Hi! I just found out that I’ll be in Durban for work at the end of May and I’ll have 12 days to kill before leaving (May 23 to June 3).
I understand this is EXTREMELY LATE to plan logistics for such a venture, though I was looking at the possibility of flying roundtrip from Durban into Maun, pick up a 4x4, visit Chobe for a few days while crashing at a couple of campsites in and around Maun (Audi camp, Maun restcamp, Crocodile camp, etc..). Obviously staying at one of Chobe’s campsites (Ihaha, Savuti or Linyanti) would be ideal, though I’m sure those book solid a year out. Regardless, I’ve contacted Chobe with no response.
Or looking at the option of renting a 4x4 in Durban and drive to the Kalahari Game Reserve and staying at their wilderness campsites (though I don’t know the availability of those). I contacted DWNP (both the Maun & Gaborone offices) regarding site availability for Kalahari with no response through email or phone calls.
I’ve done quite a bit of camping/traveling throughout East and Central Africa and I have all necessary gear for bush camping so I would just need the basic 4x4 (not the camping deluxe version with bullet proof windshield wipers). Still waiting to hear back from a few companies for pricing and availability.
Regarding a roundtrip flight to Maun from Durban, I hear it’s cheaper to book that flight over there?