Ok guys, here's the plan so far, but need help where this ends....
Some of you will know that we (Mom and Dad, Jess and i) really wanted to do the Delta.... however, after weeks and months of trying to make it work, we simply just could not afford it. Personally, i was angered and shocked at some of the quotes i received, marketed as "Budget getaway", "Bots on a Budget" and so forth, in fact, most of our quotes for 4 people in the delta for 2 nights (rustic camp - NOT FLY IN) would have cost almost exactly what our entire Nam Bots Holiday is going to cost us.... i am speechless. Dont need to start a conversation about it, it is what it is, just saying though, BLIKSEM! I was dissillusioned to even consider these dreams of mine! hahaha
Anyway, with lots of PM's and posts later, from all of you guys, we realised the value we can get from the caprivi and have discovered a world of adventure there that awaits us!
will start from first spot in Nam:
Ai Ais - Ai Ais Resort (Camp)
Koiimasis Ranch on the D707 Road (Camp)
Sesriem - Oasis (Camp)
Usakos - (Friends house)
Spitzkoppe - (Camp)
Otjihaenamaparero - (Dinosaur footprints Camp)
Etosha Okuakujo - (Camp)
Etosha Halali - (Camp)
Ngepi - (Tree House)
Mavunje (Mashi River Safaris - Camp)
Camp Chobe (namibian side of Chobe river - Camp)
Then ... i need the help.
We cross the border 15km from Camp Chobe at Ngoma Border Post, and head for Nata.
Q: Do i need to go via Kasane or will T4A give me a more direct rout to meet the A33?
Q: Its 360km from Ngoma to Nata (4.5Hour drive).... would be cool to cut into Hunters road for 30km or so.... advisable? if so, how and where?
Q: Camp at Nata Lodge or Elephant Sands ? or which other ? We want to be at Kubu by 15:00 - 16:00 so we get a good sunset without rushing.
Q: After Kubu the folks head out of the country en route to Bela Bela and eventually back to where they live in the transkei. Jess and i Have at least another 5-7 days (maybe more) to explore... we would like to do Kgalagadi and camp at sites like Matopi 1/2 and other remote self sufficient sites. Can we drive the bots side of the park solo... or is that not allowed?
Q: Anyone got a really nice route in mind that we could take after leaving Kubu, that will lead us to Kgalagadi and then, a nice route in mind for Kgalagadi. Please.
I have spent many hundreds of man-hours on this trip, and been through 6 full crates of my old 4x4 magazines to reference these parts, but i still like the personal touch , and enjoy reading others opinions and findings. I need help!
Thanks chaps, you have all really helped me so far.
'07 Patrol Pickup TD42 N/A,285's KM2,3" Lift,ONCA Bars,Warn High Mount,Alu Canopy, and some other Stuff.