Okavango Safari

  • Trip Duration
  • 11
    days
  • 10
    nights
  • Group Size
  • 1 - 10
    Guests per group
Horse riding in the Okavango Delta

Okavango Safari

Ride Overview

Often referred to as the “Jewel of Africa,” the fact that the this area exists at all is a miracle. The opportunity for horse riding in the Okavango Delta is a bigger privilege still.

This enormous river delta in the heart of the Kalahari, the world’s most extreme desert, is an oasis teeming with an astonishing variety of bird, animal and plant life.

On the short charter flight from Maun to the camp, you get a bird’s eye view of the delta’s river channels, scintillating shallow pans, palm-covered islands, open plains and dense thickets.

The safari makes use of two main camps, and one or two “fly camps.” The main camps are permanent, with all the amenities and ambiance of a classic safari experience. Tents are spacious and comfortable, each with an attached shower tent, proper beds, mosquito netting, and kerosene lanterns.

The “fly camps” are temporary sites strategically positioned to provide the best possible wildlife viewing in areas well separated from the main camps.

The day begins before dawn with a quiet wake-up call to be in the saddle before the sun breaks over the horizon. Each day’s route is different, marked by the delta’s ever-changing panorama of sights and sounds. There may be an hour spent trailing a rare pack of wild dogs, or a carefree gallop through the ankle-deep waters of a pan, or a cautious approach to a herd of buffalo.

The wildlife and birdlife of the Okavango Delta is unmatched. Be prepared to be completely captivated by this untrammeled corner of Africa that only the most discerning and discreet adventure travelers know about.

Accommodations

Stay in comfortable permanent camps, with fly camps included on longer trips.

Meals & Drink

At the base camp and the fly camps full course meals are prepared by a staff cook. The cuisine is of South African influence with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Fresh bread is baked daily. Light lunches consist of cold meats and salads.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Overview:
    This itinerary is subject to change. The water level and game movements fluctuate constantly. These two variables will affect the exact day to day itinerary, as well as the location of the temporary camps. Sometimes other safari camps are used depending on availability. All camps are situated in the big game area, and are selected for variety of terrain and the game species that favor particular areas.
  • Horse Breeds:
    Arabs, Thoroughbreds, and Thoroughbred cross
  • Trip Pace:
    Moderate to fast
  • Tack:
    English
  • Weight limit:
    200 lbs. Above may have a special program or pay a 50% supplement.

Meeting Point

Maun

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