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 7 favourite camps & lodges for walking in Botswana
Camp Kalahari|92% (19 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
Footsteps Across the Delta|98% (33 reviews)Footsteps across The Delta is a simple tented-camp located on the edge of a large lagoon. It’s a good place to walk in a remote wilderness area. There are healthy populations of lion, and wild dog are often seen here too. More about Footsteps across Delta
Footsteps across the LinyantiFootsteps across the Linyanti is a purpose built camp designed for exploring the Kwando-Linyanti area on foot. The surrounding area includes woodland, grassland and marshland and there’s a great diversity of wildlife ready to be discovered with your specialist walking guide too. More about Footsteps across Linyanti
Motswiri Camp|100% (9 reviews)Found at the end of the Selinda Spillway, Motswiri Camp specialises in walking safaris. The area around Motswiri and Motswiri’s fly camp; Kala Bush Camp offers a lovely backdrop for walking, with open floodplains and plenty of game to view throughout the year. More about Motswiri Camp
Okavango Delta Walking SafariThe Okavango Delta Walking Safari is the only multi-day walking trail offered in Botswana. You’ll stay in a very comfortable mobile camp, with one night in a more adventurous fly-camp, in a secluded wilderness where there are few roads. Led by a top expert guide and a Bushman ... More about Okavango Walking Safari
Royal Tree Lodge|88% (24 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
Sandibe Safari Lodge|93% (60 reviews)Sandibe focuses primarily on day and night game drives, but they also offer guided walking safaris, with two specialist walking guides based in camp. Walking safaris focus primarily on the smaller things; you’ll learn about the Delta’s fascinating ecosystem, plant life, ... More about Sandibe Safari Lodge