Botswana on a budget

This is our budget Botswana tour and 4×2 friendly.

Join us on this amazing tour and tick off your bucket list with things most other people only dream about…… This is our cross border introductory tour and priced affordably to give you the chance to experience the wonder that Botswana offers.

The first – and most lasting impressions – will be of vast expanses of uninhabited wilderness stretching from horizon to horizon, the sensation of limitless space, astoundingly rich wildlife and bird viewing, night skies littered with stars and heavenly bodies of an unimaginable brilliance and stunning sunsets of unearthly beauty. This all makes for world-class photography.

Botswana is well known for having some of the best wilderness and wildlife areas on the African continent. With a full 38 percent of its total land area devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas – for the most part unfenced, allowing animals to roam wild and free – travel through many parts of the country has the feeling of moving through an immense Nature wonderland.

Driving off-road through the bush of Botswana, camping in the middle of nature and Africa’s wild animals: this is the true spirit of Botswana.

Tour dates:

  • 10  – 17 November 2017 R5200 p/p sharing
  • 14 – 20 January 2019 R6 100 p.p sharing
  • 22 – 28 September 2019 R6 100 p/p sharing

Price includes all camping and cross border fees. This self drive guided tour is the perfect introduction into over landing and travels into Africa. Each vehicle gets issued with a 2 way radio.

Children under 12 only pays 50% and under 6 free

Places to visit will include the following –

  • Elephant Sands
  • Hunters Road
  • Kasane
  • Chobe
  • Vic Falls (Optional)
  • Zambia day trip to Livingstone (Optional)
  • Sunset cruise on the mighty Chobe (Optional)

Adventure Itinerary

Day 1: Meet up at Slaap n Biki Baltimore (Optional)

We meet up at Baltimore for a meet and greet. Each vehicle will be supplied with a radio for en route communication.

Whilst sitting around the campfire we will discuss what to expect over the next fifteen days. We will leave at 7 am the next morning for the border.

Day 2: Elephant Sands 550 km

We will meet up at the Groblersbrug Border post at 8 am. This will be the day with the most driving on the trip and one of the few days we need to get an early start to reach Elephant Sands. We will do a stop en-route to purchase meat and greens.

Enjoy viewing the elephants at a natural waterhole right in front of the lodge. Watch these impressive creatures whilst they drink at only a couple of meters away from you, a unique experience! There is plenty of other wildlife around as well on our unfenced 16000 ha private conservancy. The lack of fences allows all animals to roam freely.

Day 3: Elephant Sands

We will spend the day exploring the park and taking pictures or just relax in the camp trying to take that million dollar elephant close up photo. They have a resident pack of 18 wild dogs and we might be lucky enough to spot.


  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant – serving Breakfast & Lunch à la carte
  • Dinner – set menu, prepared by our wonderful chefs Lazarous and Joseph
  • Bar – serves a range of local & international beers, wines, shakes and exotic cocktails
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Curio shop
  • Laundry service

Day 4: Hunters Road 140 km

The Hunters’ Road – a romantic name for what is still a romantic place. The country on either side of that track is still as wild as when Selous hunted here. Explorers, hunters and traders all made tracks towards the Falls and before long a wagon road ran from the south. The Old Hunters’ Road, as it became known, now forms the border between Botswana and Zimbabwe.
We will “Wild Camp” on this road like the explorers of old. There is some feelings of nostalgia when camping on this road like the old hunters and explorers of the previous century.
Day 5: Kasane 100 km
We will arrive early in Kasane. This will give us the opportunity to do laundry, replenish supplies and some sight seeing of which this town has more than enough.

Day 6: Kasane

Optional: Visit to Chobe National Park and lunch or braai at one of the picnic spots in the park and later the afternoon a scenic sunset boat cruise.

Day 7: Kasane

Vic Falls and Zambia for those who have not been there. Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya, is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It has been described by CNN as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world. We take a taxi to Vic Falls early the morning and back later the afternoon. The Zambian border is just a skip and a hop from the bridge and a day trip to Livingstone is possible.

For those not wanting to go to Vic Falls there is Tiger Fishing or self drive to Chobe.

Day 8: Kasane

Time to relax and explore Kasane and the surroundings or just lay back at the pool enjoying cocktails before the journey back home starts……

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