Botswana-Convoy 4X4 - 22 Days

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Trip Facts

  • 2-10 people
  • Camping
  • Houseboat Safari
  • South-Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambabwe
  • 4X4 Vehicles

A unique adventure. A journey for people who would like to drive a 4 × 4 themselves, search for the adventure, but also appreciate the safety of a backup.
A journey off the beaten track, with lots of wildlife and nature, but also to experience the local culture. So no group travel, but you can look up the atmosphere if you want, so you don’t have to!
The journey is accompanied by an experienced 4×4 and guide, in the rougher areas we drive in convoy, you are in contact with each other with walkie talkies. Outside the 4 × 4 routes, you can also draw your own plan.
Maximum 5 cars with a total of 10 guests!
A special route through the game parks (and not alongside or at community campsites as other organizations do for convenience). Prices are for a single person and 2 persons per vehicle! Houseboat for 2 nights is exclusive!!

NO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16 YEARS OLD!

A unique adventure. A journey for people who would like to drive a 4 × 4 themselves, search for the adventure, but also appreciate the safety of a backup.
A journey off the beaten track, with lots of wildlife and nature! You will also experience the local culture in their real habitat. This is group travel but, you drive yourself. (Self-Drive Group Travel)
The journey is accompanied by an experienced 4×4 and wildlife guide, in the rougher areas we drive in convoy, you are in contact with each other with walkie talkies. Outside the 4 × 4 routes, you can also draw your own plan.
You can make the trip basic (camping) or “perk up” with accommodation options.
Maximum 5 cars with a total of 10 guests!
A special route through the game parks (and not alongside or at community campsites as other organizations do for convenience)

Day 1
Arrival at O.R tambo

We spend the night in Johannesburg in a B&B, including breakfast.

Sunrock Guesthouse

Day 2
Mokopane

Today we pick up the cars, do the shopping and drive towards Botswana.

Waterberg wilderness camp

Day 3
Khama Rhino Sanctuary

We cross the border. In Khama Rhino Sanctuary, 65 km from Palapye towards Serowe, white and black rhinos live. Here we can gain the first experiences in wild spotting and 4 × 4 driving.

Campsite

Day 4
Khama Rhino Sanctuary

We cross the border. In Khama Rhino Sanctuary, 65 km from Palapye towards Serowe, white and black rhinos live. Here we can gain the first experiences in wild spotting and 4 × 4 driving.

Campsite

Day 5
Kubu Island

The salt pans of Makgadikgadi are the remains of a lake that must have once been the largest lake on the African continent. The area actually consists of two separate salt pans, the Ntwetwe and Sowa salt pan, surrounded by a number of smaller salt pans. The area is 12,000 km2 in total. Nothing grows on the salt pans. Nevertheless, the rainy season can cause a layer of water, which mainly attracts flamingos. After the first rain, the migration of zebras, among other things, starts, which then cover enormous distances and naturally also attract predators in their wake.

Kubu Island is one of the magical places on your bucket list: deserted, dusty, but unique due to the beautiful baobab trees on an island in the middle of the salt pans. Look forward to a large wood fire and the most beautiful sunset and sunrise …

Campsite

Day 6
Central Kalahari (KORI CAMPSITE)

The CKGR is 52,800 km2 in total and therefore larger than Denmark and Switzerland. It is even the second largest game reserve in the world. Age-old river beds, open grass fields and salt pans dominate the landscape of the park that was founded in 1961. The park receives little rain: in dry years no more than 170 mm while in good years 700 mm can fall. The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is a challenge for safaris. During the rainy season from December to April there is a chance of seeing large herds of animals.

Kori campsite

Day 7
Central Kalahari (KORI CAMPSITE)

The water pans are full, just like the rivers in the valleys and the animals flock here. In the remaining months of the year, wildlife spreads and game drives in this park demand a lot of patience. The animals still come to drink at the water drinking places but do not stay there long. Springboks and gemsboks can also go without water for days. The best chance to see them around a drinking water place is in the rainy season when the fresh grass attracts them. Although the rainy season is a great time to see wildlife, it is also the time when the CKGR is the most difficult to ride. It is convenient to connect with experienced rangers during these months or to take safaris from private lodges. The greatest chance of spotting wildlife is in the northern part of the park. The vegetation in this part of the park is the most diverse with sand dunes, plains and different types of trees, while in the central part flat bush dominates and the south is dominated by dense mopane tree vegetation. The Kalahari originated as a basin that is slowly filled with sand.

