The Botswana Walking Safari by Ker & Downey

The Botswana Walking Safari by Ker & Downey

Revert to the safaris of old on Ker & Downey’s 12-day Botswana walking safari combined with a canoe trail (dependent on water levels) through Botswana’s Okavango Delta and Selinda Spillway. This adventure safari in Africa by foot and canoe provides intimate and hands-on interaction with Botswana’s unique water-fed ecosystems and concludes with relaxing luxury near Zambia’s Victoria Falls.

Suggested Itinerary-at-a-glance:

  • Day 1:

    Arrive Johannesburg / The Saxon

  • Day 2:

    Okavango Delta / Footsteps Across the Delta (B,L,D)

  • Day 3:

    Okavango Delta / Footsteps Across the Delta (B,L,D)

  • Day 4:

    Okavango Delta / Footsteps Across the Delta (B,L,D)

  • Day 5:

    Selinda Spillway / Selinda Adventure Trail (B,L,D)

  • Day 6:

    Selinda Spillway / Selinda Adventure Trail (B,L,D)

  • Day 7:

    Selinda Spillway / Selinda Adventure Trail (B,L,D)

  • Day 8:

    Selinda Spillway / Selinda Adventure Trail (B,L,D)

  • Day 9:

    Livingstone / Royal Chundu River Lodge (B,L,D)

  • Day 10:

    Livingstone / Royal Chundu River Lodge (B,L,D)

  • Day 11:

    Livingstone / Royal Chundu River Lodge (B,L,D)

  • Day 12:

    Livingstone / Departure (B)

Itinerary Description:

Before embarking on your Botswana walking safari, take advantage of a relaxing day in Johannesburg, recovering from your international flight. Your first walking safari in Botswana takes place on the edge of the Okavango Delta's floodplains at Footsteps Across the Delta, where the emphasis is hands-on exploration of the surrounding environment as the first African explorers did: in mokoros and on foot. Each day's walking safari offers a completely different experience along the water's edge and uncovers the bush's many surprises, whether semi-aquatic lechwe, humorous warthog, lion, or birdlife.

After three days on foot on your walking safari in Botswana, depart for your four-day canoe safari along Botswana's mysteriously ephemeral Selinda Spillway. The Selinda Adventure Trail reverts back to the spirit of safaris of old, allowing for tranquil paddles down the waterway, impromptu game walks and birding along the shoreline, and magical fireside evenings camped under the stars.

Following four nights immersed in the sound of the bush, it's time to cross the border to indulge in some of Zambia's unrivaled luxury at Royal Chundu. Situated on a private nine-mile concession of the Zambezi River, you are in the perfect spot to experience the dramatic Victoria Falls and surrounding wildlife as the infamous David Livingstone did 150 years ago, by canoe, mokoro, or sunset river cruise. Book your adventure safari in Africa today!

Seasonal departure dates vary.

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