Our mobile safaris cover prime wildlife areas of northern Botswana – Xaxanaxa and Khwai regions of the Moremi Game Reserve, Savuti and Chobe Riverfront areas of the Chobe National Park and recently introduced Makgadikgadi Pan, Nxai Pan and Central KalahariGame Reserve.
Our Mobile Safaris are owner run by Mogomotsi Motlapele, better known as Mok. As a qualified and highly experienced wildlife guide who knows the immense wilderness of Botswana, Mok ensures that each of his safaris offers an insight into the country’s fascinating wildlife and varied culture of its people. The perfect host!
Traditional Mobile Safari
Mobile safaris are in the grand African tradition. Self-sufficient and self-contained, travelling as and when desired, flexible and opportunistic, a mobile safari can be the perfect adjunct to several days in a lodge.
The hardships of yesteryear, however, are nowhere to be found. Your private guide and dedicated game-driving vehicle is at your disposal to show you the best of the area, while the crew sets up camp so that by the time you arrive your tents are ready, beds made, the kitchen busy, the drinks cold, the water hot and the campfire licking the evening sky. After a couple of nights in one location, you mount up again and meander to the next, taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of Africa, and a picnic lunch along the way. Once again you arrive at your new campsite to find everything waiting for you, virtually as you left it.
Our mobile safaris cover four prime wildlife areas of northern Botswana – the Xaxanaka and Khwai regions of the Moremi Game Reserve and the Savuti and Chobe Riverfront areas of the Chobe National Park. Local conditions, time of year, movements in game and other conditions with which we are intimate will determine the areas we concentrate on. Wherever you are, days will start with an early game drive after tea and coffee around the fire, followed by a late brunch and a siesta before tea and an evening drive, returning for supper and reminiscences under a canopy of stars. Then to a grateful bed in your spacious tent, fully equipped with en suite bathroom containing a bush-loo and bucket shower.
We think the perfect way to experience a mobile safari is either before, or after, several days at one of our Okavango lodges. Fly from the Okavango directly to Xaxanaka to meet your mobile safari, and after your mobile safari either return to Maun or be dropped off in Kasane for your onward journey to Victoria Falls – or do the trip in reverse, meeting the mobile in Kasane after a few days at the Falls, and flying from Xaxanaka into the heart of the Okavango, and thence back to Maun or Kasane.
Footsteps in Africa Mobile Safaris:
The Savuti region lies within the heart of Chobe National Park and boasts one of the highest concentrations of wildlife on the African continent. Over the years the area has developed a reputation as a prime place to view predators in Botswana, especially lion, leopard and spotted hyena. After the first summer rains have fallen, tens of thousands of zebra migrate to this area to feast on the sweet marsh grasses.
The Chobe Riverfront (or Serondela area) is situated in the extreme Northeast of the Chobe National Park which is home to an amazing variety of wildlife. What is remarkable, is the sheer numbers of animals that drink from the Chobe river during the dry winter months (May – October), creating a large concentration of elephants and buffalo, as well as Sable. The floodplains are the only place in Botswana where the Puku antelope can be seen and birding is excellent. This section of the Chobe National Park is the most visited due to the abundance of wildlife and also its close proximity and access to Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia, for Victoria Falls and the Caprivi Strip.
Xakanaxa is in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve on the eastern side of the Okavango Delta. The Xakanaxa region of the Moremi Game Reserve consistently rewards visitors with fantastic wildlife sightings.Permanent water along with varied drier vegetation zones, create some unexpected contrasts that support the wide range of species that inhabit this area. Experience excellent views of savannah game including red lechwe, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyaena, African Wild Dogs, as well fantastic bird-watching on the lagoons.
The Khwai Area at the North Gate entrance to the Moremi Game Reserve on the banks of the Khwai River is one of the best safari destinations in Botswana, with vast open floodplains bordered by mopani forests and riverine woodland. The Khwai River, the eastern-most branch of the Okavango Borders the Moremi Game Reserve and brings water to an otherwise arid area.
Include – All camp preparations and setup are completed before guests arrive in camp. Experienced staff on hand to assist clients.
- Accommodation in dome shaped tents, with twin beds, linen, side tables, lamps and basic en suite facilities (Bucket Shower and toilet)
- All Meals – prepared by the camp chef
- Teas/ coffees, bottled water and snacks
- Drinks (1 bottle of wine per day between 2 people, 3 beers per person per day and 3 soft drinks per day)
- Game Viewing Activities
- Government taxes and park fees
- Visa costs
- Drinks other than stipulated as included.
- Light aircraft transfers (Should your clients arrive and depart via light aircraft transfer)
- Travel Insurance
- Items of personal nature
A mobile safari is privately operated and is based on a minimum of 2 guests with a 2 night stay .