Mobile Safaris
in Botswana

Private safaris off the beaten track exploring a wild, unspoiled tranche of game-rich Botswana.


About Botswana Mobile Safaris

Strike out on a private expedition to explore a wild unspoiled tranche of game-rich country – this is one of the most authentic and inspiring ways to see Africa. 

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 camps in the middle of nowhere.

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Highlights of a mobile safari Botswana

Often the best safaris involve looking beyond the obvious highlights. It’s about the exhilarating encounters that will make your heart sing. These are encounters that nobody could ever predict, but that make your safari genuinely unique.


Botswana has a hot, wet summer between October and April, and a cooler, dry winter from May to the end of September.

Winter is traditionally high season in terms of price and visitor numbers, while summer is the quieter off-peak (or “green”) season. It’s not quite as simple as this, but as a guideline, visit the Okavango between May and November and the Kalahari between January and March if your primary objective is to see wildlife.


“Mobile safaris are proof that luxury is all about context. Wait until you experience the joy of freshly cooked food by a campfire surrounded by a million acres of Africa’s wilderness.
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Inspiring itineraries
  • authentic
  • Botswana
  • 6 Nights
  • May – September

Expeditionary Safari In Botswana’s Okavango

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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 day’s activities to fit with the natural rhythms of the day.

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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. 

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Luxury camps: What to expect

  • The accommodation is in spacious insect proof walk-in tents with gauze-covered windows.
  • Bathrooms are en-suite, with ash long drop toilets 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.
  • Three substantial meals per day are served, between planned safari activities.
  • All drinks are inclusive in the price and are available with all meals as well as activities.
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Light mobile camps – what to expect

  • Accommodation is in 3×3 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.
  • Three substantial meals per day are served, between planned safari activities.
  • Inclusive on the safari cost is house wine at dinner, bottled water, beer and soft drinks.
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It takes genuine local knowledge to craft trips that go beyond the ordinary. The Natural High team have unrivalled experience and will take your ideas and turn them into your trip of a lifetime.

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