SAFARI IN THE SADDLE
Safari on horseback is an exhilarating experience and the perfect way of getting close to many wild species. From the saddle, you can count the eyelashes of a giraffe at close quarters. Botswana has a unique array of horseback adventures in the desert regions of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans and the Kalahari as well as wet riding in the Okavango Delta.
In Botswana, our top picks are African Horseback Safaris for the Okavango Delta and Ride Botswana for the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. We can even offer shorter rides with Ride Botswana from Royal Tree Lodge near Maun for less experienced riders.
If you are heading to do some gorilla trekking in Uganda, for example, we recommend some sublime riding on beautiful thoroughbreds from Mihingo Lodge in Lake Mburo National Park. It is a good stopover halfway between Entebbe and the home of the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.