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See the Okavango Delta from a whole new perspective

17th July 2014 Print
Horseback safaris

Botswana's Okavango Delta is a unique ecosystem. It is the world's largest inland delta, surrounded by arid terrain and a magnet for dense concentrations of diverse wildlife including the Big Five and over 400 species of bird. Notably this is also a stronghold of the African Wild Dog and is considered by many to be Africa's premium wildlife destination.
Real Africa, tailor-made safari specialist based in Norfolk offers a range of different ways to experience the Delta including 4WD and lodge safaris, walking, horseback and canoe safaris.
One of the most novel ways to see the Delta is on horseback. Guests can canter across  the savannah, and ride through flood waters and channels seeing the lush wetland habitat of the Selinda Spillway from the saddle. Horseback safaris gives the opportunity to approach wildlife up close and from a new angle. Horses are well-schooled and safaris are led by an experienced guide.
A 6 day riding safari staying at Motswiri Camp in the Selinda Reserve including flights from the UK and transfers in Botswana costs from £2,880 per person this November and December on an all-inclusive basis.

Alternatively Real Africa suggests adding some adventure to a stay in Botswana by spending five days on the tranquil waters of the Selinda Spillway, a body of water linking the Okavango Delta to the Kwando and Linyanti water systems and well known for its population of elephant, buffalo and wild dogs. Explore by canoe during the day and enjoy the thrill of fly camping by night on beautiful remote islands.
This is a seasonal experience, running only when the Selinda Spillway floods annually. A five day/four night canoe safari departing from and returning to the Selinda airstrip costs from £1,785 per person on a full-board basis for departures between May and September next year.
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Horseback safaris