Upon your arrival into Maun Airport you will be met and welcomed by a representative from The Booking Company and assist you with your connection onto a light charter aircraft for your flight to Shinde Airstrip. Footsteps Camp is about a 40 minute game drive away.
Footsteps, a rustic camp located on the edge of a hippo-filled lagoon (the camp is fully portable and can be moved to a new location) sleeping a maximum of six guests on proper twin beds inside insect proof tents with sewn-in floors. Each tent has a private bucket shower and long-drop toilet. Footsteps has a full bar and laundry service, and a dedicated chef, who prepares tasty fresh meals of a high standard. All the hot food is cooked in a ground oven which is fascinating to watch.
Upon your arrival into camp, you will be briefed on activities and safety during your stay. Later in the afternoon, you will venture out on your first walk – your first lesson in the bush and some basic pointers regarding animal behaviour and respect for all the inhabitants of the wilderness.
Daily schedule at Footsteps is determined by you and can be changed when you are in camp. The general routine will be a dawn wakeup call with coffee/tea, meet at the mess tent for a light breakfast and then head off walking when the sun is up. Return to camp for brunch and a midday siesta before setting off after high tea for an afternoon walk and game drive. Wild dog and lion are often seen in the area and also a variety of plains game including kudu, tsessebe, zebra, giraffe and impala. If you wish, you can also go on game drives and mokoro excursions, depending on water levels.
Footsteps Camp also caters for Family groups, with children as young as seven years old. You can hire the whole Footsteps camp, including the services of one of the guides, who specialize in guiding children. Activities vary from making bows and arrows to cooking on a fire. The guides teach children to identify animals and their tracks, to learn bush skills which includes fishing. The emphasis is on learning to understand and respect the natural environment.
After your morning activity and breakfast, if time permits, you will connect on to a light charter aircraft for your return flight to Maun.
Notes/Other: This itinerary is an example only, and can be tailor-made to suit your personal requirements. We can combine this proposed itinerary with other camps in Botswana.