Botswana - Okavango
okavango horse safaris
Okavango Horse Safaris are highly
personalised safaris in the remote central region
of Botswana's Okavango Delta.
This vast inland delta, one of
Southern Africa's most enigmatic river systems,
lies like an emerald jewel on the edge of the
great Kalahari desert, an astonishing maze of
papyrus lined waterways, meadows and woodland
rich in birdlife and game.
On horse back you can venture
further into the delta and get closer to the wildlife
than you can on foot.
Imagine yourself mounted high
above the long grass and reeds watching great
herds of zebra, wildebeest and lechwe as they
move across golden floodplains and the breathtaking
excitement when your silent progress along game
trails used only by the animals brings you upon
a herd of buffalo or a family group of elephant.
Cantering alongside the elegant
motion of a giraffe is an experience you will
never forget and the only sounds you will hear,
as the wind soughs though the long grass and rattles
the palms, are the fisheagle's haunting cry, the
splash of a disappearing crocodile and the faraway
drumming of hooves.
Minimum riding ability required is mastery of
the basic aids, ability to post to the trot for
stretches of 10 minutes at a time, to be comfortable
at all paces and to be able to gallop out of trouble.
It is a great advantage if you are a fit and a
Type of horse:
Full and part Thoroughbred, Pure Arab, Anglo Arab,
American Saddle Bred. Between 14 and 17 hands.
Well-schooled, responsive and even temperament.
There is a wide range of horses (over 50 ) suitable
for the competition rider to a steady hack. Every
effort is made to match horse and rider.
Accommodation at base camp consists
of comfortable tents each with veranda and en-suite