Maun Self Drive 4x4

4x4 Hire For Camping, Game Viewing and Offroad Travel

                                    Moremi Track Conditions for 2009-2011

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Road conditions JULY 2017

MOREMI GAME RESERVE IS STILL WET AND HAS A LOT OF STANDING WATER IN AREAS. 3RD BRIDGE AREA STILL HAS A LOT OF WATER. THE ROADS ARE OK WITH DETOURS IN PLACE WHERE NECESSARY.

Shorobe to South Gate:

From Shorobe to Mawana Vet fence is still very corrugated and bumpy, lower your tyre pressure and take it easy. Mawana to South Gate is bumpy with some hidden holes.

Mawana Vet Fence to Mababe Village:

Dry, bumpy. Deep holes here and there, bad washouts and corrugations. The 1st 15km probably the worst with big holes and washouts. After Sankuyo the road is not too corrugated.

South Gate to 3rd Bridge:

There is now a temporary road at the Bodumatau turn off 20km north of South Gate and  another at  3rd bridge to access the campsite. The bridge is also now repaired. Still lots of water around.

3rd bridge to Xakanaxa:

The 3rd Bridge is now repaired so one can cross again. Take care with some of the game drive routes towards Xakanaxa. The main road is fine, sandy and bumpy.

South Gate to Xakanaxa:

 Dry, Bumpy and dusty with a few big holes.

South Gate to Khwai (North Gate):

Dry, Bumpy and Dusty. Watch out for speeding vehicles heading your way from Khwai.

 

Xakanaxa to Khwai:

Just before Dombo Hippo Pools you turn right onto the ‘Dry Route’ which bypasses the river crossing. Road getting dusty.

Khwai to Mababe Gate:

The road through Khwai village is dry and one can pass through without problem. From the white concrete bridge to the Mababe gate turn off the road is in pretty good. A few small potholes here and there.

Mababe Gate to Savuti:

The Mababe Depression also is dry. A few ruts and bumps but fine to drive through. Use the Sand Ridge road and NOT the Marsh road. Some people are using the Marsh road but it is VERY Bumpy.

Savuti to Kachikau:

A few bumps and getting sandy in patches, but fine throughout the route

 

Take your time, drive carefully and enjoy.

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JUNE Road conditions

 

THE ROADS ARE MOSTLY DRY NOW, MUD MOSTLY DRY ALTHOUGH MOREMI GAME RESERVE STILL HAS ROADS UNDER WATER. SOME PLACES ARE STILL IMPASSABLE IN MOREMI.

MOREMI GAME RESERVE IS STILL WET AND HAS A LOT OF STANDING WATER IN AREAS. 3RD BRIDGE AREA STILL HAS A LOT OF WATER.

Shorobe to South Gate:

From Shorobe to Mawana Vet fence is very corrugated and bumpy, lower your tyre pressure and take it easy. A few people have lost their wing mirrors and parts of their vehicle from the corrugations on the road.  Mawana to South Gate is bumpy with some hidden holes.

Mawana Vet Fence to Mababe Village:

Dry, bumpy. Deep holes here and there, bad washouts and corrugations. The 1st 15km probably the worst with big holes and washouts.

South Gate to 3rd Bridge:

Ok for now. There is now a temporary road near 3rd bridge to access the campsite. The bridge is also now repaired. Still lots of water around. Drive with care

3rd bridge to Xakanaxa:

The 3rd Bridge is now repaired so one can cross again. Take care with some of the game drive routes towards Xakanaxa, I know of a Hilux that went into a small crossing and suddenly dropped in with the water coming in through the door windows.

South Gate to Xakanaxa:

 Dry, Bumpy and dusty

South Gate to Khwai (North Gate):

Dry, Bumpy and Dusty. Watch out for speeding vehicles heading your way from Khwai.

 

Xakanaxa to Khwai:

Road is now open again. Just before Dombo Hippo Pools you turn right onto the ‘Dry Route’ which bypasses the river crossing.

Khwai to Mababe Gate:

The road through Khwai village is drying out and one can pass through again. From the white concrete bridge to the Mababe gate turn off the road is in pretty good shape as they graded it two weeks ago.  A few small potholes.

Mababe Gate to Savuti:

The Mababe Depression also is dry. A few ruts and bumps but fine to drive through. Use the Sand Ridge road and NOT the Marsh road. Some people are using the Marsh road but it is VERY Bumpy. Some Self drive Folks came that way last week and said it was terrible, They left Savute at 10:30 am and only arrived at Mababe Gate around 4pm.

