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Camping out in the African wild is a soul enriching experience

Mobile camping safaris, tours & holidays available in Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Camping out in the African wild is a soul enriching experience

This is the traditional way colonial visitors travelled through Africa. Mobile camps started in East Africa and the trend moved south from Kenya to Tanzania. The best mobile camp operations are those who have done this type of safari the longest - &Beyond, Asilia Africa, Nomad, Alex Walker and even Tanganyika Wilderness Camps have secured the best areas and have the better mobile camp operations. This way of experiencing Africa is not that popular in Southern Africa because operators tend to invest in permanent structures on private land, rather than camps that can move every day. 

Popular Mobile camping safaris in Africa

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Botswana Photographic Scheduled Safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Botswana Photographic Scheduled Safari

Let us take you one the adventure of a lifetime through the Chobe National Park, Khwai Community Area and Moremi Game Reserve.

$ 3,280

£ 2,585

R 46,977

2,882

per person

10 days

The Uganda Hills

The complete East Africa experience

Enjoy East Africa's most celebrated highlights, from a snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, to sailing above the Serengeti in a hot-air balloon and meeting mountain gorillas

Price on Request

per person

13 days

Okavango Delta Explorer - Scheduled Safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Okavango Delta Explorer - Scheduled Safari

Moremi Private Game Reserve is home for 4 days on this safari. Highlights are a helicopter flight to the Delta, boat and foot safari's and en-suite tented accommodation

$ 2,065

£ 1,628

R 29,575

1,815

per person

4 days

Close up view of Wildebeest

Tanzania - medium budget, maximum game viewing

Visit Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorogoro Crater and Serengeti for a four-in-one safari you'll remember forever

$ 6,980

£ 5,502

R 99,969

6,134

per person

11 days

9-day Great Wildebeest Migration safari with HerdTracker - Africa Wildlife Safaris

9-day Great Wildebeest Migration safari with HerdTracker

This is the stage on which the greatest wildlife show on earth and plays out, as it is by far the greatest mass movement of land mammals on the entire globe.

$ 9,855

£ 7,768

R 141,146

8,660

per person

9 days

HerdTracker June/July Great Migration Safari in Tanzania - Africa Wildlife Safaris

HerdTracker June/July Great Migration Safari in Tanzania

HerdTracker invites you to join them on a migration safari in Tanzania's Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park.

$ 7,240

£ 5,707

R 103,693

6,362

per person

9 days

Delights of Moremi Game Reserve Safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Delights of Moremi Game Reserve Safari

Explore the secrets of Botswana's famous Moremi Game Reserve in this short and affordable safari

$ 1,965

£ 1,549

R 28,143

1,727

per person

4 days

Sunset Ride

Horse Riding Safari on the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Saddle-up for a horseback riding adventure through the semi-arid thirstland of the Kalahari.

$ 4,860

£ 3,831

R 69,606

4,271

per person

6 days

The Serengeti on Foot (EA 9 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

The Serengeti on foot

There's no better way to get close to nature and feel alive than on foot, and no better place to walk than the remarkable Serengeti

$ 5,230

£ 4,122

R 74,905

4,596

per person

10 days

HerdTracker July/October Great Wildebeest Migration safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

HerdTracker July/October Great Wildebeest Migration safari

The movement takes place in Tanzania, which covers Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha and Tarangire National Park

$ 7,495

£ 5,908

R 107,345

6,586

per person

9 days

More on Mobile camping safaris in Africa

First time visitors to Africa are sometimes a little intimidated by the idea of non-permanent or tented camps in the wilderness - concerned that the bigger, permanent lodges are safer. This is not necessarily the case. The most important thing to understand about the bush is that animals like to steer very clear of people, and so sleeping out in mobile camps is very much a safe experience. It is also incredibly rewarding and far more intimate than staying at the bigger lodges around Africa.

The thickness of your wall is not what protects you from wildlife – though it might make you sleep better. Animals see mostly shapes and will generally avoid structures and tents in camps, and beyond this, the camp managers are incredibly experienced at avoiding any unwanted human/wildlife conflict.

If you are concerned about comfort, worry no more. Mobile camps have all the luxury and comforts you would expect of any lodge with far less of the impact. You will get hot showers, comfortable beds, three wholesome meals a day and a cold Gin and Tonic by the fire at night. Beyond that, a life-changing mobile safari experience in the wilderness awaits.

Frequently Asked Questions about Mobile camping safaris in Africa

How does the weather influence a safari?

While a safari holiday can be at any time of year, it is worth noting that seasonality will impact the type of experience you’re likely to have as well as the cost of your safari. During the dry season, the wildlife tends to congregate… go there.

What is a typical day on safari like?

Life on safari has a rhythm of its own, largely dictated by the animal's movements. Generally, the most rewarding times for game viewing is in the cooler early mornings and also late in the afternoons when the animals are most active. A… go there.

Will I be able to use my smartphone during my safari?

Wi-Fi is the best option when planning on using your smartphone during your African safari. Using apps such as Skype for Android and iOS, Viber for Android and iOS as well as Google Hangouts for Android is the best way to stay in touch with… go there.

What happens if the weather affects my hot air balloon safari?

If the weather causes unforeseen problems on the day of your hot air balloon safari, we will try to move it to another day or you will be refunded. go there.

What research should one do when thinking of travelling through Africa?

Africa for centuries has captured the imagination of explorers hence there really is a lot of information out there available on the continent from guide books to novels. go there.

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

Mobile camping safaris in Africa - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Reviews on our Mobile camping safaris in Africa

Perfectly tailor-made tours that take all your wishes and requests into consideration. All my expectations were beyond fulfilled.

Henrik Wetterstrand

from Sweden

Discover Africa was the only tour operator I reached out to who wanted to have a Skype conversation to get to know more and my husband & my tastes and preferences. Megan Warrington was wonderful to work with - she crafted our activities and…

Stephanie

from United States of America

All details were covered, all staff and food excellent, service was perfect - would highly recommend for sure.

Ron

from United States of America

After shopping around for a couple of months, Discover Africa was the one who had the most diverse options for the price. Megan Warrington always responded quickly and was professional and patient with my endless questions. Discover Africa…

Kelly

from United States of America

They organized everything for our first visit to Africa, from the airport meet & greet through to the tours, great hotels and locations.

Michael

from United States of America

From the first approach to the end, Discover Africa, has been excellent . The hotels, the service and every think has been well above our expectation. The perfect choice ! Thanks to all and specially to Megan.

Enrico Liberati

from Italy

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