In general terms, a mobile camp will use either Meru-style tents or dome tents. Meru tents are large and rectangular with openings at front, and sometimes rear, and usually a covered verandah. Dome tents are self-explanatory but are generally smaller with little stand-up room inside. Furniture will vary from mattresses on the floor to camp beds or proper beds. Lighting is normally by paraffin, solar or re-chargeable lanterns.
Activities at mobile camps will vary depending on the area and the best way to see the game.
Now, why would you want to forego your creature comforts and slum it in a tent? Well, quite simply, this is the absolute best way to experience the African bush. Unencumbered by buildings and all the paraphernalia, you will go to sleep hearing only the noises of the bush, waking up to the dawn chorus and the morning smells. You’ll be able to wander round camp with your morning coffee and see what nocturnal visitors have been through by the spore they’ve left or enjoy the birds for which your camp-site is home. It’s the kind of intimacy only achieved by locating yourself right in the middle of the action and moving to a new spot before the birds and animals have got used to your presence and adapted their behaviour accordingly.