Overlanding SW Botswana





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    Default Overlanding SW Botswana

    I would like to safari in true Livingstone style, no national parks with rest camps and tourists.
    If anybody know of spots that will suit my Road Less Traveled moto, please share the info.
    We depart 10 May 2013 from the farm and return 25 May, no other bookings in between.
    Gaan daar waar daar nie nog nie 'n pad is nie en los jou eie spoor!

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    You could do some of the cutlines, but you're not going to see as much outside the national parks... Kaa concession is a good option too

    Or circumnavigate the CKGR ;-)



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    1) Kukonje Island - Free. Not a park. No amenities ( if you discount the unusable longdrops) S20.91522 E26.20265. No animals, but seriously quiet and away from it all.
    2) Hunters Road - on the border between Bots and Zim. Check if May is hunting season already and make sure which parts are o.k. to access.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeetS View Post
    1) Kukonje Island - Free. Not a park. No amenities ( if you discount the unusable longdrops) S20.91522 E26.20265. No animals, but seriously quiet and away from it all.
    2) Hunters Road - on the border between Bots and Zim. Check if May is hunting season already and make sure which parts are o.k. to access.
    Hi Peet,

    Just a (maybe) stupid question:

    Does hunter's road follow exactly the Bots/Zim border ?

    I might use it next may, on my way back from CKGR / Pans to L' Stone. Can I then reach Kasane / Zambia without entering Zim (should be the case according to T4A, but I prefer double check) ?

    Cheers..
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    Hallo Eric

    I have only driven the part from just north of Elephant Sands to Panda. The road does however follow the border all the way to just before Kasane and depending on the season ( dry or rainy) you can drive up from Elephant Sands all the way to Kasane.

    I have only done it outside of the hunting season and I would recommend that you search the forum for what other members have to say about that. I think that May in Africa should be the beginning of the hunting season and I am really not sure how that affects the accessabillity of the road. You may want to talk to someone like Kalahari Safari ( http://4x4community.co.za/forum/member.php?u=14070) who is living in Botswana for his ideas on that.

    As to your initial question, the road is mostly exactly on the border, and I think in some cases you have to be careful of ending up on the wrong side.

    Definitely a worthwhile experience!
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    Thanks Peet,

    Will search the Forum and ask Walter (and Andy !!).

    Cheers..

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    Thanks Peet and Andy,
    I need a couple of days away from every thing, just mother nature to contend with, then I will do Caprivi for a week.
    How many days will do the job in the bush?
    Gaan daar waar daar nie nog nie 'n pad is nie en los jou eie spoor!

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    How many days will do the job in the bush?
    Are you traveling solo or with family? I could easily do Kukonje for four or five nights. Couple of good books, Long walks in the morning and afternoon. Few cold brews late afternoon.

    You should be pretty chilled out by the end of the week!
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    Dis een van daai, slegs mans toere.
    Wil graag die bos met white water rafting en tiervis afwissel. Dit gaan vir oor ervarings, sal 'n ander keer die diere in die park gaan loer.
    Gaan daar waar daar nie nog nie 'n pad is nie en los jou eie spoor!

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