Ride and Walk Botswana is based in the Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana and operate out of Motswiri Camp, completely renovated in 2010 to incorporates the latest in comfort and environmental standards. The camp is staffed by an exprienced team with more than 50 years’ experience of hosting low impact safaris in Botswana.
On riding safaris guests can spend their whole safari on a horse or on foot, or to mix the two. Ride and Walk Botswnaa have between twenty and twenty four horses, ranging from Thoroughbreds to Boerperds, Arabs and Kalahari crosses, large to small. All are well schooled, well fed and cared for, well turned out and acclimatised to the area and to the game that you will encounter. A choice of English or trail saddles is offered and rides will not normally comprise more than six riders, and each ride is lead by a guide and accompanied by a back up guide.
With up to six hours per day are spent in the saddle on riding safaris riding fitness is important and riders must be able to rise to the trot, and control their horse at all speeds. Guests may be required to gallop out of trouble and so beginners cannot be accepted. Novice riders are at the company’s discretion, taking their own safety and that of the group as a whole into account.
All riders on riding safaris will be required to complete our Riding Questionnaire, which will enable riders to be matched a horse that will suit. Riders should be aged 12 and over, and not be heavier than 95kgs, 210 lbs or 15 stone. Riders must supply their own well fitted hard hat or helmet.
Within the reserve walking safaris encompass tracking spoors, searching for specific game, bird watching, detailed study of flora and fauna. Groups are small and accompanied by an armed, professional guide who will tailor activities to specific areas of interest. Mekoro and boat trips are also available.