Start your Botswana Self Drive 4x4 Vacation

Botswana is like nothing you have ever seen before. The perfect combination between amazing wildlife and pure peace and quiet.

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Our Recommended 4x4 Vehicles for Botswana

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Toyota Hilux 2.4TD 4x4 Camp

A reliable and capable 4x4 vehicle that offers excellent fuel consumption and good off road performance. Good ride height ideal for game viewing. Equipped with a roof top tent.

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Toyota Landcruiser 79 S/W 4x4 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.

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Ford Ranger Single Cab 4x4 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.

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Ford Ranger D/Cab 4x4 Bushcamper

Superbly compact 4x4 camper suitable for up to 4 adults. Fully equipped with camping equipment. This is the vehicle you want on your African 4x4 adventure.

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Botswana 4x4 Travel Advice

Introduction to Botswana 4x4

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 4x4 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 in Botswana


4x4 safari in okavango deltaThe 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 4x4 safariChobe 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.


4x4 self drive safari gaboroneGaborone

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 in Botswana

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 4x4 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’.

All of these locations in Botswana are great for an incredible self-drive 4x4 trip to create new memories and to live bolder. When renting a 4x4 from Drive South Africa, one can rest easy and know that you will be well taken care of for the best 4x4 prices in Botswana as well as the best service.

Getting Around Botswana

Although Botswana is a small country, infrastructure is quite limited so renting a 4x4 is the optimal way of experiencing this great natural wonderland which has become a sought after safari destination.

Botswana Elephants

An Elephant in Botswana spraying water |Natural World Safaris

The terrain in Botswana is challenging and there are many great places to drive your 4x4 rental vehicle.

Length of Stay in Botswana

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 4x4 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 for your Botswana 4x4 Self Drive

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.

4x4 Rental Botswana FAQ’s

What is the 4x4 rental Botswana acquirements?

You will not need an international driver’s license if your driver’s license is in English and has a photo of yourself on it. You will need an international driver’s license if your driver’s license does not match the aforementioned standards.

What 4x4 Tyres are used in your Botswana 4x4's?

All of our cars come with high-quality tyres that are ideal for off-road driving or long-distance travel.

Are all the 4x4's in Botswana a manual transmissions or can you get them in an Automatic transmission?

Automatic 4x4s in Botswana and campers are available at an additional daily charge.