United Kingdom and international driver’s licences are accepted in Botswana for a maximum of 90 days. Do not forget to carry along the vehicle registration documents
Self -driving across the national parks and game reserves in Botswana require rugged 4 wheel drive vehicles with high clearance. Should guests be entering these areas, it is important to ensure that your vehicle has spare tyres, additional fuel reserves and suitable equipment required such as shovels, tow ropes etc. Many car hire companies will offer a GPS and a satellite phone included in the rate. If not, please do not hesitate to request these items to be included. Your peace of mind and safety are worth a few more extra dollars.
Campsites within the national parks and game reserves are not fenced. Wildlife is free to roam through the campsites day and night. Always respect and follow the park rules! Common sense must prevail above the adventure mood.
Always start your trip when there is day light and avoid driving at dusk/dawn and at night on the main roads. The road conditions will not be as good as you are probably used to and the presence of livestock all over the country makes driving bit challenging sometimes.