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campsite share, mission impossible

Posted by quietdrive on July 21, 2011 at 11:44 AM Comments comments (0)

Yes, we know we have close to zero chances to get a positive response, but... we are a desperate party of two self driving through Chobe in one car and we would appreciate very much if someone can share/resell a campsite permit for one night around Savute, on August 19 and Ihaha on August 20.

Quiet adults with a lot of bushcamping experience and great respect for nature and fellow campers will stay out of your way.


Thank you.

Hunters Road - nata to kasane

Posted by Andrew on July 21, 2011 at 10:29 AM Comments comments (0)

Can anyone help with info on Hunters Road from Nata to Kasane. We are doing a motorbike trip around Bots and wanted to know:

Entry point to Hunters road from Nata side

Road conditions

Any special advise.

Any advise is appreciated. 

Kukonje Island access and camping

Posted by Theo Meyer on July 20, 2011 at 4:18 AM Comments comments (0)

Good morning,

I've never been to Kukonje Island before, and would appreciate some info before leaving. I plan to travel solo, on my lownsome ownsome, and don't want to get bogged down. Are the tracks "dry" yet? My dates are 6/7/8 August 2011.

God bless,

Theo

Njuca Hills Campsite - Makgadikgadi Pan

Posted by maunselfdrive4x4 on July 14, 2011 at 11:37 PM Comments comments (0)

July 2011 - Njuca Hills campsite has been privatised and will be managed by S.K.L. Rates are the same as Khumaga campground.

3rd Bridge June 2011

Posted by maunselfdrive4x4 on June 21, 2011 at 11:17 AM Comments comments (0)

Khumaga Ferry

Posted by maunselfdrive4x4 on April 2, 2011 at 12:23 PM Comments comments (2)

March 2011 - A new ferry service across the Boteti River to Khumaga, Makgadikgadi Pans N.P. The ferry can carry one 4x4 and trailer at a time. Operating 7 days a week with opening and closing hours the same as the park. Fare is P100 per vehicle.

Mahube Express bus service (Maun - Jo'burg)

Posted by maunselfdrive4x4 on April 2, 2011 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Mahube Express has introduced a luxury bus service between Johannesburg and Maun - Via Martins Drift and Francistown. Its a long trip, but far less expensive then the price of airline tickets.

DWNP Fees accepted at Entrance Gates of Parks

Posted by maunselfdrive4x4 on March 8, 2011 at 8:28 AM Comments comments (0)

Effective immediately, payment of DWNP fees can be made at entrance gates. Not internal gates. Examples - South Gate, Sedudu and Mababe. We suggest you carry correct change if you decide to pay at these gates.

Predators of Mana Pools Safari

Posted by maunselfdrive4x4 on January 14, 2011 at 2:59 PM Comments comments (0)

Maun Self Drive 4x4 introduces a new safari to Mana Pools. The Safari was originally custom designed as an extension for our clientele on their September 2011 safari. It will include areas along the Zambezi River, Mana Pools Flood Plains, and Chitake Springs, in order to provide the best opportunity to encounter apex predators like Wild Dog, Lion, Leopard, Hyena, and the rarely seen Cheetah. The safari will emphasize tracking wild dogs during the denning season in the Mana Pools flood plains and tracking lions at Chitake Springs. There has been a resurgence in the wild dog population, along with consistent sightings. Chitake Springs is the hotspot for lions in the dry season. The safari is a camping, walking and canoe(optional) safari. Vehicles would be used primarily for transporting people to and from the camps and areas for walking, not for gameviewing.

 

Two of Zimbabwe's renowned and experienced professional guides will be jointly conducting each Mana Pools Predator Safari.

The 2011 Mana Pools Predator Safaris schedule:

June 12th - 18th

July 12th - 18th

This includes Transport from Harare to Chitake; the National Parks fees; 3 nights at Chitake Springs (Full Moon); 3 nights Mana

Pools luxury tented camp; all activities, board and limited drinks at Chitake and Mana Pools. The price for this unique safari - $2825.

September 17th- 24th - limited space available.

 

The safaris are scheduled during African Wild Dog (painted dog) denning season. Itineraries can be extended to Victoria Falls,

Matusadona - with rhino tracking, and a variety of activities like sailing, fishing and houseboat trips on Lake Kariba.

Savute Tented Camp from SKL

Posted by maunselfdrive4x4 on December 31, 2010 at 5:06 PM Comments comments (2)

S.K.L. will be providing luxury tents at Savute in the coming months. Rates have not been announced, but they are expected to be far less then the nearby upmarket Savuti lodges.  

Kumaga campground privatised

Posted by maunselfdrive4x4 on December 31, 2010 at 4:54 PM Comments comments (0)

Khumaga campground in Magadikgadi National Park has been privatised December 2010. S.K.L. group has been awarded management of the campground. New reservations must be booked with them. S.K.L. has also established new campsite fees.

Maun Self Drive 4x4 is now accessible by Smartphone

Posted by maunselfdrive4x4 on November 22, 2010 at 9:04 AM Comments comments (0)

Recently we installed a mobile website app on our site. You can now peruse the Maun Self Drive 4x4 website as you travel Botswana. Arriving in Maun shortly? Need a 4x4 hire, accommodations in Maun, flight into the Delta, campsites in the National Parks and game reserves, or breakdown service. Check our up-to-date information for DWNP reservations or accommodations and campsites in Botswana. Want to get the ball rolling for a "Last Minute" safari at competitive rates. We can book mobile safaris, upmarket camps and lodges, and transfers(including flights). 


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