Q: After looking at a map of Botswana, and consulting friends, I’ve made a minor change to my route. After leaving the Okavango Delta/ Maun area, we intend to drive to Kgalagadi National Park in South Africa. It looks like it will be a shorter trip on better roads if we travel via Namibia and enter Kgalagardi National Park at Mata Mata. Would you agree?
A: From 3rd Bridge in Moremi to Nossob in Kgalagadi there are two routes which in my opinion are equally good/bad. The Namibia option is 100km longer and you have to go through and extra border post, the Botswana route through Kang is Shorter but the last 150km or so will be slow going whereas the gravel roads in Namibia are generally pretty good.