In February 2015, In The Saddle organised Lucy Higginson’s holiday to Macatoo in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. In her former position as editor of Horse & Hound, Lucy has been fortunate enough to ride in many countries (although she does rank Africa as her favourite destination) and as a guest on many hunts all over the UK. We have picked this small selection of lovely images.
Throughout her stay she had some amazing elephant sightings.
February in the Okavango Delta is known as the Green Season and you can see why from these next couple of images. When the flood waters come in April they flood across much of these plains creating palm tree islands.
But there are some incredibly dry areas which haven’t seen much flood waters or rain the last few months. And then, in summer months of January to February, there is the possibility of bush fires which run through the dead and dry bush.
After the fires it can look a bit blackened, but this will only be for a short time and after a shower of rain there will be lots of green shoots which the animals will love. So game sightings over the next couple of months are predicted to be amazing.
Did you spot the hyaena in the picture above? Here he is a bit closer.
This cheeky fellow (below) is a reminder of why you should always zip up your tent when you go to lunch or to ride.
But the highlight of the week was this amazing sighting of the rare wild dog.
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