Mission StatementFootsteps in Africa is committed to providing aquality, rewarding, yet affordable safariexperience for our guests, while being acutelyaware of our and that of our guests impact on theenvironment. Further we recognise that as acompany predominantly trading in Botswana wehave a socio-economic responsibility towards thecitizens/ residents of Botswana.Footsteps in Africa, our lodges and every guestproduce a carbon footprint. Part of the solution isadmitting our carbon impact; the second stage isactually doing something about it, by a process ofplanned systematic reductions and finallyoffsetting the carbon output we cannot eliminate.We hope that under the following three mainheadings you will be able to see how Footsteps inAfrica is striving to make a difference to theenvironment and also the people of Botswana.
Botswana - made Easy in three easy steps1. We are a company dedicated to serving thetourism trade We have the “One” philosophy – oneclick of a email and we can offer you seven distinctand different tourist regions in Botswana, Onepayment and all camps and lodges are paid. Oneavailability check .Offering you the trade a collection ofsmall privately owned lodges, under one centralreservations, one rates manual, one booking office.We can offer you all the advantages of dealing withthese unique and individual lodges with none of thedisadvantages associated in dealing with smallprivately owned camps & lodges2. You the client is number ONE! We encourage thetrade to visit our camps & lodges – special prices… thebest way to experience a property is to physically visit.Offering you, expert knowledge and expertise, we offeryou years worth of expertise free – no catches.3.We offer you what is best for your clients = happyclients are your best form of marketing, and almostguaranteed way of obtaining repeat or referralbusiness.
8 Good reasons to use Footsteps in Africa circuit In Botswana:1. Footsteps in Africa is a trade-only company - our services, are aimedstrictly at the tourism trade and not at the consumer.2. We are committed to providing a quality, rewarding, yet affordable safariexperience for your guests.3. Footsteps in Africa is committed to Sustainable Tourism Practices;including management systems maximizing social, economic andcultural benefits to the local communities whilst conserving theenvironments we operate in. Our camps and lodges are owner-operated –by people committed to the resources and cultures of Botswana.4. We provide centralized reservations to all camps, lodges and servicesin Botswana5. Sales and marketing is also centralized under the Footsteps in Africabanner, offering the travel trade detailed information on each and everyproduct or service. Sales and marketing materials are available in digitalformat, and range from our Fast Facts e-brochures to full presentations.6. Pro-poor Tourism is conducted at all camps and lodges.7. Delta Camp, OddballsʼEnclave and Oddballsʼare amongst the mostenvironmentally friendly safari camps anywhere, confirmed by the findingsof the pilot project for EcoTourism Standards in Botswana..8. Our various camps, lodges offer a wide range of experiences, includingtraditional mokoro (dug-out canoe) safaris (we are the last operators inBotswana to use the traditional, hand-made canoes rather than fiberglassreplicas), camping excursions, day & night drives with guide and tracker,San (Bushman) activities and interactions, guided walking, horse riding, andfamily and specialist safaris.
FIA camp and lodge classificationSuperior:All camps offer a fully inclusive rate, whilst theaccommodation is spacious ,comfortable with en-suitefacilities. A large main complex can be found at eachproperty, comprising lounge, dinning area and bar.Panoramic vistas of the surrounding area is a furtherhallmark of these camps/ lodges.Delta CampClassic:All camps offer a fully inclusive rate. Accommodation iscomfortable with rustic en-suite facilities. An intimate maincomplex serves the propertyOddballs ‘ Enclave, Grasslands Bushman Lodge,Camp Savuti, Camp Linyanti & Deception ValleyLodge.Rustic:All camps offer a fully board with activities rate - drinks areextra. Accommodation is rustic with rustic en-suitefacilities. An intimate main complex serves the property.Oddballs‘
Core beliefs:Day drives with a guide/ranger & tracker
Core beliefs:Night drives with a guide/ranger & tracker
Core beliefs:Experience an authentic mokoro safari
Core beliefs:Interact with the local cultures in Botswana
Core beliefs:Enjoy an authentic bushman experience
Delta Camp“Home of the traditional & original Okavango Delta experience”
Fast FactsTHE FOCUS: Is on peace and tranquility (stalking game on foot provides allthe excitement one could wish for) and guests are actively encouraged tovisit the local village, home to the guides, and to interact with the peoplethere.ACCESS: Serviced by Delta Camp Airstrip –a 20 minute flight from Maun,50 minutes from Kasane, and 15-30 minutes from most other camps..CATEGORY OF SAFARI EXPERIENCE: Predominantly a „water‟ camp withwalks on the neighbouring islands. At Delta Camp we still use the traditionalmokoro (dug-out canoe), not the fiberglass replicasACCOMMODATION: We accommodate 16 guests in 7 luxury chalets thatare raised and built from reed and wood. Each chalet has an en-suitebathroom with hot and cold running water.ACTIVITIES:• Private mokoro (traditional dug out canoe)• Private guided walks• Our Chief‟s Island Walking Trail is an overnight wilderness camping trailavailable to guests staying four nights or more-• Cultural interaction at an authentic baYei villageCHILDREN: of all ages are welcome., We have two family units.RATES: Our rate is fully Inclusive
Grasslands Bushman LodgeThe Finest San experience in southern Africa
Fast FactsTHE FOCUS: is on the Kalahari, the San people who live there, and theabundant life of the desert.ACCESS: via private airstrip, 50 minutes from Maun, slightly more from ourother campsCATEGORY OF SAFARI EXPERIENCE: intensive Kalahari experience,encompassing San clan activities (hunting, gathering, games and rituals),game drives both off road and at night, our predator conservation projectand horse-riding.ACCOMMODATION: 16 guests in 8 en-suite chalets.ACTIVITIES:• The most comprehensive San „Bushman‟ experience in southern Africa.• Day and night drives with guide & tracker.• Predator interaction including walking with semi-habituated Cape HuntingDogs.• Swimming pool.CHILDREN: are welcome and we have a family unit. A private vehicle mayneed to be booked (at additional cost).RATES: Rates are fully inclusive.SOMETHING SPECIAL: The San (Bushman) activities, and the seventhgeneration family of owners with a wealth of knowledge and history of theKalahari.
