Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana

Untamed Horseback Safari Across Botswana

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Maun, Okavango Delta, Kalahari, Xai Xai...

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Suggested Duration

11 Days

Gallop into an untamed world with this unique horseback adventure across Botswana. You’re not just observing. You become part of the natural world and experience the wildlife from a thrilling proximity. Explore wilderness that’s only accessible in a saddle, relish intimate encounters with Africa’s great mammals, and lose yourself in the evocative charms of the wild. Covering the Kalahari and the Okavango, this is the adventure of a lifetime.

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Trip Highlights

  • Become part of the wildlife and experience Botswana’s wild game from an unfathomable proximity
  • Spend eight days riding across vast open expanses of African wilderness
  • Gallop alongside zebra and then slow down to approach large herds of elephant, buffalo, and giraffe
  • Cross huge swathes of untamed landscapes that can only be explored on horseback
  • Immerse yourself in the endless waterways of the Okavango Delta by splashing across ancient channels and cantering through glistening lagoons
  • Spend four days exploring the Makgadikgadi-Nxai Pans National Park, riding through shimmering salt pans, lavish grassland, and remote Kalahari woodland
  • Surround yourself with the sounds of the wild by sleeping in secluded camps and unique tree houses, each hand-picked accommodation providing an excellent level of comfort in the bush
  • Complete the trip with two days of game drives and serenity at a luxury lodge that overlooks a waterhole

Starting Price

$8,905 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

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  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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