Botswana Walking Safari
Days 1, 2 and 3 – Footsteps Across the Delta
From Maun, you fly north across the Okavango Delta to the private Shinde Concession. This is one of the best areas in Botswana for big game viewing. Situated on the northern edge of the Okavango Delta, the Shinde Concession has access to both land and water. The area around the camp is perfect for walking as it offers grasslands dotted with woodlands. Being on foot really enhances the senses whether you are tracking lion, elephant or buffalo or learning more about the medicinal uses of the local plants. The Footsteps Across the Delta Camp is a traditional Meru style camp with just 3 tents with ensuite bathrooms of bucket shower and flush loo. This “getting back to basics” concept works extremely well with the walking safaris.
Days 4, 5 and 6 – Linyanti Expeditions
From the Shinde Concession fly north to the private Linyanti Concession and the stunning Linyanti Expeditions Camp set overlooking a channel of the Linyanti Wetland. This is big game country which makes for some exciting walking safaris. Huge herds of elephants and buffalo move through the riverine woodlands and head into the wetland for the day, heading back out on the afternoon. Walking through the Cathedral Mopane Forests is an exciting experience as herds of elephants make their way to the water. Lion, leopard, wild dog and sable are some of the special animals you could bump into whilst on your walk. Linyanti Expeditions also offers traditional mokoro experiences through the wetlands and if you have had enough walking you can also enjoy morning, afternoon and night game drives. The camp has just 6 Meru style tents on raised platforms overlooking the channel. Each tent has a chemical toilet and traditional bucket shower. One of the unique features of the tents are the “Sleep-out Pods”. Off to the side of the tent is a gauze sleepout section where guests can safely sleep under the stars and enjoy the night’s sounds.
Days 7, 8 and 9 – Victoria Falls
After the excitement of your safaris in Botswana, head to one of the Natural Wonders of the World, the mighty Victoria Falls. There is so much to do in Victoria Falls that can be tailored to suit everyone. Whether you are looking for a heart pumping bungee jump, gorge swing or white-water rafting or looking for something a little more relaxing like an afternoon sunset cruise on the upper Zambezi, we can design your itinerary around your interests and needs. One thing we highly recommend is the scenic helicopter flight over the falls. Our top tip for visiting the falls, is to go as early as possible to avoid the crowds and heat, but it also offers the best light for photographs. The sun rises over Zambia, so it is possible to take photos with a beautiful pink hue in the sky.