Self Drive Holidays

Self Drive Holidays

The option of a Self-Drive holiday in Botswana allows you to experience the country in your own time and at your own pace. The most popular option is to hire a 4 Wheel drive vehicle either in Botswana /Namibia or South Africa and traverse the country on a self catering basis or by staying at lodge’s en-route.

Self Driving within the National parks, game reserves and more remote bush locations is not for the faint hearted… it is highly recommended that guests are confident 4 wheel drivers and comfortable with driving in thick sand, changing tyres and have a basic knowledge of mechanics if needed.

There is an option for those that are not as confident with a 4 wheel drive, but who wish to visit the remote areas. Driver/guides can be hired if available.

Alternatively one can hire a 2 wheel drive vehicle, sticking to the main roads and using local operators in the various towns and villages to take guests into the parks and reserves.

With all “Drive yourself” options it is highly recommended that guests plan the route in advance and make pre-bookings – especially in high season months of travel. For all guests wanting to camp within the National Parks and Game reserves advance pre-booking is a must as space is limited.

Botswana Holidays can book all campsites within the National Parks and Game Reserves, assist in route planning throughout Botswana and advise on current road conditions etc. As we are based on the ground here in Maun we can offer up to date advice on the best routing.

Botswana Holidays can also book car hire on behalf of guests, we only use reputable suppliers with solid reputations and those which have well maintained vehicles and back up vehicles and road assistance if required.