10 Night Botswana & Namibia Lodge-based Self-drive (Wdh-Mub)

Focusing on the Kalahari this 10 night itinerary starts in Windhoek and ends in Maun. The itinerary includes 2 nights at Grassland Bushman Lodge where you will participate in a variety of cultural activities. You then spend 4 nights in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve travelling from west to east through the reserve with the penultimate night at Leroo La Tau along the Boteti River overlooking Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

This itinerary combines well with a 2 or 3 night Okavango Delta fly-in trip from Maun.

*Indicative price is per person and based on 2 people travelling off-peak*

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Day 1

Arrive into Windhoek Hosea Kutako airport where you transfer to spend the first night at River Crossing Lodge on the outskirts of Windhoek.


Day 2

Pick up your vehicle in Windhoek and head east towards the Botswana border, spending the night at Kalahari Bush Breaks Lodge/


Day 3 – 4

Cross into Botswana and spend the next two nights at Grassland Bush Lodge, where you will have the opportunity of experiencing something of the San culture with a variety of activities included. Enjoy memorable moments in the company of the San bushmen. Learn how they search for vegetables and nuts, make medicines, their traditional dances and ceremonies and how they build their homes.


Day 5 – 6

Drive to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve – one of the world’s largest reserves, at nearly 53,000km2. Accommodation for the next two nights is at Tau Pan Camp in the northern part of the reserve. Tau Pan is a medium sized grassy pan with camelthorn tree islands. The rooms are situated on a vegetated dune overlooking the pan.


Day 7 – 8

Spend the following two nights at Kalahari Plains Camp, run by Wilderness Adventures. Kalahari Plains Camp is situated overlooking a large pan. Accommodation features unique en-suite canvas units with a sleep-out above each from which to enjoy the amazing star-studded Kalahari sky.


Day 9

Spend the next night at at Leroo la Tau along the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park’s western boundary. The lodge situated on the high banks of the Boteti River. The Boteti River attracts a variety of wildlife including herds of Zebra and Wildebeest with and lion also frequently heard at night.


Day 10

Drive north to Maun where you return the vehicle before spending the final night at Thamalakane River Lodge on the oustkirts of Maun.


  • 9 days unequipped 4×4 vehicle hire incl one way fees (vehicle with R20,000 insurance excess)
  • GPS with Tracks4Africa
  • All accommodation and meals where stated
  • Airport transfers
  • Guided Activities at Grassland Bushman Lodge, Tau Pan Camp, Kalahari Plains Camp & Leroo La Tau
  • Trip handbook, directions & maps


International flights; Personal insurance; Visa / border fees; National park / Reserve vehicle fees