Kori campsite

Day 8
Maun

Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Every day countless planes fly from the airport in Maun to the various luxury lodges in private concessions of the Delta and Moremi. It is said that this is even the busiest airport in the world…. We make a day trip by boat to Chief’s Island for a good impression of the Delta ( option ).

Before we explore Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park in the coming days, we use the supermarkets in Maun to stock up.

Thamalakani Lodge 4*

Day 9
Maun

Maun is the gateway to the Okavango Delta. Every day countless planes fly from the airport in Maun to the various luxury lodges in private concessions of the Delta and Moremi. It is said that this is even the busiest airport in the world…. We make a day trip by boat to Chief’s Island for a good impression of the Delta ( option ).

Before we explore Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park in the coming days, we use the supermarkets in Maun to stock up.

Thamalakani Lodge 4*

Day 10
Moremi Game Reserve

The Moremi Game Reserve is located in the eastern part of the Okavango Delta and covers 1 / 3rd of the total Okavango surface. The vast swamps and grasslands have a great attraction for game. In the Delta, access is only possible by lightweight aircraft or by boat. Here are only private concessionaires who lease the land for a number of years from the Botswana government. Visitors are not allowed to drive around here freely. Moremi, on the other hand, is a national park where every visitor is in principle welcome on the paths where self-drives are allowed. That is not in the entire park, because some parts of Moremi were issued by the Botswana government – just like in the Delta – as a private concession.

Xakanaxa Campsite

Day 11
Moremi Game Reserve

The Moremi Game Reserve is located in the eastern part of the Okavango Delta and covers 1 / 3rd of the total Okavango surface.

Khwai Campsite MK10

Day 12
Chobe National Park

Description

Chobe National Park is in northern Botswana near the vast, inland Okavango Delta. It’s known for its large herds of elephants and Cape buffalo, which converge along the Chobe Riverfront in the dry months. Lions, antelopes and hippos inhabit the woods and lagoons around Linyanti Marsh. The floodable grasslands of the Savuti Marsh attract numerous bird species, plus migrating zebras.

Savute Camp site

Day 13
Linyanti National Park

A life-changing wilderness experience awaits you at Linyanti Bush Camp. With just six luxury tents, Linyanti Bush Camp offers an intimate Chobe safari experience in a private concession on the border of Botswana’s iconic Chobe National Park.

Linyanti Campsite

Day 14
Ihaha Camping site

Ihaha Campsite is on the Chobe Riverfront. There are ten sites; the ablutions have flush toilets and hot showers powered by solar energy but no electricity at the sites. The campsite overlooks a hippo pool in the dry season while in the high water season the river is in full flow below the campground.

Ihaha campsite

Day 15
Kasane or Houseboat

River view Lodge, Kasane or Transfer to Boat? 2 days on Houseboat and once in a life time experience if your not coming back?

Houseboat Princess or River view Lodge, Kasane

Day 16
Kasane or Houseboat

Houseboat Safari as option or Vic Falls in Zimbabwe.

Houseboat Princess or River view Lodge, Kasane

Day 17
Kasane

Preparing for our ongoing adventure!

River view Lodge, Kasane

Day 18
Nata

Long drive to Nata, please make sure what you may have onboard your vehicle for crossing control posts.

Nata lodge

Day 19
Tuli Block

Adjacent to South Africa, but still in Botswana, lies the Tuli Block, with yet another landscape than other parks in Botswana. Tuli Block is called the ’Hardeveld’ because of the rock formations and dry river beds. The so-called Tuli elephant lives in this park – a type of elephant that differs from the African elephant. You will also find hunters such as lions, leopards, cheetah and hyena. Giraffes, goats and zebras will also be available. There are various Private Game Reserves in the Tuli Block, such as Tuli Lodge and Mashatu where fantastic safaris can be held. Tuli Block is also known for its rich archaeological areas such as Solomon’s Wall and Lepokole hills. The Lepokole hills are 25 northeast of Bobonong and belong to the same type of hills as the Motopo Hills in Zimbabwe: granite rocks that turn red. There are many petroglyphs that were made by the former San residents. It is possible to drive into these hills, but you must be completely self-sufficient here. There are no campsites.

