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Botswana & Namibia - a 27 day self-drive safari trip report

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We spend 27 days self-driving through Namibia and Botswana. We drove about 6,500 kilometres, mostly on gravel and sand, and camped at 16 different campsites. We hired a car from Advanced Car Hire in Windhoek and returned the car on the same 4 tires and with the same windows as when we picked it up.

  

The complete report starts HERE.

The Botswana part of the report starts on THIS PAGE.

 

I travelled with Dio, my 17 year old son, and Stan, one of my best friends from university, a loooong time ago.

 

Our most unexpected sighting..? This Black Mamba of about 5 meter long, who raised his head a meter above the ground and looked straight into Stan's face, with less than 2 meter in between... Read more about this encounter in the report!

 

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Hope you enjoy,

Toine IJsseldijk

Here our Botswana part of our itinerary, and campsites:

 

Day 16 – Jul 4: Arrive in Kasane (The Big 5 Chobe Lodge)

Day 17 – Jul 5: Kasane – Victoria Falls – Kasane (The Big 5 Chobe Lodge)

Day 18 – Jul 6: Kasane – Savuti Campsite (Chobe National Park)

Day 19 – Jul 7: Savuti Campsite (Chobe National Park)

Day 20 – Jul 8: Savuti Campsite – Khwai – Magotho Camp (Khwai Development Trust) 

Day 21 – Jul 9: Magotho Camp (Khwai Development Trust)

Day 22 – Jul 10: Magotho Camp – North Gate Campsite (Khwai Development Trust)

Day 23 – Jul 11: North Gate Campsite – South Gate Campsite (Moremi Game Reserve)

Day 24 – Jul 12: South Gate Campsite (Moremi Game Reserve / Okavango Delta)

Day 25 – Jul 13: South Gate Campsite – Ghanzi (Thakadu Bush Camp)

Day 26 – Jul 14: Ghanzi – Windhoek

 

And a couple of teaser photos, a lot more in the complete report!

 

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CDL111

Looking forward to your report. Great poseur by the lions.

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toine
11 hours ago, CDL111 said:

Looking forward to your report. Great poseur by the lions.

 

Hi @CDL111 the report is listed under Namibia, as unfortunateIy I can't split it anymore.. Bostwana starts on this page: 

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Hads

This looks like its going to be very good. Thanks @toine

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Atravelynn

That black mamba in a tree is an enticing intro shot and what a close encounter.  All part of the self-drive adventure! 

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toine
On 4/1/2019 at 7:31 AM, Atravelynn said:

That black mamba in a tree is an enticing intro shot and what a close encounter.  All part of the self-drive adventure! 

Thanks, @Atravelynn, it sure is all part of the self-drive adventure experience and it that regards self-driving probably assures everybody their own unique moments :). Addictive... 

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Marks

Stunning photos--especially that very close mamba encounter.

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