Janine Whyte on Macatoo, Okavango Delta, Botswana

How are you?! Yeah back to work and it feels like I’ve never been away!! I had an amazing holiday, it really was absolutely fantastic…..I’m not sure how I’m going to top it!! Macatoo is a really fun place to ride, I honestly didn’t stop laughing from the moment I landed! Staff are very friendly and welcoming and really enjoy to laugh and have fun! Horses are fantastic, Mod does an amazing job matching horse to rider. I sampled quite a few whilst I was there and loved every single one of them…….fit, forward going and fast, couldn’t have asked for more! I didn’t find the riding too tough in terms of the hours in the saddle, but I do recommend a good level of fitness……lots of long canters which are amazing! Don’t be afraid of getting wet either, the splashy canters really were a highlight! Guides were brilliant, very knowledgeable, extremely willing to show us and have us experience as much as possible. Accommodation was amazing…..the tents are bigger than a Dublin apartment!! Whilst I love roughing it and progressive rides where you move every day, it was really nice to have a base and a hot shower at the end of the day! And the views……elephant and giraffe loping across the Delta a stones throw from my veranda….perfect! Food was superb and the amazing ladies in the kitchen baked me my “special” coeliac breads and treats every day…….I was amazed and truly appreciative at the effort. I was very well catered for! So yeah, everything was just perfect! Thanks for organising, all details and information was completely on point and nothing needs to change!