Mobile Camp

Our mobile camps are set in private campsites in the wilderness areas of Botswana. Spacious Meru-style tents with sewn-in floors have a front veranda and an ensuite bathroom at the back. Short drop toilets are meticulously clean and the camp staff feeds warm water into your bucket shower whenever you’re ready. Beds are comfortable, folding, full size, metal single beds and all tents include soap, shampoo, insect repellent, and towels. Camp staff erects and disassemble camp each time you move, leaving you free to game drive with your professional guide. The simple authenticity of a mobile camp still means a great safari experience, where you feel very well taken care of and looked after, while learning about and observing wildlife with professional naturalist guides, enjoying tasty home-cooked meals prepared by the camp chef, and a comfortable bed every night where you drift off to the sounds of the African bush.

The day starts with a wake-up call between 5am and 6am – a gentle “koko” (knock knock in Setswana) at the entrance of your tent. A camp assistant fills your hand-wash basin with steaming hot water, and freshly made tea and coffee is served around the campfire.

A light breakfast is served followed by an early morning game drive. Breakfast consists of tea, coffee, juice, fruit, cereal, toast, and jams. The best time of day to enjoy game viewing is in the early morning and late afternoon as most animals retreat to the shadows to rest during the heat of the day.

Having spent the morning exploring the surrounding wilderness in search of Botswana’s hidden treasures, you return to camp for lunch under the shade of a Marula tree (subject to availability). Lunch consists of salads, freshly baked bread on the open campfire, cold meats and pickles. Just as the animals retreat to escape the heat of mid-day, so will you. This is your time to enjoy reading, chatting, relaxing or taking a nap.

Later in the afternoon, you head out into the wilderness once more as the animals awake from their days’ slumber and gather at the watering holes. As the sun sets on the horizon, marvel at the sheer splendor of an African sunset and, with refreshments in hand, toast the wonder of nature.

On your return to camp, enjoy a hot shower under the starry night sky and gather around the warmth of the campfire to relive the day’s events and excitement. A three-course dinner is served with South African wines against the magical backdrop of the African night sky. Dinner consists of Botswana beef or a lamb potpie followed by banana mekoros with chocolate or malva pudding with custard.

Retreating to the comfort of your tent after enjoying a nightcap around the campfire, you can fall asleep to the calls of the African wild. Good night!

On moving days, the safari team pack down the camp and then travel to the next campsite to prepare the camp in readiness for your arrival at the next location. When traveling between locations, the route is most commonly through the parks and reserves and is, therefore, an extension of your daily game drives. A picnic lunch will be served en-route.