In the heart of the Delta, close to the Linyanti concession, is Motswiri Camp nestled on the bank of the renowned Selinda Spillway which links the Okavango Delta to the Linyanti floodplain. Fantastic game viewing, excellent guides and fit, well-schooled horses combine to make Motswiri quite outstanding.
The riding is simply superb in the reserve: the terrain is a mix of open flood plain, dry savannah and riverine bush which provide great variatiion in pace and experiences as each day evolves.
There are 24 horses at Motswiri; some Thoroughbreds plus Boerperds, Arabs and Kalahari crosses ranging from 14 hh to 17 hh. All are well-schooled, well fed and sympathetically cared for. Above all, they are acclimatised to the area and to the game that you will encounter. There is a choice of English or trail saddles. Max group size is 6 and each ride is led by a guide plus an accompanying assistant groom.
Motswiri does not have set departures and operates on a flexible basis. The minimum suggested stay is 3 nights, but many guests stay 5 or 7 nights. The camp is open throughout the year.
Motswiri works guests quite hard and it’s often the case that you ride for 6 hours per day, so riding fitness is a distinct advantage! This is a riding destination suited to confident and competent riders: you must be able to control your horse at all speeds and gallop out of a situation if required. Each rider is matched to a horse and to the daily itinerary so that all riders are able travel at a similar pace.
You will be invited to complete a riding questionnaire which will enable us to match you to an appropriate horse. Riders should be aged 12 or over and not be heavier than 95kgs / 210 lbs / 15 stone. Motswiri is not suitable for beginners and novice riders.
Motswiri Camp is a small, stylish, personal camp, refurbished in 2010 to meet exacting environmental standards; it is largely solar-powered. The level of service is excellent, attention to detail top-notch and daily activities will be tailored to suit guest’s individual ambitions and interests.
The central mess area features a large, comfortable sitting area with wonderful views of the Selinda Spillway and the wildlife that is attracted to the permanent water. There is a discreet sunbathing area with its own plunge pool when the going gets a bit too hot!
There are 5 airy tents, spaced well apart, each with its own self-contained shower, loo and large, decked veranda. Tents can be configured for double bed or twin accommodation. Families are welcome and there is a specially designed family tent.
Green Season: Jan 7-31, Feb, March, Nov 16-30 & Dec 1-17
Shoulder Season: April, May, June, July 1-15, Nov 01-15, Dec 18-Jan 6
Peak Season: Jul 16-31, Aug, Sep, Oct
Children 12 half price.
Motswiri is available for exclusive use (max 10 guests). Please enquire for details.
Fly Camps can be arranged for overnight rides. Please enquire for details.
Getting to Motswiri: 40 min flight from Maun to Motswiri over the Delta.