Mobile Camp

Our 9x9 ft dome-style tents are made from durable rip-stop canvas with sewn-in footprints. Each tent is furnished with sturdy camping cots, mattresses, fitted sheets, comfy pillows and duvets for those cool winter nights. A zipper in the back opens to your own private bathroom vestibule, with hot water bucket shower and flushing eco-toilet. Stand up wash basins are located at the front of your tent for hand washing, and safari style fold-up chairs are set around a campfire each evening. A shaded dining tent with tables is arranged for meals, which are expertly prepared by your camp staff. Everything is taken care of in terms of setting up and breaking down camp by our heroic support crew prior to your arrival, allowing you to maximize your time on safari. A mobile set-up allows you to get as close to nature, and animals as possible, the very things you’ve traveled so far to see. Our campsites are owned by the Government of Botswana, and are usually about 3 miles away from the next nearest campsite.

Safari Vehicles

Robust 4WD vehicles are essential for travel in Botswana due to the variable conditions of the tracks within protected areas. We operate specially modified Toyota Landcruisers that have 12 bucket seats accommodating 8 guests. All vehicles have an open roof and sides (with roll-down weatherproof canvas) and thus offer the best game-viewing opportunities. They also come equipped with first aid kits, a fire extinguisher, individual bucket seats with seat belts and a cooler box for beverages. We carry out twice-yearly risk management assessment of our procedures and operations to ensure maximum client safety and due care.

The roads are rough and bumpy and are not paved in Botswana’s National Parks. All are sandy
and potholed to various degrees. During the wetter months (Nov – April) the driving conditions are a little more difficult but our guides and vehicles are designed to handle these conditions.

All of our safaris have a vehicle for guests and then a vehicle with a trailer for the staff and camping gear. On days where we are driving from campsite to campsite we caravan much of the way. 

Your Safari Guide, Tour Leader, Driver and Cook!

We strongly believe that the single most important factor on any safari is the quality, patience and experience of the professional guide. All our guides are passionate about Botswana and the environment in which we operate and we see guiding more as a calling than a job. Guides have been given the privilege to show you their country and a responsibility to help you have the safari of a lifetime, a responsibility that they do not take lightly. All of our guides have at least 8 years of professional guiding experience, some with over 20 years. All our guides have deep appreciation for the wilderness and wildlife that lives there. Most importantly, our guides display a love for the region and its people. On our safaris our guests are enriched with the guide’s knowledge and gain a new perspective on the country they are visiting.

A Safari Day

Typically two game drives a day are experienced. In Game Parks, the morning game drive leaves at first light, when predator activity is expected. We return for brunch as the day starts heating up. The hottest part of the day is spent at leisure … siesta time! Our afternoon activity departs after tea, usually around 4pm, to return in the early evening. Game drives and activities vary from one trip to the next, depending on sightings and animal activities. Generally, we drive quite far and slowly to absolutely maximize game-viewing potential. Should we be moving from one camp to another, a short drive might taken in the morning and we drive through game areas to our next camp, where lunch is served.