Macatoo - Botswana

Riding Safari

5 star rating   12 May 2018

I was given two horses (Fartal and Macoco) who suited me perfectly. They were both calm, well mannered horses, which did not shy despite other horses around them shying. I felt safe on both of them.

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
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How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

I loved our tent and the deck with the fabulous view. Comfortable beds, clean bathroom, nice loo. It was great hanging out on the deck all afternoon in the shade. A perfect spot.

The food was really tasty and healthy.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

The list of things to bring was excellent and proved really useful. I spoke at length with Abbie about the riding, but was never quite sure if I was going to ride. In the end I emailed Macatoo directly who sent me photos of the trail saddle and made notes about my desire to neck rein. I felt Abbie took a cautious approach to my ability to ride, which was absolutely the right approach considering the riding is very full on.

How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

That was all fine.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

Totally amazing. Katie was really great. She chose wonderful horses for me, had the trail saddle ready, and was super helpful and friendly. We had an excellent guide (Thabo) and back up rider (MD). They were both really knowledgable and went out of their way to make the holiday a truly unique experience. The location is really special and the tents were lovely.

I would recommend this holiday to my friends who can ride really well. Abbie was right, you do need to be able to control your horse in a fast canter!