Okavango Delta and Desert

New
days 9 days nights 8 nights
Botswana
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Premium
Weight limit
95 kg / 209 lb

Explore two of the most stunning regions of Botswana by transitioning between the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert. This travel plan encompasses 5 nights in the wetlands of the Delta followed by three nights in the arid expanses of the Kalahari desert, providing you with two distinct adventures in a single journey.

from US$ 7 160
per tourist for 9 days
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Number of tourists
up to 8 tourists over 8 years old
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Photo Julie F.
Julie F. is the organizer of this trip
The organizer speaks: English
My parents, both born and raised in Africa, share a passion for exploring the untamed landscapes of the continent on horseback. Together as a family we have led horseback safaris in various African countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Since 1993, our family has operated our own horse safari business, starting in Malawi's Nyika National Park and later moving to Botswana in 2008. My father David, with over 30 years of guiding experience, is highly regarded as one of Africa's top horse guides and leads most of the trips personally. We combine our love for horses with a deep appreciation for the wilderness on our safaris.

Tour highlights

River Landscapes and Desert Dunes
Explore the Okavango Delta area as well as the Kalahari Desert
Spot Meerkats
And other animals, like lions, giraffes, elephants and etc.
Meet the Bushmen
These extraordinary people will share their knowledge with you

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Upon reaching Maun airport, you will be greeted and taken to the outskirts of the Delta where you will meet your horses and guides. Your belongings will be carried by pack donkeys or mokoros (depending on water levels) to the camp, while you explore the watery wilderness of the delta on horseback. By sunset, you will reach your first remote campsite.

Riding: 1-3 hours

Day 2
Our Okavango Adventure Begins
Day 3
Enjoying Okavango
Day 4
Leisure Day
Day 5
Our Last Day in Okavango
Day 6
To Kalahari
Day 7
Kalahari Wildlife
Day 8
Meerkats of Kalahari
Day 9
Bushmen
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour organizer's comments

For capable and healthy riders. Strong intermediate to advanced riding levels.

Tack: trail saddles/English Wintec GP's.

Breed: mostly crossbreeds with some purebred Appaloosas.

Children are allowed to participate but they MUST be advanced riders.

horse

Accommodation

Comfort
Premium
Tent
8 nights

The accommodation is shared.

8 nights
Mobile Camp

You will reside in an extremely comfortable and portable camp with spacious tents, comfortable stretcher beds, bucket showers and basic toilets. The camp can be moved either by a group of canoes steered by locals during the rainy season or by donkeys and their guides who are familiar with the area. The flexibility to relocate the camp allows for exploring different parts of the delta to maximize wildlife viewing opportunities.

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place

North-West District, Maun Airport

Tour conditions

Included

  • accommodation; 
  • all meals and drinks; 
  • 7 days of riding;
  • a short ride on D1 and D9 (time allowing);
  • transfer from Maun to the Delta on arrival.

Extras

  • flights;
  • travel insurance;
  • transfers from Maun to the Kalahari (road or air);
  • tourism levy (c. US$30 pp) on arrival to Botswana;
  • tips and personal expenses.

Group size

up to 8 tourists

Duration

9 days
8 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • a light-weight riding hat;
  • a shade hat with strap;
  • light-weight riding shoes (2 pairs);
  • sunglasses on string, riding gloves and bandana;
  • bush colour riding clothes (not white);
  • jodhpurs or long trousers and chaps (2 pairs);
  • long sleeved cotton shirts;
  • jersey, fleece or multi- pocketed waistcoat;
  • light weight waterproof windbreaker jacket;
  • 4 x sets of socks and underwear (we recommend unpadded cycling shorts for men);
  • shorts, T shirts, sarong, swimwear and sandals;
  • sun block, lip salve, insect repellent;
  • head torch (compulsory);
  • waterproof camera;
  • solar charging bank (to charge camera equipment);
  • binoculars;
  • a good book for lazy siestas.
What kind of food will be served?
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