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Macatoo Horseback Safari

Macatoo Horseback Safari

Macatoo Horseback Safari Overview

The ultimate horseback safari in the magical Okavango Delta. Seated high above the long grass and reeds, riders see giraffe, elephant, buffalo, many species of antelope and even lion. Combine this with luxury bush camps and you have the holiday of a lifetime.

Fed by seasonal rains, the Okavango river fans out into the Kalahari desert to create the world’s largest inland delta, supporting a diverse profusion of plant and animal life. The Delta is a mosaic of palm islands, grassy flood plains, mopane forest and streams.

Once considered a wasteland swamp, the Delta is now regarded as one of Africa’s prime wildlife areas.

Rides are tailored to the movement of game in the area, water levels and the guests’ preferences. An early start, just as the sun rises, enables you to ride when the game is most active. During morning rides enjoy long canters, perhaps with zebra, lechwe or giraffe. Track elephant and buffalo across the open plains or through the palm studded islands. After a leisurely lunch and siesta the afternoon rides let you explore at a more gentle pace.

Here's a lovely video put together by Philippe who visited in November. The classic style tented camp has seven large twin bedded tents, each with en suite facilities, including hot and cold running water. Centrally there is a comfortable mess tent and tucked away, a private plunge pool, essential for those hot afternoons between rides.
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Reviews of this holiday

Macatoo Horseback Safari by Safari Adventurer , 11 Jul 2019
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We had the most amazing horseback safari adventure. Everything was perfect. Our accommodations were clean and tidy, our ... read more

Macatoo Horseback Safari by Tia, 9 Jul 2019
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Macatoo Horseback Safari by Riding safari enthusiast, 7 Jul 2019
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A brilliant horse riding safari in my favourite country in Africa. The camp staff look after everyone brilliantly and the ... read more

Macatoo Horseback Safari by Al and Mike, 23 Aug 2018
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Five days horseback safari in Macatoo followed by three days at Victoria Falls at Tongabezi read more

Macatoo Horseback Safari by Annette O'C, 17 Jul 2018
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The most amazing experience read more

Macatoo Horseback Safari by Felipe, 28 Jul 2017
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For my whole family it was the most fantastic experience that we ever had! Congratulations! read more

Macatoo Horseback Safari by Charlotte K, 16 Jun 2017
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Macatoo camp is perfect for the rider looking for an authentic, wilderness experience and excellent if, like me, you have ... read more

Macatoo Horseback Safari by MIKE, 1 Jun 2017
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VERY NATURAL SAFARI ON HORSE BACK. read more

Macatoo Horseback Safari by Speed Queen, 24 May 2017
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Fantastic 10 days riding in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, staying at the Macatoo camp - superb horses to ride, wonderful ... read more

Macatoo Horseback Safari by Carrie, 21 Sep 2016
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I went to Macatoo camp in Botswana for 7 days riding safari. The camp was luxurious, run by charming and efficient people... read more

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Macatoo Horseback Safari by Safari Adventurer , 11 Jul 2019
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We had the most amazing horseback safari adventure. Everything was perfect. Our accommodations were clean and tidy, our ... read more

Macatoo Horseback Safari by Tia, 9 Jul 2019
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See in the saddle review read more