A walk on the Wild Side of Botswana
Explore the Okavango and Kgalagadi with nothing more than your own two feet: this is Safari as pure as it gets.
"Andrea did a wonderful job designing an itinerary to suit three generations of diverse interests, and was flexible and responsive to last minute changes and requests. He showed us many hidden treasures of this beautiful region that would have missed we're it not for him."
- Heather on her journey in Italy
A possible, beautiful itinerary for you
Botswana harbours some of the most amazing wildlife in Africa. From the lush Okavango that is bursting with life, to the great expanses of the Kalahari and its thunderous migrations. You could cover more terrain on a Land Rover and tick off a list of animals in the course of an afternoon. But you find that there is something distant, experiencing wildlife like that. The encounters you are after are more intense and honest: they need nothing in between… so you walk, and seek out the experience that was made for you, and you for it.
There is no sugarcoating it: there are dangerous animals about. Walking in the wilderness is a serious matter so your party is escorted by an armed guide. He carries his rifle with ease and mastery. It is a necessary precaution but one that signals quite a lot: gaining rifle qualifications in Botswana is devilishly difficult. Only elite guides and rangers can carry. A tracker forms part of your group too. The signs have been spotted in the ground, and so the safari begins. Your group moves swiftly and silently, there is a sublime calm to trekking in the African wilderness not found elsewhere in the world. You quickly learned to read your guide’s body language. He makes a subtle nod and your heart starts pounding, what you’re about to see, and how close you’re about to get, most people would think impossible. Read more
From Strollers to Explorers
Even if a walking safari is a fantastic way to experience Botswana, some travellers are dissuaded because they believe that out-of-the-ordinary athleticism is required. While walking is indeed an integral component of walking safaris, there is also ample room to adjust distances and pacing. Actually, the beauty of this kind of safari is that it is a deeply personal experience: yes, it involves a degree of physical exertion but it pays extraordinary returns.