Walking safaris in Botswana
Botswana isn't well known for walking safaris. This stems primarily from the lack of strong national guiding standards for walking safari guides. The result is that there are only a few camps that we recommend for walking safaris - ones where we know that the owners focus on high-quality guiding for walking safaris.
Secondary reasons for this may be the amount of water in the Okavango Delta. This means that there are lots of other activities to do and the thick bush in some areas, which often doesn't lend itself to walking safaris. That said there are a handful of camps whose primary focus is on walking safaris - and these camps do it very well.
The good news is that the very few camps that we can recommend for walking safaris in Botswana do a superb job - and parts of northern Botswana do make great areas to explore on foot.
Call one of our Botswana specialists for more information on where the best walking safaris are in Botswana; meanwhile below are a selection of a few of our favourites.
6 of our favourite places for walking safaris in Botswana
Footsteps Across the Delta|99% (28 reviews)Footsteps is primarily a walking camp; they employ excellent experienced walking guides. Walks focus on the small things and you will learn about the plant-life, how to read the tracks and signs left by animals, and all about the Delta's fascinating ecosystem. More about Footsteps across Delta
Footsteps across the LinyantiFootsteps Across the Linyanti is one of just a handful of true walking safaris in Botswana. Explore this wilderness area of foot with the help of your knowledgeable and experienced guide who will interpret and bring to life every aspect of the bush. More about Footsteps across Linyanti
Kala BushcampKala Bushcamp is Motswiri’s purpose-built satellite camp, and one of the few places which focuses on walking safaris in Botswana. Well-guided walks in this 485km2 private reserve vary from short strolls to half-day hikes, and offer an in-depth experience of the bush. More about Kala Bushcamp
Kanana|95% (42 reviews)Guests can do bush walks with an experienced, armed guide from Kanana Camp. These are usually slow walks, often following old hippo paths through the bush. The guide will explain tracks and signs with the aim to give visitors a deeper understanding of their environment. More about Kanana
Motswiri Camp|100% (4 reviews)The emphasis at Motwiri is on non-motorised activities and Motswiri is one of the few camps we’d recommend for walking safaris in Botswana. Motswiri’s walking guides – led by Grant Truthe – are very experienced and its environments and game are varied. More about Motswiri Camp
Selinda Explorers CampExplorers is a small, smart tented camp in a first-class area for big game; it focuses on walking and canoeing – and is one of our top camps for walking safaris in Botswana. It is solely for exclusive-use, so suits small groups and families. More about Selinda Explorers Camp