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Gweta to Maun via Baines Baobabs?

Holland
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Gweta to Maun via Baines Baobabs?

Coming August we will be driving from Gweta to Maun in a 2x4 X-trail after an overnight on the pans. This will keep us from leaving Gweta early in the day. We would like to visit Baines Baobabs on the way to Maun. Will this be possible in a regular car? Will we have enough time? We definitely don't want to drive after dark!

Please advise. Thanks for answering.

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1. Re: Gweta to Maun via Baines Baobabs?

You need a 4x4 to get to Blaine's Baobabs, it is a wonderful spot, but the track is deep sand impossible with a car.

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2. Re: Gweta to Maun via Baines Baobabs?

Thanks Formby. Can you also advise on the time we will need?

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3. Re: Gweta to Maun via Baines Baobabs?

As Formby says, you will NOT be able to go via Baines' Baobabs in an X-Trail. Gweta to Maun direct will take 1-1.5 hours

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4. Re: Gweta to Maun via Baines Baobabs?

Sorry, I meant 1.5-2hrs

Holland
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5. Re: Gweta to Maun via Baines Baobabs?

Thans for your answers. Too bad we won't see the Baines baobabs! We tried to upgrade our car for a 4 x 4 but it seems all companies are sold out in our timeslot. Are there any other baobabs that can be reached in the Gweta area without going to far from our route?

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6. Re: Gweta to Maun via Baines Baobabs?

If Planet boabab is on your route, stay there. They have a few magnificent trees on the property.

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7. Re: Gweta to Maun via Baines Baobabs?

We are also going to Baines Baobabs. Our one vehicle is a Fortuner 4x4, and the other vehicle we will be using is Amarok 4x2 with diff lock. Will the Amarok make it?

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8. Re: Gweta to Maun via Baines Baobabs?

If you let the Amarok's tyres down to 0.8 - 1bar and the driver is experienced with sand driving, it is possible. Also best to do early morning when sand is still cool and 'damp'. The problem is that driving sand in 4x2 mess up the track and apart from this causes more environmental damage

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