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Explore southern Africa with Avis Safari rental
One of the best ways to experience the unspoilt southern African wilderness is on safari. And for those safari enthusiasts who don’t know where to visit, where to stay or what to do while on their African adventure, Avis Safari Rental is the solution.
Avis Safari Rental has eight self-driving safari packages, for adventurers to explore South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Mozambique.
You can choose from packages lasting from 9 to 21 days, each packed with authentic African experiences. If you want to make memories with travellers who share your passion for exploring the majestic mountains, wildlife, waterfalls and flora and fauna of the region, you can request guided self-drive and group tours.
Choose your Avis Safari Rental package:
The 9-day Botswana self-drive camping safari starts in Maun and ends in Kasane. Explore Okavango Delta’s grassy plains, which become a lush paradise teeming with game during flood season. Depending on the time of year, you can see great elephant concentrations along the Chobe River in winter, or experience bird viewing in living colour during summer.2 Move on to the enchanting Victoria Falls, and after you’ve been mesmerised by the World Heritage Site, head to Chobe National Park, and admire giraffes, sable and Cape buffalo.
The 10-day Wet and Wild via 3 countries self-drive camping safari starts and ends in Johannesburg. Visit Waterberg Biosphere and feel like you’re going back in time. Artefacts discovered here date back to the Stone Age, and archaeological finds here relate to the origin of mankind. Then, visit the world-renowned Kruger National Park to see the “Big 5” – lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Next, head to Swaziland and Mozambique via the Geo-Trail, which passes through the small, landlocked kingdom, known for its wilderness reserves and festivals showcasing traditional Swazi culture. Stop off in Mozambique to bask in the sun, laze on beautiful beaches and explore offshore marine parks. Once you taste the best prawns in the world at Kosi Bay, you won’t want to leave!
The 10-day Namibia North self-drive camping safari adventure starts and ends in Windhoek. Visit Etosha Pan, the largest salt pan in Africa – so big it’s even visible from space. But you needn’t be an astronaut to appreciate its splendour. The vast, open expanse of shimmering green and white covers almost a quarter of the Etosha National Park. It is the only known mass breeding ground for pink flamingos in Namibia. A few days later, in Damaraland, you can marvel at the red sandstone and 2 000 works of stunning rock art.
The 15-day Wet and Wild via 3 countries self-drive camping adventure safari starts and ends in Johannesburg. It explores the Waterberg Biosphere and the iconic Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Afterwards, pass through Swaziland, which, despite being one of Africa’s smallest countries, has a large variety of landscapes, mountains, savannas and rain forests. Head on to Mozambique’s Maputo Elephant Reserve, home to about 300 elephants and Maputo Bay, to admire the myriad water birds in paradise.
The 16-day Botswana via 4 countries self-drive camping safari starts and ends in Johannesburg. It explores South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana, including the fascinating Okavango Delta water system. Botswana has the greatest elephant population in Africa, with numbers exceeding 50 000. Enter Botswana elephant country from South Africa’s Waterberg Biosphere. Later, you can take a helicopter ride over the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe before heading back to Botswana and Chobe National Park, where the Savuti Marsh attracts numerous bird species, plus migrating zebras. Another highlight is the beauty of the central Kalahari, home to a variety of wildlife.
The 16-Day Namibia and Botswana (Namibia, Botswana & and Victoria Falls) overlanding self-drive camping safari, starts and ends in Windhoek. It explores the central Kalahari’s sprawling terrain, dominated by grasslands and home to giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas and wild dogs. Entering Botswana, you can visit the World Heritage Okavango Delta, as well as the Chobe River, before going on to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Within Namibia, the Caprivi Strip is a habitat for endangered African wild dogs. It also provides a corridor for African elephants moving between Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Stop at the Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve, a salt pan situated in the middle of the dry savanna of north-eastern Botswana. The pan is all that remains of the enormous Lake Makgadikgadi.
The 17-day Namibia North and South self-drive camping safari starts and ends in Windhoek. Explore the northern and southern regions of Namibia and journey through the Namib-Naukluft National Park, part of one of the world’s oldest deserts, the Namib Desert and the Naukluft mountain range. Pass Sossusvlei, Namibia’s best-known attraction, with its magical towering red dunes. The red sand shimmers during sunrise and sunset, and creates a stunning scene to admire on your drive. In contrast, Deadvlei, a white clay pan located near Sossusvlei, creates a horizon of white, red and green that you can’t experience anywhere else in the world. Make your last stop at Hardup Dam, on the banks of the largest dam in Namibia.
The 22-day Namibia North and South Overlanding safari starts and ends in Windhoek. Experience Namibia in its splendour. Take in the sights and sounds of Waterberg, meet the Himba people from the Kunene region and explore the Kunene River, one of just five perennial rivers in Namibia. Don’t miss Palmwag Conservancy’s spectacular, flat-topped mountains and stark plains and stop off in the charming town of Swakopmund, with its German colonial architecture and endless stretches of beaches.
Drive to the world famous Etosha to explore pans full of seasonal bird life. Spend two days at Pupa Falls, and transit at Palm Wag Conservancy where you have ample time to track the rare desert-adapted Black Rhino. It wouldn’t be a safari if you didn’t catch a glimpse of Brandberg, a mountain that looks like it’s on fire when the sun sets.
Avis Safari Rental makes your African dream safari come true, with its easy booking and safari packages to suit your every need.
Visit https://www.avis.co.za/safari-rental/packages/ to find out more.