We are specialists in self-drive safaris! 
Focused on Botswana & Namibia, we have first hand experience throughout Southern Africa.

Tailor Made Self-Drive Safaris In Botswana and beyond…

Welcome to Drive Botswana. There are few holiday experiences that are more fulfilling than a successful safari, and good organization and preparation are the keys to making a safari a success. The beauty of self-drive is that you can experience things for yourself, in your own time, focusing on what you want.

We pride ourselves on our itineraries, and have prepared more than 1,500 individual tailor-made trips around southern Africa. Our trips are entirely tailor-made. You tell us what you want to see, where you want to go, and for how long and we will put together a personal itinerary for you, depending on your level of experience.

Tailor-made self drive itineraries

Unforgettable African experiences

Reliable and fully equipped vehicles

Expert advice based on personal experience

Our VehiclesFully equipped for the journey

Toyota Landcruiser 76/79 (2-4 pax)

A rugged and reliable 4×4 with up to two rooftop tents, ideal for 2 people or a maximum of 4.

The Land Cruiser is ideal for…

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Toyota Hilux Double Cab (2-4 pax)

An easy to drive and economical vehicle, the most popular rental 4×4 in southern Africa. Available locally in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa

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Toyota Hilux Camper (2-4 pax)

Based on the popular Toyota Hilux Double Cab with a fully contained ‘pop’out’ camper section at the rear

The Hilux Bushcamper is ideal…

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Toyota Landcruiser Camper (2 pax)

A rugged and reliable 4×4 with a ‘pop-top’ camper setup suitable for 2 people.

The Land Cruiser is ideal for Botswana’s national parks,…

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Ford Ranger Camper (2 pax)

A modern and comfortable 2 seater 4×4 with an extended cabin which provides easily accessible storage space behind the seats.

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Ford Ranger Camper (2-4 pax)

A modern and comfortable 4×4 with a pop-top camper setup for 2 – 4 pax (with additional ground tent).

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Incredible Botswana!

Regarded as having some of the finest wildlife viewing in Africa, Botswana boasts some incredible diverse landscapes – from the harsh Kalahari and eerie Makgadikgadi Pans, to the lush Okavango Delta.

The scenery in Namibia is truly spectacular!

We offer a range of specialized self-drive experiences in Namibia. Let us share our first hand experience of this rugged and captivating landscape with you!



Featured DestinationsDiscover the destinations we love

Kafue National Park

Set in the heart of western Zambia, Kafue National Park is the country’s biggest and oldest National Park. Three rivers form the lifeblood of the…

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Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Set in the heart of the dry savanna of northeastern Botswana, the Makgadikgadi Pan is the world’s largest network of salt pans stretching over 3900…

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Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Adventurous travellers seeking a truly remote African safari will be thrilled to discover it in central Botswana. The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the second…

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Set along Namibia's spectacularly scenic coast, the seaside town of Swakopmund is known for its wide-open avenues, colonial architecture, and its surrounding otherworldly desert terrain….

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Etosha National Park

Situated in northwestern Namibia, the Etosha National Park offers a premier game viewing experience. The park’s diverse vegetation ranges from dense bush to open plains…

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Resting on the southern banks of the Zambezi River at the western end of the eponymous falls, this popular tourist town is compact enough to…

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Fish River Canyon

Carving out an epic rocky wonderland in the south of Namibia, the Fish River has created Africa’s largest and the world’s second largest canyon. Hot,…

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Set on the banks of the beautiful Thamalakane River in northern Botswana, Maun is the third largest town in this spectacularly scenic southern African country….

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Moremi Game Reserve

Situated in the east of the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve ranks as one of the most beautiful reserves in Africa. It covers more than…

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What they say...

Tim Beacon

Drive Botswana, use them for your trip! They are amazing! Phil is amazing. Interested in every detail of your trip…

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Dan Bai

Highly recommend to anyone who prefer self-driving or camping in Africa!! Planning a trip to Africa is always a nightmare…

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David Laming

A truly exceptional trip of a lifetime with so many wonderful moments which will be etched in our memories forever.

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Marion Usher

Although we were unable to travel and therefore can’t review the actual safari and accommodation, I still wanted to comment on the booking experience. Phil…

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Madi Valentin

My husband and I just came back from 2 weeks self drive safari in Botswana and I can safely say that it was one of…

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Maggie Hansen

This has been a dream come true for my husband and I and Andy at Drive Botswana had everything to…

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Alain Soudan

Despite an 18months ‘covid’ delay, our recent Botswana trip went perfectly : 100% as agreed on and 200% as to…

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Lawrence Avery

Thanks to Drive Botswana for organising a brilliant trip to Namibia and Zambia. This is the second time they have…

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Fionnuala Flynn

Andy at Drive Botswana put together a superbly planned 18 day self drive route. Deserts, delta, camping, lodges, photography, directions,…

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Brian Olsen

Andy & Drive Botswana have organized 4 self-drive safaris for us: 2008, 2012, 2017, and this year 2019.

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Susanne Taunton

I love working with Drive Botswana. We are currently planning our 5th trip to Africa with them.

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Eric Rowell

DriveBotswana provided an amazing turn-key adventure for us during our 3-week self-drive around Botswana. They took care of all the planning, which allowed us just…

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Max Schuchlenz

These guys are fantastic! 20 days self drive in Namibia/Botswana . We started with a half cooked idea of an itinerary and Phil made various…

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Monica Ale Stefy Siro Sara

We had a 16 days self drive tour Maun/Maun with 2 cars with tent on the roof. We spent nights camping in Mankwee, Khwai, Savute,…

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Sarah Philipp

We travelled 30 days from Joburg to Cape Town through Botswana and Namibia. We visited Rhino Sanctuary, Vic Falls, Chobe, Savuti, Moremi, Okavango, Etosha, Sossusvlei…

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Bridget Green

We had a fantastic holiday a true adventure. The itinerary was well thought out with detailed instructions. At times it took us out of our…

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Dino Michaelides

We had a 28 day self drive from Windhoek to Maun through Caprivi, the whole trip was very well organized the directions and times were…

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self-drive safari adventure!