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New Vehicles Added to the Safari Drive Fleet

July 2nd, 2014

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.

New Bradt Guide to Botswana edition 4

April 10th, 2014

The Bradt Botswana Guide recently reported  Safari Drive as having the regions “best fleet of bush-equipped Land Rovers” and advised visitors to think carefully about venturing in the the bush without the back up and necessary safety equipment.

Buy the guide here

Botswana Road Conditions

March 13th, 2014

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.

Safari Drive in the press

February 11th, 2014

The Worlds Best Drives

We were very excited to see the mention in The Times on Saturday 8th February below:-

Nigel Richardson writes about a Namibia road trip in the Telegraph

January 29th, 2014

Renowned Telegraph journalist Nigel Richardson has discovered the delights of self driving across Namibia. Featuring the Namib desert his thought provoking piece recounts Namibia’s history the full article may be read online here

His other piece  which features the Safari Drive  award winning Namibia video  may be read in full on the Telegraph web site here.

Advert in Land Rover Owner magazine

July 19th, 2013

On the road to nowhere – The Mail on Sunday Article

May 28th, 2013

Anna Melville-James writes in The Mail on Sunday about her Safari Drive experiences.

….we already felt born to be wild.

See the on line article here

Minty Clinch writes in The National about her Zambia experiences with Safari Drive

May 23rd, 2013

http://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/travel/into-the-african-wild-with-only-a-canadian-and-a-land-rover

….. trust me and try it: this is a trip you’ll never forget.

In the Financia Times’s How to Spend It James Henderson writes about desert driving

April 17th, 2013

If you only have a long week end available then you can (just) squeeze a desert driving trip in the Namib Desert. James Henderson brushed up his driving skills amongst some of the worlds largest desert dunes.

See the full Financial Times piece here

The Independent

January 14th, 2013

The Independent on the 9 January 2013 ran this story in Travel about desert driving:-

Photo Galleries and Diaries

Rhino Desert Boy Road Sign

We are very grateful to a number of our clients for providing us with the most fantastic trip diaries and photo galleries from their safaris.