Footsteps Camp is a small walking camp set up overlooking a lagoon in the exclusive Shinde Concession in the north-eastern Okavango Delta.

Tau Pan Camp is a very comfortable lodge with a commanding position looking out towards Tau Pan and the surrounding Kalahari landscape. It offers the quintessential Kalahari experience complete with black-maned lions at the water hole in front of camp on many days of the year!

Footsteps is a wonderful little camp with an exclusive and beautiful location and is one of the few permanent camps in Botswana which offers a more traditional bush experience without too much luxury! The camp itself is simple but perfectly comfortable with a small friendly team looking after you. It gets you close to nature with a mobile tented camp feeling, often with game strolling through camp. Led by an excellent guide and host, the main activity here is walking, though mekoro excursions are sometimes possible on the lagoon in front of camp. There is a vehicle on standby for transfers or occasional afternoon or night drives. If Footsteps is hired on an exclusive basis then activities can be more flexible, though walking should always be the key factor. The camp may also be offered as a private base for Ker and Downey’s excellent Young Explorers programme, a fantastic option for families with children aged 7 – 16 years. Footsteps offers great value for money, and so for anyone who enjoys walking and a slightly more adventurous bush experience, Footsteps is a real gem.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation at Footsteps is in three Meru-style tents (walk-in, but not full size) each containing iron beds, a bedside table and a luggage rack. To the front of each tent is a small verandah with two safari chairs and a washstand…

AREAS & ACTIVITIES

The Shinde Concession covers just over 90 sq. kilometres and is located on the northern edge of the Okavango Delta. There is a varied habitat from permanent waterways and vast papyrus swamps to wide open plains and open woodland…

Families

Footsteps only accepts children 16 years and upwards, unless the camp is booked exclusively under a specialist Young Explorers programme. So whilst Footsteps is a fantastic option for families with older, more active children who…

Conservation & community

Ker & Downey Botswana, owners of Footsteps, supports Maun-based NGO Bana Ba Letsatsi (Children of the Sun) which assists northern Botswana’s orphaned and vulnerable children by providing them with food, clothing…

Location Shinde Concession, north-eastern Okavango Delta
Access Charter flight or Shared air transfer into Shinde airstrip
Open March to November
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Tented camp
Focus Walking
Children 16 years + (Young Explorers is 7 + )
Activities Guided walks / Limited game drives (day and night) and Mokoro Activity
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle 6 (for airstrip transfers and limited drives); 4 where possible
Private Vehicle Options No – unless camp booked privately
Off-road Driving Yes
Number of Rooms 3 twin tents (including 2 family tents)
Family Accommodation 2 two bedroomed family tents
Bathroom Flush toilet / Bucket shower
Power for charging No (charging in vehicles if guests bring adaptors)
Lighting Solar
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling None
Room Safe No
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Horn
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Reception No
Swimming No
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Not accepted