Self Drive

Welcome to the Self Drive Guide Botswana, your ultimate companion for an unforgettable safari adventure in this breathtaking African destination

Our tailored self-drive service is designed to provide you with a seamless and enriching experience, whether you're an independent traveler seeking a private guided self-drive safari, part of a group exploration, or in search of a customized itinerary. We go the extra mile to ensure your journey is both easy and enjoyable, offering services such as campsite bookings, vehicle handling, airport meet and greet, and even scenic flight arrangements.
With a team of experienced guides like Ras K Munduu, Kenneth Liwena, and support from Netdew Travel Pty Ltd, your Botswana adventure is bound to be an incredible mix of adventure, fun, and affordability. So, fasten your seatbelts, as we take you on a self-drive safari like no other, allowing you to explore and track the wonders of Botswana at your own pace. Get ready for an adventure with

Connecting the Dots - ** Kamananisa “Ras “ Munduu

Kamananisa Munduu

Brief story of my journey into Tourism!!

Kamananisa Munduu affectionately known as Ras in the Tourism corridors, grew up near Lake Ngami communal lands and in the nearby Kalahari desert, 150 km South West of Maun, where my parents (Ova Mbanderu /Ova Herero) farms. This area is well known as a big ‘cattle baron’ traditional farming area in Botswana.

Back on the farm my father had asked a few San (Bushmen) friends to give my brother (BB also a safari guide) and I some tracking lessons, to develop our power of observation skills and bush survival lessons. My dad believed that learning by doing is the best method of knowledge transfer. Consequently we were taken out on hunting expeditions by these elders to master their arts and skills. In my youth, back in 1981, I saw a Bird Safari hunting vehicle while herding cattle with my younger brother and I was fascinated by the design. I said to brother I would like to do something that when I finish school. We skipped school once in while to go watch hunters shooting birds and we acted as beaters and took birds home to eat.

In school years I joined the wildlife club and I was lucky enough to have gone on a school trip to Moremi , Savuti, Chobe where I again saw safari vehicles after a long gap. After high school I did national service (Tirelo Sechaba) in Molepole / Dutlwe Wildlife camp / Khutse Game Reserve with Department of  Wildlife National Parks 1995 – 1996. This period further inspired my passion for a bush safari, wildlife and teaching people about these wilderness mysteries. While I was there I heard about a guiding license examination and I applied to write and succeeded. Armed with my guiding license  I completed  my driving test  and  secured a drivers licence too.

In 1997 there was advert for newly opened lodge Muchenje Safari Lodge  near Ngoma Gate to Chobe National Park – March  1997, were looking for young guides, with no experiences but with  guide’s  license  and  a  driver’s license, to  come learn and  apprentice  to get exposure and experience. The late  Philney  M  Matengu  mentored me into humble passionate knowledgeable guide in April of 1997.While  in the Chobe National Park and I heard about the Kwando / Linyanti game area after seeing Dereck & Bevely Joubert’s films. I met the manager at Kwando Safari’s Lagoon Camp, Mr Phil Aaron at Ngoma Gate  had a safari vehicle with no roof cover  and tracker seat, something  that  was  new  to  Botswana a brain child of  Kevin Leo Smith who developed Phinda Game Reserve back in 1990

After successfully enjoyed  my  career  at  Kwando safaris  I contacted Wilderness Safaris in 2006 to see what made their business special and what they did differently to other operators. Wilderness Safaris were providing a local training empowerment program for guides and managers. After 20 years of keeping the tourism wheel turning for other people and companies, I took a risk of not working for a salary and then registered to operate a safari guiding and eco tourism logistic support services to self drive travellers. We  meet  with  Mr  B J Kalayakgosi  in  2012 and  our  interest  developed further  into vertical  ownership of  Barkan  Holdings  Pty – Barkan Travel and Tours. We truly believe that ” for any idea to succeed you need passionate people to drive your core values “

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