Deep in a remote wilderness area of the Okavango Delta, Footsteps is a small seasonal camp dedicated to exploring on foot.
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Inscribed on the UNESCO world heritage list, the huge inland delta of the Okavango river is one of the world's most important natural habitats. Uniquely, its water arrives during the dry season from rain that falls far to the north, and this annual cycle of flooding supports a wealth of endangered species. Safari visitors to the Okavango are not confined to vehicles, with most lodges offering boat safaris during the flood season. Walking is also often combined with water and vehicle based activities.
A good choice for walkers, Ker & Downey Shinde Footsteps Camp is focused on spending as much time on foot as possible. Operated from a seasonal camp in a remote private concession in the heart of the Okavango Delta, it is ideal for couples or small groups, with three twin-bedded Meru tents. Each tent has its own newly refurbished en-suite bathroom including wash basin, porcelain flush toilet and hot water bush shower, and a daily laundry service.
While walking is the main focus, other possible activities at Shinde Footsteps include game-drives, mokoro or fishing trips (subject to water levels). The Shinde Footsteps walking experience combines well with the other Ker & Downey luxury camps of Shinde, Dinaka, Okuti or Kanana. The minimum age for guided walks is 16.
Most visitors access the Okavango via Maun airport. There you will be met by a representative of Ker & Downey, before transferring to a small aircraft for the flight to Shinde airstrip. From there it takes about an hour to camp by game viewing vehicle, with stops along the way for interesting wildlife encounters.
The stay at Shinde Footsteps will include lessons in bush craft and some basic pointers regarding animal behaviour and respect for all the Inhabitants of the wilderness.
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.
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.
On the fourth day, Day 4 after breakfast and a morning activity (time permitting) you will transfer by plane back to Maun for your onward flight. Ker & Downey Botswana will bid you farewell from Maun Airport.
- Game activities conducted by professional guides
- All meals and snacks
- All taxes, park entrance fees and service charges
- Selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Daily laundry service
- Emergency evacuation insurance (to regional medical facility)
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