Footsteps Across the Delta

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Footsteps Across the Delta - accommodation Okavango Delta

Discover breathtaking beauty and biodiversity in the magical Okavango Delta of Botswana, just as the first inhabitants did, by traditional mokoro and on foot when you join a Footsteps Across the Delta walking safari and stay in some rustic bush accommodation. This kind of safari with one of the Okavango Delta’s finest walking safari operators introduces you to an enormous and wild wetland region, a haven for rare fauna and flora.  

Experience the astonishing contrasts created when the mighty Okavango River flows into the arid Kalahari Desert and learn about its seasonal ebb and flow. This safari may be wild and out there in nature but it keeps the elegance of a classic safari camp so that visitors still enjoy the comfy private accommodation. Settle into 3 twin-bedded, Meru tents featuring bucket showers, hot water and a true bush kitchen. Choose your own tailormade itinerary when you book your classic walking safari and set off on a life-changing experience.  

On a Footsteps Across the Delta trail, you will explore a range of rich ecosystems from lush riverine forests and palm islands to extensive floodplains, deep water channels and permanent swamps, interspersed with dry sand veld and all packed with an unparalleled wealth of biodiversity. 

Only 6 people can be hosted at any one time on such a unique safari experience which means it is the perfect choice for couples, small groups of friends or a unique family break. All you do is walk, through the different terrains, and you learn how to track wildlife and understand animal movement, patterns and behaviour. Being on foot instead of in a vehicle also allows you to learn much more information about trees, grasses and finer details.

The Footsteps Across The Delta walking safari offers a pleasant base camp, a private setup for three couples or a family unit in 6 tents. Book the entire camp for your sole-use friends group or invite another family along – one of the tents has two bedrooms for families who want to be together. Everything is provided from the ensuite bathroom and shower, hot water and stunning beds. See what the chef is concocting in the bush kitchen when you get peckish.  

Walking trails fill your days but you can also get out on game drives, mokoro paddling trips and fishing trips to add spice to your adventure. 

The camp is open from March through until November only as it is a seasonal camp, working in tune with nature’s climate. Children must be 16 years old but there is a wonderful programme for younger kids called Young Explorers Safari that starts at the camp.

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Choose a Footsteps Across the Delta programme if you want to get in touch with yourself and the universe around you. This is sustainable tourism at its best when guests get out into nature, with very little impact, and learn her wonders on foot. Walk in the footsteps of the first African inhabitants as they hunted and foraged for food in the great wilderness regions here, follow the paths made by the explorers who came next and saw the beauty around them for the first time. Pretend to be a Bushman, a San tracker, as you learn about the spoor, the droppings, the animal behaviours and bird calls. 

Discover the hidden meaning behind everything in nature, the biodiversity and its ecosystems, the fauna and flora unique to the Okavango Delta system. Walk through diverse habitats including sand veld, palm islands, large floodplains and wetlands and explore the deeper channels in a mokoro. There will be wildlife everywhere and you will be amazed at every turn! Follow your expert guide and enjoy additional game drives and fishing trips. 

Return every evening to base, the three-tented camp which has everything you need to stay warm and happy – hot showers, soft beds and delicious foods eaten around a blazing bush fire. There is even a bar, a library and a game-viewing mound near the lagoon. Chefs create marvellous meals in their bush kitchen which you enjoy in the dining room. 

Voyage2Africa loves these sustainable tourism adventures that teach our visitors to reduce their environmental footprints and become more aware of the environment around them, continually impacted by human activities.  Come and share your walking safari with a luxury break in Moremi Game Reserve too, or in a Chobe National Park lodge, we create multi-destination tours in Africa!

Amazing Holiday Packages including Footsteps Across the Delta

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PER PERSON SHARING PER NIGHT


Activities

  • Walking safaris focus
  • 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

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Facilities

  • Three twin/double bedded en-suite Meru tents – triple or family tent on request
  • Bucket showers, hot water, flush toilets
    Mess tent main area
    Campfire under the stars
    Game viewing platform
  • Daily laundry service
  • ‘Bush kitchen’

Highlights

  • Walking in the wilderness every day with trained guides who notice everything
  • Focus on exploration and discovery, tracking fresh spoor each morning, animal dung and insects
  • Wonderful fresh food created in a typical bush kitchen and caring staff
  • Comfy tents with ensuite bathrooms and comfy beds, just right for a good rest at night.


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