African Horseback Safaris


Okavango Delta, Botswana

Safaris on Horseback

Riding with giraffe or zebra and splashing through the sparkling flood plains contribute to the ultimate African adventure. Qualified guides will share with you their intimate knowledge of the Okavango Delta – the largest inland delta in the world – using the horses to best effect to bring you closer to birds, game and nature. The Delta is home to more than 400 species of resident and migratory birds, lions, elephants, hyenas, wild dog & buffalo. Hippo and crocodiles congregate in the waters and a variety of antelope and smaller animals abound.

African Horseback Safaris was started in 1995 and Macatoo Camp, situated on the western side of the Okavango Delta, is the main base for the horseback safaris.  It features seven large, comfortable twin tents, each with en-suite bathroom, and sleeps a maximum of 14 guests. Centrally there is a large well-appointed mess tent and, tucked away, a private pool.

The horses are much loved and beautifully cared for Thoroughbreds, Namibian Hanoverian and Kalahari-Arab crossbreeds. Expertly schooled and in excellent condition they range in size from 14 to 17 hands (140-170cm).  There is a horse to suit everyone, and a choice of English or Trail saddles. And if you are not a rider you can follow the fun on game drives and walks with one of the guides or spend a morning relaxing in camp at the pool.

You will love

  • Ride through the Okavango Delta
  • Small and intimate camp
  • Diverse game viewing activities
  • Excellent wildlife
  • Caters for non-riding companions


  • No set departure dates
  • Open year-round
  • Seasonal rates
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Recommended stay:  5-10 nights
  • Weight limit: 95kgs for riders

Multiple dates available
Single supplement may apply
Flights and insurance on request
Terms and conditions apply – please request a copy of our booking form for all details.
Price is subject to change due to currency fluctuation and unforeseen changes beyond our control
Please contact us for pricing, dates and a full itinerary

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