Hock Deep in the Delta – Getaway Magazine

Article from Getaway magazine, March, 2004 HOCK DEEP IN THE DELTA People who like walking say that on foot is the only way to experience the wilds. Obviously they don’t ride horses, they haven’t galloped with girraffes or diced with Zebras. Combine some wonderful horses and one of Africa’s best wildlife destinations and an Okavango Horse Safari beats diesel fumes. …

Game For a Ride – Marie Claire Travel

Words Bern Le Roux – Marie Claire travel – April 2005 GAME FOR A RIDE Country of big game, winding waterways and astounding beauty, Botswana is a seriously hot destination. But forget cruising in a Landy or drifting in a dugout – horseback safaris are the way to go Locals call Botswana the Venice of Africa, and if you’re lucky …

Top 10 Horse Treks of the World – Getaway Magazine

Article from Getaway magazine, February, 2005 TOP 10 HORSE TREKS OF THE WORLD Top 10 horse treks in the world Passionate horse rider and inveterate traveller Julie Miller mounts up for 10 outrides of epic beauty on five continents. 1. THE CAMARGUE, FRANCE In terms of organisation, infrastructure and quality, France is considered one of the premier riding destinations in …

Julie Miller – Great Horse Treks of the World

Review courtesy of iafrica.com – Karen Whitty – Wed, 17 Nov 2004   Julie Miller’s aspirational tour of the world’s greatest horse treks will have you trotting off into the sunset — without a single saddle sore. And that’s why this book is a winner; apart from the almost-divine communion with nature that horse trekking brings, the pastime, a privilege …

A Saddleback Safari in Botswana – The Mail on Sunday

Article : from The Mail on Sunday; September 21, 2003 A SADDLEBACK SAFARI IN BOTSWANA Anne Aitkins and family find that luxury under canvas and cocktails at sunset can’t compare with the thrill of the chase The evening is astonishingly noisy. Frogs rattle, hippos snort across the water, baboons shriek with laughter above us. There is a blaze on the …

The Ride of My Life – Your Horse

YOUR HORSE – January 17 – February 13 2002 “THE RIDE OF MY LIFE” Victoria Jackson has an adventure on horse back in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. “Lion”, shouts Barney calmly, “everyone mount up!” At a speed worthy of a record breaking attempt we all scramble aboard before Barney even finishes the sentence. Thankfully the lioness is equally startled by the …

A Horse of a Different Continent – The Irish Independent

IRISH INDEPENDENT WEEKEND – Saturday June 16 2001 A HORSE OF A DIFFERENT CONTINENT Peter Cunningham wrote a novel set in a mythical delta, some years later he gets the opportunity to experience ‘a homecoming of the imagination,’ only this time on horseback at the Okavango River Delta, Africa My horse’s ears are pricked. He’s a 16.1 hands, 7-year-old bay …

A Safari on Four Legs – The New York Times

THE NEW YORK TIMES – Travel Section, Sunday February 22, 1998 A SAFARI ON FOUR LEGS On a horseback game-viewing trip in Botswana, riders must know how to gallop out of trouble – by Lisa Fugard The Cessna flew at 1,500 feet above the Kalahari Desert scrub that had recently been ravaged by bush fires. From the window I watched …

Free Reign – The Sunday Times

THE SUNDAY TIMES – 5 November 1995 FREE REIGN Going wild in Africa, Christine Walker rides alongside zebra and wildebeest in Botswana. The flesh flapped obscenely from a jagged wound under his chin. One eye was swollen shut and just below the other, a 2in horizontal tear was dragged open by the weight of his cheek. The outer ligament in …

Splashing Through the Okavango – The Field

IN THE FIELD – September 1994 SPLASHING THROUGH THE OKAVANGO Deirdre Shields gets closer to Botswana’s wildlife on a horse safari along the Okavango Delta “Lions” noted African adventurer William Charles Baldwin in 1857, “are proverbially fond of horseflesh.” This made uneasy reading, travelling to Botswana for a riding safari. After all, it was in Botswana – then Bechuanaland – …