Walking Safaris at Moremi Crossing and Gunn’s Camp with Under One Botswana Sky
Explore the Okavango Delta on foot and see Africa through the eyes of the wilderness. Feel your senses ignite as you become part of life in the bush and encounter game without the parameters of a vehicle. On a walk you not only have time to feel, hear and even smell Africa but you also see the little things you would normally miss while on a game drive such as a chameleon shedding its skin.
Moremi Crossing and Gunn’s Camp offer true Okavango activities such as half or full day walking safaris with mokoro trips, tasty picnic lunches, wilderness camping and sunset motorboat cruises.
For walking safaris guests initially depart by mokoro from Gunn’s Camp or Moremi Crossing and travel through the Okavango’s water-lily covered channels until they come to the palm-fringed edges of Chief’s Island in the game-rich Moremi Game Reserve.
During these game walks your guide will let you in on the secrets and workings of the African bush and offer a rare insight into the unique phenomenon of the Okavango Delta and the “little things” in this diverse ecosystem. The focus during this 2 to 3 hour activity is not solely on the larger species but learning about the more intriguing and unusal habits of smaller animals, tracking and spotting the ‘Little Five’ and ‘Ugly Five’, sighting birds and learning alarm calls as well as identifying plant-life and their medicinal uses.
Wildlife encountered on a game walk can range from the more common animals like Honeybadger, African Wildcat, Black-backed Jackal, Red Lechwe, Zebra to more unsual and rare animals like the shy Sitatunga and Pel’s fishing owl and even Wild Dogs. On mokoros you get to see monitor lizards, frogs, crocodiles and water birds like African Jacanas, African Fish Eagles, Bea-eaters and if you look carefully you will see the Malakite Kingfishers darting between the reeds.
For further information on Gunn’s Camp and Moremi Crossing please contact us.