Walking Safaris offer a unique way of exploring the Okavango Delta and allows a special perspective of the delta allowing a greater understanding of the environment. Whilst most camps outside the National Parks and Game Reserves allow walking safaris a couple specialise in these activities.
One of the most highly regarded walking safaris in the Okavango Delta this programme allows guests to experience the original ‘African Safari under canvas’ with an emphasis on exploring the Okavango Delta as the first African explorers did – either by Mekoro or on foot. At ground level the variety of habitats, riverine forest, palm islands, permanent swamps and dry sandveld offer an outstanding safari experience.
Occupying a comfortable camp within the private Shinde concession which accommodates up to 6 guests in three specially designed twin-bedded tents with sewn-in floors, each tent has its own bucket shower and bush toilet, and even a daily laundry service.
Availability of other activities varies throughout the year and includes early morning or late afternoon game-drives, Mekoro or fishing trips. The Footsteps Across The Delta walking experience also combines well with the luxuries offered by the other Ker & Downey Botswana camps Shinde, Okuti or Kanana.
The emphasis is on guided walks which allows a unique perspective: track wildlife; understand animal movement, patterns and behaviour; appreciate in depth information about trees, grasses and the finer details. The camp is also the base for Ker & Downey Botswana’s Young Explorers Delta Programme, a family safari led by a specialist guide that tailors the safari to suit children as young as 7 years old.
Along with its riding safaris Ride and Walk Botswana offer walking safaris the Selinda Reserve that encompass tracking, searching for specific game, bird watching as well as detailed study of flora and fauna. Small groups are accompanied by an armed, professional guide who will tailor activities to specific areas of interest. Mekoro and boat trips are also available.