Footsteps Across the Delta

Okavango Delta, Botswana

This safari maintains the elegance and eccentricity of the original ‘under canvas African safari’. The emphasis is on exploring this breathtakingly beautiful and diverse environment as the first African explorers did.

Footsteps Across the Delta is operated from Footsteps Camp in the Shinde Concession. This safari experience allows guests to experience one of the great, untamed regions of Africa, the incredible Okavango Delta, primarily on foot.

A unique safari in the Okavango Delta Footsteps Across the Delta maintains the elegance and eccentricity of the original African safari with an emphasis on exploring a breathtakingly beautiful and diverse environment as early African explorers did.

Footsteps Camp is comfortable and private accommodating guests in three specially designed twin-bedded Meru tents, complete with sewn-in floors. Tents have their own bucket shower and bush toilet, attached to the back of the tent. A daily laundry service is provided with the bush kitchen is run by the chef who prepares menus to wet all appetites.

A walk in the wilderness is considered the highlight of a true safari experience. No special training is required, as the focus is on exploration and discovery with guides tracking fresh spoor each morning to reveal last night’s events. Guests are looked after by the best professional guides whose first passion is to interpret and bring to life every aspect of the bush. Additional activities include game drives, Mokoro and fishing trips. These additional activities vary throughout the year depending on water levels.

In Outline

Location

Access

Footsteps Across the Delta is accessed via light aircraft from Maun International Airport and other camps and lodges in northern Botswana.

From the Shinde Concession airstrip guests are transferred to the camp by vehicle.

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Rates
From USD 500
January, February, March and December
USD 500
April, May, June and November
USD 550
July, August, September and October
USD 690

Climate

The Okavango Delta region experiences summer rainfall (November to April).

SUMMER

Summers in the Okavango Delta are hot with temperatures reaching mid 30o Celsius.

WINTER

Winters are cold in the morning with midday temperatures reaching mid 20o Celsius.

Facilities

  • Walking Safari
  • Meru Twin Bedded Tents
  • Daily Laundry
  • Bush Kitchen
  • Hot Bucket Showers

Travel Notes

Game Sightings

With both wet and dry habitat the Shinde Concession ensures a wide variety of wildlife is consistently found in the area, including regular sightings of the rarely spotted Sitatunga antelope.

Best Time to Travel

The Shinde Concession provides good game viewing throughout the year, however game is most prolific in the winter.

Bird Sightings

The Okavango Delta has prolific birdlife. Including African jacana, pygmy-geese, goliath heron and migrant waders. Birding is particularly good in summer.

Guest Safety

Footsteps Across the Delta is situated in a wildlife area and is not fenced. Guests are requested to take care at all times and adhere to guidance given by guides and camp management.