We are self-drive safari specialists! 
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 1000 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 and vehicles

Expert advice based on personal experience

Our VehiclesFully equipped for the journey

Nissan Navara Single Cab (2 pax)

An economical 4×4 ideal for a solo traveller or a couple. Built on the popular Nissan 4×4 with excellent storage space in the canopy.

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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

The Hilux is ideal for couples as well as small families, and is the vehicle of choice for Namibia, and Botswana as well.

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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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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, especially in the rainy season, and is one of the strongest 4x4s around

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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 Botswana’s national parks, especially in the rainy season, and is one of the strongest 4x4s around

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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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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 for solo travellers as well as couples or even a family with younger children with a sleeping area that can be set-up in less than…

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Featured ToursDiscover our tailored tours

48 Night South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana & Namibia Self-drive (Jnb-Cpt)

The ultimate Southern African self-drive tour covering the highlights of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana & Namibia in 48 nights.

Covering the Drakensburg, Kruger and Cape Town in South Africa, Matopos, Hwange and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Chobe, Moremi and the Okavango Delta in Botswana and Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund,…

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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!

What they say...

Seb Crawford

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 suggestions and recommendations – all turned out to be absolutely fantastic.

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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 and more.

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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, Elephant Sands, Lekhubu, North Kalahari, Baines Baobab, Khumaga, and lodges in Maun, Kasane…

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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 comfort zone but then that made the holiday.

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We had a 28 day self drive from Windtown to Maun through Caprivi, the whole trip was very well organized the directions and times were accurate, and we were very happy with the support we we got from Phil

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Let us tailor make your perfect 
self-drive safari adventure!