Savuti to Kachikau:

A few bumps and getting sandy in patches, but fine throughout the route

 

Take your time, drive carefully and enjoy. images, and other content

ROAD CONDITIONS MAY 2017

 

WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF RAIN THIS SEASON SO FAR, WE HAVE HAD A LITTLE OVER 1000 MM SINCE NOVEMBER 2016

 

THE ROADS ARE STILL WET, MUDDY IN PLACES. SOME PLACES ARE STILL IMPASSABLE.

THE CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE IS NOW DRY, BUT THE ROADS ARE VERY BUMPY AND RUTTED. THE BUSH IS QUITE DENSE AND THE GRASS LONG. CHECK YOUR RADIATORS FOR GRASS SEEDS.

NXAI PAN AND MAKGADIKGADI NATIONAL PARKS ARE ALSO DRYING OUT NICELY. THE ROADS ALSO RUTTED AND BUMPY.

MOREMI GAME RESERVE IS STILL WET AND HAS A LOT OF STANDING WATER IN AREAS. 3RD BRIDGE AREA STILL HAS A LOT OF WATER, THE RIVERS ARE HIGH. THEY ARE STILL REPAIRING THE BRIDGE. THEY ARE LOOKING AT MAKING A TEMPORARY ROUTE TO ACCESS THE CAMPSITE.

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK IS DRY, BUT RUTTED AND BUMPY ALONG THE MABABE DEPRESSION;

Shorobe to South Gate:

From Shorobe to Mawana Vet fence is very corrugated and bumpy at the moment. Mawana to South Gate is bumpy and a few puddles still here and there.

Mawana Vet Fence to Mababe Village:

Dry, Very bumpy. Deep holes here and there, bad washouts and corrugations. The 1st 15km probably the worst with big holes and washouts.

South Gate to 3rd Bridge:

Drying out and is open again most of the way. They are looking at making a temporary road to access 3rd Bridge campsite

3rd bridge to Xakanaxa:

The 3rd Bridge is still broken so one cannot cross at the moment. You have to go via South Gate.

South Gate to Xakanaxa:

 A few puddles here and there. Drying out. bumpy

South Gate to Khwai (North Gate):

Drying out. Bumpy and dry

 

Xakanaxa to Khwai:

Road Closed. You have to go via South Gate.

Khwai to Mababe Gate:

The road through Khwai village is drying out and one can pass through again. From the white concrete bridge to the Mababe gate turn off the road is in pretty good shape. A few small potholes and a few corrugations.

Mababe Gate to Savuti:

The Mababe Depression also drying out, a lot of ruts and bumps but fine to drive through. Use the Sand Ridge road and NOT the Marsh road.

Savuti to Kachikau:

A few bumps and getting sandy in patches, but fine throughout the route.

 

Take your time, drive carefully and enjoy.

 

 

Road Conditions March 2017

 

WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF RAIN THIS SEASON SO FAR, WE HAVE HAD OVER 670MM SINCE THE BEGINNING OF DECEMBER. 

DECEMBER WE HAD 241MM,

JANURY WE HAD 242MM,

FEBRUARY WE HAVE HAD 150MM FROM 1-14th.

THE ROADS ARE WET, MUDDY AND SOME PLACES IMPASSABLE.

THE CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE IS VERY WET AND THEY ARE RECOMMENDING THAT YOU TRAVEL THERE WITH AT LEAST TWO VEHICLES.

NXAI PAN AND MAKGADIKGADI NATIONAL PARKS ARE ALSO VERY WET AND SHOULD BE DRIVEN WITH CARE.

MOREMI GAME RESERVE IS WET AND HAS A LOT OF STANDING WATER. THEY MOST OF THE ROUTES ARE WET AND IMAPASSABLE. DRIVE WITH CAUTION. THEY RECOMMENDING YOU TRAVEL WITH AT LEAST TWO VEHICLES.

3RD BRIDGE CAMPSITE IS CLOSED.

NORTH GATE CAMPSITE (KHWAI) IS CLOSED.

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK IS WET AND MUDDY ALONG THE MABABE DEPRESSION; TAKE CARE WITH THE BLACK MUD (COTTON SOIL).

