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Horses and the desert

Horses and the desert

FROM PRICE: $ 2810

5 nights/6 days horse back safari in Makgadikgadi Pans and Kalahari Desert.

Explore the way the early explorers did - on horseback!

A fantastic 5 night horse riding safari, combining 3 nights at Camp Kalahari with 2 nights fly camping out on the Makgadikgadi saltpans. Simple, comfortable tented camps, beautiful scenery and desert adapted wildlife combined with excellent horses and guides.

Where is it?

Where is it?

The camps are located in the Kalahari Desert and Makgadikgadi salt pans, part of the Makgadikgadi-Nxai National Park in Botswana. 

What is the best time of year to go?

What is the best time of year to go?

The safari runs on two set departure dates per month throughout the year and there are distinct differences between the wet and the dry rides. 

Dry rides take place May to October; wet rides from October to end of April. The main difference between the two is the chance to see the Botswana wildebeest and zebra migration in the wet season. 

How to get there

How to get there

Fly to Johannesburg, and then on to Maun, Botswana. From Maun, transfer by light aircraft to Camp Kalahari.

Tips and Notes

Tips and Notes

A 3 night ride is also available - just ask. 

Long rides through incredible scenery.

Fly camp at Xau Xai. 

Sleep out on the pans under the stars.

Get up close and personal with meerkats.

Walk with Zu/'hoasi Bushmen trackers.

Game drives to experience unique desert wildlife.

Visit Chapman;s and Greens baobab. 

Children must be 12yrs or older and extremely confident and competent riders. 

Return to Botswana home


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