4×4 RENTAL BOTSWANA

Botswana is a country like no other:

wild, lush and diverse

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4×4 RENTAL BOTSWANA

Botswana is a country like no other: wild, lush and diverse

Start Exploring

OUR RECOMMENDED VEHICLES

We’ve selected some of the top 4×4 vehicles for your next self-drive safari holiday. Click on one of

the vehicles below to get more info.

Nissan Single Cab 4×4 Trax Camper MTX

Engine & Fuel Economy

Engine Size2.4
Engine Type
Fuel Tank Size140
Vehicle Fuel Range115
Fuel Economy8.2
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SCE Toyota Single Cab 4×4

Engine & Fuel Economy

Engine Size2.5
Engine Type
Fuel Tank Size140
Vehicle Fuel Range1100
Fuel Economy7
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Toyota Double Cab 4×4 BTDC

Engine & Fuel Economy

Engine Size2.5
Engine Type
Fuel Tank Size140
Vehicle Fuel Range530
Fuel Economy7
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POPULAR ROUTES IN BOTSWANA

We’ve selected some of the top 4×4 routes for your next self-drive safari holiday. Click on one of

itineraries below to get more info.

Classic self-drive safari

“On this route, you will be able to experience the majestic masterpiece that is Botswana. You can curate you own experience of this untamed land by self-drive.”

When you arrive at Maun International Airport, you will be able to collect your 4WD land cruiser and proceed to drive to your lodge of choice.

Accommodation option:

  1. Thamalakane River Lodge

Proceed to travel under your own arrangement from Maun to Xakanaxa Campsite. The campsite has a ablution block, showers, hand basins and toilets. It is also the best location to enjoy the wildlife of the Moremi Game Reserve.

Accommodation option:

  1. Xakanaxa Campsite

After breakfast, proceed to Khwai Campsite near the Khwai Concession. Situated on the banks of the Khwai River. The campsite is perfect for wildlife viewing and has a ablution facility.

Accommodation option:

  1. Khwai Campsite

Journey from Khwai to Savuti, the area which forms part of the Chobe National Park. The Savuti campsite is located along the Savute Channel and is popular for being the ultimate campsite for safari enthusiasts. The sit has two ablution blocks with hot and cold running showers.

Accommodation option:

  1. Savuti Campsite

After breakfast, journey from Savuti to Ihaha campsite, which is located on the Chobe River.  Home to the highest concentration of elephants in Africa, here you will be able to see these majestic animals coming to enjoy the river bank.

Accommodation options:

  1. Ihaha Campsite
  2. Muchenje Safari Lodge

Here, you will be able to leisure through the park to the town of Kasane. When you arrive at Chobe Safari Lodge, located on the banks of the Chobe River, return your rental vehicle and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.  At the lodge, you have the option to enjoy the game drives or a tranquil boat cruise down the river.

Accommodation option:

  1. Chobe Safari or Bush Lodge

After breakfast, continue the journey to cross the border into Zimbabwe. Your rental vehicle will be required to be returned in Botswana, or it can be collected at the lodge.  You may than enjoy a scheduled transfer to the Victoria Falls.

Accomodation options:

  1. Lokuthula Lodge
  2. Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

You will be transferred to Victoria Falls International Airport on your own account, in time for further arrangements.

Maun & Northern Botswana 4x4 Self Drive Safari

Unique self-drive safari

“On this trip, you will have the options to explore the Tsodilo Hills guided day trip, Mokoro excursions and a Victoria Falls guided tour. “

When you arrive at Maun International Airport, you will be able to collect your 4WD land cruiser and proceed to drive to your lodge of choice.

Accommodation options:

  1. Thamalakane River Lodge

After breakfast, depart from Maun and travel north to the Okavango Panhandle. The driving distance is approximately 4-5 hours. Here, you will be able to enjoy the popular UNESCO World Heritage Site guided tour to the Tsodilo Hills. You have the option to take a Mokoro tour through the Okavango Delta too.

Accommodations options:

  1. Nxamaseri Island Lodge

After breakfast, you have the option to participate in morning activities offered by your lodge. You will then be transferred to your vehicle to commence your journey. Drive to Camp Kwando, situated in the Zambezi Region.

