Our Photo Safaris are planned just for you, and you have several choices. A mobile tented safari in Botswana’s Okavango Delta is the most popular, but you can have a similar experience staying in luxury lodges and deluxe permanent tent camps. Other options include camping with a guide/driver and doing some chores yourself, or doing a self-drive with occasional guided day trips. We work with several outfitter and guide services in Southern Africa who focus on the Okavango Delta, Etosha National Park in Namibia and similar parks and reserves in Zambia and South Africa. You decide what to do—wildlife watching, photographing, birding, hiking, visiting villages and cultural sites, kayaking or fishing. You can mix and match! We arrange it all!
The Mobile Tented Safaris — usually in Botswana — is a favorite because it is less expensive and can be tailored for you and your group. It is essentially a camping trip with a guide/driver/cook and camp assistant. In the economy version, you help prepare food and put up tents. The deluxe version includes a camp helper who does these tasks so you can relax. Campsites range from totally primitive, such as a dry riverbed, to those with unlimited hot water and a nearby restaurant. A typical mobile safari in Botswana has luxurious tents with comfortable beds, porches and attached bathroom facilities (chemical toilet, bag shower and canvas sink) and delicious meals cooked on site and served in nature’s dining room. We offer two kinds of Mobile Safari, the Private for your group only. You pick the dates, number of days and select the area(s) you wish to visit. And the Scheduled with up to 7 people and fixed departure dates and itineraries.
The Luxury Lodge and Permanent Camp option usually includes three or four locations. You move from one place to another in a safari vehicle, boat or plane. There are usually other guests in the camp who may join you for activities—game drives, river cruises, fishing and village visits. Lodges and permanent tents feature luxury bedding, flush toilets, and plenty of hot water. Gourmet meals, often with several choices, daily laundry service, and gift shops with local crafts are standard. Two great places to do this are in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park and Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Zambia, thought by many to be the best in Africa due to its plentiful wildlife, variety of habitats and excellent guides. Walking safaris and night drives—not possible in most other safari destinations—make this park unique. The lodges here are connected by trails, and you can choose to walk from one to another. The Okavango is heaven on earth. Unspoiled by human traffic. Here, we offer private and lodge safaris. The wildlife is also indigenous and abundant. Botswana has more elephants that any place in Africa.
We also promote Self-drive safaris, especially in Namibia and in South Africa during the spring flower season. We take the worry out of these trips by making your reservations at hotels and bed and breakfast inns, arranging for your rental car, and suggesting or reserving guided day trips in parks, reserves, historical sites, botanical gardens, etc. We have done this several times ourselves and can give you lots of ideas.
A popular spot to begin or end your safari is at the world-famous Victoria Falls. On the Zambian side of the falls, our customers stay at the Zambezi Sun or Royal Livingstone Hotel, both of which are within walking distance of the east cataract of the falls. On the Zimbabwe side they stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel or one of the many other fine hotels in the area. Cape Town is another interesting and historic destination with lots to see and do, including the spectacular scenic drive to Cape of Good Hope.