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African Horseback Safaris

Listed under Camping Safaris in NW Botswana, Botswana.

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There is no magic on earth to beat it. The riding safari with African Horseback Safaris, organised by Sarah-Jane Gullick in the Okavango Delta is a life's dream. Macatoo, the Horseback Safari Camp, is situated on the western side of the Okavango Delta, Botswana. The riding terrain from camp is scenically varied in all directions.

There is a variety of Thoroughbreds, Namibian Hanovarians, Arabs and Kalahari-Arabs crosses, ranging from 14 - 16.2 hands (140-165cm).

There are good quality English and Western style trail saddles, each with their own water bottle.

Riding groups will normally be no more than 7 guests.

The camp accommodates 12 guests in all. The safaris are for riders. You will spend 4 to 6 hours a day in the saddle. You will need to feel competent about keeping up with the group, capable of riding at all paces; rising to the trot and controlling your horse at the canter.

The camp features large, walk-in, twin bedded tents, each with their own en-suite shower and loo. Centrally there is a large furnished mess tent and tucked away a private pool. On the longer safaris guests have the opportunity to experience the thrill of riding out to a mobile fly-camp.

As well as the Horseback safaris, activities include game drives, bird walks, night drives, seasonal boating, canoeing and fishing.

This safari is so natural and perfect. Seeing everything from horseback will make you feel part of the environment and in touch with it.

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Written by  Julian Carter-Manning.

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