Driving in and through Botswana is currently possible ON REQUEST ONLY. Should you wish to travel to Botswana, please enquire with us together with your tentative route plan.
It is very important to us that you and your fellow travelers have the best possible driving experience and a relaxing holiday.
Not all parts of Botswana are advisable for self-drives. Many roads in Botswana and particularly the routes in and around the national parks such as Chobe, Moremi or Okavango Delta, are in a challenging condition and require advanced offroad driving expertise. These roads are extremely sandy, blocked by fallen trees, muddy or submerged in water (to name a few scenarios). Additionally, these routes are often located in remote areas where not even satellite phones have reception. These conditions make driving there extremely strenuous, time-consuming, and sometimes even dangerous, and the cars are put under extreme strain. A standard equipped 4×4 doublecab with an average driver is not cut out for these demanding routes. Knowing that there are almost always vehicle damages or repair cases due to the demanding road conditions and average driving skills, coupled with the poor mobile network coverage, we cannot let you venture into these areas without proper briefing and understanding. We would like to spare you the hassle and disappointment of the very probable breakdowns, the associated financial expenditure and lost holiday days that come with these sandy and/or wet parts of Botswana.
For all those who would like to experience Botswana nevertheless, we recommend you stick to the main, registered roads. And treat yourself to a fly-in safari in order to enjoy the delta. Alternatively, for those who want to stay on the ground and don’t mind the bumpy ride, we recommend going with an experienced tour guide. Experiencing Botswana’s national parks by air and/or with a tour guide in his 4×4 is definitely the best option.
Please note that we do not offer a reduced insurance excess to 0% if you intend to travel to Botswana.