As Botswana’s Okavango Delta floods, it becomes impossible to navigate some areas by car, however, a horseback safari opens up a whole new world of wonders to travellers wishing to explore this jewel of Africa.
“Cantering alongside the elegant motion of a giraffe is an experience you will never forget and the only sounds you will hear, as the wind sighs through the grass and rattles the palms, are the fish eagle’s haunting cry, the splash of a disappearing crocodile and the faraway drumming of hooves.”
For those who are comfortable in a saddle and experienced enough to manage a few hours in the bush, here are just a few reasons to consider doing a horseback safari in Botswana:
1. Horseback safaris provide an unobtrusive and quiet, which allows riders to get very close to wildlife without disturbing them. You’re also not confined to the roads and can move through the bush long game trails.
2. They are also a more eco-friendly safari option as unlike game vehicles, horseback safaris do not contribute to noise and fume pollution in wilderness areas.
3. Horse riding safaris allow you to immerse yourself in nature. On horseback, you are no longer a mere observer of wildlife, but a part of the landscape. You’ll find yourself appreciating things that you would never have even noticed from a game vehicle.
4. The photo opportunities are simply spectacular!
Where to go for your Botswana Horseback Safari:
Established in the 80’s, Okavango Horse Safaris is the pioneer horse safari in Southern Africa and our top choice for a horse riding safari in Botswana. With three decades’ experience under their belts, the team at Okavango Horse Safaris offers a phenomenal horseback experience, superb accommodation, and top-notch service.
With an exceptional stable of 60 horses, they have horses to suit riders of all abilities. From Thoroughbreds to Arabians, to their home-bred ‘Botswana Warm Bloods’, you’re sure to find your perfect steed.
So, if you are chomping at the bit for a horseback safari that involves sheer immersion in nature, combined with the ultimate adrenalin rush, get in touch with us and let us help you plan your perfect adventure.