FULL SERVICE TENTED MOBILE SAFARI

Full Service Tented Mobile Safari

A genuine mobile safari for those looking for a more adventurous safari experience in Botswana. This outstanding mobile safari gives you an opportunity to gain an insight into areas and wildlife not necessarily available on a typical fly-in safari. The standard of guiding is exceptional, and some departures are operated as 'photographic safaris' conducted by a specialist guide.

Maximum group size is 9 and accommodation is in comfortable tents with a decent (customised) camp bed and bedding, with an en-suite 'bush bathroom’. There is no participation required in camp chores as this is a full service safari - you will still sit down to a proper meal with a glass of wine (or two!) each evening.

Without wishing to be melodramatic, and based on feedback from previous participants, it may well also change your life!

days 1-4

Moremi Game Reserve

Fly Heathrow to Johannesburg, then connect with an Air Botswana flight to Maun, and on arrival you will be met for your charter flight to the Moremi Game Reserve where you will be met by your guide. Your first three nights are spent in the Xakanaxa region, exploring the surrounding wilderness on morning and afternoon game drives. Moremi lies on the eastern extremity of the Okavango Delta.

Habitats here range from wide-open floodplains, marshes, lagoons, papyrus fringed channels, vast stands of Miscanthus and Phragmites, woodland and savannah.

As a result of the extremely variable habitat the diversity of both wildlife and birdlife is excellent.

days 5-7

The Okavango

Following an early morning breakfast you take a slow drive through Moremi Game Reserve north-east towards the Khwai Community Area, one of the most scenic areas of the Okavango. The Khwai River forms a boundary between the reserve and the community area, spending the following three nights camping at an exclusive campsite in the community area, exploring the Khwai floodplains on game drives both during the day and at night.

You will also have the opportunity to explore the surrounding wilderness on foot and enjoy an up-close and personal encounter with Botswana’s flora and fauna. This is a genuine ‘Mecca‘ for bird enthusiasts in Botswana.

days 8-10

Chobe National Park

You head further north en-route to Chobe National Park, where you spend the following three nights camping in an exclusive wilderness campsite in the Savuti region, exploring the desert-like landscape on game drives.

The most challenging part of the trip is crossing the Magwikwe Sand-ridge, with a winding track through deep sand that makes for interesting travel in the early summer – a day when anything could happen!

The Savuti Marsh has been the stage for many of the most dramatic wildlife documentaries in Africa, with the interaction between large prides of lion, and elephant, one of the most interesting aspects. The marsh is prime cheetah country and in the wet season it is not unusual to have the wild dog hunting in Savuti.

day 11

Chobe Safari Lodge

On your final day on safari leave Savuti to travel along the Chobe River arriving at Chobe Safari Lodge, stopping for lunch before taking a leisurely afternoon boat cruise to end your safari.

If you don’t opt to extend your stay in Chobe or Victoria Falls, you will transfer to the airport in time for your return overnight flight to Heathrow, via Johannesburg.

Prices

PER PERSON SHARING FROM

2017

01/01 - 31/12

01/01 - 31/12

01/01 - 31/12

on request

on request

on request

2018

01/01 - 31/12

01/01 - 31/12

01/01 - 31/12

on request

on request

on request

The above is a sample itinerary only, please contact us for a confirmed price and itinerary.

An Alternative Itinerary

Take the shorter 6-night mobile tented safari in Botswana, then spend 2 nights in the Chobe or Eastern Caprivi region, before continuing to Victoria Falls for 2 or 3 nights.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any extras I need to take along?
Do not leave home without a decent head torch, binoculars and a good attitude (the most important item). This will help you deal with any trials and tribulations that this kind of travel in Africa can throw your way.

Is it safe in my tent?
Yes, as long as you follow all of the safety instructions from your guide.

What is the minimum and maximum age accepted on safari?
The minimum age is 12 years (unless it is a private safari). There is no maximum age but a basic level of mobility and fitness is required.

Can I use my mobile phone or access the internet whilst on safari?
No, but this is one of the pleasures of an authentic safari, the only sounds you hear are the sounds of Africa.

Should I bring any money with me?
Not necessary, the mobile safari is fully inclusive, unless you wish to leave a tip for your guide and crew.

Is laundry available whilst on safari?
The camp will do laundry upon request, on full days in camp.