This itinerary begins in the delightful deep waters of the Okavango at a pretty palm studded island, Chao Island reached by boat from Maun. After 2 nights you fly by helicopter south east to your next camp on the private NG32 concession – an area rich in game and varied in landscape. For the next 5 nights you will explore this area by foot, 4×4 and canoe- moving camp twice. A truly unique experience, best for the adventurous traveller and those looking for an off-the-beaten-track experience.
Walk Botswana Safaris is a small and independent mobile outfit specialising in private walking safaris in the Okavango Delta. Founded by private guide Gareth Flemix, the focus is on the quality of the guiding, under the ethos ‘a good guide makes a good safari’. This itinerary has been designed to highlight the diversity of the Okavango, with a mix of activities and experiences across three different sites, but can be amended to suit personal preference. This outline aims to offer a flavour of what to expect from a safari with Gareth and his team but is not set in stone, days are flexible, moving with the conditions at the time to make the most of your safari experience.
All camps 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 melas and drinks. It is worth noting that permanent camps can also be incorporated into these itineraries if of interest.
Adventure camps – This 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.
All the Walk Botswana Safari 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.