Itinerary Botswana & Namibia selfe drive
Replies: 4 - Last Post: May 4, 2012 11:20 PM Last Post By: luangwablondes1
Apr 30, 2012 12:44 PM
we're planning a huge trip apil /may 2013, and would really appreshiate if someone can have a look through our itinerary and maybe give us some tips or recommendations.
1night JHB 1st night in the waterberg area / lodge
1night Khama Rhino Sanctuary /camping
1 night Lekhubu Kuba Island /camping
1 night Nxai NP/ camping
1 night Kalahari piper pan /camping
2 nights Kalahari Sunday pan / camping
1 night maun / lodge
2 nights Moremi / camping
2 nights Chobe Savuti /camping
1 night Chobe Riverfront /camping
2 nights caprivi / camping
1 night Rundu
2 nights Etrosha /camping
1 night damaraland /camping
1 night swakopmund /lodge
1 night sossusvlei /camping
1 night tirasberge /camping
1 night fish river canyon /camping
1 night kathu lodge
1 night back in jo bourg /lodge
Has anyone experience in booking all alone or is the best way through one of the agent together with the 4x4? I have heard that next year the park entry fees will rise by 250%. has anyone heard that! Apparently it will be a big problem as all campsites and parks have become private.
hopefully soemone can give us some informations.
May 1, 2012 8:53 PM
1There is no way I would undertake an itinerary with all those 1 night stops!! You will just drive from one place to the next, set up camp and do it all again the next day and the next.....
Also if you are in the pans area and it is still wet and you get stuck....your plans may be out the window!
I think you should do Namibia OR Botswana but not both.
May 4, 2012 4:12 PM
2I recently undertook a similar itinerary in 21 days but I had a driver which made the fast schedule doable. If I were in your shoes, I'd investigate which of these places you'd most like to visit and cut a couple out (unless you are a very keen driver).
I've written up my experiences in these places with lots of photos which should help you choose which are the best places to visit. Have a read of my write-ups and good luck with your planning:
May 4, 2012 11:02 PM
3I believe that severe restrictions have been placed, or are going to be placed, on day visitors driving through and in Chobe. From what I have heard, they may not enter Chobe (from the Kasane side) until 09:00 and not after a certain time. In addition the number of vehicles driving in Chobe is being restricted to 25 per day and preference will be given to tour operators (who will be allowed to enter earlier in the morning). How this will affect people coming up from Maun, I cannot say.
I suggest you check this out if it is likely to affect you.
May 4, 2012 11:20 PM
4You can read more about the Chobe Waterfront Protection Plan here. In the past few months, the DWNP hasn't been actively enforcing the plan, but this is most likely due to low seasonal traffic. By June, I suspect the self drive will have to deal with the new restrictions.
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