The People

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The Foot Family

Both born and raised in Africa, David and Robyn Foot share a love for exploring the wildest places of Africa on horseback.

Together with their four children, Gordon, Kirsty, Julie and Harry, they have ridden with guests in Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi. David and Robyn have run their own horse safari operation since 1993, initially in the Nyika National Park in Malawi; since 2008 they have been fortunate to call Botswana home, offering horse safaris in the Okavango Delta, Kalahari Desert and along the Thamalakane River.

Ride Botswana remains a 100% owner-operated company with their eldest daughter, Kirsty, who joined the business in 2016.

Their other children regularly return to Botswana to help on safari, often accompanying David on his trips on which the family combines their love of horses with a passion for the wilderness.

With over 30 years of guiding experience, David is considered one of Africa’s most accomplished horse guides; he continues to lead the majority of the trips himself. When not available, he will arrange another highly-rated safari guide for your safari.

"Our journey through Africa over the last 50 years has led us to settle in Botswana, a vast country of few people with endless wilderness and some of the highest concentrations of wildlife to be found anywhere on the continent."