Start your Botswana Self Drive 4×4 Vacation
Botswana is like nothing you have ever seen before. The perfect combination between amazing wildlife and pure peace and quiet.
Our Recommended 4×4 Vehicles for Botswana
Toyota Hilux 2.4TD 4×4 Camp
A reliable and capable 4×4 vehicle that offers excellent fuel consumption and good off road performance. Good ride height ideal for game viewing. Equipped with a roof top tent.
Toyota Landcruiser 79 S/W 4×4 Camp
The Toyota Landcruiser is a very robust, reliable and exceptionally capable 4WD vehicle. A highly respected safari vehicle in Africa, with no electronics and ideal for remote area travel.
Ford Ranger Single Cab 4×4 Safari Overlander
This Single Cab Ranger camper seats 2 adults. Perfect for a self-drive safari. It has a powerful diesel engine. It’s a tough pickup truck capable of turning troublesome obstacles into an exciting adventure.
Ford Ranger D/Cab 4×4 Bushcamper
Superbly compact 4×4 camper suitable for up to 4 adults. Fully equipped with camping equipment. This is the vehicle you want on your African 4×4 adventure.
Famous for its spectacular natural beauty, amazing wildlife and rich lineage to early African anthropology and culture makes Botswana a must for all African safari enthusiasts. If you’re planning to rent a 4×4 for your self-drive Botswana safari, there really isn’t a better option then Drive South Africa. We have all the best contacts and sales representatives to make sure you will be driving around Botswana in style.
Where to Stay
The Okavango Delta
There are a number of luxury camps and lodges situated almost within the Okavango Delta itself. However there are also a number of other accommodation facilities situated in the nearby town of Maun.
Chobe National Park
Chobe Park really has an abundance of world class accommodation facilities to stay at from 5 star lodges and hotels to luxury tented camps.
This is the capital of the country and if you’re there for the wildlife there is a good chance you might skip the capital, however if you are passing through, the city it’s definitely up and coming with various accommodation options.
Around the Area
Botswana has a world of great natural places to experiences and a lot of the country is geared around this when it comes to tourism. However, Botswana also has a rich cultural heritage linked to some of the earliest lineage of civilization. If you find yourself in Gaborone and you need a break from safari drives in your comfortable 4×4 rental from Drive South Africa, check out the 3 chiefs Statue which pays homage to the 3 chiefs instrumental in the country’s independence. Tsodilo Hills is for anyone fascinated by ancient rock paintings the Tuli Block is considered a great place to be spot wildlife from certain vantage points and has aptly been titled ‘The land of the giants’.
Although Botswana is a small country, infrastructure is quite limited so renting a 4×4 is the optimal way of experiencing this great natural wonderland which has become a sought after safari destination. The terrain in Botswana is challenging and there are many great places to drive your 4×4 vehicle.
Length of Stay
If you had to spend 3 nights in the 3 main wildlife areas and 2 in the capital just to get your bearings that would be a minimum of 11 days in total, however one has to add a few days for travel if you opting to drive yourself in your ideal 4×4 from the reputable Drive South Africa, then you will need to add another 2 or 3 days to your trip just to make allowances for travel time and stopovers. That brings your trip to just over 2 weeks.
What to Pack
Make sure you don’t forget any of the necessary paperwork as some of the lodges you will be visiting won’t be close to urban areas, make spare copies of your documents. Some sort of waterproof clothing especially for The Okavango Delta region. Unfortunately, Botswana is a malaria zone so malaria medication and a strong repellent are advisable. If game drives is one of your main focuses then make sure you pack neutral clothing that won’t expose you to animals. Also pack for cold conditions.