Finger on the Pulse with African Travel Solutions
BOTSWANA IS MY COUNTRY OF CHOICE THIS WEEK; WITH EMPHASIS ON THE DIFFERENT WAYS IT CAN BE SEEN SHOULD YOU BOOK YOUR SAFARI WITH PULSE AFRICA.
HORSES – If you are comfortable on a horse (by this I mean you won’t fall off when it takes off at a gallop), then this is arguably the most exciting and interesting way to view wildlife. Ride and Walk is one company we love to support as not only do they offer riding, they have a host of other activities on offer. Non riders can choose to walk, be paddled in a mokoro, view game from a motor boat or settle for a bit of fishing. The camp is based in the Selinda Reserve and as it has no set safari departures, you can choose for how long you stay and what you do during that time.
HORSE, MOKORO, BOAT, VEHICLE AND FOOT – African Horseback Safaris are situated on the western game rich side of the Okavango Delta. Visitors here have the choice of viewing game from horseback, vehicle, mokoro, motor boat or on foot. An added attraction is taking part in an eco-safari, working alongside guides and ecologists to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of this extraordinary inland Delta, the largest in the world.
RIDING IN THE DESERT/ CANOEING ON A RIVER – Ride Botswana takes you to a different part of Botswana, the Makgadikgadi Pans. Here you will find set dates for safaris which are five nights long, with time at Camp Kalahari as well as a couple of nights camping out in the Pans. Ride Botswana will also take you on a three night canoe trail through the Selinda Spillway, paddling close to hippo and other game and staying at a different camp each night. David Foot leads these safaris and having spent 45 years in the bush, we reckon he probably knows what he is doing…
ELEPHANT – Viewing wildlife from atop an elephant is up there on many people’s bucket list. You do need to have a few spare greenbacks however as it’s not cheap. Seated up high, you are able to see much more than you will from any other form of safari transport and unlike a camel, an elephant offers a really comfortable ride. The history of Abu’s Camp and its founder Randall Moore is fascinating and if the idea of getting to know these gentle pachyderms a little better appeals to you, then contact Robyn to find out more.
FOR RESERVATIONS: To check availability, rates and place a booking, contact: Dave@africantravelsolutions.com African Travel Solutions, Tele + 44 1476 530927 / Cell + 44 7780 579306