Maun Self Drive 4x4

4x4 Hire For Camping, Game Viewing and Offroad Travel

                                                 November 2014   Track Conditions

 Shorobe to South Gate:

Corrugated and bumpy.  From the vet fence to South Gate it is also bumpy with lots of corrugations, there are also a few puddles now as the rains have arrived

Mawana Vet Fence to Mababe Village:

Corrugated, bumpy & potholed.

South Gate to 3rd Bridge:

Sand not too bad as the rain has dampened it a little. No water to drive through. 1st and 2nd bridges are ok

3rd bridge to Xakanaxa:

Is fine, no water crossings.  

South Gate to Xakanaxa:

 The road is the normal bumpy route with a few puddles

South Gate to Khwai (North Gate):

Bumpy for the first 10km then just bumpy after that, Again a little water sitting in the depressions

Xakanaxa to Khwai:

The Sand patches are ok. The odd puddle at the moment. Still a good road to drive along.

Khwai to Mababe Gate:

The river crossing is still deep so most people are using a detour towards the river which has a dry crossing, Ask the Game scouts at North Gate they will direct you, Some people are still using the cutline down to Sankuyo village and then up to Mababe village as the safre route, only 30 km extra and safer, then onto Mababe gate.

Mababe Gate to Savuti:

The sand ridge road is the one to take as the sand is all fine now. The marsh road is wet and a little muddy. People have been getting stuck already in the Black Cotton Soil.

Savuti to Kachikau:

Is all dry, From Kachikau of course is all tar, watch out for stray animals between Kachikau and Ngoma Gate. 

                                               August 2014 Track Conditions

 

 Shorobe to South Gate:

Corrugated and very bumpy.  From the vet fence to South Gate it is also bumpy with lots of corrugations.

Mawana Vet Fence to Mababe Village:

Corrugated, bumpy & Dusty

South Gate to 3rd Bridge:

Sandy and bumpy but no water to drive through. 1st and 2nd bridges are ok

3rd bridge to Xakanaxa:

Is fine, no water crossings.  

South Gate to Xakanaxa:

 The road is the normal sandy and bumpy route

South Gate to Khwai (North Gate):

Sandy and bumpy for the first 10km then just bumpy after that.

Xakanaxa to Khwai:

The sand patches are fine; all the puddles are now dry

Khwai to Mababe Gate:

The river crossing is still quite deep so most people are using the cutline down to Sankuyo village and then up to Mababe village, then onto Mababe gate.

Mababe Gate to Savuti:

The sand ridge road is the one to take as the sand is all fine now.

Savuti to Kachikau:

Is all ok, From Kachikau of course is all tar, watch out for stray animals between Kachikau and Ngoma Gate.

                                                 June 2014  Track Conditions

 

 Shorobe to South Gate:

Corrugations and very bumpy.  From the vet fence to South Gate it is mostly ok with lots of corrugations

for about the first 10km.

 

Mawana Vet Fence to Mababe Village:

Corrugated and bumpy

 

South Gate to 3rd Bridge:

Sandy and bumpy but no water to drive through. 1st and 2nd bridges are ok

 

3rd bridge to Xakanaxa:

Is fine, no water crossings.  

 

South Gate to Xakanaxa:

 The road is the normal sandy and bumpy route

 

South Gate to Khwai (North Gate):

Sandy and bumpy for the first 10km then just bumpy after that.

 

Xakanaxa to Khwai:

The sand patches are fine; all the puddles are now dry

 

Khwai to Mababe Gate:

The river crossing is still quite deep so most people are using the cutline down to Sankuyo village

and then up to Mababe village, then onto Mababe gate.

 

Mababe Gate to Savuti:

The sand ridge road is the one to take as the sand is all fine now. No one is using the marsh road yet.

 

Savuti to Kachikau:

Is all ok, From Kachikau of course is all tar, watch out for stray animals between Kachikau and Ngoma Gate.