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Horse Riding Safari: Botswana + Victoria Falls


6RB7B
9 NIGHTS
FROM £2,995
International flights quoted separately
If you would like to explore the wetlands of Botswana on horseback, this exciting safari is for you. Enjoy daily outrides viewing wildlife, as well as game drives, walking safaris, birding, mekoro canoe rides, boat rides and fishing. Competent riders only, with many activities for non-riders. Complete your holiday relaxing at the mighty Victoria Falls.
Horseback Safari Holidays Okavango Delta Botswana Victoria Falls Zambezi
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Okavango Delta
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Game Viewing
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Horseback Safari
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Outrides
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Mekoro Canoes
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Livingstone
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Victoria Falls
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Zambezi Cruise
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Elephant Safari
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White Water Rafting
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Okavango Delta
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Game Viewing
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Horseback Safari
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Outrides
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Mekoro Canoes
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Livingstone
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Victoria Falls
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Zambezi Cruise
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Elephant Safari
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White Water Rafting
Day 1
You will be met at Maun Airport and, after completing border formalities, take your connecting light aircraft flight to the Linyanti Wetlands.
 
Your camp is situated on the banks of the Selinda Spillway, an ancient watercourse where elephants often come to drink, on the fringes of the seasonal Okavango Delta - whose waters are absorbed by the dry Kalahari, making this an amazing water wilderness.
 
Flooded annually by the Okavango River, which flows inland from Angola into the dry sands of the vast Kalahari, these waters never finds the sea but instead form a huge inland delta - making it one of the great natural wonders of the world and an amazing wetlands ecosystem. Comprising 6,000 square miles of crystal clear channels, serene lagoons and a myriad of islands, the Okavango Delta is a natural oasis in the middle of the Kalahari for a vast variety of wildlife and birds of all descriptions.
 
You will be met at the landing strip and transferred to your comfortable tented riding camp. After lunch there is time to relax before your first afternoon ride, where unforgettable sightings and exhilarating riding is guaranteed. Return to drinks around the fire and dinner – combining good company, great food & exceptional horses in this pristine wildlife wilderness.
 
You must bring your own helmet, gloves and riding boots (half chaps are advised rather than long boots). Wear comfortable riding clothing in neutral colours such as green, brown and khaki. Loose fitting cotton shirts are the most comfortable, with short sleeves to protect your shoulders from thorns. Avoid white or bright colours as these are easily seen by the animals. Also black and navy as these absorb the heat. Tight synthetic fabrics, shorts & skirts should also be avoided. Remember to pack sunglasses, wide brimmed sunhat, sunscreen, head torch, insect repellent and first aid kit with plasters.
 
No single supplement is charged, provided you are willing to share.
Days 2 To 5
Awake early each morning to ride with herds of giraffe or zebra across the open plains, track elephant or buffalo, canter with plains game or simply watch the setting sun whilst listening to the calls of lion and hyena.
 
On rides expect to see most of the Big 5 – especially lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo – as well as zebra, giraffe, hyena, baboons, wildebeest, tsessebe, jackal, crocodiles, red lechwe, reedbuck, impala, kudu, monkeys, warthog, mongoose, steenbok, porcupine and many other species. You will be accompanied by a lead guide and back-up guide on all rides to ensure your safety. As all rides take place during the cooler hours of the day, when the game is most active, there is plenty of time to relax and cool off in the swimming pool between rides.
 
Open top game drives and walking safaris are also available, as well as mekoro canoe rides, boat rides and fishing, depending upon water levels.
 
If you are adventurous, it is possible to extend your holiday to 6 nights and spend 3 nights at a remote wilderness camp, with bucket shower and long-drop loo. Each evening dine under the stars.
 
Non-riders: A variety of activities are available for non-riding partners.
Day 6
After some final game viewing, transfer to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Kasane Airport where you will be met and transferred to the Zimbabwean border. After completing immigration formalities, transfer 2-hours to your hotel near Victoria Falls on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River.
  
Check in, settle in and relax whilst you catch your first glimpses of the magnificent Smoke That Thunders first discovered by Dr. David Livingstone and still one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. The flow of water over the Victoria Falls is greatest during the wet months (February to June) but the falls are a magnificent sight at any time of year.
Day 7
Transfer to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Kasane Airport where you will be met and transferred to the Zimbabwean border. After completing immigration formalities, transfer 2-hours to your hotel near Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River.
  
Check in, settle in and relax whilst you catch your first glimpses of the magnificent Smoke That Thunders first discovered by Dr. David Livingstone and still one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. The flow of water over the Victoria Falls is greatest during the wet months (February to June) but the falls are a magnificent sight at any time of year.
Day 8
Today we recommend exploring the mighty Victoria Falls and its rainforest on foot, with magnificent views (we suggest you take your own raincoat, as those on hire are often well used).
 
Afterwards participate in one of many local optional activities such as a helicopter flight over the falls or an elephant-back safari, or simply relax and enjoy the facilities of your hotel.
 
In the late afternoon we recommend an optional Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River to see hippos, crocodiles and the abundant bird life.
Day 9
At leisure to explore the small town of Victoria Falls or relax on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River.
  
Adrenalin seekers can participate in many adventure activities such as canoeing in the gentler rapids above the falls, abseiling or white water rafting in the turbulent gorge below the falls (grade 5), or watch bungi jumping from Victoria Falls Bridge!
Day 10
Transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight home.
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