On the Rhino Route you not only experience the highlights of Botswana, but also drive through the Zambezi region in Namibia, also known as the Caprivi Strip. And this with your all-terrain vehicle with roof tent and complete camping equipment.
There is certainly no more intense safari experience than driving your own jeep through the vastness of Botswana and Namibia. At your own pace, wherever you want. See what interests you and stay where it is most exciting for you. To do this, set up a camp in the midst of nature, light a fire, prepare dinner there yourself and sleep under millions of stars...
You can experience all this on our self-drive tours in Botswana and Namibia. You can choose your own route, or you can choose one of our pre-booked tours, just the way you like it. Adventure and unforgettable experiences are guaranteed!
And if you are a little unsure, we also have trainings on offer for you to prepare yourself even better and enjoy your safari without restrictions.
After your arrival you will be met by our representative and taken to the rental station. Here you will receive a detailed briefing on your vehicle, the equipment and the route you will take in the coming days. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to buy your provisions for the coming days in one of the local supermarkets. You will spend your first night at the camping site in Maun.
Day 2 & 3:
Camping at the Moreni Game Reserve
Travel time from Maun approx. 4-6 hours, depending on wildlife observation
You will spend two days in the Moreni Game Reserve. Located in the east of the Okavango Delta, this park is one of the most beautiful reserves in Africa. It encompasses more than 4,871 square kilometres of pristine wilderness, and the varied terrain includes savannah, winding waterways and dense forest.
This diverse ecosystem supports an incredibly wide range of wildlife, from large herds of buffalo, gnu and zebra, to the rare sitatunga and lechwe antelope, lion, cheetah and pack of wild dogs on the open meadows. The birdlife is fertile and includes most of the 550 bird species on Botswana's national bird list.
Day 4 & 5:
Camping in the Khwai area of the Moreni Game Reserve
Dismantling of the camp and onward journey in the direction of Khwai River.
The Khwai area of the Okavango lies along the northern border of the Moremi Game Reserve. This is an unfenced border that allows animals to move freely between the forests, where water is abundant during the rainy season, and the permanent rivers and lagoons of the delta.
Day 6 & 7:
Savuti Area (Chobe National Park)
Dismantling of the camp and onward journey in the direction of Chobe National Park.
Savuti, also known as Savute, is located in the heart of the beautiful Chobe National Park. This dynamic wilderness is a vast savannah interrupted by several rocky promontories that guard the mostly dry valley, once its lifeline, like a relic from ancient times. The Savuti area goes through wet and dry cycles, and where wild dogs now hunt in the dry course of the river, crocodiles used to swim twenty years ago. Visitors to this spectacular area can discover many animal species including: a variety of birds, elephants, antelopes, lions, jackals and foxes, zessebes, kudus, hyenas, cheetahs, cape buffalo herds and thousands of migratory zebras and wildebeests.
Day 8 & 9:
Ihaha (Chobe National Park)
The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park, known for its diverse and abundant wildlife viewing opportunities. This section of the park is best known for its dense concentration of elephant and hippopotamus populations, but the water attracts all kinds of animals, including large herds of buffalo. A visit to this area guarantees a close encounter with a range of African wildlife.
Kasane - (Katima Mulilo)
After the morning game drive you drive to the town of Kasane. Here you can refresh your supplies, take food and drinks on board and refuel your car for the next few days. Either you spend the night in Kasane or you drive over the border crossing Ngoma to Namibia. Overnight stay at Katima Mulilo at the Zambezi.
Day 11 & 12:
Kwando River, Caprivi Strip
These two days are dedicated to the national parks in the Caprivi Strip. The Mudumu, Bwabwata and Nkasa Lupala National Parks are all wild and little visited, and therefore offer a very special safari feeling. But with your all-terrain vehicle you are well prepared for this. The Mudumu National Park is ideal for a day trip. The tracks are only accessible with off-road vehicles and can be influenced by rainfall and river levels, especially in the rainy season from November to April. In the Bwabwata National Park, an untouched and beautiful part of the Caprivi, you can often observe an abundance of elephants and buffalos. Nkasa Lupala National Park (formerly Mamili Park) east of Mudumu National Park offers open savannahs, beautiful leadwood trees, acacias and Mopanie bush land. Hundreds of buffalo herds are a common sight with Lechwe, Kudu and Impala in abundance.
The camp lies on the banks of the Okavango River in a beautiful location. It is known for its unique, crocodile safe pool in the river. From here you can take game drives to the Mahango and Bwabwata National Parks or visit the nearby Popa Waterfalls.
After breakfast you will leave Namibia and return to Botswana. Today's destination is the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tsodilo Hills. The four massive rocks rising up to 1489 meters form the highest elevations of Botswana. Unlike the previously visited wetlands, here you will find yourself in a desert-like landscape. Tsodilo is one of the places with the highest density of rock paintings in the world and is also known as the Louvre of the Desert. Local guides will show you (for a small fee) the rock paintings and tell you about the history of this magical place.
After the camp has been broken off, you will return to your starting point in about 4-5 hours, to Maun, where the circle closes and for you this means the end of this journey. Here you return your rental vehicle and depending on the program you have booked, you return to Europe from here or take part in the follow-up program.
Maun - 1 night
Moremi Game Reserve - 2 nights
Khwai Area - 2 nights
Savuti - 2 nights
Chobe National Park - 2 nights
Kasane oder Katima Mulilo - 1 night
Kwando River (Caprivi) - 2 nights
Ngepi Camp (Caprivi) - 1 night
Tsodilo Hills - 1 night
Prices per person for 14 nights:
Green Season (FEB - MAR):
2 guests: from € 2.228,00
3 guests: from € 1.486,00
4 guests: from € 1.114,00
Mid Season (APR - JUN / NOV - JAN23):
2 guests: from € 2.537,00
3 guests: from € 1.692,00
4 guests: from € 1.269,00
High Season (JUL - OCT):
2 guests: from € 3.081,00
3 guests: from € 2.054,00
4 guests: from € 1.541,00
The exact travel price is calculated by the actually used campsites and may therefore vary. Likewise, there may be surcharges or discounts for seasonal overlaps. We will give you the exact price with the final offer.
Arrival is possible daily. We are also happy to vary the itinerary according to your wishes. If you need an overnight stay in a hotel at the beginning or end, we will be happy to book it for you.
It is possible to do a special driver training on the morning of the second day to prepare you for the special conditions in Botswana. This includes riding in soft sand, slippery clay and mud and through watercourses. You will also learn how to get out if you get stuck. The training has to be booked in advance and currently costs € 120,00.
The journey described here is intended to serve as your inspiration. We will discuss the exact itinerary and the actual accommodation and length of stay with you in detail and arrange your trip as individually as you wish. You can find more information under 'Book Ajimba'.
This offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. But also here applies: Please contact us. We can also adapt your trip to suit your individual needs, taking any mobility restrictions into account.
We strongly advise you to complete a foreign health insurance, which also covers repatriation to your home country. We offer appropriate insurance through our partner TravelSecure.de.