Macatoo - Botswana

Riding Safari

5 star rating   25 March 2023

Dija (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Every riders dream holiday | This holiday has been on my wish list for years and it didn’t disappoint. The horses are lovely and in great condition, some are a little strong, if you’re not used to that, let them know. They will do their best to match you to a horse you’ll enjoy. My favourite was Huff Puff - so well behaved for such a young horse, could have easily taken him home, closely followed by San who was a pleasure to ride.

We saw so much game, it really is quite incredible to get that close from horseback. One especially memorable moment was when we met 3, then 5…hmm 8, ooh 13, OMG 20 giraffes. And on one of the afternoon rides it felt like all of the animals came out to play - zebra, a lone wildebeest, impala, tsessebe and a small matriarchal herd of elephants strolled by in the background. It was truly magical. The whole experience is something I’ll never forget. My only regret is waiting until I’m 50 to do it. Big thank you to all of the team for taking care of me even with an injured back. I’d love to come back and ride in the floods.
[Becky from In The Saddle replies: Thank you very much for your feedback and we are so pleased you had such a brilliant time.]

The Riding

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The Accommodation

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Before Your Holiday

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Nothing to add - just a thank you to Becky for being so helpful.