Bateleur Mobile Safaris

Lion on drive at Bateleur, Timbavati

Prime game-rich Timbavati

Bateleur offers 3,500 hectares of prime Timbavati game territory, with traversing over an additional 6,500 hectares. Its two camps are an excellent budget option. They provide a fabulous introduction to the bush, or a deeper immersion for those who have stayed in less rustic lodges.

River at Bateleur Main Camp

Comfortable essentials

Bateleur Main Camp is an eight-bed upmarket tented operation, ideal for couples, singles and groups of 2-8 people looking for a high quality private reserve experience at a reasonable price. Daily morning and afternoon-evening guided game drives in an open safari vehicle are complemented by optional bush walks.

Bateleur Main Camp tent interior

Intimate main camp

Bateleur Main Camp offers four comfortable safari tents with a unique design. Each thatched A-frame tent has canvas sides with large windows, fixed mosquito screens, roll-down flaps, and a bathroom with shower, sink and flush toilet. Power is solar, and is used for fans and recharging cameras.

Bateleur Main Camp boma

Creature comforts

Wood-fired private outdoor showers are provided. A chemical-free swimming pool is is next to a central boma where food is prepared by the chef on the open fire.

Elephant on foot at Bateleur, Timbavati

Something more rustic

Bateleur Mobile Camp is a very rustic tented safari camp for 4-18 people which is pitched in a different location for each group. Each group has exclusive use of open safari vehicles and guide and tracker teams. You can choose to drive or walk as much as you want.

Rustic bow tent camp at Bateleur Mobile

Adventure bow tents

Adventure bow tents are pitched directly onto the ground. Each is 2.1m square (6’8″) and sleeps two comfortably on thick camping mattresses. Bedding and towels are supplied. Two communal 3-sided bucket showers with heated water are provided, with 2 bush toilets. Open sides face out into the bush for privacy and to enjoy the view.

DIning at Bateleur Mobile Camp

Meals cooked on fire

Wholesome, basic meals are prepared over the open fire by bush camp staff, enjoyed on folding camp chairs, either under the stars around the fire or under the canvas dining area in the event of rain.

Fire lighting at Bateleur, Timbavati

Back to basics activities

The emphasis at both camps is back-to-nature with lots of physical activity and fresh air. There is a focus on education, bushcraft skills and interpretation, with the Guides providing a wealth of information to enrich your adventure.

Leopard at Bateleur, Timbavati

Big Five

This wilderness area boasts the Big Five, a large diversity of antelope species, the entire range of smaller predators, over 500 bird species, and a tremendous diversity of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.

Superb value, especially for the Timbavati
Perfect for sole-use families or groups
Varied prime Big Five settings
An educational dream come true for kids
Start a fire by rubbing twigs with tinder
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