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Botswana 4x4 routes worth exploring in 2017

If you’re looking to experience an authentic African safari, but want to have the freedom of travelling at your own pace, then a 4x4 self-drive holiday to Botswana should be high up on your 2017 travel wishlist.

Botswana is one of the wildest destinations in Africa - home to huge concentrations of African elephant as well as hosts all five members of the Big Five species.

If you’d like to experience this in 2017, here are a few Botswana 4x4 routes worth exploring this year. All you need is a reliable 4x4, and you’ll be happy to know that 4x4 rental Botswana is cheap and easy.

Maun to Xakanaxa

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If you want to experience the beauty of the Okavango Delta, then this is the Botswana 4x4 route to choose.

Fly into Maun and pick up your 4x4 rental Botswana. This will also give you the chance to stock up on any supplies you may need for the journey. You can also get a 4x4 rental Johannesburg and self-drive your way into Botswana.

Xakanaxa is located within the wildlife-rich Moremi Game Reserve. Here, you’ll have the chance to see all the species of the Big Five. Moremi offers spectacular game viewing and is a paradise for bird watching - it’s estimated to be home to over 400 species of birds.

Some of the activities that you can venture on during this Botswana 4x4 safari includes mokoro safaris (traditional canoe trips), motor-boating, game drives and fishing.

Polokwane to the Tuli Block

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If you’re travelling from South Africa, Polokwane located in the Limpopo province is your ticket to Africa’s north.

Please note that you can also enter the northern Tuli Game Reserve is privately run and travellers can only access it if you’re booked into one of the lodges.

The Tuli Block - also known as the land of the giants - is home to some of the best wildlife in Africa. Mostly unfenced, Tuli allows wildlife to roam freely, giving travellers the opportunity to experience an authentic African safari.

Some of the wildlife that you can see here includes migrant populations of impala, wildebeest, kudu and zebra as well as resident bushbuck, waterbuck, warthog, elephant and hippo, all accompanied by ever-present predators - lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena.

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  1. Gravatar Vincent Bradley says:

    I am going oversees and will be back the middle of May 2017. Lets talk after that

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  2. Gravatar Rosa Vila says:

    Good morning! Can we drive from Linyanty area to Maun this August?

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