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Botswana, a landlocked country in southern Africa, has a landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, which becomes a lush animal habitat during the seasonal floods. Luxury safari camps are common, and in the Delta’s Moremi Game Reserve, dug-out canoes are used to navigate past birdlife, hippos and crocodiles. On dry land, wildlife includes lions, leopard and black and white rhinos.

3 DAY KAYAKING ADVENTURE

Okavango Delta

Why not combine a safari with a 3 day mobile kayaking adventure. There is no better way of getting up close and personal with wildlife than floating silently past them and sleeping out under the African stars in the bush. 

Available: June, July, August

Includes: Park fees, all meals, transfers, accommodation, guide.

from 560$
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3 DAY VIC FALLS LUXURY ADVENTURE

Zimbabwe

You have traveled this far, why not visit the famous Victoria Falls. Be transferred by road and visit the adventure capital of Africa where you can go on helicopter flights, enjoy magical sunsets on the Zambezi River or walk with the lions.

Available: All year round

Includes: Deluxe accommodation, Lion encounter & sunset cruise combo, Elephant Back Safari Sunrise, Classic Zambezi sunset cruise, 15 minute Helicopter Flight over Vic Falls, local drinks, park fees and transfers.

from 2320$
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The remote and mysterious Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are also known as the  “Serengeti of the South” and riding with wild animals through sparkling floodplains makes this the ultimate African adventure.

These mounted Safaris are great for experienced riders whilst children and non-riders can enjoy the many activities on offer including boating, daytime/night game drives, mokoro, excursions and fishing.

The mounted safaris vary from 5-8 day tours and are packed with adventure. Each day of the Safari offers a unique journey of between 4-6 hours.

The remote and mysterious Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are also known as the  “Serengeti of the South” and riding with wild animals through sparkling floodplains makes this the ultimate African adventure.

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HORSE SAFARI
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Observing wildlife from horseback is like having your own big screen in the bush, this is high definition game viewing at its best.  Add the thrill of cantering through sparkling waters alongside  Giraffe and Zebra and you're talking adventure to the max!

The Okavango Delta is one of the world's largest inland deltas situated in the middle of the largest stretch of continuous sand in the world - the Kalahari basin. During the dry season riding is at a fast pace through the salt pans. Each year floods rain down from the North in Angola to create a myriad of islands, lagoons, water channels and flood plains. As the territory becomes almost inaccessible to vehicles, horseback is the best form of transport and the absolute best game viewing vehicle to enjoy the abundance of wildlife.  More than 400 species of resident and migrant birds, elephant, lion, hyena, wild dog, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, antelope, warthog, mongoose, monkey, genet and more call this home.

The remote and mysterious Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are also known as the  “Serengeti of the South” and riding with wild animals through sparkling floodplains makes this the ultimate African adventure. Qualified guides share their knowledge of this wilderness, using the horses to bring you closer to nature.

These mounted Safaris are great for experienced riders whilst children and non-riders can enjoy the many activities on offer including boating, daytime/night game drives, mokoro (traditional canoe) excursions and fishing. Horses vary in breed from Arabian to Kalahari-Arab cross breed and Namibian warmbloods, these creatures are loved, sure-footed and nimble. There is a horse for everyone, these beautiful horses range in size from 14 to 17 hands., with a choice of English or Trail saddles.

Camp Kalahari is a traditional thatched camp under the acacia and mokolwane palms of Brown Hyaena island. The camp is not fenced off, so animals pass through at all times of the day and night. Don't be surprised to see an elephant stroll past in the moonlight grazing between the tents or a troop of baboons playing in the morning sun.

Accommodation at Camp Kalahari is relaxed, family friendly with enough privacy and just the right amount of comfort. The tent interiors are classic old 1950’s safari style, replete with comfy four poster beds, crunchy cotton sheets, private hot water showers, stripy African blankets and hot water bottles in winter. The camp is an eclectic blend of African textiles, campaign style furniture antiques and the catering team always seems to impress and surprise!

For riders, the excitement begins at dawn after early morning coffee and a light breakfast. The type of riding and conditions depend entirely on the season, it could vary from galloping or even swimming through flood waters or wading through grasslands following giraffe, antelope, zebra or buffalo.  At the height of the migration season, the islands and adjoining grasslands are awash with zebra, wildebeest, hartebeest and ostrich - and of course the attendant predators.

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Riders and non-riders catch up for a scrumptious lunch around the shaded pool area, sharing tales of an exciting day in the bush.  Whilst some may disappear for an afternoon siesta, before afternoon tea,  other take guided walks or splash in the pool.

As the days draws to a close, the game viewing vehicles prepare to head out to admire the African sunset. Evening game drives in the Okavango Delta are perfect for photography. This is the chance to see some unique desert species such as springbok, gemsbok, red hartebeest and the elusive brown hyaena; a timid nocturnal, solitary forager, rarely seen by humans. Leopard sightings are not infrequent and the birdlife here in is some of the best in the world. Sunset is the best time to watch birds scramble up to the trees for their resting perch and there is always elephant or hippo interaction to enjoy whilst listening to the calls of the lion and hyena.

The mounted safaris vary from 5-8 day tours and are packed with adventure. Each day of the Safari offers a unique journey of between 4-6 hours.  Highlights include a visit to the famous Green’s Baobab (the third largest tree in Africa) traversed by David Livingstone on his journeys northwards. The magnificent trunk of this ancient tree is scarred with the initials of early travellers dating back some 150 years.  Visit the friendly meerkats and find out more about uses of plants and wildlife by walking with Bushmen and find out how they live in this harsh environment using ancient knowledge and survival skills.

As the days pass, riders get into a the Rythm of riding and relaxation, enjoying the African bush, wildlife and remote beauty of the “Seregenti of the South”.

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