What is Self Drive?

What is a Self Drive Safari?

This is a unique experience, you will drive yourself deep into the wilderness areas of Africa  be it Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe or Zambia, backed up by our support vehicle. The philosophy is “do it yourself” – you drive, you stop and take photographs when you want to, you set up your camp, you cook and clean up, you get yourself through border posts, the works. You dont want to be mollycoddled, you just want to know that where you are travelling is going to give you what you want, a challenge, an adventure, a trip to remember. Our support vehicle has all the recovery gear, winch, snatchem straps, puncture repair gear, tow ropes, compressors and more.

On a Self Drive Safari, you get the adventure of doing it yourself but the planning and bookings are done for you. All you have to do is get to the starting point where we will be waiting to take you on your expedition through the remote and magnificent African wilderness. Animals such as elephant, gemsbok, giraffe, lion, leopard, hippo and more roam free. You will also encounter many tribal cultures such as the Himba, Herero, Batswana, San Bushmen and Damara. During your adventure you have the security of travelling with a small group and the back up if or when you need it. We understand the local conditions and how to travel Africa.

You can Self Drive Safari to each of these or all of them, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Our local consultant and guide has 8 trans Africa expeditions under his belt, visited over 100 game reserves and parks, and is a fully qualified and experienced para medic. He guides the more remote safaris and you can even go trans Africa if you want to.

Self Drive Safaris is aware of the fragility of the environment we operate in.  We give animals the right of way and their space.  We adopt the "tread lightly" minimal impact principles and do not venture off track or camp in sensitive ares or near animals water sources.  We remove all our rubbish and pick up any we see along our way.

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