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African Horseback Safaris, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Ride with giraffes, track buffalo across the delta and watch the Big 5 in action on this highly personalised riding adventure. With much of Botswana's Okavango Delta being inaccessible to vehicles during the annual flood, exploring on horseback offers an exciting opportunity to uncover this pristine wilderness. Galloping alongside giraffe, zebra and antelope, or quietly stalking larger game such as buffalo or elephant across the ever-changing landscapes; this is an incredible experience not to be missed!
African Horseback Safaris is based at the western side of Botswana’s Okavango Delta – the largest inland delta in the world. Open all year to experienced riders and their non-riding companions, the Macatoo Camp borders the famous Moremi Game Reserve.
The Hemingway-styled exclusive camp fuses the creature comforts of modern day luxury with the spirit of the African Bush. Each of the seven spacious twin bedded tents are en suite and fitted with a private veranda for bird watching and game viewing. The camp also offers a plunge pool and hammocks.
The main attraction of the African Horseback Safaris is riding good horses over diverse landscapes dotted with game. Riding is varied, sometimes taking you on quiet walks and other times cantering you through water meadows.
The horses you’ll ride are well-mannered Thoroughbreds, Namibian Hanoverian and Kalahari-Arab crossbreeds, ranging in size from 14 to 17 hands. The camp also offers 4X4s for night game-watching as well as boat safaris.