Explore true wilderness on a walking safari amidst the islands and waterways of the southern Okavango delta. This trails camp is mobile, to take advantage of the best locations and to reduce environmental impact.
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Spend three nights based at a low-impact trails camp in one the world's greatest ecosystems - the Okavango Delta. The area is perfect for walking with a series of delta islands with open plains where game can easily be seen. From ants to buffalo, a bird's nest to tracking wild dogs, you will learn from experienced Walking Guides the many facets of the bush. The fully serviced mobile camp is extremely comfortable and well equipped with walk in tents and full bedding. The shower is under a tree and the toilet is a bush loo. Meals of the highest standard are served under the open African sky.
The camp location is dependent on water levels and wildlife movements, and is accessed by mekoro flotilla or on foot with pack donkeys. This itinerary is offered by owner-operated David Foot Safaris and is ideal for those with an adventurous spirit and many of the walks are led by David himself, who has logged over 35 years of guiding in Africa.
There is minimum age of 12 years for walks, and a maximum group size of six. It's possible to extend the itinerary for up to a week, in which case the camp is taken down for transfer to a new location.
Guests fly into Maun from Johannesburg or Cape Town on either Air Botswana or SA Airlink (SAA). There are daily flights with both Airlines.
At Maun you are met by your guide or transfer driver where you will first be offered a light lunch and refreshment at the Jiko Airport Café where the guests can also change into their walking gear. Once it has cooled down, you will be driven to the Xaraxao Buffalo Fence (approx. 35 min drive) on the edge of the Okavango Delta where the luggage will be loaded into a Mekoro (high floods) or pack donkeys (low floods). From here, you will then walk into camp – approx. 1.5 hour walk in time for sunset.
From the camp the party will walk out each day for 3-4 hours covering approximately 10-15km. In the hotter part of the day, guests can relax in the shade of the camp or find a natural, crystal clear pool to have a refreshing swim followed by a delicious lunch prepared by you own private chef.
For itineraries longer than three nights, the camp is moved, and on these 'move days', there is more time on foot- up to 7 hours.
Departure day is a slightly later start with a cooked breakfast and a leisurely walk out of camp back to the Buffalo Fence where the transfer vehicle will meet you for the drive back to Maun for onward journeys.
- Conservancy fees
- Transfer fee of US$70 pp
- Items of a personal nature
- Local gratuities