Far More Than Self Drive – Safari Drive Open Day 28 March 2015

Safari Drive Open Day at Sheepdrove Organic Farm next door to our office in Lambourn, Berkshire. (only 15 minutes from M4 Junction 14)

We plan to have a full day of Safari Drive activities including.

  • Safari planning, routes, activities, countries
  • Drive a Land Rover Defender on 4×4 track
  • Campfire cooking demonstration
  • Wildlife Photography
  • Safari Health and Safety

Spend time with our safari experts and lots more surprises are planned.

The day is free to all and includes complementary refreshments and lunch.

To help us plan a perfect day please can you indicate if you think you would like to come and  how many you are likely to be.

Everyone interested in a safari is welcome.

Full details and formal invitation will follow in a few weeks time.

Please reply to meregan@safaridrive.com



New Vehicles Added to the Safari Drive Fleet

The team in Namibia are currently overseeing the equipping and fitting out of the new additions to the Safari Drive fleet of Land Rovers. These are the latest Defender Station Wagon 2.2 Tdci that we fit with top of the range roof tents, roller draws, awnings and our own specialised equipment that make the Safari Drive vehicles the best of their kind in Africa.



Botswana Road Conditions

December 2013 Road and Track Conditions  (with thanks to Mac)

Shorobe to South Gate:

Has finally been graded, but now people are speeding with several vehicles having already rolled, Also corrugations

are starting to appear.  From the vet fence to South Gate it is mostly ok with lots of corrugations for about the first 10km.

Mawana Vet Fence to Mababe Village:

Has been graded, but not perfect as it has been graded only in patches.

South Gate to 3rd Bridge:

There has been nice rain here so many of the big holes have filled with water. Still ok to drive through or there are

a few detours to go around.

3rd bridge to Xakanaxa:

Is fine, no water crossings.

South Gate to Xakanaxa:

The road is the normal with also a bit of water and mud here and there.

South Gate to Khwai(North Gate):

Again all ok just with the bonus of the water filled holes which slows the journey down a little.

Xakanaxa to Khwai:

The sand patches are fine, course there are a few deep water and mud holes to negotiate through, there’s not always

a detour around them. If in doubt rather travel via South Gate.

Khwai to Mababe Gate:

After Khwai bridge the road is ok through the village. After the bridge it is a little corrugated in places but mostly ok

until Mababe Gate.

Mababe Gate to Savuti:

After Mababe Gate the road is nice and muddy for awhile along the mababe depression. The sand ridge road is the

one to take as the sand is all fine now.

Savuti to Kachikau:

Is all ok, a little wet and muddy here and there but nothing to worry about, From Kachikau of course is all tar, watch out for stray animals between Kachikau and Ngoma Gate.