WILDERNESS WALKING SAFARI
Venture into the wilderness on foot for a truly unique safari adventure while overnighting in mobile tented camps. Along the way, experience the pristine beauty and seclusion of the Botswana bush.
Activity Type: Walking | Cultural | Wildlife
This moderate walking safari ventures into the remote wilderness areas of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and Okavango Delta regions of Botswana. We are led by expert safari guides and stay in full-service, secluded mobile tented camps. Our full-day walks leave us feeling like intrepid explorers, traversing remote, bush landscapes. Additional activities included are: a traditional Mekoro (canoe) excursion, e-bike excursions, night drives, and bushmen-led tracking guides and cultural interactions.
Full-service, mobile-tented camps in remote wilderness locations.
Walking through the less-visited Central Kalahari Game Reserve.
Tracking wildlife with local bushmen and expert trackers.
Exploring areas typically not visited by other safari groups.
Enjoying delicious, freshly prepared meals by our safari chef.
Each walking safari itinerary is tailormade to match your private group’s desired activity level and interests. Our safaris are generally rated between 1+ to 3 on a scale of 1 to 5. Our walks range from 3-6 hours per day, depending on which category of walking your group chooses. Setting out on foot allows us to tune into our surroundings while observing the flora, fauna, and epic landscapes of one of the wildest places on Earth. Walks often include tracking wildlife across difficult terrain and, on certain days, hiking to reach our next camp for the night. Our aim is to utilize wilderness not traveled by other people in places where there is not a footprint to be seen or a car track to be crossed. Additional activities such as game drives and canoeing can be incorporated into your itinerary upon request.
CHARTER FLIGHTS & GAME DRIVES
Charter flights may be included in your itinerary depending on where we have concessions for our mobile safaris in the Okavango Delta region (these are renewed annually). The charter aircraft used are light and very compact. A certain amount of stepping and bending is required to get into the seats, and passengers are more likely to experience travel sickness on these small planes as compared to larger, commercial flights.
If you’ve opted for the “hiker” or “stroller” categories, you will have the option to go on game drives. These excursions take place in open, 4x4 safari vehicles. Due to the nature of the terrain, the roads are often bumpy and can be a little strenuous for passengers. Our safari vehicles have a canopy overhead to minimize exposure to the elements (think: sun, wind, and dust). However at times, we do not use them in order to enhance visibility and optimize photo opportunities.
Suggested Trip Length: 13 Days
Upcoming Trip Dates: Custom trip dates can be arranged for groups of 4-8 participants. The best time of year to travel to Botswana are the months of late April through early August.
Trip Cost: *expect to spend approximately $850+/- per person, per day (depending on mobile camping category)
Charter Flights: *Will be an additional cost*
Expert, local safari guides
Accommodations at mobile safari camps, safari lodges and B&Bs in Maun
All meals and drinks (specialty beverages not included unless booking "semi-luxury" option)
Emergency medical evacuation insurance
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Optional post-tour extension to Victoria Falls
Medical and travel insurance
Optional tips to safari crew.
Items of personal nature