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.
|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|
|Pricing||£££££ but more expensive for 2 people travelling exclusively|
|Camp Style||Luxury mobile camp|
|Focus||Big game / Birding|
|Activities||Mainly game drives / Limited night drives, Walking, Mokoro and Boating in specific areas|
|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)|
|Laundry Service||Yes (on full days in camp)|
|Communication in room||No|
|Mobile Reception||Not usually|
|Drinks Included||House drinks|
|Credit Cards||Not accepted|