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Botswana Moremi & Chobe trip

An adventurous safari trip through Botswana, starting in Kasane and ending in Maun. During this 4×4 self-drive tour you will visit the Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta. Optionally at this Botswana trip is a longer stay in Kasane or Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe). For this Botswana safari, you can use a flight to Kasane, Victoria Falls or Livingstone.

Optional (more distance on land) is to start this self drive in Johannesburg and to drive to the north via the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Kubu Island, the Central Kalahari and then via Maun to the parks with endpoint Kasane.

Advantages of self-drive 4×4 package trips

  • Including support and professional safari travel advice.
  • Including GPS use with the latest version of Tracks4Africa software and all 4×4 tracks, way points and destinations for your journey.
  • Optional a complete Zero Excess insurance incl. glass and tires.
  • 12v220 inverter with USB.
  • Lonely Planet travel guide and clear Reise Know-How maps.
  • A perfectly planned travel itinerary with ideal travelling distances.
Zuid-Afrika en Botswana buffels in het Moremi Game Reserve

Itinerary

  • 1: Kasane
  • 2: Caprivi (Kongola)
  • 3: Popa Falls/Kavango Rivier (Bagani)
  • 4: Popa Falls/Kavango Rivier (Bagani)
  • 5: Maun
  • 6: Moremi Game Reserve/ Third Bridge
  • 7 : Moremi Game Reserve/ Khwai
  • 8: Chobe National Park/ Savuti
  • 9: Chobe National Park/ Ihaha
  • 10: Kasane/Victoria Falls
  • 11: Kasane/Victoria Falls
  • 12: Kasane (return flight)

Route & itinerary

12days
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Day 1: Kasane

Arrive in Kasane, Botswana, today. After picking up the 4×4, drive to the camp for your first night in Botswana. You can also go on a sunset cruise on Chobe River.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 10 km.

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Day 2: Caprivi (Kongola)

After 3 hours you arrive at Camp Kwando.  Situated on a beautiful location near the Kwando river on the border between Namibia and Botswana. The sunset game cruise is a great activity  to do here.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 250 km.

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Day 3: Popa Falls/Kavango Rivier (Bagani)

The journey to Ngepi Camp (Bagani) on the Okavango River in the Okavango Delta’s Pan Handle crosses straight through the Caprivi Strip. From Ngepi Camp you can visit the Popa Falls or make an excursion into the Okavango Delta.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 250 km.

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Day 4: Popa Falls/Kavango Rivier (Bagani)

A whole day off. There are plenty of activities in the area. Go for a Mekoro tour on the Kavongo river or a game drive. In the afternoon you can relax at Ngepi Camp and swim in the (fenced & save) river.

Accommodation: camping.

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Day 5: Maun

After your stay at Ngepi, you will move on to Maun today. You will arrive there in the afternoon, and you’ll have time to buy supplies and fuel.

Accommodation: lodge. Travel distance: 310 km.

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Day 6: Moremi Game Reserve/ Third Bridge

In the morning, there’s time to buy supplies and Diesel in Maun. Then, your self-drive safari will take you through Moremi Game Reserve and the Third Bridge Camp. Third Bridge is at the edge of the Okavango Delta. This day is perfect for game drives and spotting many safari animals that live in the Moremi Reserve. You have a good chance to spot lions, hyenas and leopards. Even elephants and antelopes. The camps in Botswana are not fenced, so various animals may visit the camp at night.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 130 km.

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Day 7 : Moremi Game Reserve/ Khwai

After the morning game drive you will go on through Moremi Game Reserve and the second camp, Khwai (North Gate). This day is also reserved for game drives and spotting the many safari animals living in the Moremi Reserve. In the afternoon, you will arrive at North Gate and the Khwai campsite. After setting up camp it’s time to relax and make an evening game drive along the Khwai River.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 55 km.

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Day 8: Chobe National Park/ Savuti

The 4×4 trip from Khwai in the Moremi Game Reserve to Chobe Savuti is one big game drive that will show you many animals. For any Botswana trip, it’s advisable to start early and go on another game drive around North Gate camp before you continue to Chobe National Park. In the afternoon, you will arrive at the Savuti Campsite. This part of Chobe is famous for its Bull Elephants and the Savuti Pride (pride of lions) living on the Savuti Marsh. The Savuti Channel running through the area to the Savuti Marsh was dry for many years, but it has seen running water the last few years. In the afternoon, there is plenty of time for an extensive game drive to discover this remarkable area of Botswana.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 110 km.

