Rated Africa's Number One Safari Outfitter by National Geographic Adventure
"I really enjoyed the wilderness mobile camp as it made us feel closer to nature. The staff there were so nice and so accommodating. The food was actually better than the luxury lodges we stayed at, in my opinion!" A. KEEFE

WILDERNESS MOBILE CAMPS

In the early days of safaris, all camps were ‘mobile’, because there were no lodges or permanent camps in the bush. Nowadays, we are one of only a few outfitters who still specialize in true mobile camps. We have to, because where we go is remote. And we like to, because this makes it a real safari expedition.

PRIVATE: The old fashioned way. Camp is sent out and put up for you and only you. The camp, vehicle, guide and entire wilderness area are exclusive to your group. And when you leave, the camp also leaves, in accordance with our environmental principle against any permanent infrastructure in the bush. This keeps the 'wild' in wilderness.

TENTS: These are ‘wilderness’ camps, so the focus is not on luxurious amenities, but on being comfortable, well looked after and ideally located. We use medium-sized walk-in tents. You sleep comfortably on cots with mattresses, linens, warm duvets and pillows. Separate tents are erected with sit-down toilets and hot solar showers. Meals are delicious, healthy and hearty with tons of fresh vegetables, tasty main courses and plenty of cold beer and wine. Our 2-3 man camp crew is exceptionally friendly, experienced and on hand to help with anything you need.

WHERE: The Wilderness Zones of National Parks (Serengeti, Tarangire, Ruaha). The Wilderness Areas of Loliondo, Maasai Steppe, Yaeda Valley, and other distant wildlife areas, known or unknown.

2015 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER TOUR OF THE YEAR AWARD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK
2009 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE TOUR OF A LIFETIME AWARD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK
2013 THE ACTIVE TIMES THE BEST NEW TRIP: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' RUAHA WALKING SAFARI
2009 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE NUMBER 1 OUTFITTER IN AFRICA & THE WORLD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS
2011 THE NEW YORK TIMES FULL PAGE ARTICLE: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS IN THE MAASAI STEPPE
2008 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE: NUMBER 1 OUTFITTER IN AFRICA & THE WORLD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS
2011 THE NEW YORK TIMES FULL PAGE ARTICLE: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS IN THE MAASAI STEPPE
2006 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE TOP SAFARI IN AFRICA: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS
2010 OUTSIDE MAGAZINE TRIP OF THE YEAR: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK