Botswana & Victoria Falls Horseback Safari

8 nights • From $9,265

An Equestrian Safari

Galloping beside giraffe and zebra, but skirting around lions and elephants, is the biggest thrill a horse rider can have (intermediate and advanced riders only). Explore three different areas of Botswana over this exciting 10-day safari, culminating in colonial elegance at Victoria Falls.
8 Nights
4 Destinations
Destination

Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana

Day 2-5

Farmlands in the far east of Botswana consolidated to become Mashatu, a privately owned game reserves with the largest elephant population on private land. You're almost guaranteed to see leopard and lion, and possibly cheetah. Specialties include exciting horseback safaris, mountain biking, guided bush walks and night drives, with Tswana rangers and trackers showing guests some exhilarating game viewing.

Accommodation

Mashatu Tent Camp

3 Nights

If you want sedate and sedentary this is not the camp for you! It’s for adventurous families who want to mountain bike, horseback ride and walk amongst big game, like elephant herds 200-strong and a high number of predators!

Destination

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Day 5-8

The allure of the Okavango is its range of habitats, turned into a magical water wonderland by annual floodwaters. This swirl of green on saturated Kalahari sand can be seen from space, and creates an idyllic environment for animals. Incomparable game-viewing options vary from boat, mokoro canoe, 4X4, on foot and an aerial overview from the light aircraft to your lodge.

Accommodation

Macatoo Camp

3 Nights

Galloping through the Okavango Delta floodplains on horseback, keeping pace with loping giraffes, knowing there are elephants, buffaloes and lions about, is hugely exciting for experienced riders only. Non-riding partners can enjoy game drives, seasonal boating, mokoro (dugout canoes) and fishing.

Destination

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Day 8-10

The mighty Zambezi plummets some 350 feet, in the widest unbroken curtain of falling water in the world. Known as Mosi-oa-Tunya ‘The Smoke That Thunders’, this powerful spectacle is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It beckons adventurers for white water rafting, bungee jumping and the exhilarating helicopter ‘Flight of Angels’.

Accommodation

Ilala Lodge

2 Nights

Super-comfortable Ilala lodge is in the middle of the vibrant little town of Victoria Falls, and the closest accommodation from which to walk to the magnificent cascades of Victoria Falls; one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Destination

Johannesburg, South Africa

Day 10

Depart

Botswana & Victoria Falls Horseback Safari

An Equestrian Safari

8 Nights
4 Destinations

From

$9,265

This is a sample itinerary and the price is an estimate, used for rough planning purposes only and is subject to change. Actual prices and availability must be finalized by one of our trip planners who will contact and confirm pricing with all accommodations and operators.

or call one of our expert coordinators directly at 1.800.995.8689

In Our Travelers' Words

At the end of the day our travelers are most qualified to describe the African safari experience, and they certainly say it best.

The Peacock Family
Multi-Generational Safari

"Our youngest, Emily is almost 7. And mom and dad are in their late 70's. And the rest of us fall somewhere in between - and I can tell you we ALL just had the best time! It's tricky to have a plan that appeals to everyone. The thought of our daily adventure was so exciting, that no one minded the early morning wake-ups - not even the teenagers! They were often the first ones on the jeep - as they couldn't wait to start the drive each day."

The Ousterhout Family
Family Safari

"My father-in-law had always wanted to go to Africa, and invited us all to go with him to celebrate his 80th birthday. We went with no expectations, and the trip was beyond anything we could have imagined. In each camp we were exhilarated to be so unbelievably close to animals. Our guides really turned the safari into an educational experience for the girls with in-depth discussions on not just the wildlife, but also history, culture, and the relationship between tourism and the environment. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime trip – but we hope to return."

Tamar Sherer & Chris Cooper
Active Safari

"This was our fourth trip to Africa, and by far the best. We keep going back because we love the whole experience: the people, the wildlife, their behavior, the environment, the accommodations, the music, everything. We chose Bushtracks for this custom adventure with two goals: to see the migration and to see the gorillas. Experiencing the migration was like witnessing a miracle in process. Could it get any better? Yes - the gorilla treks were the most exhausting thing we've ever done, but worth every exhilarating ache. Amazing!"

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