Mobile safaris in Africa

Light touch brilliance in Africa's best wildlife areas

On a proper mobile safari, the journey becomes the destination as you move with your own private camp over several days.

In a remote wilderness far from the modern world, things we’d normally take for granted become the ultimate luxury.

For those who want to truly experience the best of Africa's wilderness, there aren't many better ways to do this than by heading off with a mobile safari camp. 

At the heart of this approach to travel is mobility. To explore an area properly you need to move. To move you need to be light on your feet. And to be light on your feet you need to be clever about what to take. But this is also about limiting our impact on pristine wildernesses.

Journeys like this are greater than the sum of their parts. The sense of fulfilment builds like a play in several acts, with secrets revealing themselves slowly as you cover the ground. The joy you’ll feel afterwards is truly profound – and it's likely you'll be hooked.

Mobile safaris are proof that luxury is all about context. Wait until you experience the joy of freshly cooked food by a camp fire surrounded by a million acres of Africa's wilderness.”

WHAT WE MEAN BY MOBILE SAFARIS - AND WHY WE LOVE THEM

These are old-school safaris of the best kind. We use portable safari camps to visit areas where there are no permanent lodges and therefore few other tourists. With true mobility comes the need for intelligent simplicity; leave behind everything you dont need, but take everything you either can't or don't want to - live without for a few days. Out goes wifi and rose-petals, in go cold drinks and simple delicious food to be prepared ingeniously over a simple bush stove. In the past we've even packed special lamps for guests with an interest in moths.

The style of camp varies from highly luxurious ones where you can expect Egyptian cotton sheets in large walk-in tents and trucks to move them, right down to flycamps that are little more than a bedroll under a mosquito net.

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Six of the best mobile safaris

1 - Simple brilliant camps in Tanzania's Safari Heartland

Highlights:

Discover gane rich areas away from the crowds in Northern Tanzania

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Six of the best mobile safaris

2 - A private mobile safari in Botswana's Okavango Delta

Highlights:

Experience the extraordinary luxury of your own private mobile camp in Botswana's Okavango Delta

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Six of the best mobile safaris

3 - Exploring Namibia's Deserts with a private mobile camp

Highlights:

Head off piste with one of Namibia's premier desert guides to track desert adapted wildlife and meet local communities

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Six of the best mobile safaris

Travel with a Luxury private camp in Morocco

Highlights:

Discover the stunning wilderness areas of Morocco's deserts with a beautiful brocaded camp

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Six of the best mobile safaris

A journey into Ethiopia's Omo Valley

Highlights:

Visit the remote tribes of southern Ethiopia, travelling to areas where there are no permanent hotels with a mobile camp

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Six of the best mobile safaris

South Luangwa 5-day walking safari

Highlights:

The ultimate walking safari, led by highly respected naturalist guides in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park

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THE LESS-IS-MORE FORMULA NATURAL HIGH ADVOCATES MAKES COMPLETE SENSE. LUXURY LIES IN EXPOSING THE SENSORY, INSTINCTIVE SELF TO THE SCENTS AND SOUNDS OF THE WILD”

- THE DAILY BEAST

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It takes genuine local knowledge to craft trips that go beyond the ordinary.

All of us at Natural High have over 20 years’ experience in the countries we offer. We’ve lived there, worked there and arranged countless one-off journeys for clients. We live to travel – and love to share our tips on what’s really worth doing. For expert advice (and a traveller’s tale or two), speak to one of our team. They’ll be happy to let you in on their travel secrets, and help you plan a tailor-made trip that’s truly unforgettable.

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"Excellent experience - again - from trip design through to execution. Excellent staff in Natural High but also on the trek."

Paul & Liz

Excellent Service

"Really enjoyed the holiday. Was exactly what we were looking for. Service from Natural High was perfect. Would definately recommend and use again."

Patrick and Carmel

THE PERFECT TREK!

"Vanessa from Natural High Safaris provided a very responsive,personal and bespoke service which in turn led to a perfect trip, that was without fault! From our pack mules all the way up to our guide, Oulaid, it was outstanding. We were guided through the most beautiful and remote countryside to camp sites with the most awesome views. Oulaid had really thought about our route and request to be off the beaten track. It was a delight that we did not see any tourist for the whole trek. Our team were professional,hospitable and friendly, delivery a very well prepared and comfortable camp each evening.The camp chef did an amazing job bearing in mind the remoteness of our location, conjuring up very tasty and varied meals each day. If I could book another trip tomorrow I would.Next year beckons!Well done all!!"

Anonymous

Sublime Garden Route

"Fantastic accommodation recommendations in small boutique hotels"

Ian And Jo Ashby CR

I will definitely plan an expedition with this company again.

"They promptly provided an itinerary in response to our desires. Feedback on the plan was well received. Closer to the time we were connected with our guides to further hone our trip. A group of 5 women, arriving from various destinations, camping and lodges in the desert with extraordinary guides. Yes, the cliche works here...a trip of a lifetime."

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