Namibia and Botswana Self-Drive Guide Books

So, what is so special about the Tracks4Africa guide books? These are not guides written by armchair travellers or the personal experience of one person; they are the combined experiences of a whole community of travellers and specifically aimed at self-drive travellers.

If you are a self-drive tourist, there are five things that you need to know when you are on the road:

1. Where to sleep.
2. Where to get fuel.
3. What to see and do.
4. Where to buy supplies.
5. Where to go in case of an emergency.

If you have the Tracks4Africa Self-Drive Guide as your travel companion, the answers to all these and many more questions will be at hand. If you are well prepared and well informed, you can really enjoy the unspoilt beauty of Africa! The Tracks4Africa travel community has shared with you the places and attractions that they really love to visit time and time again.

Content covered in the Self-Drive Guides:

General information about each country; Safety and precaution; Trip planning; Navigation; Preparing your vehicle for overland travel; Communication; Border post red tape; Veterinary fences and Foot-and-mouth disease; Health and much more.

Botswana travel regions:

  • Central Kalahari
  • Chobe/Kasane
  • Eastern Botswana/Tuli
  • Hunter’s Road
  • Kgalagadi
  • Makgadikgadi
  • Okavango/Moremi
  • Southern Botswana
  • Western Botswana

Namibia travel regions:

  • Boesmanland
  • Central Namibia
  • Damaraland
  • Erongo
  • Etosha
  • Gobabis
  • Kaokoland
  • Kavango
  • Namib-Naukluft
  • North Namibia
  • Ovamboland
  • Skeleton Coast
  • South Namibia
  • Sperrgebiet
  • Zambezi (Caprivi)

Featured under the Botswana travel regions are 42 towns or destinations (some are National Parks or Game Reserves) and under the Namibia travel regions 72 towns or destinations.

Each town or destination has a general description giving you some background on the town as well as a traveller description. For each of these towns or destinations a wealth of information was researched to answer the kind of questions that a self-drive traveller would ask.

The Botswana Self-Drive Guide lists 308 camping and lodging places to stay and the Namibia Self-Drive Guide lists 899. Each of these listings indicates contact details, rates, facilities and activities offered. Also, the nearest town with direction, distance and travel time from it, is given.

For both guides the table of distance does not only feature distances between towns, but also travel times. Reliable travel times are a unique feature for which Tracks4Africa is well known and is essential information when travelling in Africa. For the Namibia guide a second table of distance and travel times is dedicated to Kaokoland.

The Botswana Self-Drive Guide has 348 pages and the Namibia Self-Drive Guide 591. The books are R299 VAT incl. each. You can have a sneak preview of the Botswana book and of the Namibia book.

If you like them you can order your copies from our online store at

Alternatively the books are available from the following retailers:

Alu-Cab in Cape Town, South Africa

PNA Stationers in George, South Africa 

Quenets Hunting & Fishing Pty Ltd in Worcester, South Africa 

Safari Centre in Cape Town, South Africa

Voetspore 4X4Megaworld in Pretoria, South Africa

Radio Electronics in Walvis Bay, Namibia

Swakopmunder Buchhandlung in Swakopmund, Namibia

Auto World Gaborone in Kasane, Francistown, Maun and Selebi- Phikwe, Botswana

Bearing World in Gaborone, Botswana

Engen Western Bypass in Gaborone, Botswana

Pharma Africa in Kasane, Botswana

Pharma North in Francistown, Botswana

Pharma South in Gaborone, Botswana

Riley’s Garage in Maun, Botswana

Ultimate Cycle Base in Gaborone, Botswana 

Woodlands Stop Over in Francistown, Botswana


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