With mobile camping, remote destinations and light footprints – visitors can experience places that are a marvel but tough to get to.
Authentic connection with the natural world is hard to find when staying in traditional accommodations. Mobile camping experiences, with easily movable tents and gear, are popping up in some of the remotest corners of Africa, allowing travellers to explore unspoiled landscapes while leaving a light footprint. Camps can be set up anywhere in the in the deep wilderness and come with a private chef and local guide. After guests depart the entire camp disappears without a trace.
One of Tanzania’s largest draws as a safari destination is that—unlike the other countries in Africa—it has no fences between its national parks and cities. Natural borders like lakes, mountain ranges and forests keep animals confined. People come here for the volume of animals, particularly for the wildebeest migration, which has been dubbed “the greatest show on earth”. A Mobile Tented Camp can be semi-permanent or mobile, depending on the season and the movement of the animals. The tents can range from Meru style to Dome style with canvas fly sheets to provide a shade. They have ‘short drop’ toilets (a hole in the ground where ash or sand is used instead of water) and en-suite ‘bucket’ showers with water heated from the camp fire. Lighting is by kerosene/paraffin lamps. The Mobile Tented Camps are specially erected depending on the requirements of the guests and dismantled on departure. The luxury is in the remoteness of the pristine wilderness.
Mobile Walking Safaris have long been known as the best wilderness experience of the South Luangwa. The area is remote and wild, the terrain and habitats varied and the game shy and unused to man. From ants to buffalo, a bird’s nest to tracking a lion, you will learn the many facets of the bush. The fully serviced mobile camp is extremely comfortable and well-equipped with walk-in tents and full bedding. The shower is under a tree and the toilet is a bush loo with a wooden throne. Guests and their guide are transported from area to area, or there may be some walking and / or canoeing between stopovers. Typically, these safaris take place in the dry season, so that vehicles can get to remote areas.
Mobile camping may be undertaken in nearly all parks in Zimbabwe and the best are undoubtedly Mana Pools, Hwange and Gonarezhou. In Mana Pools, the mobile camping can be in a different mode – canoeing down the Zambezi by day and camping on the river banks by night. This is also possible in Upper Zambezi near Victoria Falls. As with other mobile safari camps you are assured of the freedom to getting away from the safari crowds to absorb the sights and sounds of the bushveld without walls to impair your sense of nature. Some Mobile safaris can be modified to your own appeal and head-off the beaten track to far flung areas.
Places of interest on a walking safari consist of the glorious Namib Desert, bush wilderness strolling through the Waterberg, discovering Damaraland and the Namib Naukluft National Park, Traditional Herero culture, San rock art and pursuing desert conditioned animals and plants. Namibia extends a number of thrilling mobile camping possibilities. The facilities are tailored with stand-up dome tents, comfortable camp beds, brilliant private chefs and guides and a luxury 4×4 safari vehicle. You will travel into the country’s most distinctive and secluded corners. Most campsites are exclusive with back up crew that ensures that you will experience unparalleled bush voyaging and courteous service.
Botswana Mobile Safaris traverse the finest destinations in this hub of Southern Africa such astonishing Okavango Delta, the splendid Savute, the theatrical Nxai Pan National Park and celebrated Chobe National Park. It is ideal for small groups, globetrotters, photographic and nature explorers and solitary vacationers. Like all mobile safaris you allocated with staff to accompany, assist and perform all work to keep you comfortable.