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Donate your roll mats to the boy scouts, forget deflating air mattresses and expect a hot shower at the end of the day. When it comes to mobile camping, boy do they know how to do it on a Botswana camping safari.
BOTSWANA CAMPING SAFARIS
No-frills? Perhaps - but with same-day laundry, chilled sundowners and blissful hot bucket-showers on demand, roughing it, it is not. The tents are equipped with real beds with proper pillows and warm fluffy duvets, and have en-suite, hot water bucket showers and long drop loos.
The same staff stay with guests throughout, and the familiar faces add to the already friendly atmosphere. Ever helpful, the staff will pack up the camp and whisk it off to the next location while guests are out on safari, and have it all unpacked by the time they arrive. Spend the evening dining under the stars and tucking into delicious three course meals, followed by tales of the day's adventures around the warmth of the campfire.
In areas such as the Okavango Delta, where seasonal migration is the focus for game viewing, mobile camping is ideal. Rather than heading back to the same lodge every night, mobile safaris allow guests to follow the game, and become immersed in the wildlife. Accompanied by the same professional guide, safaris can be done in 4x4s, on foot, by mokoro and boat through the waterways, and quad biking across wide open spaces of salt pans.
These luxury mobile safaris last anything from a week up to two weeks, staying in pre-arranged private campsites for three nights at a time. Travelling between the sites is done by game drive vehicle through the parks, allowing guests to have a non-stop safari and not miss out on a second of game viewing. They operate either on a set departures, in groups of up to 12, or we can arrange for a private tailor made safari, ideal for families.