Mobile tented camps
There are also luxury mobile tented camps, which move around to follow the best game viewing at different times of the year. These camps are truly temporary – to minimise environmental impact they are constructed on the same sites each season, and once they are packed up to move, literally nothing is left behind. Although slightly more rustic than the ‘permanent’ properties, these camps are remarkably luxurious, especially considering their remote locations and the fact they are regularly packed away, transported and erected again.
They offer the very authentic experience of sleeping under canvas, surrounded by the endless plains and the smells and sounds of the African bush. Food, service and amenities are still at an extremely high standard, with comfortable rooms and en-suite bathrooms, usually with flushing toilet. There are often bucket showers, which for some travellers are the best part of the experience – these are filled with hot water (usually once a day, when you return from your morning game viewing, but additionally at your request) and hoisted up high, then you just open the attached shower head and enjoy the most amazing outdoor shower of your life!