This was our second safari with Andrew Harkness and his team (see our review from August 2016). There are several advantages to a private mobile safari:

1. Value – you get a unique experience at very favorable rates;
2. Expert guiding – Andrew is one of the best young guides in Botswana:
3. Food – Again we had the best cuisine prepared by Andrew’s crew (over the fire); The quality was better than in any of the “sophisticated” camps:
4. The small details — Andrew and his team show up on time, do what they say they’re going to do, attend to all the small details, and produce a wonderful experience. He also has a wicked sense of humor.

The Khwai Community concession has “self-drive” tourists who can fail to maintain the “bush etiquette”, but the wildlife viewing is consistently excellent. Lions, elephants, Painted dogs, leopards et al. We’d recommend combining a Harkness Safari with camps on the private concessions. The overall experience becomes a more authentic safari.

Peacocks/LC from USA