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Botswana Mobile Safaris.  Private safaris off the beaten path in Botswana

A private expedition to explore a wild unspoilt tranche of game-rich country 

Botswana is known for  its exceptionally luxurious safari camps and lodges, but the experience of an authentic mobile safari under canvas is still hard to beat. No amount of rose petals or personal butlers will make up for the smells and sounds you'll experience with a few nights under canvas in the African wild.  With a group of friends or your family this is one experience that's hard to beat.

In Botswana we use either light or luxury mobile camps to provide an unforgettable safari experience.

In either case the essence is the same - the focus is on intelligent simplicity; great wildlife viewing, experienced guides and access to some of Botswana's best wildlife areas from private camp sites in the middle of nowehere.  

Expect great food and simple but comfortable accommodation.  Take a look at the bottom of the page to see the difference between the two types of safari.

Marmite not Moët & Chandon

We've never gone a bundle on the concept of exclusivity - simply charging an arm and a leg to exclude those who can't afford it doesn't seem very inspiring.  But we do realize that (like marmite) the best experiences are probably not for everyone.  One size fits all usually means that one size doesn't fit anyone properly.  So these mobile camps won't be everyone's cup of tea.

But if the idea of totally private camps, gradually moving to explore a wild unspoilt area in the company of an experienced guide appeals, then think about using one of these camps for at least part of your safari in Botswana.  

A private expedition

With a simple tented camp; private and lightweight enough to move every few days, your safari becomes your own private expedition, quietly exploring with your guide, avoiding the heavily visited areas, planning the days activities to fit with the natural rhythms of the day.

Many people choose to spend five to seven days travelling between say Moremi, Savuti and the Chobe River during the dry season, then combining with a day or two in a small lodge to ring the changes.

All our safaris in Botswana start with a blank canvas - if you'd like us to send you some ideas for how to get the best from a mobile safari in Botswana just drop us a line or give us a call.  Let us know the basics like when you'd like to travel, how many of you there are and the sorts of things that tickle your fancy and we'll come back to you with some initial suggestions to get the ball rolling.

Luxury mobile safaris in Botswana - the nitty gritty

The accommodation is in spacious insect proof walk-in tents with gauze-covered windows. The lighting inside the tents is bright solar lighting. Bathrooms are en-suite, with ash long drop toilet and hot water safari showers. A minimum of 3 staff excluding the safari guide, accompany the safari to make the safari run smoothly. The staff take care of all camp chores which include providing delicious meals. Weather permitting laundry is done daily with the exception of the days the camp moves to its next location

Meals and Drinks

Three substantial meals per day are served, between planned safari activities. Menus of fresh produce change every day and vegetarian or special diets can be catered for by prior arrangement All drinks are inclusive in the price and are available with all meals as well as activities.

Light mobile camps - what to expect

Accommodation is in 3x3 m walk-in tents with mosquito proofing and sewn in groundsheets. The tents are equipped with stretcher beds, foam mattress, pillows, sheets and blankets. There is one shower for every four guests and long drop ash toilets are en-suite. Two camp assistants - a driver/cook and waiter/general hand who set up camp and do all the hard bits. Guests aren't required to help with the set up or break down of camp.

Meals and Drinks on a light mobile safari

Three substantial meals per day are served, between planned safari activities Menus of fresh produce change every day and vegetarian or special diets can be catered for by prior arrangement. Inclusive on the safari cost is house wine at dinner, bottled water, beer and soft drinks

Vehicles on a mobile safari in Botswana

The vehicles used on are custom fitted 4 x 4 safari vehicles. Each vehicle has seats for 8 people excluding the guide.

Posted by: Alex

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