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A wonderful way to the wildlife in Botswana is on foot, varying from a gentle morning walk to two or three-day hikes.

Walking safaris were pioneered in Africa in the 1960s, and they're still the best way of getting really up close and personal to nature. You also get a completely different perspective when on foot, seeing many of the smaller things that you can't easily pick out from a vehicle. 

As part of a small group, you're escorted by guides and scouts, and you explore areas with no roads. On a typical morning walk you might track elephant, listen to birds, or have a picnic above a lagoon full of hippo.

Start planning your walking safari in Botswana 

Start thinking about your experience. These itineraries are simply suggestions for how you could enjoy some of the same experiences as our specialists. They're just for inspiration, because your trip will be created around your particular tastes.

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Seeing the Big Five on a walking safari

Botswana is particularly good for walking safaris due to its richness of game. In fact you can see all the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo) with a little luck.

The country also boasts plenty of unique landscapes and habitats, from the wetlands of the Okavango Delta to the huge expanses of white salt of the Makgadikgadi Pans.

Stay close to the wildlife in a mobile camp

If you want to continue the theme of seeing nature at its rawest then Botswana also offers plenty of mobile camping safari options. Our specialists will be happy to advise you further, creating a tailor-made itinerary that is ideally suited to your requirements.

Nile crocodile

Gunn's Concession

In the heart of the Okavango Delta, Gunn's Concession is dominated by the deep Boro River. Many of the activities in the Gunn's Concession are focused on the water. Mokoro trips (local dug-out canoes) are perfect for birding whilst boat trips are ideal for watching crocodiles, hippo and elephant.

Elephants at a waterhole

Khwai Concession

The private Khwai Concession is situated adjacent to the world renowned Moremi Game Reserve. Khwai also has large palm islands and large dry land areas, where the big game is found.

Leopard, Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Botswana

Moremi Wildlife Reserve

The Moremi Wildlife Reserve encompasses the central and eastern areas of the Okavango Delta. Both flora and fauna are rich and diverse and it is one of Africa’s finest wildlife areas.