Horse riding safaris
To take part in a riding safari you need to be very honest about your riding ability - if you're new to riding, are accustomed to short 1hr rides or are thinking of trying it out for the first time, our one week or longer rides are not for you. We do offer short riding activities which you can book at some of our lodges on arrival. These are typically suited to beginners and novices and there are excellent horses for children.
A typical day in the saddle on a specialist horse riding safari, can last for up to six hours, rising at dawn and fly-camping under the stars at night. We offer a variety of cold and hot drinks, outstanding bush cuisine, hot bush bucket showers, short drop toilets and good hard riding.
There is no road riding, fences, power lines or human habitation; ideal rides take place with a maximum of six riders plus a guide and a groom. There is full vehicle back-up which accompanies all rides. The only ride we offer which takes place within a national park is our Hwange National Park riding safari. We also offer a great one week riding safari in the heart of the Okavango Delta. From the Okavango Delta we also offer a second choice of riding out each day from our fixed Okavango Delta Camp which opens up possibilities for families and non-riders to join in the fun. Exciting one week rides are available in Kenya on the Laikipia Plateau as well as the Chyulu Hills and Amboselli but again require riders with stamina and experience. Finally week long rides are also available in the Kafue National Park from 2009, ideal to combine with a visit to Victoria Falls.
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Our Recommended Horse riding safaris
Tuli horse riding safari$ 2574
Tuli Block, Botswana - 8 days/7 nights
Starts and finishes Sundays; minimum 2, maximum 8 riders. Access from Johannesburg in South Africa.
How better to experience the breathtaking beauty of the area than on horseback! An unparalleled equine adventure will take you back to a time when man and his environment were one!
- Mobile wilderness trail covering up to 120 miles during 8 days riding
- First and last night at the comfortable Two Mashatus camp
- Two nights at the Kgotla camp “sleeping under the stars”
- Three nights in different wilderness camps
Horse riding Hwange National Park$ 2895
Hwange National Park - 7 nights/8 days
The price is per person sharing for seven nights fully inclusive; costs are available for single guests.Minimum 2 riders, maximum 6.
The entire safari takes place within the borders of Hwange National Park. The price of the safari is all inclusive once you've arrived at Hwange National Park. We'll arrange road transfers from Victoria Falls at an extra cost - this is a 2.5hr road transfer. The first night of the safari is spent at a permanent lodge built amongst the tree-tops and surrounded by the park. The last night of the safari is the most comfortable and is a traditional, luxury safari camp.
Discount on transfers from US$440.00 return to US$288.00 per person on 23rd March to 30th March, 21st to 28th April, 25th Sept to 2nd October 2010 rides.
Offbeat Kenya$ 3698
Laikipia and Masai Mara - 8 nights/9 days
The price includes all flights and transfers, meals, accomodation and activities on the ground in Kenya. Highlights of this trip include horse riding, fly camping and walking in Laikipia along with exceptional gameviewing without the masses in both Laikipia and the Masai Mara
Amboseli horse riding safari$ 4490
Chyulu Hills and Amboseli National Park, Kenya - 7 days/6 nights
The price is per person fully inclusive for the duration of the trail, starting from Nairobi and ending in Nairobi. The special rate is for starting in Amboseli National Park and ending in Chyulu Hills.
This 7 day trail spends 3 nights in the first tented camp located just meters from the Kenya/Tanzania border and with fantastic views of Mt Kilimanjaro. Rides take place in and around the surrounding Amboseli park and game viewing should include elephant, buffalo, hyena, hippo, lion, cheetah, zebra and wildebeest amongst others. On the fourth day, we leave camp early in the morning and ride across the national park, over the dry bed of Lake Amboselli, to Olgulului Ranch for the night. Day 5 sees us aiming for the north end of the Chyulu Hills and two nights in Longeriti Camp on the Mbirikani Ranch. Day 6 is spent walking and driving in the wonderful misty forests on the Chyulu Hills although there is still time for an afternoon ride. The safari ends on the 7th day at the ranch airstrip and guests are flown back to Nairobi.
Horse riding safaris can be combined with a range of more traditional safaris and many areas offer a range of half or full day rides as part of their activities. For the experienced rider, stick to our 7 night safari options and tack on a few days at the beach at the end, or some time in a relaxing spa of which there are many choices throughout Southern and East Africa.
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