Ride Botswana
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Ride Botswana

The 2014 Winner of Best Riding Operator in Africa is personally run and guided by David and Robyn Foot with 30 years of experience in the safari world. Their passion and enthusiasm for the African wilderness will rub off on you!

Country

Botswana

Highlights

The ever changing Makgadikgadi, covered by thousands of zebra and wildebeest during the last surviving migration in southern Africa and then the vast emptiness of the Pans with long canters in the moonlight and nights spent under the stars with our horses tethered close by.

Need to Know

Our Kalahari Ride runs out of the award winning Uncharted Africa camps – Jacks, San or Camp Kalahari – and takes us into the vast and mysterious Makgadikgadi Pans. Our Thamalakane River Ride runs out of the luxurious Royal Tree Lodge allowing us to explore the outer edge of the Okavango Delta.


SafarisSafaris


The Kalahari Ride. 3-7 nights on horse back along the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans that dominate the heart of the Kalahari. The Thamalakane River Ride. 2-7 nights exploring on horse back the outer reaches of the Okavango Delta. Privately guided safaris with David Foot throughout Africa.


Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

The Kalahari Ride - tens of thousands of zebra and wildebeest during the migration season. Meerkats and rare desert adapted species - aardwolf, brown hyena, bat eared foxes - as well as wandering elephants, cheetah and the infamous black maned Kalahari lions.
The Thamalakane River Ride - giraffe, plains game including kudu, oryx, eland, zebra, springbok and along the waterways hippo and crocodiles.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

The Kalahari Ride - walks with the San Bushmen, historical baobabs, habituated meerkats, stone age tools.
The Thamalakane River Ride - riding to traditional cattle posts, cultural activities in the nearby town of Maun, river trips by boat or mekoro, scenic flights over the Okavango Delta.

AccommodationAccommodation

Kalahari Ride - luxury en suite tented camps - Jacks, San or Camp Kalahari - with some nights in a fly camp consisting of walk in dome tents and bucket showers and some nights on bedrolls under the stars. Thamalakane River Ride - luxury en suite tented lodge.

AccoladesAccolades

Safari Awards: 2014 Best Riding Operator in Africa - Winner.
Safari Awards: 2015 Best Riding Safari - Highly Commended.
Safari Awards: 2016 - Nominee.

We Are Africa Awards: 2015 - Shortlisted Innovation Category

SeasonSeason

Kalahari Ride - migration season December-April.
Dry season May-September.
Thamalakane River Ride - all year.

Average StayAverage Stay

Kalahari Ride - 5 night mobile out of Camp Kalahari SDD 

Kalahari Ride - 3 nights out of Jacks Camp, San Camp, Camp Kalahari

Thamalakane River Ride - 3 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

Kalahari Ride US$750 per person per night
Thamalakane River Ride US$450 per person per night

Children PolicyChild Policy

Child friendly - on the Kalahari Ride they must be competent riders. On the Thamalakane River Ride all are welcome.

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 Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Location Nominee
2017 Best Mobile Safari Finalist Nominee
2017 Best New Safari Property Nominee
2017 Best Riding Safari Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Safari Cuisine Nominee
2017 Best Safari Guiding Team Nominee
2017 Best Safari House Nominee
2017 Best Safari Spa / Retreat Nominee
2017 Best Value Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2017 Best Walking Safari Nominee
2017 Most Romantic Safari Property Nominee
2016 Best Community Focused Safari Property Nominee
2016 Best Design Nominee
2016 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Nominee
2016 Best Family Safari Experience Nominee
2016 Best Location Nominee
2016 Best Mobile Safari Nominee
2016 Best Riding Safari Third Place Finalist Nominee
2016 Best Safari Cuisine Nominee
2016 Best Value Safari Property Nominee
2016 Best Walking Safari Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Community Focused Safari Property Nominee
2015 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Riding Safari Finalist Nominee
2015 Best Safari Cuisine Nominee
2015 Best Value Safari Property Nominee
2015 Best Walking Safari Finalist Nominee
2014 Best Mobile Safari Finalist Nominee
2014 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 Mobile Safari
2017 Best New Safari Property
2017 Best Riding Safari
2017 Best Safari Cuisine
2017 Best Safari Guiding Team
2017 Best Safari House
2017 Best Safari Spa / Retreat
2017 Best Value Safari Property
2017 Best Walking Safari
2017 Most Romantic Safari Property
2016 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2016 Best Design
2016 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2016 Best Family Safari Experience
2016 Best Location
2016 Best Mobile Safari
2016 Best Riding Safari
2016 Best Safari Cuisine
2016 Best Value Safari Property
2016 Best Walking Safari
2015 Best Community Focused Safari Property
2015 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property
2015 Best Riding Safari
2015 Best Safari Cuisine
2015 Best Value Safari Property
2015 Best Walking Safari
2014 Best Mobile Safari
2014 Best Riding Safari

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