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Is there any train system or such or should I just drive?

Asked by Jaidev S via Site_iconTravellr.com

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    Ah driving, roads are sparse and not well marked, but it is possible. Planes are the most common and practical transport. over 6 years ago

    Answered by judith harris judith harris via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    I don' know about towns, but the okovango delta is a paradise! about 5 years ago

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    About a month ago, we drove from Kasane (northeast) to Maun (by Okavango Delta) and back for a trip. If you look on Google Maps, it will take you in a straight line between the two... Do not let this fool you. This "road" goes straight through the park and is not a road at all. It took us about 11 hours of driving through inches of sand, then mud, then dirt and finally potholes to reach the only way this was possible was with a 4x4 diesel pickup truck, and we still almost got stuck plenty of times. However, we did see amazing game along this route. So if you can afford to rent a large truck and feel confident handling it through off road terrain, this ended up being a great (but stressful) route.

    When we got to Maun, the locals were amazed that we went that path. If you head east from Maun, then north up to Kasane (basically take the two long sides of tube triangle instead of the straight line), there is a highway the entire way. Towards Kasane, it gets a bit bumpy, but they are working on fixing it up. We Sally many smaller cars make this route with no issues. about 5 years ago

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    Damn Andrew, rough going. Thanks for both an easy way and a scenic way. about 5 years ago

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    Don't miss the okavango delta. It'shaven on earth :-) about 5 years ago

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    if you want to visit the capital check out www.gaboronecity.com - a great guide for visitors to the city.. if you are going further afield you can hire self drive vehicles or there is public transport and flights across the country daily. no passenger train service at the moment.. about 5 years ago

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    Thanks for the tips guys about 5 years ago

    Answered by Jaidev S via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Definitely 4x4! I did a road trip a couple of years ago and drove the length of Botswana from South Africa, across the tip of Zimbabwe up to Vic Falls then back into Botswana, through Maun to Namibia. The main roads are ok but full of crazy potholes the further north you go. Highly recommend going up to Chobe National Park and just paying to drive yourself through. Fantasic wildlife for less than 10GBP per person! Cheapest safari you'll ever do.... Khama Rhino Sanctuary and Nata Bird Sanctuary are easily accessed and worth a trip. Nata has the salt pans without having to go right into the Mkgadigadi. Every town you come across has a petrol station, bank and supermarket. Had Blackberry Edge connection the whole way up too. People are very friendly and the campsites and lodges are well run and maintained. Great experience.... about 5 years ago

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    • Thanks Helen :) Jaidev S about 5 years ago

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