This Okavango horseback safari makes use of a single camp and all rides and safaris leave from here.
Macatoo Camp is a luxury tented bush camp located in heart of the Okavango Delta.
Eight spacious tents are set on individual raised platforms, offering guests panoramic views of the flood plain.
A variety of sleeping configurations offer flexible accommodation to suit every need, whether honeymoon privacy or family comfort.
The newly-built honeymoon tent for couples celebrating any special occasion, has an additional deck for private dining as well as a raised double tub bath overlooking the floodplain.
The ‘family and friends suite’ comprises two tents, directly linked by a raised walkway and viewing deck above ground. This provides direct, easy access for parents, children and single travellers who are anxious about sleeping alone.
Significantly, a swimming pool deck offers refreshing relaxation between rides and activities. And of course, that omnipresent flood plain is always in full view. Elephants and giraffe often come very close to the deck and the pool doubles as a popular watering hole for passing families of baboons.
A short drive from camp, atop a long, sturdy ladder, a magical tree platform hosts lunches, drinks and the occasional sleepover under the African night sky.
Macatoo’s string of nearly 50 horses are all schooled and well-mannered.
They comprise Thoroughbreds, Namibian Hanoverian, Percherons and Kalahari-Arab crossbreeds ranging between 14hh and 18 hh (140-180cm).
Each horse is recognised and appreciated for its unique ability and personality and every effort is made to match every horse with the most suitable rider.
From approx US $ 6200 per rider, sharing (2021)
From approx US$ 5620 per non-rider, sharing (2021)
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- Unless otherwise specified, all prices shown on the website are based on mid/shoulder season rates. These prices will change for travel in low / high season
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TRIP PRICE INCLUDES
Accommodation at Macatoo Camp on a shared basis
All meals and local beverages
Riding and Non-Riding activities
Charter flights from/to Maun
TRIP PRICE EXCLUDES
Visas and full travel and medical insurance – which is essential
Gratuities for camp staff and guides
Purchases from the curio shop
Any optional additional activities undertaken from camp (for example, heli sightseeing)
WHEN TO TRAVEL
Okavango horseback safaris operate year round
The green season in Botswana runs from December through March, during which time there can be heavy rain. This may come in prolonged downpours or in afternoon thunderstorms.
The dry season runs from June to October, during which the days are warm and the nights cold. However, little to no rain falls in these months.
YOU SHOULD KNOW
Riders must be:
- Over 12 years old
- Riding fit and confident at all riding paces
- Weigh no more than 95kgs (210lbs / 15 stone).
A maximum of eight riders make up each group, to ensure the best possible standards of safety and enjoyment.
Be prepared to spend up to six hours a day in the saddle.
This holiday is not suitable for novice or beginner riders.
There are risks involved with riding horses generally
The presence of wild and potentially dangerous animals presents additional risk
For these reasons guests are required to sign an indemnity form before participating