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Footsteps Camp

Okavango Delta

Rating: Mid-range    

Footsteps Camp overview

Footsteps Camp is an exclusive camp in the Okavango Delta accommodating a maximum of just 6 guests. The camp is located on the edge of a beautiful lagoon where the ever present and highly vocal hippos wallow. Each tent is shaded by magnificent evergreen trees including African ebony and magosteen. Both lions and wild dogs are often seen in the area and the variety of plains game includes kudu, tssebe, zebra, and impala. Depending on the flood level guests can take a ride in a mokoro, travelling through the maze of channels winding their way through the papyrus and water lilies. Alternatively, guests can explore the area on foot led by an experienced guide and game tracker. Footseps specialises in walking safaris, which offer guests a different perspective to being in a vehicle. Fishing is also available.

Accommodation is in 3 twin bedded, insect proof tents with double fly sheets with sewn-in floors. Each tent has its own bucket shower and bush toilet, and a daily laundry service is provided. The bush kitchen produces excellent cuisine including fresh fruit and vegetables, a selection of cheeses and South African wines, soft drinks and bottled water. There is also a well-stocked bar. the camp has a game viewing platform and at night guests can gather around the campfire.


Open: From 1st April to 30th November. 

Location: The camp is located in the private Shinde concession in the Okavango Delta. Regarding its precise location, this is a fully portable camp and tends to relocate every couple of years. The Shinde airstrip is about a 25 minute flight from Maun. 

Rooms: 3 twin-bedded tents with bucket showers, bush (long droo) toilets and washstands outside the front of the tents. The tents are shaded by trees and are insect proof with sewn-in floors. 

Activities: The main activity is guided walks tracking wildlife and exploring the bush with an expert guide. Footsteps Camp also offers early morning and late afternoon game drives, mokoro trips, fishing. The Young Explorers Delta Programme offers safaris for families with children from 7 years of age, with varied activities including learning tracking skills, making bows and arrows and cooking on a fire as well as game viewing. 

Facilities: There are indoor and outdoor dining areas and a bar. The chef prepares meals of an excellent standard, cooked in a ground oven. 

Dining: Meals are eaten communally. 

The camp accepts children over the age of 7. It operates a special family safari programme (Young Explorers) – see the ‘activities’ paragraph above.  

Health: This is a malarial area. 

Communication: There is no internet access, mobile coverage, phone or fax. Communication with the main camp is via radio. 

Note: Disabled access is not possible.

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Ian Furbank

"Even Cathy was impressed with the bush shower and toilet. Probably not the right place for her to get ill (probably dehydration/heatstroke) especially with frequent visits from elephants and hippos when on her sick bed, but the staff were very caring and considerate, even contacting the next camp to make sure she was better. Jaw dropping food from the 'magic box' in the kitchens."

Anthea Chester-Master
"The guiding is superb, we really enjoyed our walking safaris and even managed to see some wild dogs on their evening hunt. The food was wonderful as the was the bath under the stars. A really lovely camp."
Julie Spence
"The tented accommodation was good, with plenty of hot water available when required. The staff were excellent and the food provided was exceptional. How they manage to cook it in such remote conditions is beyond me and would many a top chef to shame. We were able to do walking and fortunate to ride in a mokoro in the delta."
"Perfect! So simple, so close to nature. It was so funny having hippos snuffling (roaring actually) round our tents as they fed. Hearing how the camp was managed and seeing how simply we could live was an eyeopener - particularly to see where our lovely food came from. The kitchen was amazing and they were clearly very proud of it. They were such a nice group of people. They read us perfectly: I had worried that our kids might not be engaged by the activities but there was no need for concern. I think they would have done anything for OP!"
Evelyn P
"Hard to describe such a special place. We will remember Footsteps for a very long time and feel we stayed there much longer than just three nights. They certainly gave John a birthday to remember with a surprise lunch venue under an acacia tree, and a cake and singing in the evening. So much wildlife nearby and in the camp itself, and Noah was absolutely exceptional and tireless as a guide, backed up by the other staff looking after us superbly."

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