SELF DRIVE FAQ’S

Do I need a 4×4 for all these routes?

Trips are tailored to your vehicle ability and requirements. Not all destinations are accessible with 2×4 vehicles but this is by no means a limitation to exploring and experiencing a large part of Southern Africa. 

How long in advance should I book my trip?

For national parks like CKGR, Moremi, Chobe and Kgalagadi, bookings should be made a year in advance to guarantee the best combination of camps en route.

How does our process work?

  • Select one of our suggested routes or request a custom-designed one
  • Send us a Trip Request Form or get in touch here 
  • Receive confirmation of your dates and important information for the trip
  • Once the route is finalised, receive your Route Brochure with its corresponding Quote.
  • Payment secures all accommodation reservations.
  • Receive a comprehensive Trip Itinerary with booking vouchers, daily route information, recommended activities and important contact details for your journey.

Do I need a GPS?

This is up to you. Self-drive travelers always have the choice of using paper maps, App’s or a GPS as navigational help. GPX files and daily route maps are provided along with our clients Trip Itinerary and we make use of Garmin BaseCamp informed by Track4Africa.

Do you provide rental vehicles & equipment?

Ultimate Routes has partnered with equipment rental company Go Camp for canopy, tent and camping equipment rental. We manage your vehicle rental with reputable companies with reliable fleets and competitive pricing.

Do you book routes across several countries?

Ultimate Routes plans routes and books accommodation across borders of Southern African countries. Routes can thus include one or more neighbouring countries as well as South Africa. 

Do you book routes in Zambia and Malawi?

Regions of our expertise and experience include in Southern African countries. We will however create a custom trip through other African countries.

We make use of a strong referral and information network of travelers, African mapping experts (Tracks4Africa’s) and overlanding forums which keep us abreast with relevant info pertaining to routes, campsites & accommodation in Africa.