Footsteps Across the Delta

Footsteps Across the Delta Walking safari

Discover breath-taking beauty, just as the first explorers did, by Mokoro and on foot. On a Footsteps Across the Delta walking safari, you enter one of the great, untamed regions of Africa: the spectacular Okavango Delta. Experience the astonishing contrasts created when the mighty Okavango River flows into the arid Kalahari Desert. This safari maintains the elegance and eccentricity of the original ‘under canvas African safari’. Enjoy the comfy private camp and 3 twin-bedded, Meru tents plus a bush kitchen.

On a Footsteps Across The Delta walking safari you enter one of the great, untamed regions of Africa: the spectacular Okavango Delta. 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 safari maintains the elegance and eccentricity of the original ‘under canvas African safari’. The emphasis is on exploring this breathtakingly beautiful and diverse environment as the first African explorers did, either on on foot or by Mokoro (dependent on water levels).

Hosting a maximum of six guests at a time, Footsteps Across The Delta offers a personal safari experience making it an ideal option for couples, small groups of friends or family alike. The emphasis is on guided walks which allow you to focus on learning how to track wildlife and understand animal movement, patterns and behaviour. Being on foot instead of in a vehicle also allows you to gain-in-depth information on trees, grasses and finer details.

Footsteps Across The Delta (Walking Safari)

On a Footsteps Across The Delta walking safari you enter one of the great, untamed regions of Africa: the spectacular Okavango Delta. 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 safari maintains the elegance and eccentricity of the original ‘under canvas African safari’. The emphasis is on exploring this breathtakingly beautiful and diverse environment as the first African explorers did, either on foot or by Mokoro (dependent on water levels).

Accommodation

The Footsteps Camp base of the Footsteps Across The Delta walking safari is a comfortable private camp which accommodates guests in three specially designed Meru tents. One of the three twin/double bedded tents has an additional bedroom converting it into a family unit that sleeps five. Each tent has its own newly refurbished en-suit bathroom including wash basin, porcelain flush toilet and bush shower, even a daily laundry service is provided. The ‘bush kitchen’ is run by our chef and prepares menus to whet all appetites.

Activities

Walking in the Okavango Delta’s wilderness is the highlight of a ‘true safari’ experience. No special training is required as the focus is on exploration and discovery – tracking fresh spoor each morning to reveal the night’s events. Other possible activities include game-drives, Mokoro or fishing trips (subject to water levels). The Footsteps walking experience combines well with the luxuries offered by either Shinde, Dinaka, Okuti or Kanana.

Facilities

Three twin/double bedded en-suite Meru tents – triple or family tent on request
Mess tent main area
Campfire under the stars
Game viewing platform

Open season and child policy

1st March 2020 – 30th November 2020.
1st March 2021 – 30th November 2021.

Minimum age is 16 years. However, the Young Explorers safari can also be conducted from the Footsteps

Attractions

Hosting a maximum of six guests at a time, Footsteps Across the Delta offers a personal safari experience making it an ideal option for couples, small groups of friends or family alike. The emphasis is on guided walks which allow you to focus on learning how to track wildlife and understand animal movement, patterns and behaviour. Being on foot instead of in a vehicle also allows you to gain in-depth information on trees, grasses and the finer details.

Footsteps Across the Delta Gallery

Highlights

  • Walking in the wilderness
  • Focus is exploration and discovery tracking fresh spoor each morning
Footsteps Across the Delta Overview

Footsteps Across the Delta programme showcases the elegance of an authentic African Safari under canvas. Discover breathtaking beauty – just like the first explorers did, by mokoro and on foot; revelling in the diverse environments and untamed regions of Africa. Riverine forests, palm-fringed islands, and permanent swamps all offering a diverse plethora of wildlife. If you are keen getting close to nature in the Okanvango Delta, then Footsteps Across the Delta is a must on your wish list! Traverse the land with experienced and expert guides, heading off for a walk both in the early morning and again late afternoon. Each exploration walk lasts approximately three to four hours and brings you closer to nature and wildlife with an expert guide whose first passion is to interpret and bring the bush to life. Other possible activities include game-drives, Mokoro or fishing trips, which vary throughout the year. Footsteps Across The Delta is a comfortable, rustic camp within the private Shinde Concession in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. The camp is only operational from 01 April to 30 November annually. A maximum of six guests in three specially designed Meru style twin-bedded tents with sewn-in floors ensures that privacy and one-on-one interaction is the main focus. Each tent has its own bucket shower and bush toilet, and even a daily laundry service. The ‘bush kitchen’ is run by our chef who prepares menus to whet every appetite. The main area at Footsteps Across the Delta is a simple open-sided canvas tent with views over the lagoon. A dining table and well-stocked bar encompass the main area, and even boasts a mini-library. There is also a small viewing mound overlooking the lagoon,. A fire is lit every evening, and everyone gets together to discuss the day’s events and sightings.

Facilities
  • Three specially designed twin-bedded Meru tents, complete with sewn-in floors
  • Each tent has its own bucket shower and bush toilet
  • Daily laundry service
  • ‘Bush kitchen’
From $ 545

PER PERSON SHARING PER NIGHT


ACTIVITIES

  • Game-drives
  • Mokoro or fishing trips

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation
  • All meals including snacks
  • All drinks including alcoholic drinks
  • Two guided game viewing activities per day
  • Return airstrip to camp transfers
  • Laundry services

Okavango walking safari

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