Okavango Horse Safaris

Okavango Horse Safaris was founded in 1986 and by PJ and Barney Bestelink, born from Barney's love of the horse and PJ's love of the bush and their aim to provide the ultimate safari experience. Horse safaris allow you to get much closer to the wildlife than in a vehicle.

Okavango Horse Safaris' routes cover different landscapes, including grassland savannah and seasonally flooded plains dotted with palm islands and mopane forests. The game trails you follow might possibly be the same routes as herds of elephant or buffalo and you may even get the opportunity to gallop alongside giraffe.


Star Rating
Game Viewing
Price Guide $$$

The Horses and tack are of the highest standard and they have a string of over sixty horses based in the Delta, mainly thoroughbreds, TB crosses, Arabians and American Saddle bred crosses and boerperds. English leather saddles with leather bridles, South African trails saddles are available.

The safaris are conducted on a private concession of over 2500 sq kilometers, using three different camps, offering a diverse and unique experience. Base camp has comfortable tents with private facilities, while the fly camps have dome tents or simply bedrolls beneath mosquito nets. Expect to have saddlebag breakfasts and picnic lunches during the day's ride. Riding groups are kept small and have a maximum of 8 guests, although larger groups can also be accommodated on request and non-riders are also welcome. Itineraries are built around a five, seven or ten nights with fixed departure dates and the itinerary can either be a combination of one base and one or two fly camps. 4-6 hours are spend in the saddle per day, whilst in the afternoons other activities are on offer like swimming, game drives, mokoros (traditional dug out canoe), bird watching or walking.

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