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Posted on December 22, 2021
If you’ve always wondered what it might be like to spend Christmas on horseback in snowy Iceland, or sunny South Africa, then you might enjoy our next few blog posts. In the run-up to Christmas, we’ll be sharing how ride operators around the world usually spend the festive season.
Next up is Botswana, where we’ll find out how Christmas looks at Macatoo in the Okavango Delta.
Christmas at Macatoo is a beautiful time of year, the annual rains have started and the bush is a vibrant green with new life everywhere you look! The leopard tortoises suddenly seem to appear and their hatchlings are tiny. The baobab tree has leaves giving a stunning back drop for lunch on Christmas Day, though with Macatoo you never know where lunch might be!
Guests ride on Christmas morning, with a champagne lunch and then a chance to relax for the afternoon siesta.
The horses get an extra treat of carrots and apples with their feed when they come in from the paddock.
After a gentle evening ride or game drive guests enjoy sundowners, it’s rainy season so often the cloud formations produce something spectacular for Christmas Day!
In the evening guests have an African braai, sitting around a festive table and with any luck Father Christmas will have left a little something!
Many thanks to Katie from Macatoo for this great insight into Christmas in the Okavango Delta.
If you are keen to ride in the Delta, then please do email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 1299 272 997 for more information.