FAQ’s – Serviced Safaris

What camping equipment do you provide?
  • Walk in Meru Style ensuite tents
  • Beds with a proper mattress with all linen (not sleeping bags) as well as a towel and a hot water bottle in winter
  • En-suite bathroom with bush loo and bucket shower
  • Bathroom amenities  (soap, shampoo, body lotion and insect repellent)
What should we bring? (Packing Guide)

When travelling on a mobile safari, luggage must be compact, light and easy to pack onto a roof rack or trailer. Guests are advised to limit their luggage and to pack in a soft carrier bag. An additional small day bag plus limited camera equipment can be carried by hand. See our “Packing Guide” for full details.

How close will we be to nature?

Extremely! A mobile safari allows you to get up close and personal to nature. The campsites are unfenced and game roams freely. Exhilarating!

How remote will the areas that we visit be?

The mobility of the camp allows us to access remote areas and enables you to visit a diversity of locations on one safari, ensuring that you get a thorough taste of all that Botswana has to offer. 

Do we need to participate in camp chores?

The serviced safaris include a designated safari team that will set up and dismantle camp, collect firewood, cook and serve your meals.

Are the camp sites fenced?

The campsites that we use are situated in Botswana’s National Parks and Game Reserves and are not fenced. This allows you to experience the true essence of the bush and ensures a safari like no other.


A safety briefing will be given on your first day and each vehicle is equipped with satellite phone communication to guarantee contact with our Maun base. Our guides carry a first aid kit at all times and have been trained in its use. In Maun, a medical evacuation team is on call 24 hours a day, ready to assist at any time. Your safety is paramount to us at all times.

Will I have to sign an indemnity form?

Yes, on arrival all guests are required to sign an indemnity form before the safari departs.

Will there be other guests on safari?

Yes and will generally consist of like-minded people – unless you book a private safari.

Is there a single supplement?

There is no single supplement subject to our booking terms and conditions.

Should we tip?

Tipping is welcomed in Botswana. Please see “USEFUL INFORMATION” for a guideline.

Do you cater for vegetarians?

Yes we do have a vegetarian menu, please advise us of your dietary requirements when booking.

Can we charge batteries whilst on safari?

All of our vehicles are equipped with 12v (cigarette lighter type) for charging camera batteries.

What are the visa requirements?

Nationals of most countries receive an entry visa on arrival into Botswana. These include most citizens of Europe and the UK, North America, South Africa and Commonwealth countries. Please check your status before you depart and for more information please visit: www.worldtravelguide.net/botswana/ passport-visa. Most flights to Botswana originate in Johannesburg, South Africa. Please be aware that you must have two facing blank pages in your passport to enter South Africa. This is very important; you will be refused entry if you don’t meet these requirements, even if you are only transiting. Please also note that if any of your own onward travel plans include spending time in or departing from Zambia (e.g. Livingstone Airport) then you will be required to show proof of Yellow Fever vaccination when arriving in South Africa, even if you are only in transit to your final destination. 

What is the local currency?

Botswana Pula (BWP).

What are the pickup and drop off times in Kasane?

Usually at Maun or Kasane airport in time for the midday flight.

The Nitty Gritty

Is there a loo – yes bush loo also called a “long drop” loo

Will I have a shower each day – Yes, showers are available to you on request

How much time do we spend driving – The safari in essence is a mobile safari so you spend a large part of the time in the vehicle. Please be aware that all roads are unpaved, some are mere tracks and some cross rivers – this can be bumpy and sandy!