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Day 9: Chobe National Park/ Ihaha

After Chobe National Park Savuti you’ll travel to the northern part of Chobe National Park. On the sandy tracks the 4×4 is indispensable. In the afternoon, you will arrive in Ihaha, at the Chobe River shore.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance: 140 km.

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Day 10: Kasane/Victoria Falls

You drive to Kasane today where you will enjoy two whole days off. You can take a day trip to the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe or spend the entire day driving through Chobe National Park.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance to Victoria Falls: 160 km in total.

Optionally you can skip the day trip to the Victoria Falls and instead cross the borders with the rental car and spend two nights in Victoria Falls. These costs are not included in the package deal.

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Day 11: Kasane/Victoria Falls

A whole day off. We recommend to take a daytrip to the Victoria Falls. We advice to go there with a local shuttle service instead of your own 4×4 rental car.

Accommodation: camping. Travel distance to Victoria Falls: 160 km in total.

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Day 12: Kasane (return flight)

The last day of your Botswana journey, after returning the 4×4 car, you will go on to your next destination.

Changing the itinerary?

It is always possible to adapt this journey to your personal wishes. Limiting the journey or adding an extra destination, is no problem at all.
We are happy to help!

Your 4x4 rental car

Toyota Hilux Double Cab 4×4

The default car is a Toyota Hilux 4×4 double cab 2.4 Diesel.  The Toyota Hilux double cab is the most perfect 4×4 rental car for a self-drive safari in Africa. Zowel voor 2 als voor 4 personen is de Hilux double cab de beste keuze. Available for both 2 and 4 people, the Hilux is the best choice. For travels with 5 people (two adults and three children) the Hilux double cab can also be used. If you’re with just two people, the back seat is especially useful for photo bags, day packs and supplies.

It has much space and comfort, and has sleeping places in the roof tent. This Toyota Hilux Double Cab 4×4 has a separate boot where you can safely store your travel bags, together with all the camping equipment for your self-drive journey in Southern Africa.

It is possible to upgrade car at extra costs. See all our 4×4 rental cars. 

Rates

Prices per person for various dates in 2019 and 2020. The Botswana Moremi and Chobe Self Drive trip is available for 2 to 4 people per car. The default car is a Toyota Hilux 4×4 double cab 2.4 Diesel. The price for 5 people or more can for example be requested and depends on the local possibilities and space in the preferred car. 4×4 cars (Land Cruiser or 4×4 camper) other than the default 4×4 car are available upon request.

5 January - 19 March, (2019)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 1.340,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 1.040,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 860,-

Optional CDW (Zero Excess) insurance incl. tires and glass € 275,- per trip.

20 March - 25 June, (2019)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 1.420,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 1.080,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 890,-

Optional CDW (Zero Excess) insurance incl. tires and glass € 275,- per trip.

26 June - 10 November, (2019)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 1.690,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 1.270,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 1.030,-

Optional CDW (Zero Excess) insurance incl. tires and glass € 275,- per trip.

11 November - 4 January, (2020)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 1.490,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 1.130,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 900,-

Optional CDW (Zero Excess) insurance incl. tires and glass € 275,- per trip.

5 January - 19 March, (2020)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 1.410,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 1.070,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 870,-

Optional CDW (Zero Excess) insurance incl. tires and glass € 275,- per trip.

20 March - 25 June, (2020)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 1.490,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 1.130,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 900,-

Optional CDW (Zero Excess) insurance incl. tires and glass € 275,- per trip.

26 June - 10 November, (2020)

  • 2 people Rate per person € 1.830,-
  • 3 people Rate per person € 1.360,-
  • 4 people Rate per person € 1.090,-

Optional CDW (Zero Excess) insurance incl. tires and glass € 275,- per trip.

Included

Toyota Hilux 4x4 Double Cab with complete camping & safari equipment
Two drivers
All accommodation during the journey
GPS & latest Track4Africa software
12-220v inverter with USB
Lonely Planet Guide & Reise Know-How map(s)
Advise by experienced self drive specialists
Airport transfers
Support

Not included

International Flights
Entry Fees
Fuel
Food & Drinks
Upgrades to fixed (luxury) accommodations
Upgrade Toyota Landcruiser or Hilux 3.0 (automatic) or Toyota Fortuner (automatic)
Zero Excess insurance

Highlights

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