45 Day Road Trip Adventure in Botswana

Self-Drive 4X4 Botswana Road Trip

45 Day Road Trip Adventure in Botswana

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Road Trip Highlights

Botswana

4x4

45 days

7677 km

  • Start your journey in Cape Town.
  • Exploring the beautiful Kalahari desert.
  • Experiencing magnificent sunsets at Nxai Pan National Park.
  • Close sighting of a lion pride in Savuti March.
  • Camping on the banks of the famous Chobe River.
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Vicky & TomUnited Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom

We are the creators of Ostrich Trails, a hiking and travel blog. It is our goal to encourage everyone to love hiking and to explore and understand the world. We recently moved from Singapore to Germany and write about our adventures in our new place and beyond.

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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1 Drove from Cape Town to Karoo National Park for a 1 night stay. 465 Karoo National Park Campsite
Day 2 Drove to Kimberley for a 1 night stay. 500 Cecil John Rhodes Guest House
Day 3 Drove into Botswana to Kanye for a 1 night stay. 480 Wena Tented Camp
Day 4-5 Drove into Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park to Mabuasehube for a 2 night stay. 400 Mabuasehube
Day 6 Drove to Bosobogolo Pan for a 1 night stay. 85 Bosobogolo Pan
Day 7-8 Drove to Kang for a 2 night stay. 270 Kalahari Rest Lodge
Day 9 Drove into the Central Kalahari Game Reserve to Maharushele Pan for a 1 night stay. 430 Maharushele Camping
Day 10 Drove into Khutse Game Reserve to Moreswe Pan for a 1 night stay. 95 Moreswe Camping
Day 11 Drove to Khutse Pan for a 1 night stay. 90 Khutse Camping
Day 12 Drove to Ghanzi for a 1 night stay. 665 Tautona Lodge
Day 13 Drove into the Central Kalahari Game Reserve to Motopi Pan for a 1 night stay. 210 Motopi Camp
Day 14 Drove to Sunday Pan for a 1 night stay. 170 Sunday Camp
Day 15 Drove to Deception Pan for a 1 night stay. 75 Deception Pan
Day 16 Drove to Piper Pan for a 1 night stay. 160 Piper Pan
Day 17-18 Drove to Rakops for a 2 night stay. 190 Rakops River Lodge
Day 19 Drove to Nata for a 1 night stay. 395 Nata Lodge
Day 20 Drove into Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Tree Island Camp for a 1 night stay. 230 Tree Island Camp
Day 21 Drove into Nxai Pan National Park for a 1 night stay. 200 South Camp Nxai Pan
Day 22-28 Drove to Maun for a 7 night stay. 260 Crocodile Camp Safari & Spa
Day 29-30 Drove to Moremi Game Reserve for a 2 night stay. 170 Moremi South Gate
Day 31-32 Drove to Khwai for a 2 night stay. 140 Magotho Campsite
Day 33-34 Drove to Savuti for a 2 night stay. 165 Savuti
Day 35 Drove to Kavimba for a 1 night stay. 120 Mwandi View
Day 36 Drove to Chobe Rivefront for a 1 night stay. 120 Ihaha Campsite
Day 37-38 Drove to Kasane for a 2 night stay. 55 Chobe Safari Lodge
Day 39 Drove to Nata for a 1 night stay. 262 Elephant Sands Lodge
Day 40 Drove to Kubu Island for a 1 night stay. 170 Kubu Island
Day 41 Drove to Khama Rhino Sanctuary for a 1 night stay. 275 Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Day 42 Drove to Goo-Moremi for a 1 night stay. 170 Goo-Moremi Gorge Resort
Day 43 Drove into South Africa to Waterberg for a 1 night stay. 265 Matamba Bush Camp
Day 44 Drove to Welgevonden for a 1 night stay. 90 Nedile Lodge
Day 45 Drove to Johannesburg and completed the road trip. 305 Johannesburg

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