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Chobe River Front Mobile Camp

"The land of many elephants"

Price from $580 USD
Country
Botswana
When to Go
Apr to Dec
Property Type
Camp Temporary

“The vast open floodplains of the Chobe river are simply paradise, heaven on Earth for the regions wildlife”

The Chobe river front mobile camps are located inside the northern side of the Chobe National Park and access to this area is from the close tourism town of Kasane to the East.

Along the very north-eastern edge of Botswana flows the Chobe river which creates the natural boundary between the neighboring country of Namibia. Just to the west of the tourism town of Kasane the Chobe National Park boasts a long stretch of river frontage which holds significant populations of wildlife and makes for an excellent starting point or end point to any safari in northern Botswana. This region is made famous for its large population of elephants, buffaloes and zebras during the dry season. It is not uncommon to find herds of these species stretching into a few thousand individuals! Along with great prey densities comes great predator populations – the Chobe river front is home to many large lion prides who take full advantage of the large abundance of prey. The area is incredibly scenic and lends itself to boating activities which are an absolute must-do at either mid-day or the afternoon.

Mobile safaris have been around since the very beginning of safaris in Africa. They have been changed, adapted, advanced and perfected but the original concept has not been lost, the “take everything along, but leave nothing behind”. The luxury in a mobile safari is the ability to uproot the camp and change location without a trace. This allows you to have the same crew, same guide, same camp setup but in a new and unexplored area thus broadening your exposure and increasing your overall safari experience.

The camp crew normally consists of an experience bush chef, a waiter, an expert safari guide and a number of camp hands, all of whom’s jobs are to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. The camp is moved in advance by specially modified vehicle or truck, with all duties and setup being done by the crew and is made ready prior to your arrival in the new location. It’s all the benefits of luxury camping, without any of the hard work!

Although there are many different ways it can be done, we recommend three different levels of luxury which we believe match most people’s expectations in terms of comfort:

3 star – 3x3m Dome tented Mobile Safari

  • A smaller tent containing two single bedframes or stretchers with comfortable mattresses
  • The most affordable tented option

3.5/4 star – Mini Meru tented Mobile Safari

  • Large walk in sized tents with plenty of room to maneuver and walk around unhindered by tent height.
  • Contains two single bedframes or stretchers with comfortable mattresses
  • Bedside stands with better lighting and storage options.

5 star – Mini Meru tented Mobile Safari

  • Flushing toilets
  • Copper basins and jugs inside the tents
  • Sisal carpets & Persian rugs
  • Premium wines and spirits as well as 5 star menu paired with wines
  • Higher staff compliment

All of the above tents are complimented with en-suite bathroom areas which contain pitfall toilets (5 star has flushing toilet), and bucket shower systems which are filled with warm water upon request. All bedding and linen are also supplied and refreshed on longer trips. Bath towel, face cloths and hand towels are also supplied.

Delicious meals are served under the dining tent where you will be waited on by the beautifully set dining table. The meals are prepared by a specialist bush chef who is skilled in the fine art of cooking over the open fire. Hearty three course dinners, fresh home baked bread, access to coffee at all times of day and a well-stocked bar that’s open 24/7, there’s really not much these camps don’t offer!

These safaris are also fully inclusive in terms of drinks and meals so all that is left to do is relax and enjoy being pleasantly comfortable, exquisitely well looked after and in close proximity to nature and the wilderness that is Northern Botswana.

Why we like it

  • Accommodation in the most authentic and adventurous form possible, a mobile tented camp.
  • An explosion of wildlife where huge herds of mammals congregating during the dry season.
  • Incredibly beautiful scenery with particularly stunning sunsets.
  • Elephants! Lots and lots of elephants!
  • Photographic boating activities along the Chobe river.

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