Footsteps Across Botswana - 7 days

Enjoy a different kind of journey in Botswana, a “true safari” where the emphasis is on exploration and discovery. Visit some of Botswana’s most pristine and remote areas, staying in private, small, exclusive reserves and concessions that offer a more authentic experience, including walking safaris and night drives.  Sleep in simple but comfortable mobile and permanent camps, allowing for an unforgettable close-to-nature feeling, while still enjoying a good night’s sleep and wonderful food. Visit incredible Okavango Delta, a vast, unique waterworld, the Khwai private concession, with its varied habitats and abundant wildlife, including lion, cheetah, leopard, and wild dog, and Linyati Swamps, which attracts large herds of thirsty elephant and buffalo.  This is a unique bush safari that few tourists experience. 

 

 

 

ITINERARY

Day 1, 2 &  3  
Okavango Delta

On your arrival into Maun, you will be met and transferred by private charter to Shinde camp where you will the drive to your mobile camp “Footsteps across the Delta” where you will spend your first two nights of your safari adventure.

At Footsteps Across the Delta you enter one of the great, untamed regions of Africa, the spectacular Okavango Delta, and 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 Ker & Downey Botswana program maintains the elegance and eccentricity of the original 'African Safari under canvas'. The emphasis is on exploring this breathtakingly beautiful and diverse environment as the first African explorer's did, either by mekoro or on foot.

The Footsteps Across the Delta base is a comfortable private camp which accommodates guests in three specially designed twin bedded tents with sewn-in floors. Each tent has its own bucket shower and bush toilet, and even a daily laundry service. The 'bush kitchen' run by our chef, prepares menus to whet all appetites.

The Footsteps Across the Delta offers the highlight of a 'true safari' experience. No special training is required, as distances travelled resemble those of early days, where the emphasis is on exploration and discovery - each morning tracking fresh spoor to reveal the night's events. Other possible activities include game-drives, mekoro trips or fishing, which vary throughout the year.

Footsteps Across the Delta offers a personal safari experience, hosting a maximum of 6 guests at a time, making it an ideal option for small groups of friends or family. The emphasis on your stay at Footsteps is on guided walks where you have the time to focus on learning about tracking wildlife and understanding animal movement, patterns and behavior, as well as more in depth information on trees, grasses and the finer details. Being on foot instead of in a vehicle affords this unique perspective. Footsteps Camp is the base of our Young Explorer's Delta packages, which is a family safari led by a specialist guide that tailors the safari to suit children as young as 7 years old.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Mobile camp 'Footsteps Across the Delta'

Day 3, 4 & 5
Khwai Tented Camp – Khwai community area adjacent to Moremi Reserve

After an early morning activity at Footsteps you will game drive through to the airstrip where you will connect with your charter flight to Khwai airstrip. Upon your arrival at Khwai airstrip you will game drive through the concession area to Khwai tented camp for the next two nights of your safari adventure.

Khwai is a private community run concession on the eastern border of the Moremi Game Reserve along the river Khwai. The Khwai River forms a boundary between the reserve and the community area. The river is the sole source of water for miles around attracting wildlife from afar.  As this is community run all proceeds from tourism go directly to help local people and local projects through the Khwai Community Trust. This being a community concession, guests are privy to night drives which are usually not permitted in the National Parks or Game Reserve. Exploring after dark with spotlights offers you an opportunity to experience some of the nocturnal animals that are rarely encountered during the day. There is the added opportunity to explore the surrounding wilderness on foot and enjoy an up close personal encounter with the varied flora and fauna in the area.  The vegetation here is quite different from the Western section of Moremi where great stands of leadwood and mopane woodlands occur in close proximity to open grasslands and the Khwai River. The camp has the romance of a mobile camp, where there are no permanent structures and everything can be removed to leave the wilderness exactly as we found it, having little or no impact on the environment. You will enjoy spacious and comfortable tented accommodation, with beds and private en-suite bathrooms in this remote wilderness area. This camp is furnished with bucket showers under the stars. Your toilet is also ensuite and is a flush toilet for your convenience. 

Wildlife encountered include lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, as well as a multitude of other animals, including elephant, buffalo, zebra, hippo and giraffe to name a few.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Khwai Tented Camp

Day 5, 6 & 7 
Linyanti Bush Camp – Chobe Enclave

After an early morning activity at Khwai tented Camp you will game drive through to the airstrip where you will connect with your charter flight to Saile airstrip. Upon your arrival at Saile airstrip you will game drive through the Chobe Enclave to Linyanti Bush Camp for the next two nights of your safari adventure.

Linyanti Bush Camp is a small, intimate 12 bedded tented camp on the banks of the Linyanti marshes in a private reserve, which borders the western boundary of Chobe in the Chobe Enclave. The camp is limited to small exclusive groups who seek a personalized experience in a private concession away from the main tourist’s routes. Activities from the camp consist of game drives, walking, spot lighting and hides. This safari camps provides the perfect atmosphere for an authentic and wild safari experience.

The area is best known for its large populations of Elephant and buffalo that congregate in vast numbers especially during the dry season. Lion, sable, roan, leopard, wild dog, and a number of the plains game can be enjoyed at Linyanti. The rare and elusive sitatunga antelope, red lechwe, hippo and crocodile can be found in the surrounding marshes. The Linyanti Swamps are one of the most attractive areas in the park as it is the only source of water in the dry months where a lot of the wildlife moves to, boasting a great diversity of game and a restful atmosphere. The area's relative remoteness makes it a favored wild safari destination and one of the best sought after areas in Northern Botswana. The area also offers spectacular birding all year round and is best known for its enormous herds of elephants which move down to the Linyanti River at the start of the winter months and only move back inland once the main rains arrive.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Linyanti Bush Camp
            
Day 8   
Linyanti Bush Camp – Maun / Kasane 

After delightful activity at Linyanti Bush Camp, you will game drive through to the Saile airstrip for your charter flight to Maun or Kasane airports, for your onward travel arrangements.

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  • Mobile camp- 'Footsteps Across the Delta'
  • Khwai Tented Camp
  • Linyanti Bush Camp 

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