The best horse riding safari in Africa. Experience the thrill of a horseback safari in the Okavango Delta. Description Join us on safari and ride with a herd of giraffe or zebra across the plains, track elephant or buffalo from island to island. Be part of this unique herd, cantering and splashing through lagoons of the Okavango Delta with lechwe or simply watch the setting sun whilst listening to the calls of lion and hyena. Christiaan and Hanlie Winterbach started Tau Consultants (Pty) Ltd in 1997 when they moved to Botswana to set up a long term ecological monitoring project in the Okavango Delta. Their work has a strong focus on lions living in the highly sensitive ecosystem of the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana. They have fourteen years of baseline data on this unique lion population and their social dynamics. They collaborated with NCI researchers investigating Feline Immunodeficiency Virus in lions. In 2000 the Winterbachs became founder members of the African Lion Working Group (affiliate of the IUCN Cat Specialist Group and the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group of the Species Survival Commission),Christiaan Winterbach and have been members of the IUCN Cat Specialist Group since 2002. They have collaborated with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks doing lion surveys in northern Botswana to assess population numbers. Christiaan and Hanlie were contracted in 2003 to write the first multi-species large carnivore management strategy for Botswana and are currently reviewing it. They started collaboration with African Horseback Safaris to extend the area they are monitoring in the western part of the Okavango Delta. This provides them with the opportunity to assess population size and long term trends of the large carnivores in the area. In return it also contributes to the long term conservation and management strategy of the Macatoo concession area. All the findings and data are summarised in a survey report and compiled in an annual report. These reports are submitted to the Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks board thereby also contributing to the conservation of the Okavango Delta as a whole.