Self Drive & Guided Tours
Guided tours where you explore with a vehicle and driver is a wonderful way to explore a country safely while learning about its people and geography in a much more intimate way than flying will ever allow.
Zimbabwe and Namibia both have wonderful and diverse scenery, good infrastructure and safe driving conditions that make a driving itinerary a pleasure. Don’t be scared off by the thought of driving in Africa; these aren’t countries the highways are well maintained, smooth and enjoyable and small stretches of gravel roads easily navigated. While Botswana doesn’t have many tar roads however areas like the Makgadikgadi and Khama Rhino Sanctuary are easily explored via 2wd. To get off the beaten track in the more rugged and remote National Parks such as Moremi, Chobe, the Central Kalahari and Nxai Pan you will need 4wd. Here a driver/guide may also be an advantage as navigating becomes trickier.
Advantages of Self Drive & Escorted Tours
- Flexibility- you can stop where and when you want- to try a restaurant you pass, barter for curios from a roadside stall or simply to take in the sights.
- Sense of adventure.
- Ability to visit remote destinations away from flight routes.
- Great way to see the countryside and meet the people, driving is a much more intimate way to travel.
- Escorted Tours mean your driver/guide will share a wealth of knowledge about their home country.
In Zimbabwe, the tour with your vehicle and driver explores starts in Victoria Falls. It explores Hwange, Matobo, the amazing Great Zimbabwe Ruins and then onto the incredible scenery of the Eastern Highlands, a beautiful mountainous area bordering Mozambique with waterfalls and high mountains to visit and climb!
This trip is a privately guided self-drive, where you hire the vehicle, camping equipment and also a guide to accompany you. He can either drive or assist you to learn some 4wd skills.
Whilst on safari you self cater, cooking over the fire, a great bush experience and then the trip finishes with flying into the beautiful Okavango Delta to stay at a permanent camp for a few comforts after camping!
Namibia is a great country to explore and arguably the most jaw-dropping and dramatic scenery but with some distances to cover its best to have plenty of time. Self-drives are very popular. For those who would prefer to have someone else drive them around as well as stay at some wonderful lodges privately guided trips are perfect.
Our privately guided trip featured is 17 days and covers the dunes, Fish River Canyon, Luderitz, Swakopmund, Damaraland and then Etosha NP.
17 day Private guided trip around Namibia Price quoted in NAD (Namibian Dollars)