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 game 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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