Land of deserts, water and incredible wildlife
Self Drive Botswana
In Botswana, it has been said; you will encounter more animals than people. Almost half of the country is allocated to national parks, game reserves and private concessions. A self drive Botswana trip is the ultimate wildlife experience and offers superb game viewing in a host of excellent reserves with inspired safari lodges.
Botswana Self Drive Highlights
Botswana is a land of contrasts, ranging from the central Kalahari Desert to the moon-like environment of the Makgadikgadi salt pans in the east and the watery expanse of the Okavango Delta in the north. Popular safaris include a Maun safari and Kasane safari; these are definite must-dos when it comes to exploring the wild side of Botswana. The country’s flagship, Chobe National Park, boasts Africa’s biggest elephant population estimated to be around 120,000 elephants. The park is located only 80 km away from the majestic Victoria Falls so be sure to add it to your safari itinerary.
We offer three self drive Botswana routes. Each route offers 2 weeks or more of 4x4 self drive safari adventure. We also offer three tour levels that determine the type of accommodation on the route, from self-catering and camping to luxury safari lodges. There are hundreds of accommodation options along these routes, which we can tailor to meet your needs based on the level you choose. Start planning your 4x4 adventure and self drive Botswana’s Chobe National Park, Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Okavango Delta, Central Kalahari and more!
1. The Classic (North and north-east)
A route for those who wish to explore Botswana’s most popular highlights. Includes Nxai Pan, Moremi Game Reserve, Savuti, Chobe National Park, finishing off at Zambezi river.
2. The Classic with a Twist (Central and north-east)
A route similar to The Classic just with a few extra additions. This route is slightly longer offering more travel days to explore. Includes Zambezi River, Victories Falls, Central Kalahari, Moremi, Savuti and Chobe National Park.
3. All in Luxury (Central and north-east)
Similar to The Classic with a Twist the All in Luxury route offers only the best in luxury accommodation. All authentic tented camps and luxury lodges are unique and fall in line with the desert-adapted landscape and wildlife surroundings. Includes Zambezi River, Victoria Falls, Central Kalahari, Moremi, Savuti, Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park.
PRICE LEVELS FOR EACH ROUTE
- Stranger – mostly camping
- Discoverer – camping and mid-range lodges
- Explorer – the best camps and top lodges