Botswana primarily offers pristine wilderness and wildlife, and walking is a great way to maintain the authentic safari experience.
Daily walks are available from many safari camps and lodges throughout Botswana, so it is easy to include ‘some walking’. But more dedicated walking experiences are a little limited considering the huge wilderness areas that exist.
In the Okavango Delta, two of the best walking options are Footsteps Camp which is a permanent tented camp that offers walking as the main focus, but with a vehicle for back up and night drives, and David Foot Walking Safaris which is a more adventurous mobile walking safari. Both are brilliant and very exclusive.
In the Selinda Reserve in the Greater Linyanti region, Selinda Explorers Camp is a real gem of a camp which offers the chance to focus on walking as well as enjoy game drives as required.
Exceptional multi-day walking trails are also available on Mashatu Game Reserve in the east of the country, whilst in the Kalahari Desert that covers much of the central and southern reaches of the country, it is possible to walk with San bushmen and learn their desert survival techniques, as well as visit habituated meerkat colonies and walk with them as they forage. The Kalahari is not however a natural dedicated walking habitat so walking in this region tends to be limited to specific activities.
If you are interested in finding out more about walking safaris in Botswana, please call us on+44 (0) 1787 888590 or email us your requirements via our Contact Us page. To find out more about safari options in Botswana, please link through to our Botswana pages.