Venturing into the wilderness by foot while staying in remote, mobile-tented camps with opportunities to experience the incredible beauty and silence of Botswana.
Activity Type: Walking | Cultural | Wildlife
Trip Overview: A moderate walking safari into the remote wilderness areas of the Kalagadi and Okavango Delta regions of Botswana. We are led by expert safari guides and stay in full-service, remote mobile-tented camps. Our full day walks leave us feeling like we are intrepid explorers through the remote bush. Optional canoeing and jeep excursions on request.
BOTSWANA WILDERNESS WALKING SAFARI
Upcoming Trip Dates: Custom trip dates for groups of 4-8 participants. The best time of year to travel to Botswana are the months of late April-early August.
Trip Cost (2020): *from $5,595 per person (7-8 participants, based on double occupancy) | $5,995 per person (4-6 participants based on double occupancy) *single supplement charges apply.
Charter Flights: *if applicable* approximately $900 per person (3 flights in total: Maun-Moremi | Moremi-Selby's | Selby's-Kasane)
Expert local Safari guides
Accommodations in “Adventure-in-Style” mobile safari camps (upgrades available on request)
All Meals and drinks (specialty beverages not included, unless booking "luxury" option)
Emergency medical evacuation insurance
What’s not included:
Pre- and post-tour nights in Gaborone and Victoria Falls (optional)
Medical and travel insurance
Optional tips to safari crew
Items of personal nature
Suggested Trip Length: 10 Days
Activity Level: Each walking safari itinerary that we put together is tailor-made to your ability and additional safari requests. This is an active walking safari and is rated a 1+ to 2+ on a scale of 1 to 5 (depending on which category of walking you choose). Our walks and daily excursions are rigorous and force us to tune in to our surroundings and observe one of the wildest places in the world. Walks often include tracking wildlife, crossing difficult terrain and reaching our set goals for the day, which may mean reaching our next camp for the night. Our aim is to utilize wilderness not traveled by other people, without a footprint to be seen or a car track to be crossed. Additional activities such as game drives and canoeing are available on request.
Charter flights: Charter flights are typically included in our itineraries; these aircraft 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 in these small planes than on larger commercial flights.
Game Drives: If you have opted for the “hiker” or “stroller” categories, you will have the option to go on game drives. These excursions at the camps/lodges are 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. Open vehicles also expose travelers to the elements more than closed vehicles, meaning greater exposure to the sun in summer and cold winds in winter. Generally safari vehicles have a canopy overhead to minimize exposure to the elements; however, at times we do not use them in order to enhance photographic opportunities.