7 day Guided Self Drive 4x4 Adventure
Accommodation: Lodging and three nights camping,
Dinner and Breakfast included
R 8450 per person sharing
Single supplement available @ an extra
R 1800 per person
All 4x4's and Softroaders welcome
Available Tour Dates:
10-16 April 2020 (16 Places available)
This tour has been designed for the 4x4 enthusiast who wants to see the gems Botswana has to offer, but only has a short time to do it in.
Our journey takes us through Botswana to the magnificent Makgadikgadi Pans, without a doubt, one of the highlights of any trip to Botswana. It is difficult to believe that millions of years ago, these pans were a sea filled with life, but today an ancient pebble beach bears testimony to that era.
We will also be entering the gateway to the Okavango Delta at Maun, which provides an excellent base from which to explore the southern part of this beautiful area!
Our adventure starts in South Africa where we travel in convoy from our meeting point, heading towards the Botswanan border which is formed by the mighty Limpopo River. Just over the border is our first nights camping stop, we’ll have our evening meal on the deck overlooking the river and from here we stand a real chance of seeing hippos and crocodiles.
After breakfast with the monkeys we make our way to Francistown where we will refuel and have a lunch break. After lunch we head to Mmatshumo village where we leave the tar behind, we head over Ntwetwe Pan, looking out for Springbok and Ostriches that roam freely. Thereafter we will enter the Sua Pan to reach Kubu Island which is a rock island with striking ancient baobab trees within this vast expanse of nothingness. Tonight we will enjoy our bush dinner in a 5billion star hotel. You can bring your own tent or we can provide one for your convenience. The isolation of Kubu Island absolutely renders a night sky that is something to behold.
Today we will be using our vehicles in the terrain that they were intended for…although a fairly short distance to travel to get to our next stop, we will do a bit of off-road exploring, which may take us a good part of the day. At Elephant Sands we will enjoy the tented chalets and if we are lucky, the elephants that trek to a waterhole right in front of the restaurant and bar area, may join us for an evening drink. It is truly special to be in such close vicinity to these gentle giants of Africa.
Day Four and Five
Our next stop, Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. We will spend two nights at this hub, allowing you to spend day 5 exploring what this bustling frontier town has to offer. You can take flight from the airport and see the Okavango Delta area in all its glory as it spans a 15,000 square kilometer reach. Alternatively you could take a tour of the Thamalakane River in a Mokoro that is used by the locals to navigate the rivers, dams and marsh that is the Okavango Delta. A Makoro is a dugout canoe made from the Kigelia tree, commonly known as the sausage tree, due to the sausage like fruit. After your excursion you can pop into a coffee shop and have a cappuccino as Maun hosts all the amenities of modern living alongside the traditional curios made by the locals.
Today we set out to Khama Rhino Sanctuary on route back to the South African border. Tonight we will be camping and enjoying our last night at one with the bush and it’s inhabitants. Established in 1992 to assist to restore the dwindling numbers of rhinoceros due to poaching, this fenced in area of 8585 hectares is well guarded by the Botswana Defense Force. Both species of rhino, black and white, can be found in the sanctuary along with 30 other animal species such as giraffe, black backed jackal and blue wildebeest. We will be doing an afternoon game drive to see these magnificent animals in their natural habitat.
“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill
After our last breakfast in Botswana we depart for the border at Martins Drift. After getting stamped into South Africa we make our way to Mokopane for lunch and here we say our farewells to new friends and take with us memories that will last a lifetime.
So Why Tour with SA Adventure?
SA Adventure has been conducting off road tours throughout Southern Africa for just over 10 years. Our track record speaks for itself and the relationship we have with all the lodges and hotels on this tour have been built up over the years. We pride ourselves on safety and nothing is more important to us than your well being while on tour. We have a full support truck and medic on every tour. You can relax on your holiday and know that SA Adventure has taken care of all the details to make your experience an unforgettable one!