Mobile safaris essentially involve moving from one destination to the next, with short stays at each, using temporary camps that are set up anew at each site. These are outstanding in Botswana, partially as a potential way to visit the highlights without breaking the bank, and also as a means of getting a vintage, old fashioned safari ambience with a close to nature feel. The Chobe Riverfront area is a fantastic mobile camping destination, with operators allowed to set up camp within the national park itself, meaning you can get out onto the game viewing trails well before guests at lodges outside the park. Different levels of comfort are offered, from relative “luxury camps” with spacious en-suite tents, to simpler dome tents with shared ablutions.
Activities tend to revolve around game drives and boat cruises in the Chobe, both of which are absolutely spectacular during the dry season. Some of the pleasures include a morning coffee after waking up to the sun streaming through your tent, evening drinks around a roaring campfire and, of course, the sound of animals around camp as you drop off to sleep after a rewarding day’s game viewing.