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Footsteps Camp

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8/10

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Highlights

- Unique safari walks
- Authentic safari experience
- Located in the bush of the Okavango Delta
- Friendly and knowledgeable staff

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Overview

One of a series of camps run by Ker & Downey Botswana, Footsteps Across the Delta Camp offers one of the most unique experiences in the Okavango Delta region. Smaller than its sister camps, and therefore more personal, Footsteps Camp is an authentic safari camping experience. Guests who want to feel closer to nature at the expense of everyday treats such as running water and electricity will enjoy the Camp’s emphasis on exploring the surrounding Okavango Delta area as the first African explorers did: by foot and under canvas.

Walking through the wetland wilderness is a highlight of this true safari experience. Passionate and professional guides join guests on their travels at dawn, dusk, and during the day, and interpret the nature in a way that is unique and special for each group. Echoing the footsteps of early explorers, the focus is very much on discovery, so no special training is required to get the most out of these exquisite walks. Guests can expect to see and get close to a range of game, including the Big Five, and prolific birdlife including African jacana, pygmy-geese, goliath heron and migrant waders. Game drives, fishing opportunities, and excursions by mokoro (a type of canoe commonly used in the Okavango Delta) are also available.

A symbol of a bygone era of exploration is the Meru-style tent, which serves as guest accommodation. Three of these tents make up the Camp, which can home a maximum of six guests. Comfortable twin beds are included in each tent, whilst the en-suite facilities consist of hot-water-filled buckets for showers and porcelain flush toilets. The tents offer a great view of the surrounding wetlands, and it is not uncommon for game such as hyena, hippo, and even elephants to wander into and around the Camp. Guests really do get the chance to live in the bush here without missing out on a luxury living experience.

Everything about the camp is designed to transport guests to an elegant age before electricity. Guests can soak away in an African Tin Tub, relax around the campfire or in hammocks, or simply look out from their tents at the incredible views the pans provide. True to its self-proclaimed ‘Bush Kitchen’, the Camp’s high tea is made from scratch on an open fire and in a charcoal oven by excellent and friendly chefs, which can sometimes peak the curiosity of nearby game. The camp’s location offers shade during the heat of the day and an amazing atmosphere at night.

One thing that stands out here aside from the immersive nature walks is the helpfulness and expertise of the staff. Guides possess expert knowledge on the Delta’s ecosystem, which they are more than happy to share with guests, and are attentive to guests’ needs. Families with children are encouraged to visit Footsteps Camp through the Ker & Downey Botswana Young Explorers package.

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  • Hello Lisa. We came back from our trip two weeks ago now so I am sending this email much later than I wanted to. Nevertheless, what I wanted to say was thank you very much for helping us organise an amazing trip. Our days in Mafia Island to celebrate my 50th birthday were exactly what I wanted them to be: a fantastic time with the family doing activities that we all love and enjoy in a relaxing, unusual, beautiful place full of sun, surrounded by water, wildlife and friendly people. We swam with whale sharks, did a lot of snorkeling, had two picnics on a beautiful sand bank, watched the sunset over the sea, did a bird watching excursion and tried scuba diving.
    All merit to you because Pole Pole in Mafia Island was your recommendation. I never heard of Mafia Island before and didn't consider Tanzania to start with. It was an amazing place to stay: friendly, relaxed, beautiful, comfortable, with great food and fantastic service. Thanks not only for finding the place but also for your patience as we prepared the trip and I explored options and decided what I wanted. All went incredibly well (places, transfers, flights) and we had a very memorable time together that we will all remember forever - as we still do the safari trip to South Africa you organised for us 5 years ago.
    I cannot wait to plan another trip! I am already thinking about where and when. Hopefully no pandemic will get in the way this time. And I will come to you as my favourite travel agent.
    I copy in this message the Tourdust office because I want them to know how good you are and how much I appreciated the different trips you organised for us (including the trip to India for my parents that was cancelled due to Covid). I cannot thank you enough :o)
    Kind regards, Carol

    MissingCarolina O reviewing Relaxed Bush & Beach Family Holiday in Tanzania on 25 November 2022

  • Hi Lisa
    It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
    Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
    Kind regards, John

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  • Can't praise tour dust enough, they helped us to create a holiday of a lifetime that has given us family memories we will treasure forever. From start to finish the whole experience was exactly what we wanted and more. Due to covid we waited 2 and a half years for this trip but worth the wait.
    Carly

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