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.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Horse Breeds:
    Arabs, Thoroughbreds, and Thoroughbred cross
  • Trip Pace:
    Moderate to fast
  • Tack:
  • Weight limit:
    200 lbs. Above may have a special program or pay a 50% supplement.

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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