Macatoo Camp is just magical. The team is friendly and professional and the horses are perfect.
Kelly 31 yrs, Spain, Read 5 reviews »
Okavango Delta, Botswana
- The guided riding matches their beautiful surroundings
- Amazing close encounters with wildlife leaving you with unforgettable memories
- The huge herds of game are unrivalled in all of Africa
Facilities includeSwimming pool Restaurant Bar Library
- Star bed
- Game drives
- Mokoro trip
- Horse riding
- Walking safaris
- Seasonal boating
Seasons in Botswana
About Macatoo Camp
Macatoo Camp is situated in a 500,000 acre private concession in the Delta.The Okavango is the largest inland delta in the world, a mix of labyrinth channels, palm fringed islands and fertile floodplains.
Our stunning camp features eight large luxury en-suite safari tents on raised wooden platforms overlooking floodplains where elephant, zebra, buck and the birdlife can be seen by visitors from their private verandahs or even bed! Centrally there is a large well-appointed mess tent and tucked away, a private pool.
Depending on the weather, longer safaris may include a ride out to our mobile fly camp, with traditional bucket shower and toilet. The camp is open year-round.
Macatoo features a new, tented 'honeymoon suite' complete with a bath on a raised platform and a larger private deck on which newlyweds and celebrating couples can enjoy a very special private dining experience. There is also a 'family and friends suite' consisting of two tents that are linked by a walkway and viewing deck above ground, to provide direct, easy access and peace of mind for parents.
The safaris are based at Macatoo Camp, situated on the western side of the Okavango Delta. Covering 17,000 km sq, the Okavango is the largest inland delta in the world, a mix of labyrinth channels, palm fringed islands and fertile floodplains.
How to get there
Most guests reach camp by flying from home to Maun via Johannesburg. Flights to Maun normally depart Joburg at 10am so you need to ensure that your international flight connects in order to avoid overnighting there. (BA, SAA and some Virgin flights connect with the Air Botswana flight to Maun). On your way home, if you have a choice of time for flights, book the latest available, but certainly not before 8pm in order to avoid overnighting in Joburg on your way home or even missing your international connection.
It is also possible to get to Maun via Victoria Falls, Windhoek and Cape Town so you can combine your horseback safari with a bungee jump, winetasting, a shopping spree at the V&A Waterfront or a climb up Table Mountain! Once in Maun, you will be met by one of our staff and introduced to your pilot who will fly you to our camp airstrip.
For those wanting to visit Victoria Falls before or after their safari with us, it is possible to fly directly from Macatoo camp to Kasane, an hour and half's scenic flight over the Delta. Kasane is located on the Botswana side of Victoria Falls and you then transfer by road to your destination in either Livingstone, Zambia or Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
When to go
When to go:
The best time to visit Botswana, if you are going to enjoy a safari, is during the dry season. The animals wear camouflage (all of them) and when the grass is short, and the trees have less foliage, it's harder for them to hide and so easier for you to spot. The dry season also means that the wildlife is forced to congregate around permanent water holes, or go for a daily drink along the river banks.
Botswana's dry season generally falls between May through October.
Accommodation at Macatoo Camp on a sharing basis
All meals and local beverages
Riding and Non-Riding activities
12% Government VAT
Visas, travel and medical insurance - which is essential
Return transport from your home to Maun/Kasane
Charter flight from Maun/Kasane to camp (see rates below)
Gratuities for camp staff and guides
Purchases from the curio shop
For riders and non-riders
Riding groups will normally be no more than 7 guests per group and riders should be aged 12 and over, and weigh less than 15 stone, 210 lbs or 95kgs. Over this you can enquire, but only if you are an advanced rider. We spend four to six hours a day in the saddle therefore riders would need to be riding fit and confident with their ability at all paces. We regret that we cannot take novice or beginner riders.
We welcome non riding spouses, partners, friends and children who can enjoy the many alternative activities on offer including game drives, seasonal boating, mokoro and fishing.
Travelling with children
There are no specific child friendly facilities available at the camp and the minimum riding age is 12 years. The camp has recently introduced a family room to the camp which consists of two interconnecting tents which is ideal for larger groups.
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