Botswana Tailor-Made Self-Drive Safaris
Our Self-Drive routings are also suitable as a Guided Safari or Fly-In Safari and any of these safaris can be tailor-made into a regional itinerary by combining 2 or more other Southern African countries.
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Please click on the TOUR in the list below to see the Tour Itineraries and Departure Dates.
Self-Drive Tours in Botswana - Clients who are choosing to self-drive must please be made aware that travel in Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia involves bad roads, thick sand roads, seasonal flooding, river crossings, vast areas with no communications, livestock and wild animals on the roads particularly at night, limited access to fuel and emergency services. Clients should always travel in a 4x4 with high clearance, preferably in convoy, and have a satellite phone and GPS. Travel should definitely not be undertaken after sunset and before sunrise.
As Custom Design Safari Specialists we can tailor-make any itinerary to suit your individual needs, interests and budget.
Our intimate knowledge of the cultures, nature and history of the country together with our passion and dedication to service excellence has earned us the reputation of being leaders in tailor-made packages. We provide full ground handling services, personalised ‘Meet & Greets’, services, detailed itineraries, maps, 'inside information' and most importantly, comprehensive backup services.
Our Self Drive Tours are merely suggested itineraries and therefore can be tailor-made to suit your specific needs.
- Routes can be amended according to your preference
- Accommodation can be changed to suit your style and budget
- Accommodation meal basis can be booked according to your requirements
- Extra nights can be added depending on your arrival and departure flight times and the pace that you want to travel
Our reservation services are for free and by booking through us all costs are the same (sometimes even less) than booking with the lodges directly.
AN INDEPENDENT SELF DRIVE SAFARI VERSUS A GUIDED MOBILE SAFARI
Please note that these two styles of safari differ as follows:
Guided Mobile Safaris
Mobile safaris are led by a Tour Operator where guests are driven by a Professional Guide throughout their itinerary, generally camping and as the name suggests you move camp every 2 – 3 days to explore different areas. These safaris are generally camping, either from participatory and non-participatory safari and food and drinks are provided throughout.
Independent Self Drive Safaris
This is where the clients travel on their own by car to pre-planned destinations. This is an adventurous and slightly more flexible way to see Africa from the comfort of your own vehicle. Clients drive into very remote areas with no or little support, infrastructure and supplies.
Clients need to have the skills to navigate in the bush and to take care of yourself and others with you. Food drinks and other supplies are purchased in towns prior to travelling into wildlife areas in Botswana where there are no shops/facilities for eating out.