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Leo Houlding's self-drive family adventure in Botswana

An epic off-road bush camping trip



Published on

26 Jul 2018

Updated on

28 Apr 2021

Self Drive Safari Through Northern Botswana With Leo Holding And Family

Climber and adventurer extraordinaire Leo Houlding recently returned from an epic self-driving adventure with his family through Northern Botswana. After stocking up on food, water, fuel and firewood in Maun they made their way north to Savute, Linyanti and Chobe National Park, finishing the trip at Victoria Falls.

We caught up with Leo to find out his favourite moments from the Far & Wild part of their trip:

Sunset over Chobe National Park

We all loved the trip – from my 1 year old son Jackson to his 78 year old grandmother, Anne.

Leo Houlding And His Family Bush Camping In Botswana
Leo bush camping in Botswana with his family

We saw loads of wildlife - no lions or rhinos - but pretty much everything else including a leopard and hundreds of elephants at close quarters.

Elephant Sightings On Leo Houldings Family Adventure In Botswana
Seeing the elephants up close and personal

I’d definitely do it again. The campsites in Botswana were great and we thoroughly enjoyed the off-road driving. Self-drive is the way to go for the adventurous, although some 4x4 experience and knowledge was useful. The cars and equipment we had were great.

Leo Houlding Off Road Driving In Botswana
A bit of 4x4 driving experience came in useful

Moremi was probably the highlight although the campsite overlooking the swamp at Linyanti was also amazing.

Family Adventure In Botswana With Leo Houlding
Enjoying an adventurous family safari in Botswana

Great fun was had by all...

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