9.2/10 based on 228 reviews

Botswana Self Drive

Botswana is the perfect self-drive country. You can experience a real Africa adventure here by travelling straight across the game reserves.

Driving off-road with your 4×4 via tracks through the bush of Botswana. Camping in the middle of the wilderness in between Africa’s wild animals. It’s all possible with a Self-Drive of Botswana. You will travel across sandy 4×4 tracks from the safari camp to other game reserves in Botswana. In some places you will have to wade through water or course through deep sand. Botswana is a country where a 4×4 feels at home.

On Selfdrive4x4.com you can book various self-drive 4×4 package deals, including National Park reservations for example Chobe National Park and the Moremi Game Reserve. If you prefer vehicle rental only. We also offer various 4×4 car deals for Botswana.

Where to start your Botswana Self Drive

Self-drive journeys to Botswana can start with the car rental in Johannesburg (to which it is cheap to fly and rental prices are low) or in Botswana itself. It is popular to start and end in Kasane, at the Chobe River banks, not far from Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and Livingstone (Zambia). An alternative starting point for a self-drive journey is Maun, located centrally near the Okavango Delta, the Moremi Game Reserve and also the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. You can also start and end in Windhoek (Namibia) or Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe).

From Maun (Botswana) you can also visit the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. With the 4×4 you can cross the desolate Nwetwe Pan and camp on the remarkable Kubu Island. These salt pans can also be incorporated into a Botswana self drive starting (or ending) in Johannesburg. On the road to Botswana you can then also visit the Tuli Block and for example the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. Where you can see the rare white rhino.

Beste game parks and reserves:

The Okavango Delta is a must do! You can visit the Delta from Maun. Either via a day trip or a multiple day tour. But best will be an excursion in the western part of the Moremi Game Reserve. e.g. at the Mboma Boat station or Xakanaxa. You can also visit the The Okavango Delta Pan Handle in Northwest Botswana & the Caprivi Strip (Namibia).

 

Highlights

Kasane

A town with perfect access to the North of the Chobe National Park

Makgadikgadi Salt pans

Impressive 12.000 km² salt pans

Maun

Gateway to the Okavango Delta

Moremi Game Reserve

One of the most impressive game areas of Botswana

Nata

One of the gateways to the Makgadikgadi Salt pans

Chobe National Park

Gweta

Ideal stop before starting your adventure at the Makgadikgadi Salt pans

Okavango Delta

One of Africa's most enchanted places

Ghanzi

A small town in the middle of the Kalahari Desert

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Endless possibilities to spot wildlife

Tuli Block

Khama Rhino Sanctuary

Sanctuary project to reintroduce the white rhino in Botswana

Self drive trips

Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls Self Drive

Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls Self Drive

19 days

A 19-day self drive 4×4 tour starting in Windhoek Namibia and ending at the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe!

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South Africa & Botswana Self Drive

South Africa & Botswana Self Drive

20 days

A varied 20-day self-drive full of adventure through South Africa and Botswana.

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South Africa, Botswana & Victoria Falls Self Drive

South Africa, Botswana & Victoria Falls Self Drive

16 days

16 days 4×4 adventure from Johannesburg through Botswana to the Victoria Falls.

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South Africa, Botswana & Zambia Self Drive

South Africa, Botswana & Zambia Self Drive

16 days

A 16-day journey from South Africa through Mapungubwe National Park, the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, and the wildlife reserves of Botswana to Livingstone in Zambia!

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Botswana complete Self Drive

Botswana complete Self Drive

19 days

The most complete Botswana self drive 4×4 trip we offer. 19 days safari self drive safari adventure!

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Botswana Kalahari & Okavango Self Drive

Botswana Kalahari & Okavango Self Drive

16 days

16 Days of Africa adventure in a compact Botswana 4×4 self-drive safari, including the most beautiful wildlife reserves.

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Botswana Wildlife & Salt pans Self Drive

Botswana Wildlife & Salt pans Self Drive

14 days

14 days Africa adventure in a compact 4×4 Botswana self drive trip.

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Botswana Moremi & Chobe Self Drive

Botswana Moremi & Chobe Self Drive

12 days

12 days Africa adventure in a compact 4×4 Botswana self drive trip.

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Botswana compact Self Drive

Botswana compact Self Drive

11 days

Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, Kubu Island, Botswana in a 11 day self drive 4×4 safari.

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Windhoek – Victoria Falls Self Drive

Windhoek – Victoria Falls Self Drive

21 days

A 21-day self drive 4×4 one-way starting in Windhoek Namibia and ending at the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

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10 / 10

Skillful people

It was a really good experience and they are skillful to plan and give quick response with answers.

Good knowledge of Africa and the countries there. What to visit and they plan the trip so it suits the customer.
Quick response when you have questions.

Christer Jonson

10 / 10

Adequate hulp

Selfdrive4x4.com biedt adequate en deskundige hulp bij zowel het plannen van het reisschema, het regelen van autohuur en het daarbij horende papierwerk (verzekeringen, transfers) en het vastleggen van de camping- en lodge-locaties.

Anonymous

10 / 10

Perfect organization

Selfdrive4x4.com offers the perfect organization of the trip for selfdrivers.

Strengths

Very easy handling, good communication.

Franziska

10 / 10

Perfect

Perfect, I would recommend it to everybody to work together with it.

Strengths

Friendly people – very fast in answering questions – high knowlede about the things you need at your destination and for a 4×4 driving holiday – easy to comunicate with.

Improvements or suggestions

Right know for my use it was perfect. Especially since I am not next door, and just worked together via internet and phone.

 

Niedereder Raimund

10 / 10

We would recommend Selfdrive4x4.com to our friends

We booked a last minute 17 day self drive trip through Namibia with this company and everything was just perfect. Contact with the company was very pleasant and they kept us posted with updates about the progress of our trip. Gps, maps, book and 12V equipment was sent to our home as soon as our trip was confirmed.

Price wise it was a great deal and everything in Namibia (car and layovers) were to our satisfaction. We would definitely book again with this company and we would recommend it to our friends.

Reinier