Includes: meals, activities, park fees
Excludes: beverages (alcohol, soft drinks and bottled mineral water) personal spending, travel insurance, sleeping bag and pillow.
Participation: This is a Semi Participation Safari, requiring a minimum participation from the guests, i.e.: setting up the tent and packing it / carrying their bag from/to vehicle at campsites. The rest of the camp chores are carried out by a team made up of one guide and one camp assistant.
Activities: game drives.
Your private camp is set up while you enjoy the sights and sounds of Botswana’s prime game viewing area. The bird and animal life in Botswana is exceptional and diverse making the reserve one of the most unforgettable wildlife experiences in Africa. You will soon slip into the rhythm of tracking wildlife in the varying habitats of swampland, open plains and riverine forest.
The camp consists of a main area with campfire and mess tent. Your accommodation is in 2.1m x 2.1m dome tents. A 5cm high density foam mattress is provided for each guest.
The appeal of a private safari is that your days are flexible to plan with your private guide in accordance with your preference - following and tracking wildlife movements from the crack of dawn; searching for rare bird species or setting up by a waterhole to wait for the perfect sunset photograph.
A full day in camp usually starts at sunrise around the campfire for that first 'essential' cup of tea or coffee and a light breakfast of cereal, toast, fruit and rusks. You then head out as early as is permitted to be the first on the roads to track fresh spoor left from the animal's overnight activities – you may spot fresh lion tracks walking straight past the camp or evidence of a passing herd of buffalo not far away
Generally on the morning game drive you stop for tea and head back to camp by late morning. In camp you may enjoy a lunch or brunch, depending on the time, and then there is plenty of time for showers and that great safari tradition 'siesta time'. You meet together for afternoon tea and then head out on the afternoon activity, perhaps seeking a new area or returning to a great morning sighting.
Moving days follow a different pattern. Your guide combines his knowledge of the wildlife, safety and road and weather conditions when planning transfers. Departure times are always communicated in advance.
This is a Semi Participation Safari, requiring a minimum participation from the guests, i.e.: setting up the tent and packing it / carrying their bag from/to vehicle at campsites. The rest of the camp chores are carried out by our team made up of one guide and one camp assistant.
Accommodation is in 2.1m x 2.1m dome tents with 5cm high density foam mattress. A sleeping bag and Pillow are NOT included, but may be rented for an additional fee.
Ablutions are shared. There is a separate shower cubicle and toilet cubicle with bush toilet (long drop*). Both are enclosed by canvas for privacy and protection from wildlife.
Transport is in a custom made 12 seater 4x4 safari vehicle. A trailer is towed with all the camping necessities needed for your guide and assistant to set up camp and attend to all chores. Please note that mobile safaris that have road transfers between camps - the vehicle is open and windy with some transfers taking 4-6 hours depending on the routing.
* A bush toilet is a deep pit latrine, which has a toilet seat fixed above it.