Capture Africa was founded in 1997 by the dynamic duo, Brian & Hildrene Gibson. They have been constantly improving and nurturing the Capture Africa safari product since then and attention to detail is obvious. The quality and comfort levels and style achieved while still camping far exceed the onlookers. Based in Maun, Botswana, the Okavango Delta is a fond “playground” for the Capture Africa teams. Sharing this and other wilderness destinations with guests from around the world is a passion of the Gibson’s.
Mobile safari is all about moving. This allows us to be in areas during the ever-changing seasons when wildlife viewing is at its best! This, complimented by the fact that you are accompanied by a specialist professional guide, will result in that safari of a lifetime!
Capture Africa is a long-standing member of both “Hospitality & Tourism Association” and “Botswana Guides Association”. These associations provide its members with private sites within the Botswana National Parks and Game reserves. And private wild camping remains an experience second to none!
“Thank you SO much for such an incredible safari last week. It was just extraordinary! We had such an amazing time with you, and we were looked after so well. Flo & her team are first class, we ate like kings! It is probably the best holiday We’ve ever had, and at our age, we have had a few!”
“Thank you once again for organising and running such a memorable Safari. It is an experience we will savour for a very long time. We loved the intimate, casual, relaxed atmosphere of a tented safari, where everything was so well organised. We feel we were treated as friends, not guests. And that means a great deal!
“Sounds of the night in the bush, Lions call across miles, the wonderful sound Of the Bell frogs, the saw of the Leopard…noises that wake you, you listen, you smile & then back to sleep…..”
What To Pack
On safari, comfort should be considered above all else. Durable, loose fitting, lightweight cotton clothes are recommended. For game viewing purposes, muted or “bush” colours are preferred. Something warm is essential for early morning and evening activities. We suggest wearing sunscreen and at hat at all times. Please note there are strict weight restrictions on the safari aircraft of 20kg packed in soft duffel bags.
Here is a guideline of what to pack:
- Sun hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
- Light, comfortable clothing in mostly muted colours
- Swim wear during warm months
- Warm gear for mornings and evenings
- Good comfortable walking shoes
- A waterproof jacket during rainy season
Other useful items to pack:
- Good quality torch & batteries
- Good quality cameras and binoculars
- Insect repellent
- Small day pack for carrying personal items
- Journal and special books (remember the weight limit)
Meals & Dietaries
We can cater for all dietary requirements. Food allergies and dietary requests should be arranged prior to arrival. The cuisine in camp is fresh and locally sourced, and the style is homely and wholesome.
We offer a complimentary full laundry service. All laundry is hand washed in the wilderness and a coal iron is used to press clothes.
Security and Wildlife
Our camps are set up in the wild, with wildlife all around. Your guide will escort you to and from your tents at night with a torch, and in the day it is safe to walk around camp. You may hear noises at night, when a lot of the animals are most active – this is no cause for alarm, and you are perfectly safe in your tent.
We recommend that you take anti-malarial medication.
Our tents are designed with netted windows and doors that will keep mosquitos out.
Preferably wear long sleeves and trousers in the evenings, with socks and closed shoes, and use insect repellent provided.
Climate and Seasons
Climate during winter months (June, July, and Aug) can reach lows of 6°C in the delta and below 0°C in the Kalahari and Savuti. Midday temperatures go as high as 28°C. Wear layers of clothing during these months.
Summer months can get very hot, especially October. ( In the 40’s!). Humidity is low, as it is very dry and only when our rains come do we have moderate humidity.
Rainfall: Mid-November to mid-April are usually the rainy season.
It is customary to tip your safari staff, and while tipping is entirely at your discretion, there is a recommended guideline for a general staff tip, which is shared amongst all staff, and there is a recommended guideline for guides. Tipping is done at the end of your stay.
Children on Safari
Children of all ages are welcome in all our Mobile camps. All children are the responsibility of their parents. Child-minders can be arranged beforehand. Our guides take extra care in teaching children about the bush.
Activities included in all safaris are:
- Game drives
- Guided bush walks (in destinations that allow it)
- All meals and drinks
Additional safari activities on offer:
(Depending on the location of your camp and these need to be arranged prior to arrival and incur an additional cost.)
- Helicopter excursions
- Cultural visits and encounters
- Mokoro excursions
- Boat trips on the Okavango river
Comms in Camp
There is no mobile phone service in most locations. No Wi-Fi, we want you to be able to switch off and enjoy your friends/family and surroundings only. We have a sattelite phone for emergency calls and radio comms to our base in Maun.