The thought of driving yourself around Africa may be a daunting one for many, however, it shouldn’t be. From straight forward trips in South Africa that are best done with a hire car and easy explorational journeys in Namibia all the way to and adventurous expedition through Botswana there really are self drive options to suit everyone that is looking for the freedom that comes with having your own transport.
Self driving doesn’t have to be about wilderness, one of the top places to drive yourself in Africa is South Africa, Cape Town and the Garden Route make up one of the most popular itineraries on the continent. This route is simply, the scenery is lovely and the roads are great, along with the fact that this offers incredible value when done as a self drive, it is not hard to see why it is so popular.
For those looking to venture into the wilds a little more then Namibia is the perfect place to start, a great network of graded dirt roads and some of the most stunning landscapes on the continent mean that this is fast become one of the best places to get away. Here you can choose to drive from lodge to lodge, to take a fully equipped camping vehicle or to combine the two.
If you are looking to self drive in some of the best wildlife areas in Africa then we often suggest either Botswana or Tanzania, both can be done on a purely camping and self sufficient basis or can be combined with staying in various lodges and camps along the way. We put together itineraries using excellent vehicles, fully equipped with camping equipment, satellite phones, GPS. We work with companies that offer fantastic service from guidance on the route, weather/road conditions to off road driving instruction for first timers, they also offer 24hr emergency assistance and are on the end of the phone for advice if needed.