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. Most of the classic Botswana mobile routes spend time in the Savute Area, which has always been a relatively welcoming camping spot for those that are able to make it there! 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 in Savute, which is also the case for stays at permanent lodges, although you may also get to visit the ancient Bushman rock art sites in the Gubatsa Hills. 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.