Accommodation options:

  1. Camp Kwando

Drive to Kasane, the intersection of four countries (Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia). You have the option to spend three nights at the Chobe Safari Lodge, and enjoy and optional full day guided tour to the Victoria Falls. There is an array of adventurous activities on offer for guests who enjoy adrenaline, including bungee jumping over the Zambezi River.

Accommodation options:

  1. Chobe Safari Lodge

After breakfast, depart for Gweta, which is approximately a 4-hour journey. You have the option to stay over at Planet Baobab, which is known to be a fun traditionally decorated lodge. Enjoy a guided trip to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.

Accommodation options:

  1. Planet Baobab

After breakfast, travel to Maun, which is approximately a 2-hour journey. Spend your afternoon and evening at leisure.

Accommodation options:

  1. Thamalakane River Lodge

After breakfast, make your way to Maun Airport and return your rental vehicle.

Kasane, Chobe & Botswana Self Drive 4x4 Safari Route

HOW MANY IN YOUR TRAVEL PARTY?

From couples to large groups, we have a selection of 4×4 vehicles to suit any safari adventure through Africa.

Self-drive holiday as a couple in Botswana

Botswana can be an invigorating, eye-opening, relaxing, and a somewhat spiritual experience for two people. The Okavango Delta has a number of very small camps, which would create the peaceful and intimate experience a solo traveller might prefer, particularly if it is water-based and offers the serene activity of a mokoro excursion. Alternatively, travellers looking to join a group would benefit greatly from an overland safari tour, which covers most of Botswana’s prime destinations or a self-drive adventure which allows travellers to explore Botswana at their own pace.

Guests travelling alone, but not necessarily looking to be alone will be right at home in the Okavango Delta, Moremi, or Chobe National Park where safari lodges offer anywhere between three and 15 bedrooms and cater for guests travelling as a single or a group. Meal times and activities are shared and take place at set times, so the experience is enjoyed as a group and individuals are not likely to get a unique experience at a lodge.

Self-drive Botswana holiday for four people

All regions of Botswana are ideal for  travel, particularly the regions that are accessed by road. Travelling as a group of four might get expensive when destinations require flights – i.e. some islands in the Okavango Delta during high water season. Self-drive spots, such as Chobe, Moremi, and the Kalahari are ideal for four people, as they offer both camping and lodging as accommodation options.

Travelling as a group of four through Botswana can be a bonding and challenging experience for those who choose to self-drive. There is room for a pilot and co-pilot, a navigator and a music maestro, a relief driver for long distances, and two people to set up camp, cook, and clean.

Self-drive holiday for a family in Botswana

Botswana is a fascinating and stimulating country to explore for a family of wildlife and nature enthusiasts, but it is important to note which areas and which lodges offer the most in terms of family value. Activities designed for younger children are important, because game drives, walks, and mokoro cruises do have age restrictions. The best regions for a family safari, particularly when younger children are involved, include the Kalahari and Makgadikgadi, and Chobe River.

It is best to travel Botswana as a family when the children are a bit older, so that they can get the most out of the experience. Children have to be older than 8 to go on a game drive, while walking safaris require children to be at least 12 years old. Wildlife is abundant in Botswana, but terrain can be challenging and sometimes one might endure a long, bumpy ride to get the results, which children might not tolerate well. For families travelling from abroad, it is advisable to seek out lodges that cater specifically for children in family-sized tents with special child-minding services, or kid-friendly bush walks and activities.

4×4 Self-drive holiday for a group in Botswana

Botswana is a fascinating and stimulating country to explore for a group of wildlife and nature enthusiasts, but it is important to note which areas and which lodges offer the most in terms of value. The best regions for a group safari, include the Kalahari and Makgadikgadi, and Chobe River.

The most adventurous experience you can have in Botswana is to do it by road. There are good road networks to cater for self-drivers, car rental is available in well-equipped 4×4, and border crossings are mostly efficient. Campsites in Botswana are basic, and they are designed to keep the element of the wild present, so sleeping in a tent while lion, hyena, elephant, or hippo walks by at night is a likely possibility.

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