Project Description

Classic Self-Drive

13 Days

Maun to Victoria Falls


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Discover a land like no other – discover the masterpiece that is Botswana. Journey at your own leisure to this untamed land. A haven for nature-lovers, spot the ‘Big 5’ and watch some of the world’s rarest birds fly by – finish off your tour with a visit to the majestic Victoria Falls.

Classic Self Drive
Departures Daily
Transport 4WD hire vehicle and minibus
Group size 2 guests
Accommodation As per itinerary
Vehicle Hire 4WD car hire or similar – pick up in Maun and drop off in Kasane. Unlimited mileage, standard cover CDW/
theft waiver, one named driver, one way drop off fees, delivery fees, satellite phone, satellite navigation.
Meals 4 breakfasts and 2 dinners
Meet and Greet
Maun International Airport
Road transfer to Zimbabwe
Entrance Fees
Camping, vehicle entrance and national park fees
General Standard self-drive itinerary, general travel / country information and safari notes
Optional Tours
En Route
Cruise on the Zambezi River; Tour of Victoria Falls; Game viewing in Chobe

Excluded: Vehicle hire – contract fee, PAI, fuel, top up excess, rental deposit, additional driver fee • All alcoholic and soft drinks • All vehicle entrance and national park fees • Specialist / private guides • Gratuities and items of a personal nature • Travel, medical and personal accident insurance International and Regional scheduled flights and visas • Activities

  • Chobe River boat cruise
  • The Boma – Dinner and drum show

Day 1


Upon arrival at Maun Airport, guests will collect a 4WD Land Cruiser and receive an orientation on the vehicle, and drive to the lodge approximately 20 minutes from the airport. Thamalakane River Lodge is beautifully situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River, approximately 20 minutes from Maun. Á la carte meals are served from the restaurant and guests can enjoy stunning sunsets by the swimming pool and some amazing bird sightings.

Overnight at Thamalakane River Lodge – Dinner and breakfast.
Optional upgrade: The Royal Tree Lodge

Day 2-3


Guests travel under own arrangements from Maun to the Xakanaxa Campsite. Located along the edge of the Okavango Delta, in the Moremi Game Reserve and overlooking the Khwai River, this beautiful campsite is a perfect base for wildlife enthusiasts. The site has an ablution block, showers, hand basins and flush toilets. The area is surrounded by marsh and is in a prime location for enjoying the abundant wildlife in Moremi Game Reserve.

Overnight at Xakanaxa Campsite (meals – own arrangements)
Optional Upgrade: Xakanaxa Camp – Dinner, breakfast, and lunch.

Day 4-5


Depart and drive from Xakanaxa to the Khwai Campsite, near the Khwai Concession. Located in a shaded area under trees on the banks of the Khwai River, the campsite is perfectly placed for great views of the diverse Moremi Game Reserve wildlife from the comfort of a chair. The Khwai Campsite comes complete with hot and cold showers, flush toilets, and fireplaces all for camping pleasure. North Gate is a perfect area for game viewing, bird watching, and photography. The area and is a predator hotspot.

Overnight at Khwai Campsite (meals – own arrangements)
Optional upgrade: Sango Safari Camp – Dinner, breakfast and lunch.

Day 6-7


Guests journey by road from Khwai to Savuti at lesiure, an area that forms part of the Chobe National Park. Savuti Campsite is the ultimate campsite for safari enthusiasts. Located along the Savute Channel, it is also in the south of Chobe National Park, a prime game viewing area of the park. The site is complete with two ablution blocks with solar lights, hot and cold running showers, and flushing toilets.

Overnight at Savuti Campsite (meals – own arrangements)
Optional upgrade: Savuti Safari Lodge – Dinner, breakfast, and lunch.

Day 8-9


Guests depart and drive from Savuti to Ihaha. Located in the Chobe National Park, on the Chobe River, Ihaha Campsite offers stunning views of the river and Namibia beyond. Home to the highest concentration of elephants in Africa, watching these majestic animals come down to the river to drink and play is extraordinary.

Overnight at Ihaha Campsite (meals – own arrangements)
Optional upgrade: Muchenje Safari Lodge – Dinner, breakfast, and lunch.

Day 10


Guests take a journey at leisure through the park to the town of Kasane. Upon arrival at Chobe Safari Lodge, they return the rental 4WD vehicle. Enjoy a full day at leisure. Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in Kasane right on the banks of the Chobe River, sharing a border with Chobe National Park. The lodge is a safari paradise for any wildlife enthusiast and offers a host of facilities including a swimming pool, river bar, well-known restaurant, and beauty salon. The main bar and dining area overlook the stunning Chobe River, providing picturesque sunsets each evening. Accommodation offered to guests is in en-suite rooms or chalets or selfcatering campsites equipped with modern ablution facilities and electrical points, all overlooking the river. Activities at the lodge include game drives to the wildlife hotspot of the Chobe National Park, as well as a tranquil boat cruise down the river (own account).

Overnight at Chobe Safari or Bush Lodge – Dinner and breakfast.

Day 11-12


Today, guests cross the border into Zimbabwe. The rental vehicle is required to be returned in Botswana and can be collected at the lodge by prior arrangement. Enjoy a scheduled transfer by road to Victoria Falls. Situated within the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge resort estate, Lokuthula is surrounded by 80 000 hectares of unspoilt African bush and borders the unfenced Zambezi National Park. A nearby waterhole facilitates free passage of wildlife, including buffalo, elephant, hyena, and a variety of plains game between the park and the lodges. The resort provides a complimentary shuttle bus into the town centre as well as to the rainforest, where the entrance to Victoria Falls is situated. A stay at Lokuthula is not complete without a visit to the famous Boma Restaurant – Dinner and Drum Show, which is on-site – advance bookings are necessary.

Overnight at Lokuthula Lodge – Breakfast.
Optional upgrade: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge – Breakfast.

Day 13


After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, guests are transferred to Victoria Falls International Airport (own account) in time for international flight or onward arrangements.

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