Unlike Ker & Downey’s Delta Footsteps programme, Footsteps Across the Linyanti doesn’t make use of a permanent base that uproots every few years to sample a new area. Rather the programme is a mobile tented safari, utilising a number of spots within the private Chobe Enclave to the east of the Linyanti Concession and west of the Chobe National Park, with the excellent diversity of wildlife that you would expect in those two areas. Itineraries are usually from three nights in duration with a minimum of four guests, and the location of camp will generally change at least once during the trip.
As the name indicates, activities revolve around walking safaris, and the exclusive nature of camp means that itineraries can be tailored towards guests’ interests, fitness levels and the particular wildlife quirks of the time of year. Accommodation is in relatively spacious, classic safari tents, with en-suite facilities that include bucket showers and a long drop toilet. Meals and snacks are enjoyed around a campfire or under canvas in a central mess tent. With the focus so strongly on walking, there is nowhere else in the Linyanti area that offers this level of engagement with the smaller, less obvious attractions of the bush.