Footsteps Walking Safari
Apr - Oct
$ 2,513 (Pps)
On our Footsteps Walking Safari, you enjoy one of the great, untamed regions of Africa. The spectacular Okavango Delta in Botswana! You get to experience the astonishing contrasts created when the mighty Okavango River flows into the arid Kalahari Desert...
The result is a variety of habitats, riverine forest, palm islands, permanent swamps and dry sandveld. All with an unparalleled wealth of animal diversity. This traditional safari maintains the elegance and of the original ‘under canvas Africa safari’. The emphasis on this 3 night Footsteps walking safari is on exploring this breathtakingly beautiful and diverse environment as the first African explorers did. Either by mokoro or on foot...
You stay at Footsteps Across the Delta Camp on the Shinde Concession in the Okavango Delta. This consists of three insect-proof tents, with sewn-in floors and proper beds, a private bucket shower and bush toilet for each tent, a game-viewing platform and a bush kitchen with meals cooked over the camp fire. This is a more rustic mobile safari camp than the more traditional photographic safari camps but surprisingly comfortable.
The Footsteps walking safari combines well with the luxuries offered by either Shinde Camp or Kanana Camp. Many of our clients follow a three night Footsteps walking safari with two nights at a safari camp enjoying the contrasting safari experience.
Similarly flexibility is key at Footsteps – this Footsteps walking safari can be extended to make a four night safari if you prefer.
Note: This safari does not operate from December to February! It is too hot and humid to do walking safaris in comfort...
Madelyn NieuwoudtAfrica Travel Specialist
Footsteps Walking Safari at a glance
On arrival in Maun, you are met and transferred by light aircraft into the Okavango Delta to the Shinde private concession. At the Shinde airstrip you are met by the staff from Footsteps Camp and transferred via 4×4 vehicle to the camp for your three nights walking safari.
Later in the afternoon you set out on a short walk, allowing you to become accustomed to some of the sights sounds and smells that make up the language of the African Bush.
You stay at Footsteps Camp on the Shinde Concession of the Okavango Delta. This consists of three insect-proof dome tents, with sewn-in floors and proper beds, a private bucket shower and bush toilet for each tent, a game-viewing platform and a bush kitchen with meals cooked over the camp fire.
You return to camp for a piping hot bucket shower under the stars followed by a tasty dinner.
The day begins before sunrise with coffee around the fire, and a light breakfast before heading out to see what the bush has in store.
Walking in the Delta’s wilderness is the highlight of a ‘true safari’ experience. No special training is required, as distances travelled are small – rather the focus is on exploration and discovery – each morning tracking fresh spoor to reveal the night’s events.
Following another delicious lunch prepared on charcoal, you are left to a lazy afternoon relaxing in your tent or reading. In the afternoon you enjoy another game walk or other safari activities include game drives, mokoro trips or fishing, which vary throughout the year.
After a final early morning game walk and brunch, you bid farewell to the camp staff and your guides and you are transferred by 4×4 vehicle back to the airstrip where you fly back to Maun.
An idea of price
This is a set tour using specific camps. However many tours can be adapted. Chat to us about your options. It excludes international flights but includes an estimate for all domestic or regional flights within the tour.