Walk Botswana Safaris is an independent mobile outfit specialising in private walking safaris in the Okavango Delta. The focus is on the quality of the guiding, their motto being, ‘a good guide = a good safari’. Every safari is tailormade to suit personal interests and requirements and while walking is the focus other activities are offered too. Camps are offered at various levels of luxury and are set up on private concessions in the Okavango Delta.
Walk Botswana Safaris is a small independent mobile outfit specialising in private walking safaris in the Okavango Delta. The focus is on the quality of the guiding, their motto being, ‘a good guide = a good safari’. Every safari is tailormade to suit your personal interests and requirements, from gentle 1-2 hours walks to 6-7 hour explorations. Walking is the focus but other activities are offered too. Camps are offered at various levels of luxury and are set up on concessions in the Okavango Delta.
Walk Botswana Safaris was founded by Gareth Flemix, a highly experienced private guide who aims to bring back the simple joy of the original safari. Walking Safaris are the purest form of safari, a back to the basics style of safari without compromising on comfort. Loose the luxurious trappings found in many modern camps which distract from the real luxury of the pristine African bush. Walking safaris are an active and intense safari, though not necessarily physically demanding. The intensity comes from walking in the wilds of the African bush- you will never feel so alive!
All the Walk Botswana Safaris guides are all highly experienced and rated, and armed. Walking safaris are not permitted in the national parks and therefore all these safaris are planned on private or community concessions which border the reserves and which allow the guides to walk armed.
Whilst the walks are generally not fast they are not a stroll in the park either, and may involve crossing difficult terrain and long day walks – all planned in advance depending on abilities. Prior to arrival guests are asked to rate their ability as Stollers (1-2 hours per day) Hikers (3-4 hours per day) or Explorers (6 – 7 hours per day) so the route can be planned accordingly.
Additional activities are available, including game drives, boating and canoeing. Helicopters are also used for scenic flights or to move between camps.
Days are flexible and never set in stone, moving with the conditions at the time to make the most of your safari experience.
All camps with Walk Botswana Safaris are privately and set up for your exclusive use in secluded and private sites. The camps come in three levels of luxury depending on your budget and preference, all are fully inclusive of meals and drinks. It is worth noting that permanent camps can also be incorporated into these itineraries if of interest.
Adventure camps – these are the most basic level, using two man dome tents (3m x 3m) with a high density foam mattress on the floor. The bathroom is private but not en-suite, it is separate but not far from, your tent. Bathrooms consist of open air ( but private) shower tents with bucket showers (hot water provided) and a separate bush loo.
Semi Luxury – two man dome tents (3m x 3m) with a high density foam mattress on raised ‘cots’ for extra comfort and warmth. A spacious en-suite bathroom is attached to your tent, provided convenient and extra privacy. These are open air but walled canvas, with a bucket shower and bush loo.
Luxury Camp – spacious walk in meru-tents with proper beds and luxurious linen, extra pillows and a standing wardrobe. Large net ‘windows’ provide plenty of air and views. A spacious en-suite bathroom is attached to the tent, with a bucket shower, a proper wooden bush loo and a wash basin with running water. The veranda features a relaxing area with table and chairs as well as a vanity table with a basin and running water. Meals and drinks are of an extra high standard.
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