Botswana Walking Safaris

Botswana offers some stunning walking safari terrain, in the Okavango Delta, in the Selinda and Kwando concessions of the Linyanti and in the Mashatu Game Reserve.

Overview

Walking safaris in Botswana are bush walks in the company of a game ranger through big game country. There is nothing to compare with the excitement of walking through the bush - never knowing what you may encounter. But walking safaris in Botswana are not arduous hikes, but rather gentle explorations of the bush.

Botswana offers some stunning walking safari terrain such as the Okavango Delta, the Selinda and Kwando concessions of the Linyanti and Mashatu Game Reserve in southern Botswana.

The terrain of the Okavango Delta lends itself to walking safaris, especially during the peak flood months. Then you can go by boat to one of the Delta islands. Typically you walk - with a ranger in front and tracker behind - on these islands or along the river banks. It’s not a strenuous walking experience. But general fitness certainly will add to your enjoyment, especially during the hotter months of March, April and September.

Botswana walking safaris

Footsteps Camp is a permanent bush camp in the Shinde Concession of the Okavango Delta. It focuses solely on walking safaris. You can book it on an exclusive basis for up to 6 people. See our Footsteps walking safari.

Botswana walking safaris - Footsteps

Best time for walking safaris in Botswana (or any other country)

The ideal time for a walking safari is probably May to mid-September. From May to August, it will be cool in the mornings but you’ll be able to walk in comfort for hours. It starts to heat up in September. In our opinion October is too hot for anything longer than a short early morning bush walk.

See HERE for other walking safari destinations and trips

Highlights

  • Opportunity to observe the game at close quarters.
  • Gain fascinating insights into the ways of the wild. Your ranger may explain the way in which the bark of a tree can be used as a toothbrush. Or the leaves of another can be distilled to make a formidable alcoholic drink!
  • However, it is always possible to come upon a herd of buffalo or rhino. So a walking safari can be an exhilarating adventure!
  • You feel at one with the wilderness.

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