Letaka Private Mobile Safaris

Letaka Safaris offer private mobile safaris throughout Moremi, Khwai, Savuti, Chobe, CKGR, Nxai and Makgadikgadi.

Letaka Safaris is a family owned company run by brothers, Grant and Brent Reed. They are highly experienced and fully qualified guides, and have a deep passion for the bush with particular interests in snakes, birding and walking. The brothers have been involved in guide training over many years, both for their own employed guides and with the Okavango Guiding School which they created to elevate the standard of guiding in the country. Letaka run a number of scheduled group departures, but we tend to recommend private safaris where possible. For groups of 4 guests or more they offer great value for money, though for 2 guests on a private basis it is naturally expensive.

Letaka do not try and provide the most luxurious mobile safari possible. Their ethos is all about the safari experience and guiding, though they do still provide lovely food, friendly service and a very professional operation.

We highly recommend private mobile safaris for two main reasons. Firstly, they offer a little bit of adventure and a wonderful close to nature wilderness experience. Many of the best ‘bush stories’ originate from camping out in the bush and there is something simplistic about spending time in a small, low impact camp in the heart of the wilderness. Whether it is using torches to keep an eye on skulking hyaena in the darkness, having dinner interrupted by hippo coming out of a lagoon to graze, or falling asleep to the sound of roaring of lions, sleeping out in the bush is a magical experience provided you do not feel the need for more substantial accommodation arrangements.

Secondly, you are able to enjoy a private camp experience with expert guiding. Private mobile safaris are invariably led by passionate and knowledgeable guides, and you have them all to yourselves. You can also to a large degree set your own schedule, giving you the flexibility to have early or late starts, and to stay out game viewing for as long as you need. You are not bound by the constraints of a well organised lodge safari and this will appeal greatly to some travellers.

ACCOMMODATION

Camps consists of accommodation tents (approximately 9 x 15 foot with ample standing room, camp beds and mattresses, gauze windows and bed side tables), a camp fire area and dining tent. To the rear of each tent there is an open en suite bathroom…

AREAS & ACTIVITIES

Letaka operate throughout Northern Botswana and can provided mobile camps in Moremi, Khwai, Savuti, Chobe, CKGR, Nxai and Makgadikgadi.
About half the Okavango Delta region is made up of…

Families

A private mobile safari is a brilliant option for families provided that you are up for an adventure and your children are old enough to sleep in their own tent and enjoy the close to nature experience. Letaka accepts children of all ages on private mobiles…

Conservation & community

Letaka support Travel for Impact who put funds from tourism back into the communities. Letaka give two seats on one of their trips to Travel for Impact who then sell the seats and use the proceeds to give back to the local communities…

Location Moremi, Khwai, Savuti, Chobe, CKGR, Nxai & Makgadikgadi
Access Road from Maun or Kasane or Charter flight, Helicopter or Shared air transfer into local airstrip
Open All year
Pricing £££££ but more expensive for 2 people travelling exclusively
Camp Style Luxury mobile camp
Focus Big game / Birding
Children All ages
Activities Mainly game drives / Limited night drives, Walking, Mokoro and Boating in specific areas
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 9 for Private Group, ideally 7 for ‘window’ seats
Private Vehicle Options Yes
Off-road Driving Not possible in National Parks and Reserves (a few areas do allow it)
Number of Rooms Flexible
Family Accommodation Two tents can be connected to an adjoining bathroom
Bathroom Outdoor / Chemical toilet / Bucket shower
Power for charging No (charging is possible on game drive vehicle)
Lighting Lantern
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling No
Room Safe No
Laundry Service Yes (on full days in camp)
Communication in room No
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Reception Not usually
Swimming No
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Not accepted