Enter one of the great, untamed regions of Africa, the spectacular Okavango Delta, to 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 diversity among species. This Ker & Downey program maintains the elegance and eccentricity of the original African safaris under canvas, with emphasis on exploring this breathtakingly beautiful and diverse environment as the first African explorers did, by mokoro and on foot. Discover all this and more at Footsteps Camp in Okavango Delta, Botswana.
A short trip to Footsteps Across the Delta by light aircraft wings you into the wilderness. Here, you meet your guides for an amazing walking safari experience. The spectacle begins immediately as you drive across the floodplains and through the rivers to the camp. En route spot a variety of game, from the semi-aquatic lechwe antelope to the humorous warthog that runs along with tail in the air like a radio antenna. Prepare to enter another world where excitement and breathtaking beauty await your every step.
Footsteps Camp in the Okavango Delta is an intimate camp with only three tents. With a maximum of six guests, a Footsteps stay is a magical experience for your family or a small group. The camp is located on the edge of a beautiful lagoon where the ever present and highly vocal hippos wallow. Magnificent evergreen trees including African ebony and mangosteen provide shade for each tent.
Accommodations at Footsteps Across the Delta are in specially designed twin-bedded, insect-proof tents with double fly sheets and sewn-in floors. Each tent has its own bucket shower and bush toilet, and the staff provides daily laundry service. The bush kitchen run by the chef’s team, who has many years experience working in the wilderness, will astound you. The high standard of bush cuisine includes fresh fruits and vegetables and selections of cheeses and South African wines.
Footsteps Across the Delta is a truly unique way to experience the African wilderness. This walking safari requires no special skills, training, or equipment. Distances walked and times of activities are flexible. Walks need not cover huge distances to have a rewarding experience, due to the diversity of the ecosystem. To be sure, it is a leisurely exploration, not a hike.
You may also enjoy a break from the walking with traditional activities like game drives in 4×4 safari vehicles. Lion and wild dog both often make their presence known in the area and are highlights of any drive. Meanwhile, the variety of plains game includes kudu, tsessebe, zebra, and impala.
In addition, enjoy a leisurely float along the Delta’s channels in a mokoro (depending on flood levels), winding your way through the papyrus and water lilies.
The whole program is designed to ensure an authentic bush experience while never compromising on comfort. The staff at Footsteps works especially hard to help create many fond memories of your unique walking experience.