Botswana Mobile Tented Safaris
Mobile tented safaris allow you to see Africa through the eyes of the early explorers. With camps set up in exclusive wilderness sites that are far from the crowds, you can enjoy nature's intimacy in an idyllic setting. Working with our partner organisation Lekata Safaris, we offer experiences from 4 days to 13 days through the best locations in Botswana including Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park and more.
WHO IS THIS FOR
Anyone wishing to explore and discover the magic of Africa; children aged 12 and over
From USD $2,000 depending on duration of safari and time of year
WHY WE LOVE THIS
Mobile tented safaris in Botswana are without a doubt the best way to experience one of Africa’s last unspoilt wilderness areas.
Our partners in Botswana, Letaka Safaris is a citizen-owned safari company that has been operating in Botswana since October 2000. The founding directors, known locally as the Letaka brothers, have almost 40 years of combined guiding experience and have been guiding mobile safaris in Botswana since the mid-90’s. Originally all Letaka safaris were owner-guided, but the company has now grown to employ a number of Botswana’s most highly experienced mobile safari guides. A common misconception is that a camping safari in Botswana means getting stuck in and helping with the setting up camp and cooking your own meals, well, nothing could be further from the truth. The hardest work you are going to have is sipping on your gin and tonic whilst watching the African sun slip below the horizon. And let’s be honest, it’s not really camping is it? Large tents with beds, bedside tables, LED lights, en-suite toilet and shower, covered verandah area with relaxing chairs and washbasins. That’s why we call it a mobile tented safari and NOT a camping safari, our professional safari staff take care of all the camp chores and our wonderful safari chefs are capable of producing miracles from a bed of coals. The focus of Letaka Safaris has always been on the quality of their guides, hence their close association with Okavango Guiding School, a training facility which we created to elevate the standard of guiding in Botswana. Many of Botswana’s top guides pass through Okavango Guiding School’s doors at one time or another and we are proud to continue this initiative to create a guiding fraternity that will stand head and shoulders above other African destinations.
Letaka Safaris offers scheduled safari departures as well as private and tailor-made safaris. The majority of the safaris are semi-luxury mobile safaris meaning that there is a team that sets up camp ahead of time and most safaris would include at least 3 locations. We offer the following safaris throughout the year:
- 10 days - Northern Highlights - which showcases the best that Northern Botswana has to offer in both excellent wildlife viewing and breath-taking wilderness incorporating Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park and Chobe River
- 7 Days - Miracle Rivers - Exploring the vast rich wetland ares of the Okavango Delta including Xakanaxa, Moremi Game Reserve and Khwai region
- 7 days - Blooming Desert - exploring the northern central Kalahari desert including Deception Valley
- 12 days - Blooming Miracle - incorporating three key areas of Botswana including Moremi Game Reserve , Okavango Delta and the Kalahari
- 4 days - Delta Explorer - explore the Okavango Delta waterways and lagoons by boat staying at an island camp
Our partner organisation in Botswana is Letaka Safaris. Letaka Safaris is a citizen-owned safari company that has been operating in Botswana since October 2000. The founding directors, known locally as the Letaka Brothers, have over 34 years of combined guiding experience and have been guiding full-time in Botswana since the mid-90’s. Originally all our safaris were owner-guided but the company has now grown to employ 7 of Botswana’s most highly experienced mobile safari guides. The focus of the company has always been on the quality of our guides, hence their close association with Okavango Guiding School, a training facility which we created to elevate the standard of guiding in Botswana. Many of Botswana’s top safari guides pass through Okavango Guiding School’s doors at one time or another and we are proud to continue this initiative to create a guiding fraternity that will stand head and shoulders above other African destinations.
Exclusive camping in private campsites within the national parks and reserves in spacious and comfortable tented accommodation, including beds, bed linen and towels, with a private bathroom en-suite.
The tents are 3x4m wilderness tents with high roof with a 3x3m en-suite bathroom and a 2x3m covered area in front of the tent. The tents are fitted with solid base camp beds made up with mattresses, sheets, duvets and pillows. The tents have en-suite long drop toilet facilities and a bucket shower at the rear of the tent. Showers can be ordered as hot, cold or warm and the water is heated in a bucket on the fire. Showers may be taken at any time but on Kalahari safaris the guide withholds the right to limit water use and showering depending upon the availability of water. Both hand towels and bath towels are supplied for the guests’ convenience but please note that guests should bring their own personal items and toiletries.
Each tent has an oil/paraffin lamp on the veranda and in the bathroom and within the tent itself, a LED rechargeable camp light is supplied along with a side table in the sleeping area and in the bathroom.