We upgraded to a cabin and i went to have a shower (I was alone as my friend was in the pool). I turned the hot lever tap on and then went to turn the cold lever tap on and my hand clamped around the lever as electricity soared up my arm. After a few seconds and starting to panic i dropped to my knees and my body weight was enough to pull my hand off and i banged my head on the concrete floor. I was shaking like a leaf. There is a South African couple managing the place and the woman tried to pass it off as static electricity (which it definitely wasn't!). The man detected that an electrical current was running through the pipes.
We got moved to a different cabin and a couple hours later when paying for everything I asked about just getting that night's upgrade fee (we were on an overland trip with OnTheGo) waived and the manager refused saying i should be grateful that he even moved us to a different cabin, that the waiver form we signed that our tour leader insisted upon (which we thought was just for an excursion) meant that the campsite wasn't liable for any failures (so i can get killed because of their equipment/accomodation). Not even as a gesture of goodwill would he waive the upgrade fee. It was cheap but a matter of principal. The other members of my group who stood with me were appalled at my treatment. Then a very intimidating big man came up to us and ordered us out of the cabin (I won't repeat the exact words he used). So we had to move our stuff for a 2nd time and put up a tent in the dark. I was left shaken by their attitude.
It was frightening because the campsite is in the middle of nowhere. it wasn't like we had a choice to leave and go somewhere else. We were trapped there at their mercy. Our OnTheGo tour leader wasn't much help - I think because he was worried about rocking the boat and getting fired from his job.
Campsite itself was nice but if anything goes wrong they turn on you and become completely different people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sitatunga Campsite is located 12kms out side of Maun on the road towards Ghanzi. We have a large campsite with shared ablutions and 12 simple clean and affordable chalets with ensuite ablutions and airconditioning. Or try out our new Meru Tents located in a beautifully shaded area. Perfect for campers that are tired of setting up their tent and are looking for that extra bit of comfort and privacy. Sitatunga Camp has a great setting and you can relax in our bar and restaurant (free wifi)and make use of our swimming pool. The campsite offers large well shaded areas with powered (220v) sites and bbq / braai facilities.There are two shared ablution blocks. The campsite has security guards employed on a full time basis. Predominantly our business caters for the overlanders so come and enjoy some beers and tell some stories. We also offer Mokoro safaris and day trips in to the Okavango and Mobile Safaris and day trips to National Parks. Other activities include Scenic Flight, Helicopter or Fixed wing aircraft, Horse riding and sunset boat cruises(seasonal) ... more less