Tailor Made Self-Drive Safaris

A self-drive trip to Africa offers the ultimate flexibility and scope to create a truly bespoke safari. You can choose whether to stay in campsites, lodges or a combination of the two, creating a really dramatic and exciting itinerary. The spectrum of accommodation options is huge, where traditionally if you are to do a guided safari you are limited to only a couple of camps in an itinerary of a similar type.

By using a combination of campsites and lodges we can ensure you still experience the guided element by getting you in the right camps with the best guides, you can then put your skills to the test as you continue your safari independently.

Safari Drive has designing tailor made safaris & self-drive itineraries for 25 years,  we’re an extremely well-travelled team and our team of experts are on hand to ensure every element of your trip is exactly how you imagined. There’s also the option of combining an exhilarating safari, with a relaxing beach resort, fly-in safari, canoe safaris, walking safaris, riding safaris and bush tours with local experts. The combinations are endless and the experiences are some of the best safari holidays imaginable.

Self Drive Doesn’t Mean Roughing It

Many people are put off a self-drive safari because they are worried that it will entail sleeping bags, no showers and tinned food for every meal. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

If camping in the African wilds is on your bucket list, our specially prepared vehicles offer a high level of comfort and an in-depth list of equipment to make your camping nights a pleasure, not a chore. You will find everything from a garlic squeezer to a cafetiere, duvets and pillows, as well as fresh laundry and towels. All our itineraries are tailor made, so if you’d prefer to drive between lodges, whilst taking in the breath-taking landscape en route, we will design the perfect safari itinerary for you.


Prices vary hugely depending on destination choice, length of itinerary and accommodation choices. As the spectrum of accommodation we use ranges from basic campsites to luxury lodges, we can be extra flexible when building an itinerary to suit your budget.

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