We were very satisfied with our 5-day / 4 night guided “Duncan’s Camp” mobile safari with Karibu, organised through Madi. We loved it!
“Mobile” refers to the fact that you move from place to place with a 4x4 game viewing vehicle, with a ranger/driver/guide that does the driving and animal, bird & plant spotting and explaining.
A small crew, responsible for sorting out your accommodation and food is also part of the deal. That means you have to do absolutely nothing except sitting in an open vehicle (usually no more than 6 people per vehicle), spotting animals and birds (ticking them off your wishlist if you want) and sitting down for sundowners and meals.
Another advantage is seeing a huge amount of animals (including the elusive wild cats, lions, leopards & cheetahs!!) & birds (we saw 63 different kinds) and learning about them from a real expert. Starting points could be Maun, Gaborone, Kasane, etc. Within the concept of a guided mobile safari there are 3 further options, according to your budget:
1. Fixed tented camps: (this was us) our accommodation was in tents that are set up permanently, e.g. Duncan’s Camp (on a beautiful lake), Third Bridge Camp (in the heart of Moremi). Each tent has comfortable beds & linen and a private, open bathroom with shower, normal toilet & basin.
2. Mobile tented camps: here the crew brings everything with them and leave nothing behind. The locations are often next to a river for ultimate game viewing. Showers and toilettes are also transported and set up by the crew.
3. Lodges: the luxury option, where you spend 2 nights, on average, in a lodge before being transported to the next one.
Our clear suggestion for inexperienced bush visitors is that of a guided mobile safari, such as offered by Karibu. The guide/ranger we had, Balebi Kaelotswe, was a fountain of information and a very kind, gentle man and we loved every minute of the 5 days/4 nights together.
This safari was specifically tailored to the guests' requests. We will gladly do the same for you.