Macatoo specialises in horse back riding safaris – a one-off African adventure in Botswana's Okavango Delta. Home to a kaleidoscope of wildlife, the delta is an intriguing phenomena with an ever-changing landscape created by seasonal flooding. Arguably one of the best ways to explore the labyrinthine channels, palm islands and fertile floodplains is on horseback (there are options for non-riders). Those who do saddle-up experience the thrill of riding with big game, often spotting buffalo, antelope, elephant and lion, before galloping beside herds of zebra and giraffe. The experience also allows guests to get close to the exotic array of local birdlife. Riding groups normally comprise no more than seven people aged over 12 years, riding beautiful horses that range from 14 to 18 hands. The pace can be fast and the exhilaration sky-high. Guests have access to 450,000 acres of remote delta and the camp itself has eight large tents that balance luxury with authenticity, one honeymoon suite - which is ideal for private dining - and central mess tent. The food is excellent, as is the private pool which offers the ideal place to cool down after a day in the saddle. An experience of a lifetime, this safari should be on every rider's bucket list.
Prices per night on a fully inclusive basis with game viewing activities.
Our pricing aims to give an indication of the price range from low to high season. Low season for Botswana is generally between the months of January and March, high season runs from June to October. Supplements may apply to peak periods such as Christmas and Easter. Prices are per person per night based on 2 sharing. Regional departures and single supplements are available on request. Accommodation only prices do not include flights. Date restrictions, terms and conditions apply to our special offers, please call for details.
The best time to visit Botswana for game viewing in the delta areas is during the dry winter season from April to October when animals are drawn to water sources. Days are warm and sunny although nights can drop below freezing – in October temperatures can be particularly hot. The Okavango area tends to be more moderate than the Kalahari where seasonal differences are more extreme and activities vary according to wet (November – March) and dry (April – October) seasons.
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