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Member Since: 11 Aug 2016
Location: east sussex
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Botswana holiday help

Hi I am in the embryonic stages of planning a self drive holiday to Botswana for 15 days september next year .
A few on hear i know have traveled the area and was hoping for some recommendations on 4x4 hire companies and routes.
There will be two couples hiring two vehicles . So much information ,some good some bad . We would like to camp as much as possible but not having been their have no idea of distance covered versus driving time . Want to be game viewing not driving camp to camp the whole time .
So with my all my ramblings what i need is HELP
Any info gratefully received

Post #735959 20th Oct 2018 8:14pm
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I've been out of Botswana for about 2 years, so not sure how much the fees have increased nor gravel road conditions.
If you fly into Maun, some mates have a hire company and can do all the bookings, etc.
Check them out http://mckenzie4x4.com/ (they don't use Defenders anymore though Big Cry)
Route 1: Maun - Moremi 3rd Bridge - Savute - Chobe - Nata (Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pans) - Maun. More water
Route 2: Maun - Nxai - Makgadikgadi - Central Kalahari - Maun. More desert
With a 2-3 night stay at each location, giving plenty of relaxed time to explore the areas, leisurely.
September is generally a better game viewing time, the temperatures are rising and grass is short, game concentrating around waterholes.
Heads up about plastic in Bots https://www.victoriafalls-guide.net/botswa...-bags.html A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

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Post #736008 21st Oct 2018 9:51am
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Drop these guys a line, very helpful and will assist with park / lodge bookings as well.

We used them out in Zambia this year.


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May be getting a bit out of date but some info here, https://www.getaway.co.za/travel-ideas/boo...nal-parks/

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