Wild Botswana Riding Safari

Okavango Delta, Botswana

From $4600 per person in low season
From $6600 per person in high season

based on 5 nights & daily experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Shared transfers

  • Daily experiences

  • All inclusive

per person based on two people sharing, including domestic flights, accommodation and private transfers.

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At a Glance

  • Riding safaris give a totally different perspective - blend into your surroundings as you enjoy getting up close to the wildlife

  • Enjoy fast-paced and exciting riding, sometimes in the company of plains game such as giraffe

  • Listen to the hyenas haunting communication calls and the soft chirp of the scops owl as you sit round the fire after dinner

  • Spend between 4-6-hours in the saddle each day exploring the floodplains of the Okavango Delta

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Botswana has a moderate climate with three fairly distinct seasons: from December to March is the rainy season, with warm temperatures and occasional thunderstorms. April to July is dry, with sunny days and the temperature at night beginning to drop - in June and July the nights can be very cold. From August through to October the weather heats up, with October's temperatures sometimes approaching 40°C. Generally the rains break in November.

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Insider's View

The horses are responsive and experienced - the perfect combination for safari riding!

Enjoy a good fast gallop through the Delta floodplains.

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation.

Itinerary

Experience the magic of an Okavango Delta safari on horseback. This five-day horseback safari makes for an exciting and natural safari experience, allowing you to get closer to game than ever before. When the annual flooding leaves vast areas of the Delta inaccessible to vehicles horseback becomes the best way to explore the area with as little damage and disruption to the natural environment as possible.

  1. Fly to Maun

  2. Days 1-5: Okavango Delta, Botswana

    Your exciting five-day horse safari will be spent at Macatoo Camp in the Okavango Delta. On arrival into Maun you’ll be met and transferred by light aircraft into camp. After you have settled in you will be briefed by your guide before you head to the barn for an evening ride. Slow-paced and peaceful, this ride is the perfect opportunity to take in the beautiful landscape of the Okavango Delta and to enjoy a wonderful African sunset. On your return you will have time for a hot shower before a candle-lit dinner is served by the fire. For your upcoming days they will generally follow a similar plan of heading off on a morning ride which may involve some galloping across dried flood plains, swimming through waters, or even pushing through tall grass to get to some plains game. You will head back to camp for a hearty lunch and nap if needed before heading back out on an evening ride which includes an obligatory sundowner stop-off somewhere in the bush. 

    Although day-by-day you will be following a similar pattern guides are on hand to take you to new areas of the Delta and the opportunity to come face-to-face with big game. Dinner is usually served in a different location every night and one night could even be spent in a treehouse under the African night sky. We recommend on your final day to take a helicopter ride to see the Delta from a brand-new angle – a perfect opportunity for some incredible photos.

    Accommodation: Macatoo Camp (5 nights)

  3. Fly home from Maun

Experiences

  • Spirit Dancers of the San

    In a quiet corner of Botswana live the San Bushmen, a gentle and quiet people, whose legends and traditions date back hundreds of years. A visit to Jack's or San Camp will enable you to learn more about their fascinating culture.

Location

Okavango Delta, Botswana

 

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation.

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