Macatoo - Botswana

Riding Safari

5 star rating   2 November 2019

Ann who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. an amazing bucket list trip | The horses were superb; brave, forward going and fit, responsive, well cared for and comfortable. The riding allowed you to observe the habitats and wildlife with minimal disruption and intrusion, which makes these safaris unique. Some of the game were oblivious to our presence, others inquisitive, some appeared to enjoy our company (the zebra) and we really appreciated the opportunity to 'take time, watch, listen and learn' under the expert and ever watchful eye our guide Bernie. If you didn't gel with your horse, or wanted one a tad slower or faster, Mod sorted you out with another trusty steed for the next ride, there were plenty to chose from. Whilst there was no opportunity for splashy canters, the dry terrain created opportunities for fast canters across the open plains, which were exhilarating.

The Riding

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

The Accommodation

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5 star rating
How would you rate the standard of the food?
5 star rating

Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

We were lucky enough to be put in the honeymoon suite, which exceeded our expectations in the level of comfort on offer, the water pressure for the showers could be better, but at the end of the day, this is a safari camp in the middle of nowhere, so what can you expect, and it certainly didn't mar our experience. Meal times were delightful, especially as we could chat with the wonderful staff who make this place so special. We particularly loved Simon, who announced the menu for every meal with aplomb, and he and his staff do an amazing job creating healthy hearty and tasty meals in what must be challenging conditions......

Before Your Holiday

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Plan and prepare for your holiday?
1 star rating
Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
1 star rating

How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

no comments, it was all fine

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

no comments, it was all fine

Do you have any other feedback for us?

we will have to start saving to come back when there is a flood, but will probably combine it with another trip to another country, and stay for a little less time.