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Ditcheat, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2015

My wife and I visited Macatoo in May which provided beautiful weather but not too hot to ride in and the delta was rather wet! We didn't really know what to expect but it was just magical from start to finish. We were woken each day with a welcome cup of tea as we gazed out of the front of...

2Thank TomJonason
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Permanent tented camp. luxurious, spacious tents with decks overlooking the waters. Great hospitality and food, wonderful champagne lunches and dinner settings make unforgettable experience. Lovely, well cared for horses with amazing gallops through the flood waters. Amazingly close encounters with the wildlife leaving some unforgettable memories. Good riders would get the most out of this trip although non riders can...

1Thank kmsHerts
Pueblo Nuevo de Guadiaro, Spain
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Macatoo Camp is just magical ! The team is absolutely great. Very friendly and professional. Horses are perfectly cared. The food is delicious, the tents are very comfortable and the view from them is spectacular. The rides are really fun. We never know what we are going to see. Every day is an adventure. For those who don't want to...

Thank Kalisto99
Reviewed 2 June 2015

this is a very special place, made even more so by the great staff, the first rate horses and the awe inspiring location in the delta. For many many years I had dreamed of splashy canters through the flood plains and of galloping alongside giraffes. The reality met these high expectations. The animals you see are truly wild, this is...

Thank MissFussyBerkshire
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 30 January 2015

AI TripAdvisor Okavango The Best Game Drive Vehicle Safari lodges are, for the whole, much of a muchness. It has become a major fashion industry where they are all watching one another, and each new innovation is immediately copied and rolled out across the continent. In the business it’s called “what would Mrs Schwartz from the Hamptons want?” So it’s...

Thank eardstapper
Reviewed 10 October 2014

Just got around to writing a review of Macatoo camp which I visited in August with my husband and daughter. Its an unusual riding experience which is set to thrill the seasoned rider. In August the flood water is high and the horses are literally chest deep in the channels- sometimes trotting with a high gate you would expect of...

4Thank YMcC
Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 30 September 2014

When I planed my holiday in macatoo I thought it was for sure that it is an" once in a lifetime holiday". The problem now is, that I liked it so much that I want to go back. Food: Quality and quantity: very good! Stuff: like friends (funny, crazy and most of the time good behaved ;)) Tents:comfortable, but the...

3Thank tigerbee1311
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We spent two weeks in Botswana with our daughters over the summer. It was incredible overall (night safari, walking, mokoro canoe, mobile camp, car of course) but the clear highlight was our stay in Macatoo. Being the weakest rider of the family (and the trip organizer...) I only allocated 3 nights there but regretted it wasn't more. For us, the...

2Thank gloupsi
Reviewed 5 August 2014

It has always been a bucket list thing to ride in Africa and after looking in to all options this holiday seemed the best and I was not disappointed. This would rate as one of the best holiday I have even had. Iconic destinations included riding in Kenya in the Masai Mara with Gordie and Felicia Church in mobile tented...

3Thank jessieWanaka
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Totally bowled over by my recent trip to and stay at Macatoo with African Horseback Safaris! Horses & rides, guides, terrain, food, tents, comfort, support, friendship - everything! The trip in across the delta in a six-seater plane from Maun, and arrival by water to the camp was magical in itself. More experienced riders will thrive on the fast &...

2Thank Rhonda S

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African Horseback Safaris were early pioneers of horse riding safaris in Africa and, two decades later, we pride ourselves on offering one of the most unique and exciting horseback adventures in the world. Led by talented guides, our guests have 450,000 acres of pristine wilderness of the Okavango Delta to explore on calm, experienced horses, offering exhilarating rides alongside big game, such as giraffe, zebra and elephant. Combined with Macatoo, our luxurious tented bush camp accommodation in an exquisite African setting, we offer the riding adventure of a lifetime. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Macatoo Horseback Safari Camp

Address: Western Okavango Delta, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Okavango Delta
Price Range: $310 - $538 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Macatoo Horseback Safari Camp Hotel Okavango Delta
Macatoo Horseback Safari Camp Botswana/Okavango Delta
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“Every tent looks out over the floodplain - wildlife including giraffe and elephant just wander past!”
 of 5 bubbles ElspethM54, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Anywhere in camp is phenomenal!”
 of 5 bubbles Lucky7Traveler, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All good but honeymoon tent has a huge bath !”
 of 5 bubbles 234nickyc, 6 Sep 2015 | Read review
“I give this 5 out of 5, but it's not 5 star! All rooms are private and vary in distance from the main lodge”
 of 5 bubbles LaaLaa2705, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The honeymoon suite is amazing, it has a bath.”
 of 5 bubbles TomJonason, 8 Jul 2015 | Read review
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