Molema Bush Camp

Day 20
Tuli Block (Botswana)

There is also no occupation in the area. Solomons Wall is an intriguing rock that rises like a wall from the landscape, located in the Tuli block section and can only be visited per 4WD.

Molema Bush Camp

Day 21
Mokopane

Last night together.

Wild thingz lodge

Day 22
Flight

Today our last trip towards the Airport.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Guaranteed departure for 6 people in 3 cars (max. 10 people in 5 cars)
  • Minimum age 12 years (in connection with safari activities)
  • Book your trip at least 12 months in advance and receive a € 50 pp early booking discount.
  • Single: on request
  • We reserve the right at all times to change accommodations, programs, and routes if this is necessary.
  • Including
  • Transfer to guesthouse day 1, transfer to depot day 2
  • car rental with complete camping equipment (sleeping bag, pillow, towel, cookware, table, chairs, fridge, …)
  • incl. cross border, cleaning, contract, 24/7 back up, deductible ZAR 20,000 (€ 1,400)
  • guidance of experienced 4 × 4 guides during the trip
  • use walkie talkies
  • accommodation according to schedule (camping)
  • park entrance fees in accordance with a travel schedule
  • travel folder with many useful tips for preparation
  • administration and reservation costs

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Own risk for car, tires, floor, and windscreen also insured: € 23 per day
  • Own risk for car, tires, floor, and windscreen also insured to a maximum of € 7,000: € 7.50 per day
  • meals not specified, drinks
  • tolls in ZA, around ZAR 300 per car (€ 21)
  • petrol/diesel (approximately € 1.20 per liter), approximately € 450-600 per car, depending on the type of car and the amount of 4 × 4 driving
  • Botswana road tax / 3rd party and entry fee: BWP 130 per car (€ 10)
  • personal expenses
  • travel and cancellation insurance (offer on request) – travel insurance is mandatory!
  • Intercontinental flight
  • Prices also depend on the season and surcharges
  • If the flight is already fixed, this is stated in the travel code
  • Travel schedule based on the return flight with international day flight, for flights with stopover you depart one day earlier on day 0 (in the evening)
  • Return direct international night flight, for flights with stopover you also depart on the same day
  • Ask yourself about your flight price or without obligation via bookings@afrikayaleisuretravel.com
  • An indication of other expenses :
  • Lunches (€ 5-8), dinners that are not listed (€ 10-15) and drinks (a good bottle of wine costs € 10-15 in a restaurant, soft drinks € 1.50)
  • Souvenirs
  • Tipping
  • permits, conservation fees, and gate fees parks (entrance parks) that are not mentioned in the travel schedule (eg Madikwe 200 pppd and
  • Options
  • Okavango day trip (boat or mokoro)
  • houseboat safari Chobe River, 2 nights € 1,075 pp (shared room/transfers, meals, drinks and boat cruises/game drive included)
  • boat cruise Chobe River
  • Victoria Falls day transfer
  • extension
  • optional excursions can be settled on site with the guide

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this tour?

No need to be very fit, but you will be driving a lot in national parks.

Do we drive seperately?

Yes, each and every couple have there own vehicle. When in Game parks, you choose which you take and agree to a certain time everybody will be back in the camp!! Only when driving from one camp to another we choose to drive together for safety reasons!

Age restrictions?

Yes, we prefer that tourists is over the age of 18!

Can we take ground tents?

No, with other companies you may, but Afrikaya we prefer to sleep in roof tents for safety reasons!

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Botswana-Convoy 4X4
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Trip Facts

  • 2-10 people
  • Camping
  • Houseboat Safari
  • South-Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambabwe
  • 4X4 Vehicles