Jewel of the Kalahari
Known by many as the “Jewel of the Kalahari” the Okavango Delta is one of the most extraordinary wetlands in the world.
Floodwaters from the Angolan highlands flow 1,200 km down the Cuito and Cubango Rivers before joining forces to form the Okavango River. On reaching Botswana the waters fan out covering 15,000 sq/km before disappearing into the Kalahari sands, never to reach the ocean.
Here you find some of the greatest wildlife concentrations in Africa including at least one third of the continent’s remaining elephants as well as herds of buffalo, zebra, giraffe and a multitude of antelope species. All, of course, followed by the large carnivores – lion, leopard, cheetah and one of Africa’s last remaining healthy populations of the African wild dog.
There is no better way to experience the Okavango Delta than on horseback. With the excitement of big game viewing, combined with ultimate tranquility, it is one of the most sought-after wilderness destinations of the world.
Days are spent riding from island to island, traversing endless floodplains or exploring the myriad deep water channels and lagoons.
Okavango Delta Ride
The Okavango Delta Ride is a ride is like no other. Working directly with the local communities, who live on the edge of the Okavango Delta, a lightweight camp is transported either in traditional mekoros (dug out canoes), or by pack donkeys, depending on the water levels.
During the course of the safari the lightweight camp may move to a selection of four different wilderness campsites depending on water levels and wildlife movements.
You will experience wonderful riding (obligatory canters through the water!), incredible wildlife, fabulous bush cuisine cooked on an open fire and top class professional guiding, but always with a minimal ecological footprint in mind.
This ride is only for experienced riders. There are regular 7 night safari dates available as well as shorter rides with a minimum of 3 nights.