Botswana holidays: Where to go walking in Botswana
The wildlife in Botswana is free to move across the country, which creates ample opportunity for guided walking safaris, but less so for more general walking. Having said that, the guided Bushman walks in the Kalahari region could be a real highlight for those keen on walking in Botswana.
If it is big game you are looking to see on foot, we can recommend several camps and lodges for excellent walking safaris in Botswana.
Alternatively, a Bushman walk focuses on the local flora, the Bushman culture and how the Bushmen use natural materials. These walks draw attention to the landscape rather than wildlife, which may appeal to those interested in more general walking in Botswana.
For the lodges we recommend for walking in Botswana, see the links below.
Our 5 favourite camps & lodges for walking in Botswana
Camp Kalahari|91% (17 reviews)Our team rate the Bushman walks at Camp Kalahari as some of the best on offer. The Bushmen explain how they survive using knowledge passed down to them through the generations. We found this fascinating. More about Camp Kalahari
Jack's Camp|92% (13 reviews)The Bushman led walks at Jack’s Camp offer an insight to the culture and surrounding landscape. Bushman walks could be a real highlight for those interested in exploring culture and walking in Botswana. More about Jack's Camp
Kalahari Plains Camp|89% (11 reviews)Kalahari Plains Camp offers educational walks in the immediate area around the camp, led by a Bushman member of staff. These can offer a glimpse to the history and changes to the Bushman culture. More about Kalahari Plains Camp
Royal Tree Lodge|91% (19 reviews)Royal Tree Lodge is a great lodge for some gentle walking in Botswana. The trails are well marked and perfectly safe to explore alone, with waterholes for game viewing and a hide if you'd like to sit and take things easy. More about Royal Tree Lodge
Tau Pan Camp|94% (35 reviews)Tau Pan offers informative nature walks with one of the Bushman trackers. Your tracker will tell you about the flora, natural materials and about the Bushman culture. More about Tau Pan Camp