Our Botswana Mobile Camping Expeditions promise adventure, comfort & a daily change of scenery… by Claire Trickett27th September 2017
What kind of traveller are you? Do you consider yourself an adventurous, off-the-beaten-path kind of explorer that loves nothing more than to discover untouched landscapes, meet new people, truly get back to nature, and camp (comfortably) in and amongst the dramatic African wilderness? If the thought of having nothing but a sheet of canvas between you and the unmistakable sights, smells and sounds of Africa, then do we have the perfect adventure for you!
Imagine driving through a lush mopane forest at first light, the sun’s early rays gently filtering through the leafy boughs. The guide switches off the vehicle for a moment so you can all absorb the tranquillity as he regales you with stories of wild cucumber and devil’s claw. If you’re lucky, you’ll hear the distant melodic call of the endemic Arnot’s chat.
Picture bountiful picnic lunches served in abundance in the cool shade on the river’s edge. Feast on warm bread, fresh salads and chilled wine, while listening to birdsong and watching herds of elephant and buffalo in the distance as they slowly make their way down to the water.
No evening is without a well-earned sundowner celebration, each one in an even more magical setting. Sip on a refreshing gin and tonic amidst a mysterious, towering cluster of grand baobab trees that have managed to thrive atop volcanic rock; or toast the sunset with sparkling wine overlooking a hippo pool, as more than a hundred loudly grunting hippo jostle and splash about in the water.
Back at the campsite, stories and laughter are shared around a blazing fire as the chef effortlessly whips up a hearty, wholesome feast on the open fire. Later, indulge in a hot al fresco shower under a vast, starry sky. Million-star camping; there’s nothing more invigorating.