Macatoo - Botswana

Riding Safari

5 star rating   20 July 2019

Walker Family (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Exceeding all expectations, wonderful hosts - unbelievable amount of game! | The riding was fantastic, an excellent way to do a safari. The horses knew their job inside out. You could stand on buckle end and watch the game, wander across the floodplains and in and out of trees on a loose rein and gallop across country with ease. Bernard, our guide, knew the land exceptionally well - this allowed fast gallops, short winding canters and weaving through the trees watching the game - and we had full confidence in him that we were safe to do so.

The Riding

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The Accommodation

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The accommodation was even better than we wished for. Comfortable mattresses, refreshing showers, laundry service to keep our very dusty clothes clean and a hot water bottle in bed every night! The chance to sleep in the treehouse made a very special touch - lying in bed surrounded by lions calling - something we will not forget! The food was fantastic- wonderful homemade pies, bobotie, 3 course suppers, the chance to eat Kudu casserole - how food can be so good and fresh when cooked in the middle of nowhere! Your every need was tended to - including a thirst quenching G&T when you stepped off your horses in the afternoon heat, or a warm flannel and a glass of champagne when you stepped off your horses after cantering through the dust at lunch time!

Before Your Holiday

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More information about what clothes to take and wear! We needed one less pair of shorts and a few more layers at the time of year we went. We had enough clothes to suffice though!

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A fantastic holiday!

Already recommended to many friends!