Who are we?

Based in Botswana, Tawana Self Drive is an all-terrain vehicle hire company
created and managed by a French couple living in Kasane, in the Chobe area.

Tawana Self-Drive was born of our passion for the continent of Africa, which we had ourselves explored as self-drivers: from South Africa to Uganda via Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and of course Botswana !

Through our project we would like to encourage people to meet each other, be in close contact with nature, make flexible trips at affordable prices, share the experiences we had of southern Africa and see why we are so taken with Botswana: its culture, its incredible wildlife, and its remarkable countryside.

Julie & Vincent
Tawana Self Drive co-founders

Luckily, we are not alone!

We work with a network of freelances and local companies.
Their savoir-faire will contribute to get the best self drive experience!

Alphious is our driver. He drops off and collects vehicles for our customers outside Kasane.

Ronald is in charge to deeply clean our vehicles in his Kazungula’s car wash.

Mario and his team service and fix our 4×4 with skill and happiness!

The Story of the Name and the origins of the logo

If the name TAWANA reminds you of something, maybe that’s because you speak Tswana or because you have already seen the name somewhere…the word means “lion cub” and in fact is also used for the blog which we kept during our travels across Africa. So it was only natural that this young feline became the name and symbol of our company.