Self Drive Safari

19 days—River to River Experience


$195 USD


Safari summary

Experience the the river activities in Zambezi, Chobe and Orange Rivers in just one trip

About this tour

Custom, tailor-made, private
Moderate activity
Main focus:

Walking safari—with armed guard

Best months: 
All months

Fine details

Safari highlights
  • Boat, canoe, dhow, kayak, mokoro safari
  • Cultural visits—orphanages, markets, schools
  • Night game drives
Countries visited Botswana Namibia South Africa Zambia Zimbabwe
Parks visited
Central Kalahari
Nxai Pan
Okavango Delta
Victoria Falls


Day 01

Victoria Falls

DAY 01: Shearwater Explorer’s Village Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – Arrive into Victoria Falls airport, road transfer to Explorer’s Village. Explore the Victoria Falls. **Night accommodation at Shearwater Explorer’s Village in a Standard room on bed and breakfast. There is a wide range of activities in Victoria Falls e.g. Boat cruise, helicopter flight, water rafting etc. – book and pay directly for all extras. Alternatively prebook with us!

Day 02


DAY 02: Kubu Lodge, Chobe River Front Kasane A road transfer will take you across the border from Zimbabwe to Kasane. Enjoy the warm tropical climate of northern Botswana at a small lodge overlooking the Chobe River. A representative from a 4 x 4 Hire company will meet you at the lodge for a full briefing of the vehicle & equipment & the route you will be driving. After the briefing you will take your vehicle and buy all the provisions you will require for your Self Drive Expedition. **Night accommodation at Kubu Lodge or similar. Sunset cruise is a must do in the Chobe River later that afternoon. Find a cozy restaurant for dinner – book and pay directly for all extras. Alternatively prebook with us!

Day 03


DAY 03 & 04: Savuti, Chobe National Park Travel through the Chobe National Park towards the small village of Kachikau, from here you drive through the Chobe Forest Reserve via Gcoha gate. Savuti is well known for a large population of leopards that lives in the hills and can be spotted in the early and late afternoon game drives. **2 Nights camping in Savuti area. You can now start cooking from the comfort of your campsite!

Day 05


Day 05 & 06: Khwai, Moremi Game Reserve Leave early morning from Savuti, dependent on what you will see on the way the drive from Savuti to Khwai is approx. 4-6 hours. Spend the afternoon on game drives, Khwai has a fantastic game viewing at every turn and has stunning scenery. **2 Nights camping in Khwai area of the Moremi Game Reserve

Day 07

Moremi | Okavango Delta

Day 07 & 08: Moremi Game Reserve Head towards the Western Moremi which is an integral part of the eastern waters of the Okavango Delta. This area of Game-Reserve has areas of dry lands rising between vast wetlands, crystal clear water channels on the edges of Mopane and Apple-Leaf woodlands. Afternoon game drive and optional boat cruise in Xakanaxa area **2 nights camping in the western Moremi area - book and pay directly for all extras.

Day 09

Okavango Delta

Day 09: Maun Today you will take an easy journey on further west into the Safari Capital Maun, to your hotel which has a pleasant eating area with a welcome swimming pool. The afternoon is an optional scenic or heli flight over Okavango Delta. Replace all safari supplies for the next adventurous days. Choose yourself a nice restaurant for your dinner and good wine. **Night accommodation at a Bed and Breakfast facility

Day 10

Day 10: Dqae Qare San Lodge, Gantsi At Dqae Qare San Lodge you will be welcomed by the San themselves who will prepare your rooms and meals and ensure that you experience the San culture through their range of activities. Enjoy a genuine experience of the open spaces and quiet peace of the Kalahari in the company of the wonderfully open and friendly San people.  **night camping at Dqae Qare San Lodge campsite

Day 11


Day 11 & 12: Zutshwa, Name Pan Campsite One the unpaved main road from Hukuntsi to Zutshwa village, Name Pan Campsite is situated on the road between Zutshwa village and the Kaa Entry/Exit gate into the Kgalagadi Trans frontier Park, approximately 50km from the Kaa Gate and 22km from Zutshwa Village. Visit the permit station before proceeding to camp at KD2 as there is no possibility of making a booking in advance. **2 nights camping in Zutshwa and KD2! – Please note there are no facilities like water, toilet or shower!

Day 13


Day 13 Polentswa Lodge Polentswa is located 222 km from Two Rivers along the predator rich Nossob Valley on the Botswana side of the Kgalagadi Trans frontier Park. The camp is nestled amongst tall trees and dwarf scrubs overlooking the Polentswa Pan with its waterhole and exciting game. **1 night accommodation at Tashebube Polentswa Lodge on full board

Day 14


Day 14: Rooiputs Lodge The Rooiputs private concession area is located within the captivating Kgalagadi Trans frontier Park on the Botswana side, 25 km north of Two Rivers (Twee Rivieren). Situated off the predator-rich Nossob valley, the lodge is perched along a mature red sand dune, overlooking a busy water hole.   **1 night accommodation at Tashebube Rooiputs Lodge on full board

Day 15

Day 15: Nossob Rest Camp The route from Rooiputs to Nossob Rest Camp crosses a country border with approximate driving of 2 hours. This is a fantastic campsite with modern ablutions. ***1 night camping at Nossob Rest Camp

Day 16

Day 16: Twee Rivieren The driving distance from Nossob to Twee Riviern is 3.5 hours. On the dry riverbed of the Nossob River, the camp is surrounded by tree savannah and is famous for spectacular predator sightings. ***1 night camping at Twee Rivien Rest Camp  

Day 17

Day 17 & 18: Orange River Hotel The drive from Twee Rivieren Rest Camp to River Bank Lodge is 2.5hours. Here you can unwind, with free wireless internet connectivity. A visit to a local museum is a must do! **2 nights accommodation at River Bank Lodge or similar on bed and breakfast -   book and pay directly for all extras.

Day 19

Day 19: Return the vehicle at Upington before taking your flight out.

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