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Ride Botswana

The 2014 Winner of Best Riding Operator in Africa is personally run and guided by David and Robyn Foot with 30 years of experience in the safari world. Their passion and enthusiasm for the African wilderness will rub off on you!




The ever changing Makgadikgadi, covered by thousands of zebra and wildebeest during the last surviving migration in southern Africa and then the vast emptiness of the Pans with long canters in the moonlight and nights spent under the stars with our horses tethered close by.

Need to Know

Our Kalahari Ride runs out of the award winning Uncharted Africa camps – Jacks, San or Camp Kalahari – and takes us into the vast and mysterious Makgadikgadi Pans. Our Thamalakane River Ride runs out of the luxurious Royal Tree Lodge allowing us to explore the outer edge of the Okavango Delta.


The Kalahari Ride. 3-7 nights on horse back along the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans that dominate the heart of the Kalahari. The Thamalakane River Ride. 2-7 nights exploring on horse back the outer reaches of the Okavango Delta. Privately guided safaris with David Foot throughout Africa.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

The Kalahari Ride - tens of thousands of zebra and wildebeest during the migration season. Meerkats and rare desert adapted species - aardwolf, brown hyena, bat eared foxes - as well as wandering elephants, cheetah and the infamous black maned Kalahari lions.
The Thamalakane River Ride - giraffe, plains game including kudu, oryx, eland, zebra, springbok and along the waterways hippo and crocodiles.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

The Kalahari Ride - walks with the San Bushmen, historical baobabs, habituated meerkats, stone age tools.
The Thamalakane River Ride - riding to traditional cattle posts, cultural activities in the nearby town of Maun, river trips by boat or mekoro, scenic flights over the Okavango Delta.


Kalahari Ride - luxury en suite tented camps - Jacks, San or Camp Kalahari - with some nights in a fly camp consisting of walk in dome tents and bucket showers and some nights on bedrolls under the stars. Thamalakane River Ride - luxury en suite tented lodge.


Safari Awards: 2014 Best Riding Operator in Africa - Winner.
Safari Awards: 2015 Best Riding Safari - Highly Commended.
Safari Awards: 2016 - Nominee.

We Are Africa Awards: 2015 - Shortlisted Innovation Category


Kalahari Ride - migration season December-April.
Dry season May-September.
Thamalakane River Ride - all year.

Average StayAverage Stay

Kalahari Ride - 5 night mobile out of Camp Kalahari SDD 

Kalahari Ride - 3 nights out of Jacks Camp, San Camp, Camp Kalahari

Thamalakane River Ride - 3 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

Kalahari Ride US$750 per person per night
Thamalakane River Ride US$450 per person per night

Children PolicyChild Policy

Child friendly - on the Kalahari Ride they must be competent riders. On the Thamalakane River Ride all are welcome.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Ride Botswana's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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