OKAVANGO WALKING TRAIL - 3 Nights

OKAVANGO WALKING TRAIL - 3 Nights

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Enter one of the great, untamed regions of Africa: the spectacular Okavango Delta. A variety of habitats, riverine forest, palm islands, permanent swamps and dry sandveld all with an unparalleled wealth of animal diversity. This authentic walking safari maintains the elegance and eccentricity of the original ‘under canvas African safari’. The emphasis is on exploring this beautiful and diverse environment as the first African explorers did, on foot or by traditional canoe in a mokoro (dependent on water levels). Expert guides and charming hospitality make this quite special. Ideally for small groups or families on an exclusive use basis but also for couples or individuals.

 

3nts Footsteps Camp Ker Downey

  • DETAILED ITINERARY

    Day 1 - Footsteps Camp, Okavango Delta

    Fly from Maun to Shinde

     

    The flight from Maun to the Shinde Private concession is approximately 25 minutes and you will be amazed as the desert transforms to delta before your eyes. At the airstrip you are met by your guides and transfer in a 4x4 safari vehicle to camp. Over a refreshing drink and light lunch you will be briefed on activities and safety during your stay, then it is time to settle into camp. Later in the afternoon begin your first lesson in bush craft and some basic pointers regarding animal behaviour and respect for all the inhabitants of the wilderness. Following this introduction over tea and cake, it is time to set out on your first short walk, allowing you to time to become accustomed to some of the sights, sounds and smells that make up the language of the African bush. On return to camp take a piping hot, bucket shower under the stars, before aperitifs around the fire. During a sumptuous dinner, we discuss the lessons of the day, and learn more about Botswana, the history and its people.

    • Spacious expedition tents (BLD)

     

    Day 2 - Footsteps Camp, Okavango Delta

    The day begins before sunrise with coffee/tea around the fire, and breakfast before heading out to see what the bush has in store for us. Following the water’s edge provides spectacular views of curious hippos and the multitude of water birds often including many migratory visitors. Plains game abounds; giraffe, zebra, tsessebe, impala, wildebeest and herds of lechwe graze on the open flood plains. On return to camp walking along the forest’s edge you will often find bachelor elephants dozing in the shade, or bathing in the lagoons as the day heats up. After a delicious lunch and a lazy afternoon napping or reading it is time to venture out again, this time (water level permitting) by mokoro on the lookout for the sitatunga, one of the world’s most unusual and secretive species mainly found in the Okavango Delta. The mokoro provides one of the best opportunities to view this wonderful semi aquatic antelope, while discovering some of the multitude of plants and animals that make up this diverse ecosystem.

    • Spacious expedition tents (BLD)

     

    Day 3 - Footsteps Camp, Okavango Delta

    Woken early by the sounds of the bush we head out again in search of wildlife learning about tracking skills over the thick Kalahari sands. Lions can be found and other species of mammals seen on walks include buffalo, wild dog and cheetah. All can be viewed safely on foot from a respectable distance and encounters like these are the ones you’ll never forget! The afternoon is time to take it easy after the long morning walk! Perhaps trying a spot of fishing, Okavango style, either along the banks of lagoons and channels or, for the more adventurous from the mokoro! Alternatively should you wish to take a game drive to explore the area slightly further afield you may also do so as the safari vehicle is always at your disposal. The final dinner is cause for much celebration as the safari draws to an end, toasting new friends, reminiscing over unique experiences and lifelong memories, finally drifting off to sleep with the ever-present chorus of the hippos and the tinkle of the reed frogs.

    • Spacious expedition tents (BLD)

     

    Day 4 - Departure 

    The morning is spent according to your departure time, and if time allows, a final activity. A final drive back to the airstrip and it is time for farewells to your guides, before taking off to your next destination, leaving you pondering a final thought… How long will it be before you can return?

  • INFORMATION

    Type of Safari

    Comfortable Tented Camp, walking safari with canoes if water levels permit.

    2 - 8 people, available for Private Bookings

     

    Accommodation style

    Fully serviced, walk-in tent, shower and toilet en-suite

     

    Duration

    3 Nights / 4 days

     

    Countries

    Botswana

  • WHAT'S INCLUDED

    Included

    • Light aircraft flights as indicated in the itinerary
    • Road transfers as indicated on the itinerary
    • Accommodation on twin basis
    • All meals when in camp
    • Selected (local brand) beverages (South African wines and spirits)
    • Activities as indicated on the itinerary
    • Park fees and concession fees in accordance with the itinerary

     

    Excluded

    • International flights, visas or taxes
    • Any optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Any excluded beverages/items
    • Any extra purchases (curio shopping etc.)
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Medical and luggage insurance 

     

    Vehicle

    Lite Aircraft,4x4 safari vehicle, Mokoro

  • ENQUIRE

    Please send us info on the safari/s you are interested in, your preferred dates, how many adults and children [+ ages] and we will come back to you with a detailed quote.

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$2,485.00Price
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