Meerkats are your neighbors while on this horseback riding trip in the Kalahari

Kalahari Ride

Ride Overview

In the heart of Botswana lies the vast sand basin of the Kalahari Desert spanning from Namibia to Zimbabwe and from the Orange River to Angola. This adventurous horseback riding trip in the Kalahari begins in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, an oasis on the Eastern edge. Once a vast 80,000 square kilometer lake, the area is now considered one of the most beautiful and fascinating ecosystems of the Botswana wilderness. Your journey leads away from the edge of the Pans and through the mopane and acacia woodlands interspersed with short grasslands allowing for lovely long, relaxed canters. The area is rich in birds of prey, korhaans, and numerous other unusual dry woodland bird species. Incredible scenery, memorable wildlife encounters and above miles and miles of open land prevail in this unparalleled landscape.

The organizer also offers the exciting new Discover the Delta ride in the Okavango, which complements this desert itinerary perfectly to create an overview of the best the region has to offer.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Horse Breeds:
    Fresian Boerped, Shire Thoroughbred, Arab Crosses, Quarter Crosses
  • Trip Pace:
    All Paces
  • Tack:
    English Wintec and Trail Saddles
  • Weight limit:
    210 Ibs in Full Riding Gear

Meeting Point


With first-hand knowledge of the exciting tours we offer, the ride consultants at Equitours look forward to answering any questions you might have about this ride. We want to help make sure that you select the trip of your dreams. Please call or email and get ready to pack your bags for a wonderful adventure!

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