I'm planning to go to Maun to search for a job as a Bush pilot. I live in Lisboa, Portugal, so i was thinking about catching a flight to Joannesburg and then i could catch another flight to Maun but i heard it's pricy... I would prefer to go by land but i've no idea how to. What is the cheapiest way, by bus, paying a ride on a truck or something? Is it safe? How many days can i expect for this journey? Thankd
Driving/travelling overland in South Africa is relatively safe, the road toll is a bit high, but not too bad.
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Botswana's not bad either, although the bush roads are pretty bad.
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Good luck with your plan, sounds like a great adventure. over 7 years ago
It may be more expensive to hire a car to drive to Maun - about 2 days drive. It's perfectly safe, but I think the best idea is to fly - speak to Denise Ferreira on Skype, or call her on +27114448910 on Monday. she could quote you for both options. about 7 years ago
Too late for this posting, I know, but for future readers, there are comfortable long-distance buses from Johannesburg (choice of departures: from the Jo'burg Tambo airport [Flight Connect, see https://www.facebook.com/flightconnectbw] or the Jo'burg Park (bus) Station in the city center [InterCape, see http://www.intercape.co.za) to Gaborone (6 hours including border crossing, USD $30, March 2014). Then you can take another bus from Gabs to Maun (~9 hours). almost 5 years agoAnswered by Bobbi via WorldNomads.com