Guided Self-Drive Safaris

Guided Self-Drive Safaris

Guided self-drive safaris are the latest addition to umkulu adventures. We have added this style of safaris due to the popular demand of our clients and travellers. The guided self-drive safaris are unique in the sense that we have chosen some excellent routes and destinations. We offer you local knowledge and backup.

Our guided self-drive safaris are perfect for the traveller that seeks adventure but lacks awareness and experience of the area. All these safaris have some 4×4 trails and will take us on the road less travelled. Our guided vehicles will communicate and brief you on a daily basis. We offer our bush skills and passion for these remote routes.

Self-drive safaris are best suited for those travellers that want to explore more remote areas of Southern Africa. You have the reassurance of a professional guide along with a backup system in place. We take satellite phones on our guided safaris. Our Tour leaders and guides will have a daily briefing with all our travellers.

Guided Self Drive Safaris Destinations.


  • Kaokoland.
  • Damaraland.
  • Caprivi.
  • Bushmanland.


  • 12 Day Kalahari Crossing.

South Africa

  • Explore the West Coast & Richtersveld.


  • Visit the best of Zambia along with a Wildebeest Migration in Luiwa Plains.

We offer scheduled departures on our guided self-drive safaris with a minimum of 8 people and a maximum of 12 people per safari. You can also select your private guided self-drive safari. These private safaris will be subject to availability. Our vehicles are pickups, but we can also offer passenger carriers to those travellers that don’t have a 4×4 vehicle. This Passenger vehicle will enable them to join a self-drive with their friends.

The advantage of guided self-drive safaris is small groups. We choose the roads less travelled. The perfect educational safari with the freedom of the 4×4 driving adventure. Our vehicles have radio’s, and we offer handhelds to the vehicles with no radio communications. We send you a full list of what is required to join our safaris. One of the most important aspects of guided self-drive safaris is your vehicle preparations.

You can select any of our recommended safaris or contact us to tailor-make your guided self-drive safari. Adhere to the adventure and let us guide you. If you have a private group of travellers and a unique safari in mind, please consult our team to assist with planning and organising your expedition.


USD2150 for 14 Days

The kalahari crossing safari will cross from Kgalagadi to Mabuasehube to Central Kalahari. Explore the best of the Kalahari.
R9500 for 8 Days

This 7 Day West Coast Safari Guided Self Drive will take you on the road less travelled along the west coast of South Africa.
USD6500 for 26 Days

Zambia Expedition is a yearly 4 x 4 Safari Adventure with a limit of 12 participants. Join our team and explore the hidden treasures of Zambia.