Okavango Horse Safaris
Okavango Horse Safaris in the inland Okavango Delta offers a vast extraordinary terrain in which both with game and birdlife can be seen. There is a large variety of flora and fauna that can be witnessed as horseback riders will have a chance to get close to herds of wildebeest and zebra, gallop next to giraffes and experience the bush the way nature intended it. Riders have a chance to travel over palm islands, water meadows, grassy flood plains, mopane forests and streams while. Okavango Horse Safaris are owned and run by Barney and PJ Bestelink ,who have been keeping horses in the Okavango Delta for more than ten years. They are riding safari specialists and expert guides in this remote central section of the Delta.
Rides vary between medium to fast paced and riders should be comfortable trotting for at least 10 minutes and able to canter or gallop happily. Rides can last up to six hours a day with saddlebag breakfasts and picnic lunches during the excursion. Okavango has over 50 horses that are all over 14hh and are either thoroughbred or Anglo Arabs.
There are varying trips that are between five, seven or ten day set departures. The ten day ride, which starts out at starting at the base camp (Kujwana Camp), will allow you to experience most of the area. Kujwana is equipped with tents that fit up to ten guests and has their own bathrooms. Riders will be able to explore Moklowane which is in the northwest and in the open flood plains where the vegetation is made of smaller palm island and vast spaces.
Okavango Horse Safaris - Fact Box