DESTINATION GUIDE: BOTSWANA
If it’s authentic Africa you’re after, then a Botswana self drive safari is perfect for you! It is a true 4×4 destination with incredible experiences waiting to be discovered.
Botswana is one of the top wildlife destinations on the African continent. Botswana offers exceptional 4×4 self-drive experiences.
This must be one of the best safari destinations in Africa! Botswana is a wild and dramatic country with exceptional wildlife experiences and extraordinary scenery. Places like the Okavango Delta, Savute, Chobe, Makgadikgadi and the Central Kalahari make for an unforgettable 4WD self-drive holiday. Nearly half of Botswana is allocated to protect its wildlife. Camp in the wilds of Africa in uncrowded campsites while exploring the wilderness areas in a fully equipped 4×4 Bushlore Camper. Start planning your Botswana self drive safari…
SUGGESTED 4X4 VEHICLES
The ideal vehicles for self-drive camping safaris in Botswana. Click on the vehicles below to view the full specifications of each.
TOYOTA HILUX CAMPER 4x4 - HilC2
Ideal for 2 travellers. Economical rental rates. Comfortable vehicle with good on and off road performance. Good ride height for game viewing. Excellent fuel consumption & reliability. Latest design camping systems.
Ideal for 4 travellers. Economical rental rates. Comfortable vehicle with good on and off road performance. Good ride height for game viewing. Excellent fuel consumption & reliability. Latest design camping systems.
TOYOTA HILUX CAMPER 4x4 - HilCAM
Ideal for a family of 4 as well as 2 or 4 travellers. Complete camper system – the only complete camper which can accommodate 4 travellers (2 adults and 2 children recommended). Making camping easy without losing 4×4 capabilities.
Ideal for 2 travellers. Highly respected safari vehicle in Africa, with no electronics and ideal for remote travel. Comfortable and spacious with good on and off road performance. Excellent 4×4 capabilities with front and rear diff locks. Uncompromising reliability.
Ideal for 4 travellers. Highly respected safari vehicle in Africa, with no electronics and ideal for remote travel. Comfortable and spacious with good on and off road performance. Excellent 4×4 capabilities with front and rear diff locks. Uncompromising reliability.
Ideal for 2 travellers. The most respected 4×4 safari vehicle in Africa with a user friendly and easy camp setup for the ultimate overland experience. Uncompromising reliability which makes it an excellent choice for remote travel. Unique storage space.
WATCH THE Video
Here is a visual guide to what you can experience while on a 4WD self-drive safari in Botswana.
Credit: Thank you to Alexandre Suplicy who put together this amazing video of their 2017 Botswana 4WD safari from Bushlore 4×4 Adventures.
SUGGESTED BOTSWANA 4X4 ROUTES
BEST OF BOTSWANA
Waterberg Wilderness Reserve
Kharma Rhino Sanctuary
Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Nxai Pan National Park
Moremi Game Reserve – Third Bridge
Khwai Area of Moremi
Chobe National Park
Makgadikgadi Pans – Nata
Tuli Game Reserve
Duration: 15 days
READ ABOUT BOTSWANA
Do NOT rely on google maps in Botswana If you decide to self-drive into Botswana, please do not use google maps for the more remote tracks in Botswana. Google maps will most likely be accurate in towns and on the main roads but there are some serious inaccuracies on...
On a recent trip to the Kasane office we took some time to go and look at 2 new camps which have opened. Below we look at Thobolos Bush Lodge on the Savuti road. Read about Chobe Forest Camp here.Thobolos is approximately 2 hours from Kasane on the road to...
This is a new camp which is situated 25 minutes drive from Kasane and is an excellent option for a genuine wilderness camp not far from Kasane and the Chobe river. It is situated only 2.5 kms off the tar road to Nata. Over the years Kasane has...
This is what Anne Wandart experienced on their recent 4x4 self drive trip to Botswana! The uniqueness of Botswana is the authentic wildlife experiences encountered when on a 4WD safari. Wild camping, great sightings and incredible experiences! We had a memorable time...
Botswana's biggest challenge – 4x4 water crossings If you decide to rent a 4x4 and travel to Botswana, more particularly the Okavango delta area you may face ‘water crossings’. The 4x4 tracks in and around Moremi, especially the Third Bridge, Xakanaka and Khwai area...
Black Grouse Photography visited the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in a Toyota Hilux 4x4 Camper. An exceptional wilderness destination with beautiful scenery and incredible wildlife encounters! Here is their feedback: An adventurous video of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier...
When you live and travel around Southern Africa on a regular basis, you forget how incredible a 4x4 self drive experience can be for first-time travelers! When our clients return from their 4WD safari, their feedback reminds us of the uniqueness of a self-drive...
These Botswana 4×4 safety tips may apply to other countries, especially Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia so it’s worth a read if you are planning a 4WD adventure into Africa.
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Moremi Game Reserve
Chobe National Park
Etosha National Park
Fish River Canyon
Kruger National Park
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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