Hello, we will stay in Shinde for 3 nights in September (3-6) 2017. We would like to have some details about walking safaris.
At what time of the day they are offered?
What footwear needed for them?
How strenuous are they?
How long are they?
If we choose not to participate in them, are other activities offered AT THE SAME TIME as walking safaris?
Thank you very much.
Definitely worth doing! I wore a good pair of walking shoes... didn't use hiking boots. The walk was about 3 hours in total but not strenuous. Some driving, some walking. We did ours in the morning and followed a male lion's 'fresh' tracks... very exciting! But you can choose whatever you want to do... it's not a requirement. As the other writer suggested, just speak with your guide. I was there in July - dry season and grasslands are not as high as in the wet season, as I understand, so it's easier to see what's around you. And you'll want to walk off all that food they are going to feed you!
I have been to Shinde in December, they offer walking safaris in the morning and in the afternoon it depends on whatever you want. Also the guides will be able to tell whats the best looking at the weather. If you dont want to do walking safari you can communicate with your guide and you will do other activities. Their activities are very flexible. When you arrive at the camp you will be allocated your guide and he will be with you during your stay. All their guides are very knowledgeable. Hiking boots will be ok. I wish you all the best.
Walking safaris are generally in the afternoon as the animals are quiet and sleeping.
Not sure Shinde does them, you should check with Ker & Downey
Hiking boots (waterproof) are fine, REI sells good ones
Botswana is very flat in Okavango as it's a water plain so walking is easy.
You have plenty of options and plenty of guides so multiple events happen at the same.
We've been four times and love it!
Get an answer from Shinde - Ker & Downey Botswana staff and past guests.