Horseback safari in Okavango Delta

Where and When
In some of the private reserves in the southeast of the Okavango Delta. Horse safaris are available all year round. During the months of January, February and December there is no minimum stay requirement. The accommodation is at the Kujwana camp only.
Duration and Minimum Stay
Daily horse riding takes between 4 and 6 hours. From March to November the minimum stay is 5, 7 or 10 nights. In these cases, the stay alternates between Kujwana camp and Mokolowane camp.
Horseback Safari
In the morning you will go horseback riding. Depending on the camp’s rides during your stay, the exact times may vary. On some days you will go out early and have a snack at the camp. During the ride, there is a stop for a picnic breakfast before the return to the camp. Every two hours guests dismount to walk for about 10 minutes. This practice is necessary to keep both the rider and the horse in good physical shape. There are also short breaks on the route, as well as a scheduled picnic lunch or breakfast. Afternoons for rest or other safari activities. On other days, the breakfast is at the camp with a midday stop for a picnic lunch before the return to the camp. Some afternoons are spent resting, while on other days there are 4 x 4 safaris, mokoro canoes and boat trips (depending on the water level in the delta).
More information
To be able to do horseback safaris in the Okavango it is required that you have an advanced level of riding. This means that the rider must be able to maintain the trot for stretches of 10 minutes in a row; feel comfortable riding at whatever pace is set and must be able to control the horse in any situation. Furthermore, this is essential, being able to gallop without problem in a situation of trouble. It is important that the rider ride regularly to have the appropriate physical condition for safaris, especially in high season when the minimum stay is 5 nights. Likewise, it must be remembered that even for experienced riders, chafing is common, so it is something that you should keep in mind. The maximum weight of the rider is 90 kg. Horseback safaris are shared with other camp guests and are carried out in groups of a maximum of 8 riders. The camp has more than 60 horses. Although there are other activities that take place, the main activity is horseback safaris. If any of your group members do not have the described skills, instead of going on horseback safaris in the morning, they can do other safari activities while the rest are riding.