Mobile camping essentially involves moving from one destination to the next, with short stays in each, using temporary camps that are set up anew at each site. These safaris 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. In the Delta’s private concessions, your mobile safari is likely to be run by one of the safari operators with permanent camps in the reserve concerned. There are a range of options, from simple camping with shared bucket showers and long drop toilets, to deluxe itineraries with spacious en-suite tents.
Activities tend to revolve around game drives although there are sometimes walking safaris, boating and mokoro excursions that can also be enjoyed, depending on the time of year and your route. Some of the attractions 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.