Sama Mobile Camp

PRICE FROM:

Please enquire with reservations

DURATION:

Any

DEPARTURE:

Dates on Demand

GROUP SIZE:

2 People / 14 People

PRICE FROM:

Please enquire with reservations

DURATION:

Any

DEPARTURE:

Dates on Demand

GROUP SIZE:

2 People / 14 People

A Special Little Camp - Private and Wonderfully Simple.

Why You’ll Love It:

  • Experience wild camping in incredible mobile style!
  • Spend time in the pristine and game-rich wilderness of the Okavango Delta – this is undoubtably one of the best ways to do it.
  • An impressive range of mammals, birds & reptiles, including rare and sought-after species can be spotted.
  • Bird alert… marvel at the vibrant hues of the countless bird species that populate the delta.
  • Safari in complete exclusivity, away from the tourist crowds; here, it’s just you, your binos, and the wildlife.

This itinerary is fully customizable. To change this itinerary, please enquire with us.

What’s Included:

  • Accommodation, guest laundry, all meals & local beverages.
  • All light aircraft and road transfers to and from Maun.
  • Daily activities (excluding help flights), expert guiding, park entrance fees & VAT.

Exclusions: Premium brand drinks, gratuities and fully comprehensive travel insurance.

The Magic of Mobile...

Sama Mobile Camp is located in the northwestern region of Botswana, where the Okavango River begins to spread out, creating the world’s largest inland delta. With a mix of open grasslands, forested islands, lagoons and floodplains, Sama offers a variety of stunning landscapes with enough ecosystem variation to support the full range of Okavango Delta wildlife.

An impressive range of mammals, birds, and reptiles, including rare and sought-after species can be spotted. Both lion and wild dog are in the area, and the seldom-sighted sable antelope is common.

Even during the green season months of November through to March, big numbers of buffalo and elephant continue to be seen. The endangered wattled crane and the highly sought Pel’s fishing owl are Okavango bird specialties that are often found here, along with a full diversity of birdlife.

This is a special little camp, private and wonderfully simple – it combines natural beauty with diverse wildlife activities making it a truly special destination for safari enthusiasts.

ACCOMODATIONS

Enjoy a real safari experience, sleeping in 7 comfortable mini-Meru tents with open ensuite bathrooms – basins, flush loos and bucket showers. Traditional décor and metal-framed beds hark back to the bush explorers of old. With fresh linen and fluffy pillows to rest your head in after a day on safari, this is luxury in the heart of a bush adventure.

The central area of the camp includes a mess tent equipped with daybeds, a small library with books, games, and a drinks cabinet, all sitting peacefully under a casual Moroccan style stretch tent. There is a firepit to sit around to tell bush tales and meals are a tasty affair offering dining under the stars or under canvas. Flickering lanterns will light your way around camp at night, before you rest your head beneath the beautiful Botswana night sky.

ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES

  • 7 mini-Meru tents with open ensuite bathrooms
  • En-suite facilities including basin, flush loo and bucket shower
  • Paraffin lamps for lighting as there is no electricity
  • Charging of devices from batteries
  • Wi-Fi available in the main area
  • There are 3 vehicles – open for great game viewing and accompanying 7 guests
  • The camp takes a maximum of 14 guests in 7 tents – 3 double and 4 twin
  • Child policy: we welcome children 6 years and older. (Please refer to our rates for child policies)

WHEN TO VISIT

Commencing operation mid-2024, Sama Mobile Camp will be operational year-round with each season offering its own type of wildness. Water levels are generally higher between April and October, and at other times of the year, mokoro excursions may be restricted. 

SEASONALITY

  • Dry Season: April – October
  • Green Season: November – March

ACTIVITIES

The diverse landscape is scattered with big herds and large numbers of predators and other wildlife. With a good range of habitats including permanent grasslands and plains, stands of hardwood forest, seasonally flooding channels and lagoons, this area is also not merely a land for the big and the bold, within its enchanting folds lies a mosaic of diverse habitats, each offering its own spectacular wonders and incredible birdlife to discover.

  • Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives through vast tracts of pristine wilderness in search of lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, hippo and the rare sitatunga antelope.
  • Marvel at the vibrant hues of the countless bird species as they flit and flutter through the sun-drenched skies.
  • View the wildlife at eye level on a boat or traditional mokoro as you glide silently through the wilding waterways (water activities are subject to water levels).
  • Cruise over the vast landscapes of the Okavango Delta on a soaring helicopter flight or heli off to view ancient rock art at Tsodilo Hills, less than 100km away (at an additional cost).

    LANDSCAPE & WILDLIFE

    Located in one of the world’s largest inland deltas, Sama Mobile Camp sits in the northwestern region of the Okavango Delta, offering an exclusive and remote safari experience. This private concession has limited tourist access, ensuring a more intimate encounter with wildlife and a higher level of privacy. Renowned for its rich biodiversity, there is a wide variety of wildlife present, including elephants, buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, lions, leopards, wild dog, and numerous bird species. This pristine habitat supports healthy populations of these animals hidden amongst its magnificent long grass plains, dotted with scenic islands and shaded by impressive leadwood, sausage and knobthorn trees.

    The landscape is iconic in all its Delta-esque beauty, unchanged for centuries, this is a genuinely authentic and spirited mobile safari experience, combining exclusivity, natural beauty, and diverse wildlife and activities.

    WILDLIFE

    We’ve already established that this incredible concession is a true wildlife stronghold and whether this is your first time on safari or you’ve traversed the continent with your binos, you won’t be disappointed by what’s on offer.

    Yes, there’s lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog, but you’ll also spot elusive and lesser-known predators like caracal, serval and mongoose. On the edge of the water, buffalo congregate en masse and trunk-swinging elephant bathe, watched beadily from the channels by sun-basking crocs and hippo. Antelope dot the floodplains in every direction, and zebra and giraffe appear out of the swaying grasses. The birdlife here is especially noteworthy, with over 400 species recorded in the region, including various herons, storks, eagles, and kingfishers, this is a delight for many a twitcher.

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    Additional Information

    When to Go & What to Pack:

    Our private mobile safari in the Delta can be taken all year round. The dry season (April to October) is winter in Botswana, and the green season is summer (November until March). In the dry season, days are long and sunny and temperatures are very pleasant. There is no rain at this time of year but the water levels in the Delta are at their highest (trust us!) so it’s the best time of year for boating and mokoro safaris. In the green season, expect spectacular thunderstorms and green and luscious landscapes. Although the water levels are lower, boating and mokoro safaris can still be done.

    As for packing, we recommend all the normal safari kit; neutral clothing, something warm for the evenings and morning, a hat, sun block, binoculars and all the rest. On a mobile safari, you might find a head torch useful, but everything else is provided.

    Policies & Access

    Child Policy: Please enquire with reservations.

    Disabled Access: Please enquire with reservations.

    Wifi: Wifi is not available for the duration of this trip.

    Excluded: Expenses of a personal nature, such as telephone expenses & shopping; premium brand drinks; tips and gratuities; additional activities; scheduled flights and related taxes; Visa fees where relevant; cancellation, baggage, medical, and evacuation insurance.

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