Mobile Camp - Uncharted Africa
Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana
At a Glance
Remote and intimate, the perfect way to explore the fascinating Botswana bush
Sleep under the stars for one night with just a mosquito net between you and the sky
Dip your toe in the crystal clear waters of the Delta - or just dive in!
Explore on foot, by vehicle or by boat with your professional guide
Tread in the footsteps of explorers past, this is expeditionary safari at its best
Leave the rush of the modern world, slow down and learn from the limitless knowledge of the bushmen of the Western Kalahari
Best time to Visit
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Botswana’s winter is May to October when the weather is hot during the day (not stiflingly hot) and cold at night. Botswana's summer months (November to April) can be hot and humid and there is a chance of rain. Botswana has one rainy season which runs between mid-December and runs through to mid-March.
To start planning your vacation to Mobile Camp - Uncharted Africa
For a truly adventurous yet luxurious trip into the bush, guided by some of the very best guides Botswana has to offer, the Uncharted Africa mobiles are a perfect option for families and couples alike, offering an up close experience in the wilds.
Uncharted Africa’s mobile safaris offer an amazing, authentic experience in the heart of some of the most iconic wildlife and culturally fascinating areas of Southern Africa: The Okavango Delta, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Western Kalahari, Nxai Pan and Tsodilo Hills. These exclusive mobile camps move with the game – Botswana’s wildlife moves constantly, and the mobile camps have the advantage of being able to pack up and move swiftly, often into extremely remote areas that other camps would not reach.
The Uncharted Africa mobile safari camps offer an incredible, exclusive experience, yet at the same time one which provides all the luxuries you could wish for. The tents are large and luxuriously equipped. In the evening, after an adventure-packed day, sit down to a delicious meal served under the stars with delicacies such as ostrich piccata and roast Botswana beef to tempt you. Freshly baked bread is brought to the table and the chocolate brownies are to die for!
The guiding on these mobiles is, as you would expect, superb. Expert guides, all trained by the legendary Ralph Bousfield, lead the trips. These qualified biologists and zoologists will introduce you gently to the wonders of the Okavango Delta, as you take guided walks and drives through the bush, or drift lazily down one of the delta’s deep water channels by boat, the best way to see the Delta’s many bird species. The days are filled with adventure but still with moments of calm – after a delicious lunch doze off in the mighty shadow cast by a towering baobab, before returning to your luxurious tented camp for dinner under the Milky Way.
The tents are large and luxuriously equipped. with real beds, flush loos, fluffy down pillows, pure cotton sheets, Persian rugs, silver cutlery, and everything classically styled in teak and brass, evoking the long ago days of the first explorers.
CHildren of all ages are welcome to join in on the experience of an Uncharted Africa mobile safari.
Due to the nature of the camp, facilities are limited. However, you will find yourself wanting for nothing, a central mess tent is set up, usually under a large shade tree. In the mess tent you will find the bar and a small, but carefully selected library. Comfortable campaign style furniture with soft cushions are a great place to lounge over an afternoon.
The activities you experience on a mobile safari are dependant on the location of the mobile camp. In the Okavango Delta, the focus is on game drives, there will also be plenty of opportunities to walk in the bush and skim through the winding channels and still lagoons by boat.
In the Central Kalahari, game is the focus, at certain times of year in particular the wildlife experience here is incomparable. A vast array of diverse species move through this huge protected area of central Boswana, large herds of eland and other antelope species are a common sight, the predators are in abundance here, led by the majestic black maned Kalahari lions.
Up in the Western Kalahari and the focus is on the Bushmen of the Ju'Wasi tribe. This experience is centerd on an interpretation of the environment through their eyes. Experience the thrill of the hunt with the men of the tribe, head out tracking and collecting edible bush foods with the women and children. Even get the opportunity to experience some of the more mysterious and spiritual aspects of this fascinating and ancient culture: join in the legendary healing trance dance.
Sarah Clegg (Staff)
Uncharted's mobile safaris are an old school and authentic experience, this is safari as it used to be. Out in the bush with your crack team, they call themselves the strike force, with Uncharted you experience the hidden gems of Botswana. Whilst it is authentic, it is not 'basic'. Accommodation is in simple but spacious mobile meru tents, the linen is top quality, and the blankets are thick to ward off the chill of a cold night in the Kalahari or Delta. The meals prepared by the chef are nothing shot of a miracle. Freshly baked muffins and strong hot coffee in the mornings, light and delicious salads and snacks in the day and a full three course dinner in the middle of the bush each night, all this comes out of a metal trunk oven dug into the sand!
As these camps are mobile you are entering the animals domain, unused to a camp in the area, you'll find game moving freely through the area, going about its day to day business. You find yourself in the heart of it all with a front row seat!
Camilla Whitworth (Staff)
Possibly one of my best experiences ever! just the most beautiful camp. They use all the traditional Africa safari trinkets and proper glass and china, you feel like you are stepping back in time and going on safari like some of the traditional hunters would have done in true style! The camp is located away from the crowds, off the beaten track and designed simply but will all the comforts you need. The emphasis is on the game experience and the guiding is second to none. There are no rigid time frames to stick to, it depends what you see and where you want to go! Everything is customized to your needs and you are looked after with great attention to detail with a focus on fun as well!
Boat safari in the Okavango Delta
Travel through the waterways of the Okavango Delta on a boat safari, exploring the papyrus reeds and hippo habitats with your guide. The smooth ride offers a soothing alternative to time spent in a vehicle. Always subject to water levels.
Fishing in the Okavango
Fishing trips offer visitors to Botswana an opportunity to enjoy a different safari experience. In many areas the fishing is fantastic, you'll also enjoy fantastic wildlife and birdlife over your time on the water. NB not available within national parks.
Game Drives in Botswana
Viewing wildlife from a vehicle is the best way to get up close to big game. Allow your professional safari guide to cover ground to guarantee you some unforgettable sightings in Africa's premier safari destination.
Game drives in the Okavango
One of the best ways to see the big game of Botswana's Okavango Delta is on a game drive with a knowledgeable guide. Explore in open-sided vehicles to maximize your viewing opportunities, this is a truly wildlife rich environment.
Mokoro trips in Botswana
Botswana's northern safari areas are full of water channels just waiting to be explored. Larger boats can be used to explore the wider channels but for the aficionado, mokoro trips into the smaller channels are a real treat. Always subject to waterlevels
Walking Safaris and Nature Walks
Walking in the African bush with a professional safari guide is a fantastic experience. Enjoy a completely different perspective on foot than from a vehicle.
Walking with the Kalahari Bushmen
The San interpret the signs of the bush like no one else, all senses build a picture of their world. Beyond this, on the hunt, San tap into the spirit world, entering the minds of their quarry. This natural understanding has to be seen to be believed.
Location & directions
Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana
Mobile camp has the advantage of being able to pack up and move with the game. the camp can move into the remotest areas of the Okavango Delta, Central Kalahari, and the Chobe.
How to get there
The nearest international airport is Maun, which is an 11-hour international flight to Johannesburg, followed by a 2-hour international flight. From there it will depend on where the camp is located.