African Horseback Safaris
African Horseback Safaris offers riding safaris in the wilderness of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. The riding is fast paced, and you can trot, canter and gallop through the Delta’s wetlands and woodlands while taking in the stunning scenery. This is open country with very good ground for riding alongside zebra, giraffe or buffalo, offering a great opportunity to see wildlife at close range. The operation is owner-run by John Sobey, a highly experienced horseman and guide with over 16 years’ experience guiding in the Delta.
Non-riders are as welcome as riders and there are plenty of activities to keep any equiphobe happy with wildlife drives, boat trips, walking and fishing. Non riding guests meet up with the riders for all meals and have a guided game drives to the same location.
There are over 51 horses to choose from including Thoroughbreds, Namibian Hanoverians, Arabs and Kalahari-Arab crosses. The horses are all well-schooled and ranging in size between 14hh and 17hh, and are suitable for competent riders of 12 years and above. African Horseback Safaris itineraries are flexible with a minimum stay of three nights and a recommended stay of seven nights to take full advantage of the experience. Expect to spend between four and six hours in the saddle each day; riding in the morning, with a long lunch break and siesta and then back out again if you choose to for an early evening ride.
Accommodation & Facilities
Accommodation is in a classic style twin bed Meru tents. Each has an adjoining bathroom, and a spacious verandah with armchairs overlooking the flood plain. At the heart of the camp there is a large furnished dining tent. Tucked away in the trees is a small plunge pool on its own deck. Each ride runs with a maximum of eight riders. The horses that are immaculately cared for and beautifully mannered, and each rider is matched to a horse with the temperament to suit them.