Okavango Delta Ride

Declared the 1.000th World Heritage Site, the unique Okavango Delta is a horse rider’s paradise. Add the fact that your luggage and a lightweight mobile camp is transported by mekoros (traditional dugout canoes) and you know that you’ll have lots of stories to take home.

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From € 4.455

Ideal length

8 days/7 nights


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Discover one of the world’s most special ecosystem, the Okavango Delta, from horseback.
Enjoy a serene trip in a mokoro, a traditional dugout canou.
Encounter abundant wildlife on horseback and become part of the herd.
Choose for one of the most environmentally friendly safaris in Botswana.

Quick facts

  • Horseback Safaris
  • 8 days/7 nights
  • Intermediate to experienced
  • Groups up to 8
  • 4 - 5 hours/day in the saddle
  • Maun

At a glance

This seven-night mobile horse safari will take you through the Okavango Delta, one of the world’s largest inland river systems and one of its most incredible wildlife sanctuaries. Each year an influx of water from Angola (1000 kilometres to the north) floods into the Delta to create this natural miracle: a patchwork of river channels, lagoons, islands and floodplains. The area is a magnet for birds and wildlife (incl. elephants, kudu, buffalo, giraffe), making it the ideal safari destination at any time of the year. The feeling of exploring this water wilderness on horseback is indescribable.

You’ll have the opportunity to ride both in the mornings as in the evenings. Occasionally you’ll have the option to carry out other activities, such as a tranquil journey in a mokoro (not to miss when in the Okavango!) or a bush walk to learn some tracking skills. There is no set itinerary during your safari with the location of the camp depending on water levels and wildlife movements. The emphasis is on the experience, the beauty of the Okavango and top level guiding. The riding and the horses are fabulous, the wildlife is incredible and the food (cooked over a log fire) is fantastic.

More information

The Okavango Delta ride doesn’t use a permanent riding camp. A lightweight mobile camp is transported by mekoros poled by members of the local community, who live on the fringes of the Delta and know it intimately. When the water levels are too low for the mekoros to navigate, a train of pack donkeys takes over. This means that there are no vehicles involved during this safari. Along with working in partnership with the local community, this safari offers a genuinely sustainable experience. The mobile camp is very comfortable in lightweight tents with standing room, fully made up stretcher beds, bucket showers and short drop loos.

There are a number of seven-night set departure dates throughout the year for a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 8 participants. Upon request other dates for 3 nights or more are possible for a minimum of 2 participants, please contact us for more information.

What do others say?

Fantastic horseback safari in Botswana! Everything was perfectly arranged from start to finish. If we had questions during the preparations, Laure-Anne was always there for us! An unforgettable experience with fantastic guides and staff, well-cared horses, super delicious food and much more. Everything met my expectations and more. Outside the Corral will definitely see me back for my future riding holidays!
Ellen Roosen
I had a great trip to Iceland. Laure-Anne was very involved in my trip and gave good information beforehand. After I had the itinerary from her, my expectations were high, and it was even better than I had hoped. The partner in Iceland, Eldhestar, had everything done perfectly. The horses were in good spirits, which was very important to me, and had energy for ten. In short, a top experience!
I had an absolutely incredible time with my daughter at Castle Leslie in Ireland. The accommodations were stunning, and we were treated to excellent guidance and fantastic horses. Whether you're a seasoned rider or someone with little jumping experience, the cross-country riding at Castle Leslie is an exhilarating experience. Thank you to Laure-Anne and Outside the Corral for the great guidance and personal approach!
Inge Meijers
I've always dreamed of a riding holiday abroad. After all, with a horse you get to places you never reach otherwise. Determined to embark on this journey alone, I stumbled upon Outside the Corral. Instantly, it felt right. Their website exuded clarity and honesty, instilling a sense of trust within me. What truly resonated was that Laure-Anne, the founder, had personally experienced the destination. She had witnessed the people, interacted with the horses, and ensured impeccable organization and care for these majestic creatures. This attention to detail gave me a comforting sense of security. Before the trip, I reached out with a few questions, and the communication was fantastic. Laure-Anne shared a brief account of her own experience, fostering a sense of familiarity. It also reassured my loved ones back home. I also liked the idea that you can communicate in your own language in case something happens. There are far too many incredible moments to recount them all, but the entire experience was an enchanting tapestry. The horses were exceptionally well-cared-for, reflecting the passion and devotion of the knowledgeable duo who led our journey. And great travel companions, with whom I visited special places, saw beautiful views and had a lot of fun.

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