This 6-night Ride Botswana itinerary is based on the western side of the Okavango Delta. The horseback activities are suited to experienced riders, while their non-riding partners can enjoy several other game activities, from safari drives and boat drives, to fishing along the Delta.
The Delta is one of the seven natural wonders of Africa, receiving approximately 11 cubic kilometres of water per year from the annual floods. During the dry winter months, the delta is at its fullest and attracts a large variety of wildlife. In fact, it is known to be one of the areas with the highest concentrations of wildlife during this time! The high concentration of permanent and seasonal wildlife around the Delta include elephant, buffalo, hippo, rhino and a wide variety of buck, as well as predators including lion, cheetah, leopard and the Nile crocodile and a large variety of birdlife. This makes the Okavango Delta one of the most exciting regions for game viewing!
This itinerary will allow you to ride Botswana on horses that are well-trained and used to the game, allowing riders to get up close to a variety of wild animals – something that’s not always possible from a game vehicle. The rides are fast-paced over varied terrain, and often through deep water, making for some exhilarating rides! There are also plenty of opportunities to slow down the pace, giving you and the horses a bit of a break and take in the scenery.
Non-riding partners will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives, as well as mokoro trips in the Delta, allowing for a unique perspective of the natural surroundings. They can also enjoy relaxing afternoons at the lodge, with binoculars at hand to make sure not to miss any of the passing game, or birding opportunities! Non-riding partners will also receive a slight discount from us on this itinerary!
Day 1 - Arrival in Maun
The first day of your trip will see you arriving at Maun Airport, where a local representative will meet with you and you will be transferred via light aircraft to Macatoo Camp, your accommodation for the next 6 nights. Enjoy a light meal before setting off into the bush for a briefing by your guide, followed by sundowners in the bush.
Days 2-5 - Macatoo Camp
Wake up early to tea, coffee and rusks in bed followed by a light breakfast before setting off for the morning activity. Experienced riders can enjoy game viewing from horseback, while non-riding partners enjoy a game or boat drive. Return in time for a hearty lunch and an afternoon nap before setting off for the afternoon activities. Evenings will see you enjoying sundowners in the bush before returning to camp for a deliciously prepared 3 course meal.Accommodation
Day 6 - Return to Maun
Today marks the end of your Ride Botswana holiday. Make the most of your last morning at Macatoo Camp – enjoy a last breakfast and morning game activity before setting off.
You will depart from Macatoo Camp via light aircraft back to Maun Airport, before catching the connecting flight back home.
- Accommodation as specified
- Airport meet & greet
- All internal transport including private road transfers or shared transfers from lodge runways as specified
- All internal scheduled light aircraft flights as specified (note that all internal flights have a strict luggage limit of 15-20kg per person in soft-sided bags)
- All park fees and daily conservation levies
- All trips are ATOL protected or ABTA bonded to ensure you are fully covered