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, Botswana 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 all of the creature comforts within the bush, including a en-suite showers and flushing toilets. 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. Meals are designed to be hearty and tasty to accompany each ride and consist of morning tea and biscuits in bed, light breakfasts of cereals and yogurts, mid-ride snacks of flapjacks and fruits, hearty lunches of pot pies and salad, and afternoon tea and cake followed by multi-course dinners. Nearby, a private swimming pool is tucked away in the trees for those cooling dips after a day in the saddle.

At the heart of Macatoo Camp are its transformative horse 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 and are thoroughly varied between the continually shifting bush, from cantering in the plains to splashing in the lagoons. Rides from Macatoo Camp are specifically tailored to the wildlife and water levels and allow for vigorous morning and gentle evening outings when the game is most active. Qualified guides impart their intimate knowledge of the wilderness and bring guests closer to the birds, game, and nature than ever thought possible. Furthermore, those who prefer longer rides have the opportunity to sleep out under the stars either by fly camp or across the lake at the Treehouse Platform, while non-riding companions have a host of alternative activities to enjoy, including game drives, boating, mokoro rides, and fishing.

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