We loved the adventure of Travel Adventures self drive. Thanks for the help and great mechanic to the rescue with our immobilizer!
Loved it! Everything worked very well & we had everything we needed. It poured with rain & we were snug in the tent!
Travel Adventures is a well managed & reassuring operation with professional support.
Thanks so much Travel Adventures, we had a wonderful trip, Pieter was extremely helpful from the start & fast in replying to my many emails & Lets was very fast and efficient and friendly on the handover. Thanks again for an amazing experience.
Hiring a 4WD in Africa probably means that you need it for “hard to reach places”, where the unexpected can happen, even if you drive with extreme care. For that you need a good condition vehicle and most important of all a good and reliable back up service. (Un)fortunately we tested TAB´s back up service, after a major accident in the middle of Moremi, which left us stuck (rupture of fuel lines by a tree log). The satellite phone (for emergencies) was used and in less than 6 hours we were being rescued and even with a replacement vehicle. This is five star treatment, which indeed proved to save our entire holiday and enriched our experience as self drivers.
Our first lesson was to use the GPS only for guidance (do not follow it blindly) , and please always stop the vehicle while checking it, specially in the bush!
Both cars we have tried (first the brand new Toyota Hilux double cab and after Toyota Land Cruiser) were in perfect condition, and supplied with all the amenities you can think of, for self-driving and camping comfortably and safe.
Further, one of our main concerns when hiring the car, was that if we would have enough fuel for the trip as there are no fuel stations in the parks, and one should be self sufficient from Maun to Kasane. The Land Cruiser we used comes indeed with a long range fuel tank, enough for 600-750 Km which was enough for us. When we re-fuelled the car had still 3/12 of fuel left in the tank.
The car briefing we received in Maun was detailed and professionally done, as was the back delivery at the end.
The Land Cruiser we received as a replacement after the accident was an exceptional car, that helped to regain our self confidence for the remaining of the trip.
We would like once again to express our sincere appreciation to TAB for their exceptional service.
We have just completed our 6th self drive safari in Botswana using Travel Adventures Land Cruisers and camping equipment. The trip covered Nxai Pan Game Reserve and Moremi (Third Bridge camp site). All bookings on the ground were made in advance by Travel Adventures on our behalf. The camping equipment is comprehensive, compact and carefully thought out. The vehicles have always been in excellent order and contain all necessary tools including satnav and satellite phone. Crucially Travel Adventures provide backup support if the unexpected occurs. Botswana’s wild areas ARE wild and we would not expect to be able to enjoy this environment without that level of support. We rate the organisation and its
motivation very highly and look forward to future safaris.
Thanks again – genuine review. Absolutley loved it and TA are teh best.
See you soon I hope !
We just returned from a fantastic experience with Travel Adventures in Maun. We hired two fully equipped vehicles from them. They also did the camp site and other accommodation bookings for us. Their operation is professional and the vehicles and equipment were in excellent condition. They were very helpful during the entire process. I will recommend them any time. We are already planning our next trip and will use them again.
Thanks for organising a great adventure.
Very nice that Travel Adventures came with a new car the next day when our fridge was broken.