Articles Tagged 'Horseback Safari'

Into Africa: An Equestrian Safari Across Kenya’s Masai Mara

As our small propeller plane flew over the Ngong Hills, Nairobi quickly disappeared behind us. I immediately thought of scenes from Out of Africa, eager and excited to soon experience the Masai Mara in Kenya. "An experience of a lifetime," one is told to expect of the Mara. A safari that many on...

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Botswana’s Okavango Delta Horse Safari Photo Journey

Ride alongside animals like giraffes, warthogs and elephants on these African Horseback Safaris in the wilderness of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Experienced guides lead guests through water and on land for the ultimate horseback safari. The Okavango Delta is one of the world’s la...

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Okavango Delta- Fishing in a Hippo Pond

My experience catching and eating the freshest fish I've ever tasted in Botswana's Okavango Delta. by Darley Newman One becomes part of the environment while on safari. I spent each night in a tent – my alarm clock the sounds of the awakening Okavango Delta – if it ever wen...

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My Meerkat Experience in the Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

by Darley Newman We're editing the Botswana episodes and have found some fun behind the scenes that we'll be sharing with you. One is from my experience getting personal with a meerkat colony in the Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana.  Meerkats are very social animals and this pa...

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Thamalakane River Ride, Botswana

Ride the Thamalakane River in Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta, in Botswana. by Darley Newman Our second day of horse riding at Royal Tree Lodge, an upscale lodge on a private game reserve in Maun, took us into the Thamalakane River. The river is a record high levels this year, flo...

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Botswana Makgadikgadi Pans Horse Safari

Horse riding on the surface of the moon? Learn about one of my most extreme riding experiences. by Darley Newman One of the most unusual and coolest horse riding adventures that I’ve been able to experience was in Botswana. I explored the meandering shoreline of the remote and mysterious...

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Horse Safari Packing List & Tips

What to pack and what to leave at home for your horseback safari in Africa. by Darley Newman After experiencing four different horse safaris in diverse areas of Botswana, I’ve gotten a good handle on what to pack for your horseback safari. You definitely want to pack lightly and practica...

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More Wildlife Photos from Botswana’s Okavango Delta

An update from the field in Botswana's Okavango Delta. No, these animals do not sleep!  by Darley Newman If you read my previous posting from my game drive in Botswana, you saw some of the very cool photos of Botswana wildlife from the cameras that we set up with John Sobey while...

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Tracking Game on my Okavango Delta Horse Safari, Botswana

Game Drive with Night Vision in the Okavango Delta. What do those animals do at night!?!?! by Darley Newman We knew elephants, cats and other animals roamed through our camp in the Okavango Delta during our horse safari. We could hear the sounds as we went to sleep at night. In the morning, Gr...

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Meet Your Host- Tanzania Luxury Horseback Safaris

Meet Alison and Martin, your hosts for the African luxury horseback safarsi. Read about how Alison and Martin grew up, fell in love with horses, Africa, and each other.  Equitrekking: How did you end up in Africa leading horseback safaris? Martin: While in the UK, I was asked to help...