Okavango Horse Safari

Experience the best of the Okavango Delta on horseback


Established in 1986 and still operated by the redoubtable PJ and Barney Bestelink, Okavango Horse Safaris has a real focus on the equine safari. With equipment and horses of the highest standards, Okavango Horse Safaris’ experienced team provide a remarkable safari experience in this water wonderland. Testament to the quality of the experience, the huge number of repeat guests consider themselves part of the family. With a string of over 60 horses ranging from thoroughbreds to Arabs, Barney matches horses to riders ensuring the perfect fit. Both English and South African trail saddles are available.

Various itinerary options with fixed departure dates are offered.

5 Night Itinerary
A 5-night itinerary may take place on the first five nights of a 7 night itinerary. Guests would depart on
day 6 after breakfast from Mokolwane camp.

7 Night Itinerary
A 7-night itinerary starts on Saturday to Saturday, or Tuesday to Tuesday. The safari would ride between 2 camps, giving guests the opportunity to explore these areas.

10 Night Itinerary
A 10-night safari is for the adventurous traveller The first 7 nights are the same as a the 7 night itinerary. Day 8 and 9 are spent in our mobile fly camp which is set up especially for the safari. All these camps are well situated in big game areas. They are chosen for the variety of terrain and species that favour particular areas.

From GBP 480 per person per night

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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Five, seven and ten night horse safaris are offered


Maun, Botswana


Maun, Botswana


Pom Pom Concession
Rann’s Concession


Kujwana Camp
Mokolwane Camp

Sample Itinerary

This itinerary may vary according to water levels and game movements

Okavango Horse Safaris will meet you at Maun airport and transfer you into camp. Options on transfers are available; fixed wing and helicopter shuttle is highly recommended. Flying into the delta is a special experience and the view from the helicopter is the finest way to start you safari. We serve lunch and given an introduction talk on safety and game viewing from horseback. This is followed by an orientation ride lasting 1-2 hours.
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Kujwana Camp
Kujwana Camp

Kujwana camp is situated on the Xudum river south west of Chiefs Island in the Okavango Delta. The camp accommodates a maximum of 8 guests in spacious safari tents each with bathrooms en-suite. Fixed departure dates are published with a 5, 7 and 10 night safari offering the opportunity to explore the three main river systems in this area, the Xudum, Matsebi and the Kiri River. An area of over 2500 sq. km it is rich in wildlife and variety of fauna and flora. The areas between the three rivers contrast greatly and support different species of game and birds.

 Mokolwane Camp
Mokolwane Camp

Mokolwane Camp is north west of Kujwana on the Matsebi River. This camp is situated in the open flood plains, which receive floodwater 3 weeks earlier than Kujwana camp. The vegetation consists of smaller palm islands and wide-open spaces. Mokolwane is also an 8-bedded camp. The tree houses (accommodation) are 10 feet off the ground boasting superb views, each with private bathroom. The Matsibe River is the main feeder for Lake Ngami