Sample Trip

5-Night Riding Safari in the Okavango Delta

"Experience 5 days of exhilarating horseback adventure and serene nature encounters and the untouched wilderness of the Okavango Delta."
Budget level: High-End
5 Nights
Northern Botswana, Okavango Delta
Kids Min Age

Begin your adventure with a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta, offering a stunning introduction to this unique ecosystem. Stay at the Macatoo Camp, where luxury tents await you after days filled with horseback riding and wildlife encounters. This itinerary is perfect for those seeking an immersive and active safari experience.


Itinerary in Brief

Day 1: Arrival and Introduction to Macatoo Camp

Day 2: Full-Day Riding Adventure

Day 3: Diverse Activities and Wildlife Encounters

Day 4: Exploration and Champagne Breakfast

Day 5: High-Paced Riding and Optional Activities

Day 6: Departure

Embark on a distinctive 5-night journey into the heart of the Okavango Delta, an adventure that is as exhilarating as it is serene. Your destination is Macatoo Camp, an exquisite getaway that masterfully combines the thrill of exploration with the comfort of luxury. This unique experience is designed to immerse you in the beauty of one of Africa’s most enchanting landscapes, the Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its rich biodiversity and stunning natural beauty.

As you arrive at Macatoo Camp, you are greeted by luxurious tented accommodations that blend seamlessly with the surrounding wilderness. These tents are not just shelters; they are elegantly furnished havens equipped with comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms, and private decks offering panoramic views of the delta. Imagine waking up to the soothing sounds of nature, with the morning sun casting a golden hue over the expansive delta.

The highlight of your stay at Macatoo Camp is the extraordinary horseback rides. Regardless of your riding experience, the camp caters to all levels, offering a chance to traverse the diverse landscapes of the delta on horseback. These rides bring you face-to-face with the Delta’s diverse wildlife. Imagine galloping alongside giraffes, quietly observing elephants at a waterhole, or encountering a myriad of bird species. The sensation of being part of the natural world, unobtrusive and in harmony with your surroundings, is unmatched.

In addition to horseback riding, the camp offers breathtaking aerial views of the delta. Opt for a helicopter ride to witness the magnificent mosaic of waterways, grasslands, and forests from above – a perspective that reveals the intricate beauty of this unique ecosystem. The helicopter rides also provide opportunities for spectacular wildlife photography, capturing moments that are as rare as they are beautiful.

When not exploring, relax at the camp, where you can enjoy fine dining under the stars, with meals prepared using fresh, local ingredients. The evenings are a time for reflection and relaxation, perhaps by the campfire, sharing stories of the day’s adventures with fellow travelers or simply soaking in the tranquility of the African night.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Introduction to Macatoo Camp

Your journey starts at Maun airport, where you will be greeted and transferred to a small plane for a 30-minute scenic flight over the Delta. Upon arrival, a safari vehicle takes you to Macatoo Camp. Settle into your tent, meet your guide, and enjoy a relaxed afternoon ride, followed by a candle-lit dinner by the fire.

Day 2: Full-Day Riding Adventure

Awaken to tea and coffee served in bed. Enjoy a light breakfast before embarking on a long ride, exploring the Delta’s landscapes and spotting diverse wildlife. Return for a hearty lunch and a restful afternoon before an evening ride and dinner at the camp.

Day 3: Diverse Activities and Wildlife Encounters

Start with tea and coffee in bed, then head out on horseback in a new direction, exploring different terrains. After lunch, relax by the pool or engage in optional activities like fishing, game drives, or boat rides. Evening brings another delightful dinner at camp.

Day 4: Deeper Exploration and Champagne Breakfast

Ride deep into the Delta, exploring areas unreachable by vehicles. Reunite with non-riding guests for a champagne breakfast under a baobab tree. Enjoy downtime at the camp, and opt for a unique sleepover in the tree canopy, experiencing the wilderness at night.

Day 5: High-Paced Riding and Optional Activities

After waking in the treetops, embark on a new ride across diverse terrains, enjoying a faster pace. Spend your final afternoon in camp, choosing between additional rides, a helicopter tour, or a nighttime game drive. Enjoy your last dinner under the African sky.

Day 6: Departure

Your last morning includes a final ride near the camp, enjoying the Delta’s beauty. After returning to Macatoo, prepare for your departure with a picnic lunch en route to the airstrip, marking the end of your unforgettable safari experience in the Okavango Delta.

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