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Zimbabwe offers excellent self drive opportunities, even with the political situation and all the negative press it has received over the past decade. The upside is that there are not many tourists and prices are very good compared to other destinations in the region. Combine a self drive holiday with time spent on a house boat on Lake Kariba or do a canoe safari on the Lower Zambezi where you experience the beauty of Mana Pools.
 
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Zimbabwe is a self drive destination for the adventurous traveler seeking wildlife, culture, spectacular natural beauty and friendly people. The southern African country had it fair share of problems over the past decade but it is well and truly back on track and the ideal destination to visit. As far as travel goes it is generally safe and easy to travel around! Zimbabwe has some of the most spectacular scenery in southern Africa and enjoys one of the wonders of the world in the form of the majestic Victoria Falls.

Now is probably one of the best times to visit as tourist numbers are still relatively low. Visit places like Hwange National Park (amazing wildlife encounters), Mana Pools (excellent for walking safaris), Lake Kariba (rent a house boat for a few days), and ofcourse the Victoria Falls (one of the world's most spectacular waterfalls).

The infrastructure is generally good and Zimbabwe has the ideal range of accommodation options for the self drive traveler planning to explore this beautiful country.

 
 
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Exploring southern Africa by 4x4 will open up a new adventure in being able to take the back roads and experience the continent in it's full colour. With 22 years of experience in criss-crossing the continent we are able to assist you with not only a rental, but remarks on current road conditions, places to stay, maps, advice of what to see and do and we able to offer you a 24 hour back up service.

We send adventurous travelers on expeditions across southern and east Africa. Destinations include Angola, Botswana, Burundi, DRC, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

 
 
Bushlore lets you experience the ultimate safari vacation in the comfort of a fully equipped 4X4 Safari vehicle. You have the choice of Land Rover Defender 4X4s or Toyota Hilux 4X4 campers to enjoy a self drive safari into some of Africa's most amazing game reserves and wilderness areas. Feel the freedom of an African safari on a campervan self drive safari.

Bushlore Vehicle Rental operates a fleet of 4x4 vehicles, campers and cars for self drive purposes. A self-drive safari is one of the best options to experience Africa on an economical, exciting way. It gives you the flexibility to explore Africa at your own pace.
 
 
By choosing a self-drive holiday in Africa you are choosing not just an exhilarating holiday but also an extraordinary and unforgettable experience of a lifetime.

Self Drive Africa Rentals has fully equipped 4WD Toyota Landcruiser's and Toyota Hilux's for the most ardent adventure into the magnificent African wilderness and wildlife areas.

We are passionate about the African continent and will assist you through every step of the process, from collecting you at the airport to route planning and helping with bookings.
 
 
 
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Zimbabwe is a great self drive destination. It offers remote wilderness areas and exceptional wildlife experiences!
 
 
recommended camping equipment (if planning to camp along the way)
Roof tent
- mattress with duvet
- sheet and pillows
Hand wash basin
Table and table cloth
Chairs
Cooler boxes
Gas lamp (with spare mantles)
Rechargeable light
Candle holders
Washing line and pegs
Braai tongs
Cooking grill
Gas cooker
Gas bottles x 2
Cooking gloves
Frying pan
Saucepans
Kettle
Cutlery (knives, forks and spoons) Crockery (dinner plates, side plates and pudding bowls)
Glasses & coffee mugs
Large fork
Kitchen utensils
- bread knife, chopping knife
- serving spoons
- tin opener, bottle opener
- cheese grater
- scissors
- potato peeler
Washing bowls
- washing up brush
- dish cloths
- pan scrubbers
- tea towels
 
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recommended vehicle equipment (for 4x4 road trips)
High lift jack and bottle jack
Tool kit
Basic first aid kit
Two spare wheels
Awning
Spare tyres x 2 (+ repair kit)
Tow rope and/or winch
Wheel brace
Electric wheel pump
Water containers (2 x 20 ltr)
Diesel containers (Jerry cans)
Roofrack
Fridge/ freezer (40 litres)
220V inverter
Dual battery system
Drawer System for easy packing
Axe
Shovel/ spade
 
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Please note: the above recommended equipment is not exhaustive in any way. Please consult the camping and 4x4 vehicle specialists for advice. If you choose to rent a 4x4, most come with adequate equipment for your Zimbabwe self drive safari into the bush. But keep this list handy to check if they've covered everything.
 
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