Posts by David Foot

African Reins

Food & Travel Magazine - African Reins

From the Kalahari Desert to Okavango Delta, Rosalyn Wikeley saddles up for the ride of her life! Read the full Food & Travel article here.

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A Life in the Wilderness

Leopardess, Kalahari

In the late 1980s I began working in Zimbabwe and Zambia in some of the most sublime wild places on earth. Photographic safaris were just beginning to gain momentum, and under the guidance of some of the legends of the safari industry, I thought I was the luckiest guy alive! In Mana Pools, on the…

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Followed By a Moon Shadow

Dawn on the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

It is through the summer months that we spend our days on horseback, roaming with the vast herds of zebra and wildebeest as they feast on the expansive grass covered islands within the vast Makgadikgadi salt pans. The rain soaked pans have temporarily transformed into an alluring inland sea with limited access to what has…

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Alone in the Makgadikgadi

For the past five years we have explored the renowned Kalahari on horseback to the east of the Makgadikgadi–Nxai Pan National Park. During that time we have been fortunate to have had the most astonishing experiences in this extraordinary landscape. We have cantered alongside the zebra and wildebeest migration. We have become familiar with the…

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Maun Boys and Things That Go Bump in the Night

It’s tough raising kids, especially in this day and age.  We’ve raised four (or rather they’ve managed to do it themselves with occasional interference from us) so we should know how by now.  But in spite of years of ‘experience’, there are always surprises that unhinge one when it’s least expected. We considered ourselves very lucky…

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An Adventure Across the Makgadikgadi

Riding into the sunrise in horseback

Wow. Where to begin? What an unforgettable 5 days I’ve just had out in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. Setting off on safari with 6 horses sandwiched onto the back of our lorry and mentally checking off that we hadn’t left anything behind, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect for the next 5 days. Sure,…

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London Girl – Isabel Juby – Joins Ride Botswana

London girl hits the Botswana bush. Swapping tube rides for horse rides, city crowds for sparse Kalahari acacia, she is taking on the Ride Botswana adventure! This is Isabel Juby who has come from the UK to join team Foot for the next couple of months. Having learnt the art of dressage from many years…

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Ride Botswana Featured on Equitrekking TV Show

Makgadikgadi Pans horse riding

Ride Botswana’s Makgadikgadi Pans Safari has featured on Equitrekking, an Emmy-winning TV series, Equitrekking on PBS. The Makgadikgadi Salt Pans Safari is a five night/six day safari on horseback following the meandering shoreline of this ancient lake bed with the most perfect ground for exhilarating riding. Early explorers such as David Livingstone ventured this way and…

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