane and stayed in these great national parks. Were very dry at the moment and our convoy was amazing sitings.
Beautiful campsite. Well maintained and clean. Excellent toilet facilities. Friendly and helpful staff. You can hire a boat to see the Okavango Delta and animals in their natural habitat. About 5 hours drive from Maun in a beautiful scenery.
Third Bridge was our first campsite we visited on our roundtrip through Botswana. To get there from Maun we had to drive through deep sand, got stuck once despite lowered tire pressure and 4x4. When the car gets with the belly on the sand there is not much you can do about. Luckey for us after a few minutes other safari vehicles passed and pulled us out. Campsite is clean as are the ablutions. Some maintenance needed here and there as we experienced throughout most state maintained campsite on our roundtrip.
We have stayed at Third Bridge before but not in the en-suite tents which are lovely. Freshly made beds and hot and cold running water were a definite luxury here and we enjoyed a two night stay. Actually, having a permanent pitch is ideal, because it means you don’t have to fold a roof tent before going on a game drive. As a result we were up and about very early and well away from human movement almost at first light. Third Bridge Camp is especially well situated to get into other parts of Moremi and can be quite busy as a result. However, and we found this throughout our three week trip, most people are away and asleep by 2000 ish because the sun rises by 0600 and many people are getting ready to move from 0500. As a result, you make an assumption that it will be fairly noisy, and it just isn’t. It was great to see Camp Site 8 again, we stayed for three nights nearly ten years ago, and it had barely changed. Being in an ensuite tent however meant that we didn’t have to make the trip to the ablution block. We enjoyed our second stay at Third Bridge, there is now a small tuck shop which is a nice touch. We enjoyed several cans of cream soda, a flashback to childhood. Also, it was good to remake acquaintance with Baby, a large male elephant which lives around the area and entertains himself with (mostly?) mock charges. In fact, this site is very susceptible to visiting wildlife, we had several very close encounters including one with an elephant within yards of the veranda. This is Africa and we loved the proximity of these incredible animals, but, be warned. Would we go again. Yes, definitely.…
We stayed at a rented tent with shower facilities for two nights. The camp may not be the most beautiful in the world, but you come here to see wildlife and not a neat campingsite. The visit took place after a long ongoing period of draught. During the day you will see springbok, jackal and the occasional elephant, but at night the area really comes to life: When sitting in front of our tent we had begging hyenas within touching distance, grazing hippos passing by, dangerously close and in the middle of the night a large group of elephants were eating the branches from the trees directly next to the tents. These ladies and calfs were close enough to touch.
We were a little disappointed that our camp site (no 5) was near the tuck shop and office, but overall we had a good experience. We had lions and an elephant near our site, and a huge pack of +-30 wild dogs ran through the camping area while on the hunt. The most dangerous issue was not the animals, but the large (+-5kg) fruit from the 20m high Sausage Trees which periodically came crashing down and could easily have been lethal - causing us to re-arrange our camp site. The tuck shop was convenient to stock up with some items but unfortunately does increase human activity and detracts from the bush experience. We also did the Mokoro trip which runs from a site near 3rd Bridge - a bit expensive but a highly recommended outing.
We had campsite 3. Large shady tree and a braai. The site was raked every day - the only place on our1 month trip of Botswana and Namibia where this was done. Ablutions I was quite nervous for having read terrible reviews but they were excellent. Clean, solar powered geyser with hot water. Staff were friendly and competent. Third bridge area was the sandiest we saw in Moremi with some water crossings if heading North on seasonal roads. The area had less traffic which was nice and regular leopard sightings. We saw one on Mboma loop. Elephants were in camp constantly. At night, hippo and hyaena.
Great location, clean ablutions but unfortunately the place has become over run with tourists. Not that this is a bad thing but we were kept up all night by a group of people on a 4x4 adventure, laughing, talking loud and playing music until the early hours. If you are looking for a wild bush experience that is close to nature rather stay at the community based campsites outside of the park. They are much cheaper and the game viewing is incredible!