Info for the rider/driver
What The Riders and Drivers Need to know
A 1-of-a-kind adventure over 4 days, navigating through Mophane forests, thick Maun sand, along the flooding Boteti River, and all in the midst of an abundance of wild life.
In an epic new migration of man (women) and machine, every rider and driver will face the challenge of having to traverse large distances. More than 700km in fact! A 1-of-a-kind adventure over 4 days, navigating through Mophane forests, thick Maun sand, along the flooding Boteti River, and all in the midst of an abundance of wild life. Your longest day takes you across the Ntwetwe Salt Pan in the Makgadikgadi, where you will chase down distant mirages as you cover approximately 200km. But don’t fret, there is also a period of blissful respite, where you can enjoy an 80km Makgadikgadi National Park liaison section.
Both ceremonies will be held at Audi Camp. With a fire and light show put on by The Magic Beans Theatre Company. Its a chilled out evening and a time to share stories with like-minded people.
The initial briefing will be held at Audi Camp on 30 September at 5pm. Thereafter there will be a daily briefing before the start of each day.
All riders and drivers need to be at every briefing.
Riders will cover approximately 700km on this trip over 4 days. The longest day will be the second day when we traverse across the salt pans, which will be approximately 200km. More info can be found by clicking The Route button.
Choose between using a roadbook or a GPS as your navigational tool, or use both.
Roadbooks and GPS maps will be provided at documentation on 30 September.
Muddy Face Botswana has partnered with Motor Holdings Botswana to provide a full back-up crew for the Plains Adventure Rally, so those who do not have a back-up crew, no need for panic, your bags and gear will be taken to the next stop by the Motor Holdings crew.
If you have your own back-up crew they can join us and see you at the re-fuel points.
Tswana Fuels will carry fuel for participants up to a total of 1000l. We do advise that participants bring fuel in containers to go on the Motor Holdings back-up vehicle.
There will be a fuel stop every 50km that your back-up crew can meet you at or the Motor Holdings Team and Tswana Fuels Team will be at to assist with your re-fuel.
Water will also be available.
Rescue One will be our medical crew and will assist in any injuries during the rally. Any emergencies will either be taken to Maun evacuation to a facility equipped to deal with the injury.
We do advise participants to ensure they have medical aid to cover any of these added expenses, as we will not be held liable for injuries.
Each participating vehicle will be given a tracking unit. This is to ensure all participants are safe and that no-one is lost or left behind.
The unit works on GSM and Satellite which means even in areas with no mobile signal we will still be able to find you.
Please note that these are only for participating vehicles NOT for back-up crews.
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” ~ Hunter S. Thompson