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.
|Location||Shinde Concession, north-eastern Okavango Delta|
|Access||Charter flight or Shared air transfer into Shinde airstrip|
|Open||March to November|
|Camp Style||Tented camp|
|Children||16 years + (Young Explorers is 7 + )|
|Activities||Guided walks / Limited game drives (day and night) and Mokoro Activity|
|Maximum Guests on Vehicle||6 (for airstrip transfers and limited drives); 4 where possible|
|Private Vehicle Options||No – unless camp booked privately|
|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)|
|Communication in room||Horn|
|Drinks Included||House drinks|
|Credit Cards||Not accepted|