Footsteps Across the Delta
Footsteps Across the Delta is a comfortable camp within the private Shinde concession within the Okavango Delta which accommodates up to 6 guests in three specially designed twin-bedded tents.
Footsteps Across the Delta camp is a throwback, a one of kind vintage camp left in Botswana. Here the focus is on walking and Footsteps is comprised of just three simple Meru tents, each with a flush toilet and bucket shower.
Your walks are lessons in bush craft and animal behavior, showing proper respect for all the inhabitants of the wilderness. The walks allow you to take 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 before aperitifs around the fire. During a sumptuous dinner, you discuss the lessons of the day, and learn more about Botswana, the history and its people.
The day begins before sunrise with coffee/tea around the fire, and a light breakfast before heading out to see what the bush has in store for you. Following the water’s edge provides spectacular views of curious hippos and the multitude of water birds, often including many migratory visitors during the months of August through March.
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.
The thick Kalahari sands are perfect to learn tracking skills. Lions can sometimes be found and other species of mammals sometimes 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!
- Gain a deep knowledge on tracking wildlife
- Young Exlporers Delta Programme
- Land and Water-based Activities