Situated in the western depths of the Okavango Delta, Macatoo Camp in Botswana pairs luxury tented camp accommodations with unforgettable African horseback safaris into the delta’s life giving waters. Available year round, each ride from Macatoo Camp is specifically designed to follow the concentrations of wildlife and bring guests up close to the resident game.

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Macatoo Camp is key to an African horseback safari in Botswana. It is a classic Hemingway-style tented camp within the grassy plains, water meadows, and seasonal lagoons of the Okavango Delta. Each of the six spacious tents offers creature comforts within the bush, including an en suite shower and flushing toilet. The raised wooden verandas include armchairs pointed toward the magical flood plains, teeming with elephant, zebra, buck, and bird life.

The central area of Macatoo Camp consists of a mess tent and bar, the location of many candlelit safari suppers. The camp chef creates hearty and tasty meals to accompany each ride. Firstly, the day begins with tea and biscuits in bed, light breakfasts of cereals and yogurts, and mid-ride snacks of flapjacks and fruits. Later, enjoy hearty lunches of pot pies and salad and afternoon tea and cake. Finally, end the day with a delightful multi-course dinner. Nearby, a private swimming pool attracts guests for a cooling dip after a day in the saddle.

African Horseback Safaris

At the heart of Macatoo Camp are its transformative African horseback safaris, leading guests amid herds of giraffe, lechwe, and zebra across the plains and tracking elephant, leopard, and buffalo from island to island. The movement of the game and dramatic seasonal changes ensure no two African horseback safaris are ever the same. Each ride varies between the continually shifting bush, from cantering in the plains to splashing in the lagoons.

Rides from Macatoo Camp are tailored to allow for vigorous morning and gentle evening outings when game is most active. Qualified guides impart their knowledge of the wilderness and bring guests closer to wild game than ever thought possible. Furthermore, those preferring longer rides can sleep out under the stars either by fly camp or at the Treehouse Platform. Meanwhile non-riding companions have a host of other activities to enjoy, including game drives, boating, mokoro rides, and fishing.

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