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From One Year to the Next

PART ONE: IN THE BUILD UP TO CHRISTMAS 2015 ended on a high: 40C + to be precise.  Botswana and the rest of southern Africa is currently experiencing the worst effects of El Nino, namely severe drought; to say we are desperate for rain would be an understatement. This being said, our last two family…

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Kamba is His Name

Kamba – in Chichewa (the language of our spiritual home), and other Bantu languages means tortoise. Supreme surprises Christmas came early this year for us, in the early hours of the 17th November to be exact, in the form of a lovely unexpected equine bundle. Yes we know!  “How could you not know she was…

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My Bags Are Packed

Isn’t it crazy how you can blink and 3 months fly by? It seems like only yesterday I first sat on the veranda chez Foot and looked out at the Thamalakane river flowing past. I have sat in the same spot on many occasions since then and revelled in the fact that I most definitely…

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When Actions Speak Louder Than Words

This week we had a rather different Friday. Teaming up with our partners Jana and Jerry Lackey of the Royal Tree Lodge, we welcomed around 50 members from Maun’s deaf community to ride with us and meet our horses. On arrival everyone eagerly accepted the challenge of climbing aboard.  Flood made a fabulous speech about…

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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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10 Reasons You Won’t Regret Riding With the Foots

1. Being in Bots. With its stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and varied landscapes, Botswana is the place to be right now. Lonely planet is saying it, travel journalists are saying it, even Taylor Swift is saying it and we all know her word is gospel. Lonely Planet has rated Botswana the top destination in the…

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Liveus – A Face I Won’t Forget

It is safe to say when I first stepped off the plane in Maun I was more than a little nervous. I had been in email communication with David and Robyn and we had skyped once, but other than that I was stepping into a sea of strangers. I knew that I was guaranteed to…

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A Clip From Friday’s Afternoon Antics

Because nobody can do dressage everyday… It was Friday afternoon and Liveus and I decided to head down the river for some fun. Here’s a video of me and Frankie absolutely soaking him! I was just worried about him over heating in this weather…

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Meet the Horses – The Boys Turn

So now the ladies have had their formal introduction it is time for the boys! Again we owe so much to our Ride Botswana horses and the boys can be described as nothing less than exceptional. It is not easy to find competent safari horses and our boys go above and beyond expectations. Whilst (like…

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Meet the Horses – Ladies First

We thought it would be nice, for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of meeting them yet, to introduce our Ride Botswana ladies. The safaris couldn’t happen without our four legged friends so it seems only fair that they get an individual shout out on our website! The ladies are somewhat out-numbered by…

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