Okavango Horse Safaris
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Okavango Horse Safaris

Cantering through the floodwaters alongside the elegant motion of a giraffe, gently ambling past a large breeding herd of elephants, spending a week or more building a relationship with your horse and with the unique ecosystem, these are experiences that can never be forgotten.

Country

Botswana

Highlights

The horses are hand-picked and responsive; the guides are passionate and committed, and understand every inch of their playground: the vast and ever-changing Okavango Delta.

Need to Know

Kujwana is a tented camp on the banks of the Xudum river, on an island with shallow malapos (seasonal flood plains) and lagoons in the surounding area. Built on wooden decking in a forest of large trees there are six Meru tents with large ensuite bathrooms. Small groups of 6 guests can arrive on a Saturday or a Tuesday. Guests are transferred to and from Maun by helicopter, a 30 minute flight, the perfect way to start your safari. We operate in 2 private concessions covering two and a half square kilometers in the Okavango Delta, a world Heritage site. The camp is solar powered and horse dung is recycled into Biogas which fuels gas stoves for cooking. Bio Rock (solar powered sewage system) cleans the waste water. We currently support 8 children in our sponsored education program, each child put forward by our employees. These children have the wonderful opportunity of private education and further studies. We have been in the Okavango Delta since 1986 and were the first Horse Safari Operation in Southern Africa


SafarisSafaris


Safaris are run from Kujwana camp with only 6 guests, on a 5 or 7 night safari, departing on a Saturday or a Tuesday. All safaris ride between Kujwana and Mokolwane camp in the middle of their stay. Guests have the opportunity to undertake game drives, mokoro trips, walks and boat rides as well as daily riding. The Okavango Delta’s water system creates a unique safari experience with guests enjoying wonderful canters through shallow water, mokoro trips, and even swimming alongside the horses during peak flood season.


Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

The Okavango Delta is host to a hugely diverse array of flora and fauna. Large herds of elephant, zebra, giraffe, buffalo, tsessebe. Lechwe and impala are common place. Lions, leopards, wild dog and jackals (to name a few) are also regularly viewed. Rhino has been introduced. Exceptional birdlife including an endemic species The Slaty Eagret The delta also offers great birding opportunities due to the diverse habitat on offer.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

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FacilitiesFacilities

Swimming pool Kujwana Camp, Wifi Kujwana camp, Electric charging points, Bar, Library, Laundry.

AccommodationAccommodation

Accommodation at Kujwana camp is in 4 luxury Meru tents, each equipped with a verandah and en-suite along side 2 spacious river side suites. The camp has a covered main area and bar as well as a library and treehouse which has wonderful views over the Xudum river and is an ideal place to relax in the afternoons. Accomodation at Mokolwane camp is in five treehouses, each equipped with an en-suite and open verandah. The camp has wonderful views of the Matsibe river with a raised dinning area affording spectacular views. All accommodation has hot and cold running water, flush toilets and a daily laundry service. Locally produced organic toiletries are provided. 

AccoladesAccolades

Good Safari Awards:

Best Riding Safari Winner 2013

Best riding Safari Botswana Winner 2014

Best Riding Safari Africa and Botswana Winner 2015

Best Riding Safari Botswana 2016

SeasonSeason

Winter - June & July: Pleasant and dry during the day with cold nights. Sunshine everyday. Spring - August - October: Water peaks during August and then begins to drop. Temperatures becoming hot. Summer - November: Very hot with low water levels. Autumn - March & April: Last of the rains during March with temperatures dropping towards the end of April. Flood - starts during May creating exceptional game viewing opportunities as it moves through the area.

Average StayAverage Stay

7 nights.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

2016 prices: Low season - 480.00GBP per person/night Mid season - 570.00GBP per person/night High season - 640.00GBP per person/night Includes: accommodation, meals, drinks, activities and VAT.

£70 pppn accomodation suppliment to stay in one of our luxury riverside suites.

Children PolicyChild Policy

We accept children over 12 years of age unless special arrangement is made with the camp for younger children and family groups. In order for a child to ride we ask for a letter confirming the child's competence from an independent equine professional.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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Safari Awards Results History - Africa

Year Category W RU 3rd HC F N
2017 Best Community Focused Safari Property Nominee
2017 Best Design Nominee
2017 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Nominee
2017 Best Family Safari Experience Nominee
2017 Best Location Nominee
2017 Best Riding Safari Winner Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Safari Cuisine Nominee
2017 Best Value Safari Property Nominee
2016 Best Community Focused Safari Property Nominee
2016 Best Design Nominee
2016 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Location Nominee
2016 Best Riding Safari Runner Up Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Value Safari Property Nominee
2015 Best Community Focused Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Riding Safari Winner Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Value Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Mobile Safari Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Riding Safari Runner Up Finalist Nominee
2013 Best Riding Safari Winner Finalist Nominee

Safari Awards Results History - Botswana

Year Category W RU 3rd HC F N
2017 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2017 Best Design
2017 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2017 Best Family Safari Experience
2017 Best Location
2017 Best Riding Safari
2017 Best Safari Cuisine
2017 Best Value Safari Property
2016 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2016 Best Design
2016 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2016 Best Location
2016 Best Riding Safari
2016 Best Value Safari Property
2015 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2015 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2015 Best Riding Safari
2015 Best Value Safari Property
2014 Best Mobile Safari
2014 Best Riding Safari
2013 Best Riding Safari

- Winner (W)   - Runner Up (RU)   - Third Place (3rd)   - Highly Commended (HC)  
- Finalist (F)