African Horseback Safaris

One of the most unique and exciting horseback adventures in the world

Overview

Established in 1995 African Horseback Safaris were early pioneers of horse riding safaris the Okavango Delta. This is one of the exciting horseback adventures in the Africa.

With 450,000 acres of pristine wilderness of the Okavango Delta to explore led by experienced guides, African Horseback safaris’ calm, experienced horses offer exhilarating rides alongside big game, such as giraffe, zebra and elephant.

Macatoo Camp a luxurious tented bush camp accommodates guests in an exquisite African setting providing the riding adventure of a lifetime.

From GBP 475 per person


Okavango Delta - John Knox Gibson

At Okavango Delta Explorations we specialise in crafting safaris to this unique ecosystem.

Call John Gibson today on +44 (0) 20 3890 9231 or email us at [email protected]


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Duration

This is a seven night safari


Starts

Maun, Botswana


Ends

Maun, Botswana

Destinations

Abu Concession


Accommodation

7 nights at Macatoo Camp

 
Sample Itinerary

This itinerary only serves as a guide; all scenarios are dependent on the season and levels of the Okavango flood. During cooler months one longer ride may replace the normal morning and evening rides. African Horseback Safaris reserves the right to alter the itinerary in any way and leaves this to the discretion of the guides. Local weather conditions may also affect game movements.

You will be met at Maun airport by a member of our team who will assist you with transferring onto the small plane (either a Cessna 206 or 208) that will fly you into camp. The flight takes around 30 minutes and offers a bird’s eye view of the Okavango Delta – it is amazing how tiny the breeding herds of elephant look from the air. A safari vehicle will be waiting for you at the camp’s airstrip for the 45-minute game drive – or an exciting boat ride (depending on the time of year) – into Macatoo Camp where staff will greet you with a welcome drink. After settling into your tent, you will be offered afternoon tea and homemade cake during a briefing from your guide before heading to the barn for a ride. The pace of the evening rides are deliberately slower giving you the time to enjoy the sunsets and make the most of the photo opportunities offered by the birdlife and game. After a hot shower and change, drinks and snacks are served in the comfortable mess tent ahead of a candlelit dinner by the fire.
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Macatoo Camp

At Macatoo guests are accommodated in eight large and airy tents that blend seamlessly into their natural surroundings while still providing a luxurious, but authentic bush haven in which to relax. Each tent is set on its own large, raised platform, offering panoramic views of a floodplain that can be enjoyed from the bed or deck.

A variety of sleeping configurations offer flexible accommodation to suit every need: honeymooners, families or those who are new to or nervous in the bush can relax with peace of mind and privacy.

The newly-built honeymoon tent for couples celebrating any special occasion has an additional deck for private dining as well as a raised double tub bath offering a view of the floodplain.

The ‘family and friends suite’ comprises two tents, directly linked by a raised walkway and viewing deck above ground, which provides direct, easy access for parents, children and single travellers who are anxious about sleeping alone.

Between rides and activities, our swimming pool deck has a number of sunbeds on which guests can read, relax and soak up the sun. As it also commands a wonderful view of the vast floodplain in front of camp, it is the perfect spot to view birds and game (don’t forget your binoculars). Elephants and giraffe often come very close to the deck and the pool doubles as a popular watering hole for passing families of baboons.

Well-lit pathways link all our communal mess tent and dining deck, pool and guest accommodation. A fire burns in front of the mess tent, whatever the time of year, around which we gather to eat under the sun and stars, drink fresh coffee and fine wines and swap stories of the day.

A short drive away, and at the top of a long, sturdy ladder is our magical tree platform where we enjoy lunches, drinks and even the occasional sleepover under the African night sky.