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    Question West side of Okavango Delta

    I am planning ,my first solo Trip without my Dads Guidence... I want to know Has anyone done a 2 day trip up the west side of the Okavangu Delta? is there enough small roads toe get to the delta from the ,main road or is it not worth it?

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    Do you mean a two day trip from Pretoria? Or from Maun?
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    2 day trips don't work in Botswana.
    Reasons:
    - Distances and travel times to reach a destination
    - Time to be there and enjoy

    ..... totalling to more than a few hours.

    As for the small roads, they don't exist.
    They either lead into a village or into a Safari camp, but you won't be able to "explore" or have any views from where you can reach outside the camps.
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    Would Caprivi not be easier as far as access goes..

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    Good Day Wian
    I am from Botswana and my father actually has a farm north west of the okavango near shakawe. So if you give me some more details about where exactly you want to go i can help out. as the others have also asked, is it two days from 'home' back to 'home' or two days spent just in the west of Bots? As far as your question goes though, yes there are many roads in that area, you can even cross the okavango river by means of a bridge further north close by shakawe. i would recommend allocating a bit more time to it though... what vehicle and how many are you taking?

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    Wian, maybe give us a little more info, a basic itinerary to start off with and we can give you pointers from there.

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    Thanks for all the speedy replies. No I am planning on spending 3 days from Sehitwa to Shakawe and back, We sleep where we stop haha, we are very easy going and I am not booking accommodation as I have a very small student budget =D This is why I am asking if it is possible to reach the delta from the A35 main road without paying fees for entrance, and where would be the best points to visit?
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    Geoff and I did that trip and it was all tarmac.

    Be careful of the vet fences. If he catches you with meat, even going North, he will try and intimidate you. Then you just par cook it, right there at the vet fence.

    We went all the way, into the Caprivi.
    Then to Katima and then North to Solwezi, via Luiwa.
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    From the main tar road, you won't even see the Okavango. Your best bet is the Northern panhandle part where there are several safari camps that offer camping. Drotsky Cabins, Nxamaseri (spelling?) and more. Even then you won't experience the delta without going on a boat or even better, a mokoro trip on the water. Save money by drinking less, camping and pay for the boat trip!

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    Wian,

    Check out my trip report part 2 which covers part of this request. Part 3 will follow soon:

    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...d.php?t=222187
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