Once you venture into the wilderness on foot, it becomes clear why many people prefer to explore this way. The feeling of being in tune with the wild is much more palatable when your feet are touching the ground and you are surrounded by nothing but the wild. The Okavango Delta is famously known for its waterways and wildlife, and contrasting desert species in the salt pans to the south. Exploring the bush on foot is the perfect way to discover all the things, big and small, that make these remote, pristine wilderness areas so special. Follow ancient pathways through lala palm forests, paths that have been etched into the earth by herds of elephants and buffalos over centuries. Walk shoulder to shoulder with a Khoi San bushmen and learn how live in harmony with nature.
A few of the many incredible things you'll see and experience while on this journey.
Day 1: Arrival - Maun, Botswana
There's no better way to start a Botswana adventure then flying low over the shimmering delta below, as you fly from Maun into the Delta. Arrive at Duba Explorers camp and settle into your luxurious explorer style tent before heading out on your first afternoon walk. Duba Explorers Camp is a wildlife connoisseur’s getaway, situated on an island in the northern reaches of the Duba concession and surrounded on all sides by pristine Okavango Delta.
Days 2 - 3: Duba Explorers Camp, Okavango Delta
This intimate camp, with its own private traversing area, prides itself on its extraordinary wildlife experiences. Enjoy regular sightings of a diverse range of species, including lechwe, kudu, tsessebe and giraffe. Herds of elephants and buffalo move around the camp and hippo trudge through the swamps creating their channels and paths daily. Lions, leopards and even African wild (painted) dogs are spotted regularly. Birds abound, and the area is a birdwatcher’s paradise.
Enjoy guided walks, mekoro and boating opportunities or early morning and late afternoon wildlife drives and revel in the one of the most stunning and varied wildlife areas in the world.
Days 4 - 6: Selinda Explorers Camp, Selinda Spillway
Today you journey to Selinda Explorers Camp, a remote camp overlooking the Selinda Spillway. Selinda focuses primarily on the traditional safaris of walking and canoeing. Game drives are offered, both day and night, but are a supplement to other activities as opposed to the emphasis. An ideal morning or afternoon trip would be to paddle down the spillway and to then walk back to camp, or be met by a vehicle for a game drive on your return.
Days 7 - 9: Jacks Camp, Makgadikgadi Pans
Get ready for a huge change of scenery as swap the swamps of the delta, to the salt pans of the Makgadikgadi. Unique experiences and activities await you at Jacks Camp! Get up close and personal with the families of meerkats and spend time walking and interacting with a group of Zu/’hoasi Bushmen and gain a fascinating insight into their ancient culture and practices. During the dry season, go quad biking across the lunar expanse of the pans or in the green season, experience the spectacular migration of zebra and wildebeest – the second biggest in Africa!
Day 10: Departure - Maun
After a final, thrilling morning game drive watching the sunrise emerge on the horizon, it will be time to transfer back to Maun where you can connect with onward international flights home.
Optional: Learn about Botswana's Rhinos without Borders program, and find out how humans and predators are coexisting in and around Makgadikgadi pans thanks to the Mmogo Coexistence Program.
We've carefully selected local projects that are doing amazing work for conservation in the area. You can add a visit on to your itinerary which will automatically include a direct donation to their work. Note: Some of these projects may already be included in your itinerary!