Ride along for an exhilarating trip into the Okavango Delta of Botswana for a safari from the saddle!
Picture it: you’re galloping along with your fellow riders on a sun-drenched plain that’s simultaneously hauntingly familiar and totally foreign. Dust rises in the air and the thunder of hooves rock the earth–but it’s not just you and your horses, it’s the herd of wildebeest racing along beside you. You are in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, on safari like never before.
Fortunately for those of us who will probably never get the opportunity to take a riding safari, there’s a GoPro video to let us vicariously experience the rush. Irene Suárez takes us along, first for the journey to camp via helicopter, jeep and boat and then for the riding:
Okavango Horse Safaris offers 5-, 7- or 10-night itineraries, leading riding guests through the bush from camp to camp. The company’s semi-permanent camps are luxurious, including private suite-style tents; the mobile fly camp out in the bush is a more traditional safari camp. Okavango Horse Safaris boasts a 60-horse herd of Arabians, native ponies, OTTBs and a few homebreds, all trained and fitted for a cross-country high-speed experience galloping alongside the wild animals of Botswana. Any given safari could view the full gamut of African game, including elephants, zebra, giraffe, impala, hyenas, ostrich, leopards, lions and cheetahs. Don’t worry–the staff is well-trained in safety precautions around dangerous animals.
So how about it? Who’s up for a riding safari?
Go World Equestrian Brands, and Go Riding!