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Frequently Asked Questions

Who does the driving?

You do! There will be a Driving Experience instructor on hand to provide guidance and support, but these are self-drive itineraries, so you’re behind the wheel in a Toyota or Ford SUV 4x4 vehicle.

I’ve never driven a 4x4 vehicle before or driven off-road, can I still go on the trip?

Absolutely. There will be a qualified instructor accompanying each trip who will provide expert guidance and reassurance, but each trip is designed for drivers of all abilities. 

All vehicles are equipped with automatic transmissions.

All driving guests must be at least 19 years old and have held a full valid driving license for at least one year. An International Driving Permit is required.

How many guests are in each vehicle?

Prices are based on two people sharing a vehicle. On request, a 3rd and 4th person can be booked into the vehicle.

If I am travelling by myself will I have my own vehicle?

Solo travelers will be paired in the vehicle with another guest, or, if there is an odd number of guests, you will be alone in the vehicle. You will have your own room throughout the trip. Please make sure you ask for a quote in case you travel alone as a single supplement will be applied.

Do we travel in convoy?

Yes, we will generally travel in convoys using radio communication between vehicles.

Are the itineraries and accommodation confirmed?

Your itinerary and accommodation are subject to change based on availability. We reserve the right to replace the itinerary and accommodation with similar alternatives.

What happens if a trip does not reach its minimum numbers? Will it be cancelled?

The minimum group size is 6 persons. We endeavor not to cancel any of our departures, but in some cases, this may be inevitable. EBM can withdraw from the package travel contract if the number of participants is not reached by 45 days prior to departure if a minimum number of participants is indicated in the EBM travel description for the corresponding trip. The declaration of withdrawal will be forwarded to you immediately, the deposit will be refunded immediately. Please refer to our terms and conditions for more information.

What is the maximum group size on each trip?

To maintain a more intimate and exclusive experience, the maximum group size for Namibia & Botswana Self-Drive Experience will be 12 guests (two per vehicle) and the minimum group size is 6.

Are children allowed on the trips?

In general, the trips are suitable for children over 11 years, but please contact EBM for further details and to discuss your individual requirements.

Do I need travel insurance?

We recommend a comprehensive travel insurance.

What isn’t included in the price of the trip?

Flights, visa fees (if required), vaccinations, travel insurance, tips, all personal expenses (e.g. minibar in the hotel, spa treatments, etc.), and any pre or post-trip arrangements that deviate from the tour itinerary.

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