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.

Best period

Year-round

Price

From € 4.555

Ideal length

8 days/7 nights

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Highlights

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.
Experience the thrill of staying entirely surrounded by nature in a mobile camp.

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?

After a 10-year riding break, I made the decision to return to horseback riding at Monte Velho, and it turned out to be an unforgettable experience. The fantastic location, delicious food, and the camaraderie of the group, along with personalized dressage lessons and trail rides for each rider, ensured that I had an exceptional stay!
Laure-Anne made sure I had the trip of my life. I received quick answers to all the questions I had beforehand, and noticed that she really thought along with us and lived with us towards our departure. During our trip, everything was arranged down to the last detail. I am already dreaming of a new horseback riding trip via Outside the Corral!
Céline Woltman
I travelled to Ireland as a non-rider and fully enjoyed the trip! The preparation went very smoothly, everything was prepared down to the last detail. Laure-Anne's enthusiasm made me very excited for departure. I am still reminiscing on the beautiful room, the friendly service, the delicious food and the tranquillity of nature during my walks.
Katrin Lauwers
From the idea of and all the way throughout the experience, I felt wonderfully guided by Outside the Corral. Laure-Anne helped me find just the trip I was hoping to have this April, right at the start of the season in Europe. Looking forward to my next one ahead! This time, I will take my dad and my sister with me. Can warmly recommend this agency.

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