This is as way off the beaten track as it gets.
Join us on this amazing tour and tick off Hunters Road from bucket list with things most other people only dream about…… This is one special tour to places others only dream of.
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.
- 13 – 21 March 2022 R6 675 p/p sharing
Price includes all camping and cross border fees, Chobe Game drive and Sunset Boat cruise, park entry fees, conservation fees and use of our radios . 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
- Vic Falls (Optional)
- Zambia day trip to Livingstone (Optional)
- Sunset cruise on the mighty Chobe
- Game drive in Chobe
Day 1: Francistown
We meet up at the border where I will be waiting for you around 8am. Each vehicle will be supplied with a radio for en route communication.
We will do a stop en-route to purchase meat and greens.
Whilst sitting around the campfire we will discuss what to expect over the next nine days. We will leave at 9 am the next morning for Hunters Road and it will be our home for the first night. This is an unknown section of Hunters that no one else does.
Day 2 & 3 Hunters Road
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. This is big 5 country and we must be alert at all times.
Day 4 & 5: Elephant Sands
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.
We will spend the time 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 6 & 7: Hunters Road
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.
Day 8 & 9: Kasane
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.
Included is a game drive to Chobe National Park and later the afternoon a scenic sunset boat cruise. This is a photographers dream cruise with the guide taking you up close and personal with the animals.
What do you need:
- A good reliable, serviced 4-wheel drive vehicle.
- Fuel range of app. 400km’s.
- Vehicle registration papers or letter of consent from the financing institution.
- Children must have a valid passport and an unabridged birth certificate and letter of consent if not accompanied by both parents.
- Guests from non-SADC countries will need a Visa.
- A passport that is valid for 3 months after our return to SA, valid driver’s license and ID.
- Camping equipment and cooking/braai accessories.
- Malaria Prophylaxis taken as prescribed by your GP.
- Last but not least – A good sense of humour and a positive outlook.
· Camping fees
· Guide fees
· Experienced guide with advanced emergency medical background and medical kit
· 2-way radios
· · 2-way Satellite Communications in case of emergency
· Tag along back to SA with guide at your own cost
· 4×4 vehicle hire
· Border fees, taxes and insurance
· ·Transfer fees
· Medical evacuation and travel insurance
· Anything else not mentioned above