THERE IS A LOT OF TALL GRASS THIS YEAR AND SO PLEASE CHECK YOUR VEHICLE REGULARLY FOR GRASS SEEDS. SOME VEHICLES HAVE BEEM OVERHEATING.  THE SEED NETS ARE FILLING UP QUICKLY IN PLACES.

Shorobe to South Gate:

From Shorobe to Mawana Vet fence is not too bad. Mawana to South Gate is bumpy and wet with a few Mud holes.

Mawana Vet Fence to Mababe Village:

It as graded at the end of last year. There are a few small washouts to look out for. Not bad in general.

South Gate to 3rd Bridge:

There is a lot of standing water and Mud at the moment; they are thinking of closing this route. Drive with care.

3rd bridge to Xakanaxa:

The 3rd Bridge is broken so one cannot cross at the moment. You have to go via South Gate.

 

South Gate to Xakanaxa:

 Standing water, muddy and slippery, drive with care.

South Gate to Khwai (North Gate):

Wet and muddy, drive with care. They are trying to close this road aswell.

Xakanaxa to Khwai:

Road Closed. You have to go via South Gate.

Khwai to Mababe Gate:

A few small washouts and puddles.

Mababe Gate to Savuti:

The Mababe Depression is wet and muddy. Use the Sand Ridge road and NOT the Marsh road.

Savuti to Kachikau:

There are some big puddles on the section to Ghoha Gate, from Ghoha gate to Kachikau there are a few small puddles but nothing serious.

 

Take your time, drive carefully and enjoy.

 

 

Road Conditions February 2017

 

WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF RAIN THIS SEASON SO FAR, WE HAVE HAD OVER 670MM SINCE THE BEGINNING OF DECEMBER. 

DECEMBER WE HAD 241MM,

JANURY WE HAD 242MM,

FEBRUARY WE HAVE HAD 150MM FROM 1-14th.

THE ROADS ARE WET, MUDDY AND SOME PLACES IMPASSABLE.

THE CENTRAL KALAHARI GAME RESERVE IS VERY WET AND THEY ARE RECOMMENDING THAT YOU TRAVEL THERE WITH AT LEAST TWO VEHICLES.

NXAI PAN AND MAKGADIKGADI NATIONAL PARKS ARE ALSO VERY WET AND SHOULD BE DRIVEN WITH CARE.

MOREMI GAME RESERVE IS WET AND HAS A LOT OF STANDING WATER. 3RD BRIDGE IS BROKEN AT THE MOMENT (13, 14 FEB), AND ONE CANNOT PASS OVER IT AT THE MOMENT. THE BRIDGE REPAIR CREW IS THERE AT THE MOMENT REPARING IT.

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK IS WET AND MUDDY ALONG THE MABABE DEPRESSION; TAKE CARE WITH THE BLACK MUD (COTTON SOIL).

THERE IS A LOT OF TALL GRASS THIS YEAR AND SO PLEASE CHECK YOUR VEHICLE REGULARLY FOR GRASS SEEDS. SOME VEHICLES HAVE BEEM OVERHEATING.  THE SEED NETS ARE FILLING UP QUICKLY IN PLACES.

Shorobe to South Gate:

From Shorobe to Mawana Vet fence is not too bad. Mawana to South Gate is bumpy and wet with a few Mud holes.

Mawana Vet Fence to Mababe Village:

It as graded at the end of last year. There are a few small washouts to look out for. Not bad in general.

South Gate to 3rd Bridge:

There is a lot of standing water; there are a few detours around some of the bigger water holes.

3rd bridge to Xakanaxa:

The sand is nicely compacted from all the rain. A few mud holes and standing water between 4th bridge and Xakanaxa.

 

South Gate to Xakanaxa:

 Standing water, a bit muddy and slippery about 10km after South Gate but ok.

South Gate to Khwai (North Gate):

Wet and muddy for the first 10km, then wet the rest of the way.

Xakanaxa to Khwai:

From the turn off on the Xakanaxa/South gate road to Khwai is quite wet and muddy in places. Double check with the Game Scouts at Xakanaxa Gate or North Gate before using this route. They haven’t closed it this year.

Khwai to Mababe Gate:

Not bad. A few small washouts and puddles.

Mababe Gate to Savuti:

The Mababe Depression is wet and muddy. Use the Sand Ridge road and NOT the Marsh road.

Savuti to Kachikau:

There are some big puddles on the section to Ghoha Gate, from Ghoha gate to Kachikau there are a few small puddles but nothing serious.

 

 

Take your time and enjoy.