Many people don’t go on a safari in Botswana between December and April, yet for those safari experts, it is the secret season when the rain heralds new life as young are born, predator action increases and the migration occurs in the Makgadikgadi. Nothing beats a horseriding safari in Botswana to witness this spectacle.
Botswana’s secret season is December through to April, when the rains approach and wildlife scatters. However, for many it is the highlight and the busiest time of year. That is because this time sees the second largest Migration in Africa occur in the Makgadikgadi Pans region.
Thousands upon thousands of zebra and wildebeest appear in the grasslands around the Pans. This is one of the southern Africa’s most stunning wildlife spectacles and should not be missed. The ultimate way to experience this Botswana safari is on horseback. Riding through these vast herds in the most spectacular setting – white pans, green grass, exotic palm trees – is truly one of Africa’s very special horseriding safari experiences.
It is a gorgeous time to ride – made even more wonderful by the clarity of the air, the splendour of the night sky and the incredible colours.
This may be the time of the ‘rains’ but the Makgadikgadi only receives an average of 400mm of rain per year spread out over 5 months so your chances of being rained upon are very low and if you are, it’s all worth it to experience the power and majesty of an African thunderstorm out in the wild.
So get in touch today and we’ll have you horseriding in Africa in no time!