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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

Chobe National Park safari package - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Chobe National Park safari package

If seeing African elephants is on your travel bucket list, then the Chobe National Park should be right at the top

$ 2,256

£ 1,813

R 29,379

2,138

per person

3 days

Walking safari

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

$ 5,363

£ 4,310

R 69,840

5,083

per person

9 days

Makgadikgadi Pans and Okavango Delta safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Makgadikgadi Pans and Okavango Delta safari

Encounter the best Makgadikgadi Pan National Park and Okavango safari has to offer

$ 4,350

£ 3,496

R 56,648

4,123

per person

7 days

Sabi Sand Game Reserve safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Sabi Sand Game Reserve safari

You'll be in Big Five country in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve

$ 2,435

£ 1,957

R 31,715

2,308

per person

4 days

Tanzania honeymoon safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Tanzania honeymoon safari

Enjoy the wildlife of Tanzania as well as the paradise of Zanzibar

$ 5,280

£ 4,243

R 68,759

5,004

per person

13 days

Beautiful wildlife

Highlights of Botswana

Experience two of Botswana's best safari destinations – Savute and the Okavango Delta – on land-based game drives or in a mokoro that glides along the waterways

$ 4,450

£ 3,576

R 57,950

4,217

per person

8 days

Masai Mara safari adventure - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Masai Mara safari adventure

Explore the jewel in Kenya's crown - the wildlife rich Masai Mara National Reserve

$ 5,320

£ 4,275

R 69,280

5,042

per person

8 days

Big Five safari in the Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Botswana Chobe and Moremi Adventure safari

Encounter the extraordinary herd of elephants and other species that will make your safari remarkable

$ 6,295

£ 5,058

R 81,977

5,966

per person

7 days

South African holiday adventure - Africa Wildlife Safaris

South African holiday adventure

Explore the southern-most city on the African continent, before jetting off to spot the Big Five

$ 4,657

£ 3,742

R 60,650

4,414

per person

11 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

$ 5,823

£ 4,679

R 75,830

5,518

per person

11 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.

Can I bring my children along on a safari?

Family safaris in Africa are a worthwhile and meaningful experience. Aside from spending quality time with your nearest and dearest under a wide blue African sky, a safari in Africa offers invaluable experiences including unique cultural… 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.

When is the best time to visit Camdeboo National Park?

Although wildlife viewing is good throughout the year. The warmer months from October to March are more pleasant - the scenery is greener and this is also the time most of the animals are born. However, the park is mostly about its scenery… go there.

When is the best time to visit Ithala Game Reserve?

The best time to visit Ithala Game Reserve is during the dry winter months, from May to September. During this season it is easier to spot the wildlife since the grass is eaten by herbivores. Expect to encounter and sight birds - such as… go there.

When is the best time to visit Tankwa Karoo National Park ?

The best time to visit Tankwa Karoo National Park is from autumn through winter to early summer of April to September. However, this is a perfect place to indulge in blessed idleness. If you want to see the landscape and animals, you'll… go there.

When is the best time to visit Marakele National Park?

The best time to visit Marakele National Park is during May to September. Since animals tend to seek for reliable waterholes and stay close by during the dry winter months. However, this is the best time for wildlife viewing. Marakele is a… go there.

When is the best time to visit Augrabies Falls National Park?

Augrabies Falls National Park is open throughout the year, but the best time to visit is between April and September. When the popular three-day Klipspringer Trail is open. However, the waterfall is particularly impressive when in flood -… go there.

When is the best time to visit Nyungwe Forest National Park?

The best time to visit Nyungwe Forest National Park in the southern Rwanda is during the drier months of June to August or December to January. Even though June to August or December to January are categorically referred to as drier months… go there.

Mobile camping safaris in Africa - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Reviews on our Mobile camping safaris in Africa

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

My trip last August to Botswana was arranged by Discover Africa and I couldn't have chosen better. Everything was well organised and I didn't have to worry about anything. The safari tour was far beyond expectations; the accommodation was…

Debby

from Spain

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