All you need to know about exploring Botswana on a guided mobile safari with Siyabona Africa. Whether you want to travel in luxury, staying at the high-end lodges, or you prefer the camping adventure - serviced with two-man domed tent and camp staff and meals cooked over a fire, Siyabona Africa offers you a unique experience
Imagine waking up to the dawn chorus of birds singing all around you, or lying in bed in your tent at night and listening to the deep roaring of a Lion or the high pitched whooping of a Hyena just a few miles away. Immerse yourself in the African bush and absorb the true essence of your surroundings by embarking on a unique safari experience; a mobile safari adventure through Botswana.
Considered one of the best options for those wanting to explore most of Botswana's top attractions without having to purchase the equipment required and to navigate on one's own, carefully arranged mobile safari packages are tailor-made to ensure your safari experience is filled with wonderful memories.The key highlight of a guided mobile safari is that it allows you to really experience the African bush and the true essence of a safari with all the sights, sounds and smells whether staying at permanent lodge or camp in comfort and style, or whilst enjoying the original camp-and-cook adventure.
The mobile camping safaris we present here start and / or end in Maun or Kasane and you will need to fly into either town from the nearest local international airport: Johannesburg, Cape Town or Victoria Falls.
Our mobile camping safari can be made to suit all budgets with packages ranging from basic camping facilities to full luxury and comfort. On average, mobile camping safaris last from 10 to 17 days long, and the luxury version from 7 to 12 days as you wend your way through the landscape, from one incredible destination to another.
The intrepid adventurer strikes out into the African bush during the day; like the explorers that went before you decades ago, and then return to the comfort of your camp at night. Relaxed evenings are filled with the warm flickering glow of the camp fire, a glass of wine or a beer, camp bush cuisine prepared by your camp chef, pitch black skies bursting with stars and maybe - night time reading by the light of a paraffin lantern.
Aside from daily guided game drives through the wilderness, day time activities also include boat trips, mokoro excursions, and tours to local cultural attractions. Those looking for a more active excursion can also embark on a guided walk along designated walking trails.
The entire camp moves location once every two to three days, travelling towards your next destination in your small group (usually between 4 - 7 guests) with a trained and experienced guide, plus the camp chef and camp hands.
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Live in gracious style. Enjoy premium hospitality and excellent cuisine. Take life at a leisurely pace. Sounds good? It is. The only difference between our Fly-in Tours and the Guided Mobile Tours is how you are transported between camps and lodges.
Fly-In tours are required for long distance (35 minutes by light aircraft) transfers between places.
Guided mobile tours give you a "safari experience on the ground", as you move from lodge to lodge - perhaps a 3 to 4 hour drive, which is the average duration of a safari anyway.
How does it work, you wonder? Well lets say you have flown into your first lodge by light aircraft. You spend two nights there... and on the morning of your third day - right after breakfast, perhaps even right after lunch, you and your bags are on a 4 x 4 with your driver and guide - off into the bush.
You basically have a game drive all the way to your next lodge - arriving in time for lunch, or sundowners. And in 2 days time the whole cycle is repeated - as you move to you next fantastic lodge. Depending on where you are: if you are in the Delta the whole thing is the same as the above except that the 4 x 4 is replaced by a power-boat or skiff - and your driver is replaced by a pilot.