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“31 Day Self Drive Safari to Botswana and Namibia”

Self Drive Adventures
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We specialise in taking you places you probably wouldn't go on your own. You self drive in fully equipped vehicles, provided by us, led by our escorts and local guides. You have the adventure of driving your own vehicle, giving you more independence and your own space, but with the security and camaraderie of travelling with a small group in your convoy. Thinking of a Holiday or guided tour of Madagascar, a Safari in Namibia or Botswana or both, How about a guided motor home tour through Morocco or even a guided Iceland tour off the tourist track, Self Drive Adventures can offer all to you and more.
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This was a fantastic, NO UNBELIEVABLE 31 day experience.Neither my wife or I had previously visited Namibia or Botswana and now being on the wrong side of 70, we wanted a holiday/safari to these countries that was safe and full of fun. It's fair to say that all 6 couples who we traveled with, felt very safe throughout the 31 days and we all got along very well together.What made our safari was the very professional service/support provided by our tour guides----they made this tour very special-----we had Dave who was our guide for the full 31 days and Duncan who was our game viewing guide in Botswana. We could not have had better guides and this resulted in us seeing so many wild animals----and I mean lots of animals.The camp sites were all very interesting and all 6 couples slept in their Hilux's-----the guides in their tents.As mentioned above, we were very well looked after and very fortunate to experience this holiday.

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3  Thank Reg404
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selfdriveadventures, Marketing at Self Drive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi Reg, thanks for your review, it’s great to hear you had such a fantastic experience and felt in safe hands throughout your adventure. Namibia and Botswana are such beautiful destinations and thank you for choosing to explore these with us. I have shared your feedback with the team and we look forward to welcoming you and Chris back on another adventure off the beaten track somewhere else in the world. Until then happy adventuring

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Reviewed 9 August 2018

We had a great time viewing the wildlife and exploring 'off the beaten track' parts of Botswana and Namibia. Our leaders were friendly, knowledgable and focussed on ensuring we saw what we came to see and we enjoyed our experience.

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2  Thank Mark K
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selfdriveadventures, Marketing at Self Drive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi Mark
Thanks for your review and we are thrilled to hear you had a great time discovering some of Southern Africa’s unique locations off the beaten track. I have shared you feedback with our team and we would love to you welcome you back on another one of our adventures across the world. Happy adventuring until then

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

Jennie and I have just returned from a most amazing trip with 6 other vehicles and friends from the Land Rover Club Sydney through South West Africa. The meticulous planning and delivery of the trip by Self Drive Adventures enabled us to be part of both the expected and unexpected experiences of Africa that don't come from text books or Zoos. Highlights for us were the wild dog pack enjoying a Kudu kill whilst running constant surveillance patrols and sentry duty to prevent other predators stealing it; the Lioness teaching her cubs how to stalk Zebra, then sharing a drink and a 'well done guys' cuddle before they devoured the Zebra she had caught earlier; the night time visit of 7 Rhinos to the water hole and the calf lying down under mum for a feed; the domestic biff between the male lion and a couple of females for no apparent reason; the plains 'carpeted' with Springbok and Zebra; the Mongoose hiding in hollow stumps; the ground Squirrels scampering away; up close and personal with the Meerkats; the amazing vastness and contrasts of the country in any direction; the confronting poverty and poor infrastructure underlying remote society; and the remains of a vehicle blown up by a land mine near the Angolan border - a somber reminder that this is a continent with a violent history. Our many thanks to our trip leader, Dave, for his superb skills navigating the vagaries of border crossings and providing an understanding of how Africa works; and to Chris our wildlife guide for sharing his encyclopedic knowledge of everything wild and beautiful about the land. A long way from home, in every respect, and absolutely worth every cent. John W and Jennie C.

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selfdriveadventures, Marketing at Self Drive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Dear John and Jennie, thanks for your review and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your Adventure of Southern Africa and the experiences that Africa delivers. It sounds like you experienced some incredible game viewing on the adventure, seeing Wild Dog is always such a rare experience. I have shared your feedback with the guides Dave and Chris. Until the next adventure, happy adventuring!

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

My wife and I recently did a 40 day Namibia and Botswana trip with SDA. We really enjoyed the fabulous wildlife - up very close in many instances - and the scenery in many areas is absolutely spectacular. Some very interesting campsites, rewarding cultural experiences, and a few luxe nights thrown in to break up the camping a bit. I really enjoyed the driving as well - challenging at times, but not ridiculously so, and always with good advice from Dave the guide. In fact we did not do a tyre at all between the 7 hire 4WD's on the whole 6000+kms. Dave was also excellent with his knowledge of the land, the people and the weather and nothing was too much trouble for him.

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selfdriveadventures, Marketing at Self Drive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Dear Lachlan and Kerry, many thanks for your review. Being able to get up close to the wildlife sightings is one of the great advantages of going on our Self-Drive Adventures. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the driving and route. We have shared your feedback with Dave. Enjoy the great memories of the Africa bush.

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

I recently travelled on a 40 day trip in Namibia and Botswana with Self Drive Adventures. It was a fantastic time seeing so many different landscapes. The best time was when we were up close with lions who were feeding. Completely worth the money.

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selfdriveadventures, Marketing at Self Drive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Hi Steven

We are delighted to hear you such a great time. It sounds like you had an incredible lion sighting. Thank you for choosing Self Drive Adventures for your Africa experience We hope we can welcome you back on another great adventure sometime in the future to explore one of our many interesting locations accross the world.

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