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RIDE AND WALK BOTSWANA

This fabulous five-night horse-riding safari encompasses some of Botswana wildest and most breathtaking landscape around the Selinda spillway. The reserve is unusual in its clear definition between floodplains and permanently dry areas, making it uniquely suited to both riding and walking safaris. It is up to you whether you wish to spend your whole safari on a horse or on foot, or to mix the two.

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Ride and Walk Botswana Five Day Itinerary

Day One
: On arrival in Maun you are met and transferred by light aircraft  to our camp.  The flight is approximately 40 minutes.  On arrival at the airstrip, you are met and transferred to Motswiri camp which is a short drive away.  Depending on your time of arrival, we will have a light lunch or tea with time to settle in before getting ready for the evening ride where you can get to know your horse.  After the ride, we will return for a three course, candlelit dinner.


Day Two: Awoken by a cup of tea or coffee in bed, followed by a light breakfast you then ride out along the spillway where we hope to see elephant, giraffe and if lucky, the rare and beautiful roan and sable antelope.  We return back to camp for lunch then a well earned siesta before heading off again for a gentle evening ride.


Day Three: While staff pack up we leave for our fly camp riding East along the Selinda Spillway.  On reaching ‘Hidden Heronary’ we find our fly camp overlooking a breathtaking pool with superb birdlife and hopefully our resident pod of hippo. Here we stay for the night. The afternoon may be spent swimming or walking. Fires are lit at night to create a strong human presence to keep watch.


Day Four: Having kept watch under the stars the next morning we splash through water along the false spillway to the North of the Selinda Spilway which is home to the elusive roan and sable antelope.  En route, we are likely to see elephant, giraffe, zebra and impala.   We head back to Motswiri camp for lunch.


Day Five:  For our last full day we ride to the East of Motswiri camp and towards the huge flood plains along the boundary of the concession area.   The evening offers a last quiet ride with a surprise sundowner on your ride back to Motswiri.
 

Day Six: For your final ride we will decide which route to take depending on what we have come across over the past few days. We will make sure that we get you back in plenty of time to get ready for your onward flight out of Motswiri.



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