Macatoo Camp Maun
Macatoo Camp, the Horseback Safari Camp, is situated on the western side of the
Okavango Delta, Botswana. The riding terrain from camp is scenically varied in
Luxury Tented Safari Camp Accommodation: The camp features large, walk-in, twin bedded tents, each with their own en-suite shower and loo. Centrally there is a large furnished mess tent and tucked away a private pool. On the longer safaris guests have the opportunity to experience the thrill of riding out to a mobile fly-camp.
Activities Include: Horseback safaris, game drives, helicopter rides, bird walks, night drives, seasonal boating, canoeing and fishing.
Number of Riders: Riding groups will normally be no more than 7 guests. The camp accommodates 12 guests in all.
Age Limit: 12 years and over. Anyone over 60 needs to be riding fit and strong.
Rider's Weight Limit: Strictly 15 stone, 210lbs or 95kgs. Over this, you will need to enquire, but only if you are an advanced rider.
Riding Ability: The safaris are for riders. We spend 4 to 6-hours a day in the saddle. You will need to feel confident about keeping up with the group, capable of riding at all paces; rising to the trot and controlling your horse at the canter. You may be required to gallop out of trouble, so we can not take beginners. It will be at the discretion of the company whether you will be permitted to ride, taking into consideration your safety and enjoyment and that of the group as a whole. You will be required to complete our questionnaire.
Horses: A variety of Thoroughbreds, Namibian Hanovarians, Arabs and Kalahari-Arabs crosses, ranging from 14 - 16.2 hands (140-165cm).
Tack: There are good quality English and Western style trail saddles, each with their own water bottle.
Climate: The flood waters normally arrive in May or June and recede in early October. See below for a summary of the seasons.
Luggage Limit: 26lbs (13kg) per person in soft bags so as to fit on the light aircraft. Excess baggage can be stored in our Maun office.
What to Bring
We recommend a light-weight riding hat.
A shade hat with strap.
Two pairs of light-weight riding shoes or 1 pair and 1 pair of long rubber boots for the flood season (May to end of August).
Sunglasses on string, riding gloves and bandana.
Bush colour riding clothes (not white):
* 2 pairs of cotton riding trousers.
* 2 long sleeved shirts.
* 1 jersey, fleece or multi- pocketed waistcoat.
* 1 light weight waterproof windbreaker jacket.
Four pairs sock and underwear (we recommend unpadded cycling shorts for men).
Shorts, T shirts, sarong, bathing costume and sandals.
Sun block, lip salve, insect repellant, talcum powder and malaria pills (consult your doctor).
Torch and binoculars.
Film and a camera on a strong shoulder strap, preferably in a waterproof pouch to be secured to your belt. Otherwise a strong zip lock plastic bag.
Rates per room per night, specials, meals, children policy: on request
Flight transfers from Maun/Kasane
DRONESBERG AERIAL PHOTO/VIDEO: https://www.facebook.com/dronesberg
Contact & reservations:
|Accommodation in the area
|Activities in the area
|Drifters Maun Camp
|Gunn's Main Camp
|Okavango River Lodge
|Cresta Riley's Hotel
|Gunn's Bush Camp
|Island Safari Lodge
|Motsentsela Tree Lodge
|Rhino Executive Lodge
|Mokoro day & overnight trips
|Thamalakane River Lodge
|The Old Bridge Backpackers
|Sedia Riverside Hotel
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