Lovers of Africa Self Drive Holidays

Our feedback from guests

Self driving holidays in Africa

Driving around Mahe Island, Seychelles was awesome, even with the odd rainy day. We got to explore a number of remote beaches and sample outstanding food from small restaurants and cafes we found along the way. Thanks for everything. ~ Lau Couple

Self driving Namibia was fantastic and so easy with great directions and signage. We loved the location of Doro Nawas, allowing us to explore Damaraland and it is perfect to opt into activities because some days we were tired. Anderssons Camp in Etosha was brilliant and we did some game drives on our own and a few with guides – highly recommend mixing it up. Then down south in the desert region we stayed at Little Kulala which was brilliant. All in all a great start to our Southern Africa odyssey, thanks again.~Speller Couple

Hopping into your own 4×4 and venturing off on your own, was a holiday made of dreams. To explore the vast open spaces and rolling landscapes of Namibia made us feel like real modern day explorers. The roads were in fantastic condition and well signed. Each day we simply jumped into the car, read the directions provided and enjoyed the spectacular scenery. A few long days but nothing that worried us because we wanted adventure. ~Bertram


Driving the Garden Route was fabulous, we wish we spent longer doing this. We felt very safe on the roads and along with Encompass Africa’s directions we had stops recommended to us along the way by each lodge.~Maguire Family

We booked a 6 week trip with Encompass Africa taking in a self driving trip Cape Town and the garden route, Namibia, Botswana, Victoria Falls and Zambia. The destinations suggested by Jono from Encompass were fantastic, from our mobile camping experience in Botswana, 4WD self drive in Namibia including 5 different camps from Sossusvlei to Damaraland and through Etosha back to Windhoek.

2 nights experiencing the beautiful Victoria Falls. Then on to two amazing riverside camps in Zambia’s Lower Zambezi. The lodges and camps booked for us in each destination were first rate and the amenities at each were beautiful. We were so impressed by the enthusiasm shown by the management and staff at each camp, from the house maids right through to the guides and wait staff.

They all just love their jobs and love to share their experiences with the guests.
Our itinerary arranged by Encompass was fabulous and we can’t wait to experience our next trip to Africa and of course will book with Encompass Africa. Thankyou Jono and the team. You made our holiday a trip of a lifetime.~Wendy J