A Botswana Horse Safari by Ker & Downey

A Botswana Horse Safari by Ker & Downey

This custom Botswana horse safari by Ker & Downey is the best way to experience the wonders of the Okavango Delta and pairs perfectly with the natural beauty of the Selinda Spillway and Victoria Falls. Become a part of the herd as you canter alongside the plains game and Big Five, fall asleep to the calls of the wild from your luxury tented camp, and experience why an exhilirating Botswana horse safari surpasses any game drive vehicle.


Suggested Itinerary-at-a-glance:

  • Day 1:

    Arrive Johannesburg / The Saxon

  • Day 2:

    Okavango Delta / Macatoo Camp (B,L,D)

  • Day 3:

    Horseback Riding Day / Okavango Delta / Macatoo Camp (B,L,D)

  • Day 4:

    Horseback Riding Day / Okavango Delta / Macatoo Camp (B,L,D)

  • Day 5:

    Horseback Riding Day / Selinda Spillway / Selinda Camp (B,L,D)

  • Day 6:

    Selinda Spillway / Selinda Camp (B,L,D)

  • Day 7:

    Selinda Spillway / Selinda Camp (B,L,D)

  • Day 8:

    Victoria Falls / Victoria Falls Hotel (B)

  • Day 9:

    Victoria Falls / Victoria Falls Hotel (B)

  • Day 10:

    Victoria Falls / Departure (B)

Itinerary Description:

Your Botswana horse safari begins after a refreshing evening in one of Africa's finest accommodations, The Saxon in Johannesburg. It is then time to be whisked off to the mysterious lagoon labyrinths of the Okavango Delta to meet your horse at Macatoo Camp, with an opportunity for game viewing en route. There are over 40 horses at the camp, each one trained to meet your every need on your three-day Botswana horse safari through the Okavango.

This Botswana horse safari is specifically tailored to follow the movement of the wildlife, setting out as the sun rises to canter alongside the zebra, lechwe, Cape buffalo, and giraffe for long stretches in the morning before returning to Macatoo Camp for leisurely lunches and afternoon siestas. Sunset rides allow for gentler explorations tracking the region's leopard, elephant, hippo, and buffalo through the open plains and palm-studded islands. Depending on the season, riding may involve some galloping or even swimming through the flood waters or pushing-on through seas of tall grass in pursuit of game. Each evening of your Botswana horse safari concludes with romantic sundowners and delightful candle-lit safari suppers surrounded by friends.

After one final morning ride, transfer to the game-rich floodplains of the Selinda Spillway for some rest, relaxation, and intimate wildlife encounters from the expansive viewing decks of Selinda Camp. Days at the exclusive Selinda Camp are centered around daily morning, afternoon, and night game drives, as well as daily guided game walks amid the region's flora and fauna, including hippo, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, cheetah, wild dog, lion, and large numbers of elephants.

The final stop on your Botswana horse safari adventure is across the border in Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls. Step back in time at the "Grand Dame" Victoria Falls Hotel, trek through Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park for wildlife viewing, and explore the "smoke that thunders" from every vantage point, ending your journey amid one of the most impressive Natural Wonders of the World.

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