Featured Safaris by GURU
Imagine the experience of camping through Africa, without the headache of camp logistics and warm G&T's after all ice melts on day two of your adventure? This is what mobile safaris in one of Africa’s most pristine and untouched wilderness is all about!
A moment in time, a mobile safari in the wild is certainly the most “REAL” experience available to safari enthusiasts these days, and Botswana still caters to this very unique experience. As if born to live like this, you naturally settle in, place another log on the fire and share stories of an African wilderness coursing through your veins!
In a nutshell, a mobile camp is set up from nothing and when removed, leaves nothing to tell the tale of its existence. A logistics vehicle; together with a full complement of staff goes ahead of your safari group to set up the camp before your arrival. Accommodations are simple but very comfortable. There is an open-air en-suite bathroom with bucket showers and short drop toilets. Your tent is serviced three times a day, and water boiled over a fire is delivered upon your request for showers; as well as complimentary laundry. You can expect authentic bush-cooked and tasty cuisine, as well as local beverages, served as you like to wash down and celebrate the day's dusty trails.
Modified safari vehicles offering all the comforts as most luxury safaris camps' are prepared each day with tea, coffee, snack box and a full beverage fridge. During winter ponchos and hot water bottles accompany you on your game drives to keep that chill from your bones while you enjoy searching the African savannah.
In Botswana, you’ll generally have exclusive use of your own mobile tented camp which moves through the main game reserves and national parks; totally wild with excellent game viewing. There are some limitations (you might not be able to drive, and you’ll need to be back in camp just after sunset), and as the areas are open to the public there might be other vehicles around. However the wilderness is beautiful, the wildlife is plentiful, and the guides are excellent and able to get you off the beaten track when they can.
Camps move from one private site to another, and from one Game Reserve to another! This extreme flexibility allows you to get close to nature in its pure form, and focus on the experience and the tranquility, rather than the logistics.
Guru recommends a select few mobile safari operators, even to cater for physically disabled persons, and one of our preferred operators is Letaka Safaris; featured below.
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A mere 45-minute flight from Nairobi will find you in the midst of the Masai Mara at Ngare Serian; an intimate little camp: set along the banks of the Mara River, where the sounds of rushing water are punctuated only by languorous laughing hippo and animals visiting to drink.
It lies in the private Mara North Conservancy, and the beauty of this location is that only 10 other camps have access to it – so the feeling of having your own personal piece of Africa is a luxury that we have in spades.
Serian’s Serengeti is a mobile camp, and their movement is governed by the wildebeest migration.
From mid-June to mid-November they are situated in the far north of the Serengeti plains. The beauty of Northern Serengeti is it is the heart of the crossings, and in this respect, it's all about location. The camp is set a mere 2 kilometres from the Mara River, within minutes of the major crossing points.
Serian’s Serengeti North strikes the perfect balance between colonial camping style, and elegant accents of comfort.
Little Makalolo lies in one of Hwange’s most ecologically-diverse areas, where a large number of solar driven waterholes attracts game from far and wide, and with one in front of camp, wildlife activity can even be enjoyed from the pool or your breakfast table. Game drives, walks and cultural activities sometimes end at a “pizza stop” at the productive Madison Pan.
Little Makalolo is an intimate and cosy bush camp without the frills and spills, allowing visitors to intimately enjoy the nature and its surrounds.