Botswana mobile tent safari

“This adventurous mobile tent safari will get you up close to Botswana’s wildlife, including lion, buffalo, hippo and endangered African wild dog, while sleeping under canvas in a variety of landscapes.”


Maun | Moremi Game Reserve | Xakanaxa region | Khwai Community Area | Six nights mobile camping | Dedicated professional guide | Morning, afternoon and night time game drives | Explore the wilderness on foot and by mokoro

Description of Botswana mobile tent safari

This Botswana mobile tent safari will help you explore the furthest reaches of the country’s magnificent wilderness. Based in the Moremi Game Reserve, on the edge of the Okavango Delta, you’ll spend six nights moving from destination to destination, sleeping in domed tents with private al fresco bucket showers and flushing toilets. You’ll travel in a small group with a maximum of nine guests and with a dedicated expert guide, a safari chef and camp assistants.

The first three nights are spent in the Xakanaxa region, where you’ll explore the terrain on morning and afternoon game drives, through landscapes ranging from floodplains to marshes to woodland to savannah. Wildlife highlights include the endangered African wild dog and a resident herd of several hundred buffalo, plus lions and unusual red lechwe antelopes.

The next three nights are spent in the Khwai Community Area, one of the most beautiful areas of the Okavango, which has habitat ranging from savannah to marshes and waterways, and boasts excellent populations of bull elephant as well as lions, leopards, servals and African wildcats. You’ll visit the Dombo Hippo Pools and explore the Khwai floodplains on both day and night time game drives and also have the opportunity to go on guided walks, though these, and the night drives, are conducted outside the boundaries of the Moremi Game Reserve.

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2019: 9 Dec

Responsible tourism

Botswana mobile tent safari

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.


This mobile tented safari leaves very little environmental footprint. Specific camping areas are used and the camp moves every few days. Support vehicles ensure waste is removed from the site and recycled and fresh local produce bought in.

The company that owns the camps takes pro-active steps to ensure the properties and tourism activities are run in an environmentally responsible manner. This is important in protecting the fragile ecosystems in which they operate and that wildlife and local people rely upon for their survival.

Water Conservation
The conservation of water is of critical importance in the environments they operate, where many local people do not have ready access to safe, clean drinking water and droughts are commonplace. They conserve water through regular maintenance to reduce leakages, fitting flow restrictors on shower heads and taps where possible, watering our gardens and grass roofs at cooler times of the day, planting only drought resistant native plants where landscaping is necessary, and implementing a guest towel re-use and water conservation programme.

Waste Management
All of the waste produced is recycled, re-used or disposed of responsibly. In order to reduce waste, they avoid the purchase of glass bottled and tin canned goods where possible and offer our guests refillable steel water bottles in place of plastic water bottles.


The focus of the trip is the quality of our guides, hence there is a close association with Okavango Guiding School, a training facility which has been created to elevate the standard of guiding in Botswana, using local members of the local community. Many of Botswana’s top guides pass through Okavango Guiding School’s doors at one time or another.

The company is locally owned and managed and support staff are all from local communities, bought up on the fringes of the Delta.

To this end, a dedicated environmental team - made up of members of the local community - manage the day-to-day running of the reserve, ensuring its long-term biological diversity and sustainability.

Cultural Sensitivity
They have in partnership with the local community developed a Responsible Code of Visitor Behaviour that is shared with guests before they go into the community for village visits so as to protect traditional cultures and minimize the impacts of tourism on living culture. They also provide guests with an Insider's Guide to Responsible Safaris which includes important cultural aspects.

1 Reviews of Botswana mobile tent safari

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 08 Jul 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The elephant "sneaking" through camp one night.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Bring a coat if you are travelling during the winter. Mornings get cold.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The guides and other employees were all local people. Most of the power in the camps was solar, which minimized the need to run generators.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

I had a great time. I saw just about everything I could have hoped for.

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