Grasslands Bushman LodgeArial shot of the lodge with a permanent waterhole within view
Grasslands Bushman LodgeA productive waterhole at the lodge
Fast FactsLOCATION: on the northern boundary of the Central Kalahari GameReserve, on private land.THE FOCUS: is on revealing the fascinating world of the Kalahari, the„waterless oasis‟ACCESS: via private airstrip, 30 minutes from MaunCATEGORY OF SAFARI EXPERIENCE: Kalahari Lodge offering: gamedrives, night drives, off-roading, walking, and an intensive San (Bushman)experience.ACCOMMODATION: We can accommodate up to 16 guests in 8 suites.ACTIVITIES:•Day and night drives with guide & tracker.•Bush Walks with San (Bushman) hunters.• Swimming pool.CHILDREN: are welcome and we have a family unit. A private vehicle may,depending on other bookings, need to be booked (at additional cost).RATES: Rates are fully inclusive.SOMETHING SPECIAL: dining in the company of porcupines!
Fast FactsLOCATION: Overlooking a large lagoon on the Linyanti floodplain, withsweeping views across to Namibia‟s Caprivi StripTHE FOCUS: The focus is on game drives along the floodplain in the drymonths, and around the many pans in the back-veld during the rainy seasonACCESS: Access is by air, about 50 minutes from Maun and 40 minutesfrom KasaneCATEGORY OF SAFARI EXPERIENCE: A classic, game intensive safariexperiemceACCOMMODATION: The camp consists of 5 safari „rondawel‟ tents onelevated decks, with outdoor showers.ACTIVITIES:•Day drivesCHILDREN: are welcome and we have a family unit. A private vehicle may,depending on other bookings, need to be booked (at additional cost).RATES: Rates are fully inclusive.SOMETHING SPECIAL:The variety of game on the Linyanti differs in some material respects fromthat of the Kalahari and the Okavango, with puku, roan and sable beingsighted, along with such rarities as Brown Hyaena. Wild dogs are frequentlyseen, as are leopard and lion, and elephant are of course ubiquitous.
Fast FactsLOCATION: western side of the Chobe National parkTHE FOCUS: is on revealing the fascinating world of the Kalahari, the„waterless oasis‟ACCESS: via private airstrip, 30 minutes from MaunCATEGORY OF SAFARI EXPERIENCE: Camp in Savuti offering day gamedrivesACCOMMODATION: 5 Meru tents accommodating a maximum of 10guests in comfort and style.ACTIVITIES:•Day drives•BirdingCHILDREN: are welcome and we have a family unit. A private vehicle may,depending on other bookings, need to be booked (at additional cost).RATES: Rates are fully inclusive.SOMETHING SPECIAL: Enjoy the majestic Savuti floodplains.
Oddballs‟ Camp“The best value for money camp in the Okavango Delta”
Fast FactsTHE FOCUS: Oddballs‟ offers an extraordinary value-for-money experiencein the Okavango. Activities are conducted by your own professional guide (amaximum of two guests per guide), a man of the swamp, born and bred inthe area. No motorized activities are offered, with the emphasis on a quiet,slow, and intensely personal experience of the African bush.ACCESS: only by air, a 20-minute flight from Maun, 60 minutes fromKasane.ACCOMMODATION: We accommodate 30 guests in 15 dome tents(including two family units), fully equipped, and set on elevated woodendecks shaded by canvas shelters. Each tent has its own rustic en-suitebathroom facilities with hot and cold running water. A reed and thatch hut ofromantic island charm constitutes our honeymoon suite.ACTIVITIES:Daily walks with your own professional guideMokoro excursions with your own professional guideOvernight camping trails by mekoro (minimum two nights, morerecommended)Full-day picnicsCHILDREN: we love them! We have two family units, and no agerestrictions – you know your children and as you will not be doing anyexcursions in the company of other guests you have only yourselves toconsider.