Golden Africa

Golden Africa is a front-runner in exclusive mobile safaris based in Maun, Botswana. Owner, Rob Barber, has been a fully licensed professional guide in Botswana for over 10 years. He continues to work throughout the country in the Okavango, Chobe, Linyanti and Kalahari, designing, planning and leading safaris for many clients who keep coming back for more.
Rob developed his passion for the bush at a young age. Born in the southern highlands of Tanzania, his first stomping grounds were in Ruaha NP, where the family would regularly go camping, and where he learned of his hunger for the African wildlife and wilderness. Once he had completed school, Rob went to work in Ruaha and this is when he knew that a life of guiding and working in the bush was unquestionably the one for him. He went on to leave Ruaha to study in Bristol, UK, graduating with a BA (Hons) and was shortly thereafter elected as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS), but the bush was always calling. He returned to Africa and was immediately taken by the incredible diversity of Botswana. He realised that this was to be his home.
Recognising the need for exceptional, exclusive safaris for a discerning traveller, Rob’s company – Golden Africa - has launched a series of mobile Safaris that Rob personally leads. All itineraries can be tailor-made to suit client’s needs, requirements and expectations, enabling them to explore the less trodden paths of Botswana. They go that extra mile to provide personal care and attention to detail to develop tailor-made journeys, whilst delivering exceptional service every step of the way, from in-depth consultation and scrupulous planning, through to booking and guiding of the safari.


Rob has been guiding in Botswana for over ten years, and has extensive guiding experience throughout the country. He has been involved in guide training for Okavango Guiding School, and has trained guides for Belmond, Ker & Downey, Desert & Delta and Letaka Safaris.
His exceptional knowledge of the bush allows guests to experience the ultimate wilderness experience. As well as game viewing, after lunchtime in camp, guests have the opportunity to listen to a host of lectures ranging from a brief introduction to mammals found in Botswana to the geomorphology and creation of the Okavango Delta and the natural history of the Khoi San.
Guests will be collected by vehicle in Maun and driven to Moremi. They are flown from Savuti to Maun at the end of the 8 night safari or to Kasane. All guests are covered by Okavango Air Rescue via our insurance.
All accommodation has a fully enclosed en suite bathroom, comprising of a long drop toilet, bucket shower and shaving counter. Bedside tables are provided, as are large canvas wardrobes for guests’ personal effects. LED lights are available  for the evenings.
On game drives, all vehicles have fold down windscreens, charging facilities, a 40 litre Engel fridge (allowing constant access to cold drinks), large fold out table for tea/coffee break, lunch or sundowners, a satellite phone for emergencies and LED lights in roof for the return from game drive. A maximum of 7 people per vehicle and everyone is guaranteed a window seat.
Botswana has an array of options, including walking trails, helicopter charters, cultural safaris, fishing, kayaking and horse riding.
Guests can experience unique and life-changing journeys in Africa’s most beautiful and varied landscapes, with abundant wildlife, from the lush Okavango Delta to the semi-arid Kalahari and lunar-like Makgadikgadi Pans.



Low Season (21st March - 29th March)


Shoulder Season (April - June. See rate sheets for specific dates.)

High Season (19th July - 27th July // 2nd August - 10th August // 4th October - 12th October)

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Rates are fully inclusive of accommodation on mobile safari (nights 1 – 3 & 6 – 8) and in minimum three-star lodge (nights 4 – 5), all meals, laundry, game-viewing activities, beverages (excluding premium and imported drinks), meet & greet at Maun airport, transfer by road from Maun airport upon arrival, light aircraft transfers where applicable, light aircraft flight from Savuti to Maun at conclusion of itinerary, park entry fees, camping fees, services of a professional guide, Okavango Air Rescue, levies & taxes.
Rates exclude international flights, premium imports, travel insurance, visas, items of a personal nature and gratuities.

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