and Self-Drive Zim

Binga, Chirundu, Chizarira, Kariba Town, Lake Kariba, Mana Pools, Matusadona, Mlibizi, Msuna & Deka, Victoria Falls, Zambezi National Park, together with its sister organisation, Self-Drive Zim provide a one-stop service for 4x4 rental, camping equipment rental, bookings and support for all self-driving holidays in Zimbabwe. 

We rent out fully-equipped 4x4s with roof tents, fridges, tables, chairs, cutlery, bedding and everything you need to self-drive Zimbabwe for collect and return from Harare. Vehicles are operated in a joint venture with a local hire company using equipment supplied by or Self-Drive Zim.

Equipped for two – 1 Roof Top Tent (sleeps 2)
Equipped for four – 1 Roof Top Tent (sleeps 2) + 1 Ground Tent (sleeps 3)
150 Kms free per day.
Cash Deposit required.
Minimum hire 4 days

If you already have your own 4x4, we can hire you a variety of camping equipment separately from our Harare base.  Equipment for rental includes: 
Rooftop: tent, watertank, gas bottle, coolbox
In the back:  fridge/freezer with dual battery system, jerry can, groundsheet, chairs, table, crates
Catering: Gas cylinder, cooker, skottle, kitchen utensils, pans, kettle, cutlery, crockery, basins etc
Lighting:  solar lanterns
Emergency: First-Aid kit, tool kit, fire extinguisher, tyre gauge, portable air compressor, triangles, fuel siphon etc
Optional extras:  ground tent, air mattress & pump, cooler box, crates

We can help you plan your itinerary and book your campsites ahead of time. We are registered Zimparks and Kariba Ferries Bookings Agents and can help with other activities you may be interested in.

We can arrange all the catering for your trip prior to your arrival, so all you have to do is fly in and drive.

We know Zimbabwe and are your feet on the ground to make your trip unforgettable for all the right reasons. Come experience magical Zimbabwe for yourself….

We also provide secure, comfortable Harare Accommodation at Sunbird Guesthouse in Harare.   Sunbird consists of two units each with 3 en suite bedrooms, a living area, kitchen, verandah and garden.  Each unit also has a self-contained studio apartment.  The units are individually walled and gated, with solar geysers, excellent wi-fi, TV, on-site staff, security vehicle lock-up, backup generator, and borehole.  Airport transfers by prior arrangement.

Reviews 2

Megan, Netherlands 8 November 2018
We were just searching one night for holiday possibilities in various countries and I shot Ant an enquiry email - I was very surprised to get a reply within the hour and a follow up skype call the next evening. We really value quick feedback and service, something Ant was able to do the entire trip when we needed it. We were their first guests to hire the 4x4 so apart from missing the braai grid(which gave us an excuse to meet our neighbours), everything was beautifully kitted out. Not easy to get right the first time but they really did think of everything. We loved the personal tips he gave us too, the overnight ferry across Lake Cariba was a definite highlight for our kids and we were so pleased to have chosen Manapools as our primary destination. All in all, a very reliable and well run outfit, would definitely recommend and use them again! Dear Megan and family. We were delighted to arrange your Mana Pools/Kariba Ferry/Vic Falls trip for you in June '18. We're so glad you enjoyed some of the best Zim has to offer. We hope the experiences you shared with your family will stay with you a lifetime. Kind Regards, Ant Bown. For the Team
Angus H Richardson, United Kingdom 29 August 2018
We had an incredible month in Zimbabwe and feel so lucky we found Ant Bown and his team organised everything for us, but it still felt like it was our own adventure. Right from the beginning Ant was great on social media and when we started our planning he was always on hand to answer any stupid questions we had. They did all our national parks bookings for us (which made life SO much easier), booked ferries etc and advised on all the best places to go, on safety and much much more. Then when we arrived in Harare we stayed at the wonderful Sunbird guest house which catered for all our needs. The 4x4 was great and had been kitted out with literally everything we needed to be self-sufficient and comfortable for the month. Zimbabwe is such a extraordinary place, Manapools and Chitake Springs especially, but the whole country is so diverse and ready made for these trips. Everyone we met was so friendly and the scenery and wildlife is magnificent. Not once did we feel like just another random client, we felt they really wanted us to have a great time. We were always reassured they had things covered and so I couldn't recommend this company enough, not only in terms of their knowledge of the country and self drive safaris, but also their passion and enthusiasm. Dear Angus and Iona, Thank-you for choosing to help you organise your trip. It was a pleasure working with guests who were so determined to enjoy Zimbabwe to the full. We are delighted your experience lived up to your expectations and hope to welcome you back when the Zambezi Valley next calls your name. Kind Regards, Ant, Costa & Sally. The Team
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Telephone +27 83 3021708
Mobile +263 771 566715
Skype Antbown1
Price Mid-range
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