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Botswana Flights to the Kwando camps

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I've been a regular to Africa over the past 12 or so years on a budget, self drive + tent normally visiting areas away from the maddening crowd.
Now retired we, my wife & I, have decided that next year will be our last trip to Africa & we also decided to splash out, double our budget & visit Lagoon, Lebala & Little Kwara camps for 10 days.
The Itinerary is accepted & we knew we had a 20kg total weight limit but we now have a size restriction for baggage on the flights to camp of no bags larger than 25cm x 30 cm x 62 cm. (46litres)
We have always travelled light well under weight restrictions & the size of our usual bags have never been a problem on internal flights before.
Now I can't even carry my Pelican case, because it's slightly larger by about 5 cm in width & two because it's a hard case!
It is normally my checked baggage on international flights as it is too heavy for carry on. Everything else, clothes etc are in my wife's checked bag which normally weighs in at about 15kg depending on climate.

Leaving photo or video gear at home is not an option.
I see no sense in going if I can't visually record the trip how I want.

We would rather cancel & visit another area in Botswana or Zimbabwe where internal flights are not required.

I'm told that other visitors to these camps never have a problem so here are my questions.

How do they overcome the problem of one checked bag per person on international flights then little bags for the internal flights?
Do people only travel with one little bag on international or am I missing something?
Not sure that I fancy a small holdall going through OT airport, I might just get the bag at the other end & nothing else!

I have the following thoughts.
The Pelicase is checked baggage on International flights I have other photo kit in my carry on. I'm thinking to putting two smaller bags in one larger case so that we can then use these for the internal flight & leave the larger case at Kasane ready for our return trip home.

Any advice welcome & thank you in advance.

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