Leo Houlding's self-drive family adventure in Botswana
An epic off-road bush camping trip
26 Jul 2018
28 Apr 2021
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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:
We all loved the trip – from my 1 year old son Jackson to his 78 year old grandmother, Anne.
We saw loads of wildlife - no lions or rhinos - but pretty much everything else including a leopard and hundreds of elephants at close quarters.
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.
Moremi was probably the highlight although the campsite overlooking the swamp at Linyanti was also amazing.