Okavango Walking Safari
An authentic safari experience in the Okavango Delta
This safari maintains the elegance and eccentricity of the original “under canvas African safari”. The emphasis is on exploring one or both of these breathtakingly beautiful and diverse environment as the first African explorers did.
Operated by the leaders in Okavango Delta walking safaris, Ker & Downey Botswana, this trip allows guests to experience an authentic traditional safari. This is at its heart a walking safari, giving guests the opportunity to see wildlife up close. Whilst the focus of the safari is walking, other activities such as game drives and mokoro excursions are also possible.
Ker & Downey Botswana are committed to providing guests with the highest quality wildlife and adventure safari experience, whilst preserving the delicate environment and natural beauty of Botswana.
This safari is easily combined with additional nights in the delta to provide the full safari experience.
Day by Day Itinerary
Footsteps, a rustic camp located on the edge of a hippo-filled lagoon (the camp is fully portable and can be moved to a new location) sleeping a maximum of six guests on proper twin beds inside insect proof tents with sewn-in floors. Each tent has a private bucket shower and long-drop toilet. Footsteps has a full bar and laundry service, and a dedicated chef, who prepares tasty fresh meals of a high standard. All the hot food is cooked in a ground oven which is fascinating to watch.
Upon your arrival into camp, you will be briefed on activities and safety during your stay. Later in the afternoon, you will venture out on your first walk – your first lesson in the bush and some basic pointers regarding animal behaviour and respect for all the inhabitants of the wilderness. This is vital for a successful walking safari.
Footsteps Camp also caters for Family groups, with children as young as seven years old. You can hire the whole Footsteps camp, including the services of one of the guides, who specialize in guiding children. Activities vary from making bows and arrows to cooking on a fire. The guides teach children to identify animals and their tracks, to learn bush skills which includes fishing. The emphasis is on learning to understand and respect the natural environment.