Private Botswana Mobile Safaris

Barclay Stenner Mobile Safaris


Real safari, privately guided

Let hosts John (Barclay) and James (Stenner) guide you on an incredible adventure exploring truly wild areas of Botswana. The ultimate private safari experience for family and friends.

Their private camp harks back to the overland expeditions led by John’s great great grandfather who escorted royalty across the region, a handsome set up of canvas tents, brass four-poster beds, Persian rugs, campaign furniture and oil lanterns with a few select modern luxuries.

Completely mobile, it can be set up almost anywhere with no one else in sight, making the most of seasonal conditions and wildlife movements in the Okavango Delta, Kalahari and Makgadikgadi Pans. For multi-day itineraries, the camp moves with you as you explore.

With your very own guides, vehicle, chef and host team, spend your days as you feel, whether you want to rise before the sun for a full day out in the bush on drives and walks or opt for a relaxed start after a late night under the stars enjoying the antique drinks cabinet.


At a glance

  • Mobile camp adjusted to the number of people in your group

  • Private safari experience

  • Four poster beds in the bush

  • Completely tailored experienced

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    Game drives

    Head out with your private guide-hosts to spot some of the best wildlife in the area. Night drives give you the opportunity to see some of Botswana’s most fascinating nocturnal creatures.

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    Meet Ju!hoasi Bushmen

    Walking safaris in the Western Kalahari with the Ju!hoasi Bushmen give you an educational and often spiritual insight into one of the oldest cultures on earth in a sensitive and non-patronizing manor.

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    Boating and canoeing

    Take a gentle trip through some of the quieter stretches of the Delta's waters. This is a lovely, peaceful way to take in the scenery.

Community & Culture

Barclay Stenner have established a trust that helps young people from the surrounding communities to study hospitality in Botswana and South Africa. The goal is to help empower the communities by educating them about conservation and business, as well as help create long-lasting job opportunities.


Because the camp can be quickly packed up, it leaves a very light footprint, leaving the environment as it was found each time the camp moves on. The camp uses eco-friendly solar power systems, all plastic used at camp is recycled, and reusable water bottles help to reduce waste.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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