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Saltpans of Botswana
from $4,565
Summary:

Experience a huge zebra migration and flamingo herds November to March in Africa's largest ephemeral wetland, or from May to September, a blindingly white desert with game easily located on grass islands with permanent waterholes. All year round interaction with a habituated meercat colony, tracking with the San and baobab trees. An extraordinary riding adventure ideal to combine with the Okavango Delta for the ultimate safari.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020 Mid Season: 9 May; 22 Jun; 21 Sept; 21, 26 Dec.
  • 2020 High Season: 26 Jul; 26 Aug.
  • Trip Length: 6 days/5 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Maun, Botswana (MUB)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter on a good horse, from intermediate onwards.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: 2020: approx. £510 per person return light aircraft transfer, Maun - Camp Kalahari - Maun, payable at time of booking.
Summary:
Arguably the best ride in the world for good riders. Frequent big game sightings, fantastic riding on an unbeatable team of horses, luxury accommodation.
Departure Dates:
  • Arrivals/Departures on Saturday or Tuesday
  • 2020 Low season: January; February; March; December.
  • 2020 Mid season: 1 April to 31 May; 1 October to 1 December.
  • 2020 High season: 1 June to 30 Sept.
  • Trip Length: 6 days/5 nights, 8 days/7 nights or 11 days/10 nights.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Maun, Botswana (MUB)
  • Riding Ability Required: Post to trot 10 min and gallop out of danger. Minimum age 12.
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 12
  • Transfer: 2020: from £275 per person each way (helicopter). Road and boat transfers possible depending on flood levels - please enquire.
Special Offer:

50% discount offered on return flights from Maun to Macatoo for any bookings of 7 nights or more, and FREE return flights from Maun to Macatoo on any bookings of 10 nights or more.

Summary:

Luxurious Big Game safari with excellent service levels.

Departure Dates:
  • Year round arrivals and departures
  • 2020 Low Season: Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec
  • 2020 Mid Season: Apr, May, Jun and Nov
  • 2020 Peak Season: Jul, Aug, Sept and Oct
  • 2021 Low Season: Jan 1 - Mar 31; 1 - 31 Dec
  • 2021 Mid Season: Apr 1 - Jun 14; Oct 15 - Nov 30
  • 2021 Peak Season: Jun 15 - Oct 14
  • Trip Length: We recommended a 5, 7 or 10 night safari
    Shorter stays are available, however a minimum stay of 3 nights applies
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Maun (MUB) or Kasane (BBK) Airports
  • Riding Ability Required: Rising trot for 10 minute stretches and the ability to gallop out of danger. Minimum age 12.
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 12
  • Transfer: 2020/21: Maun £205.00 one way per person, 30 minute flight. Kasane £300.00 one way per person. 1 1/2 hour flight
Summary:
Mobile camp adventure in Okavango Delta, suitable for intermediate and experienced riders onwards.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020 Low season: 2, 20 Jan; 3, 17 Feb; 3, 11 Mar; 27 Nov; 5, 14 Dec.
  • 2020 Mid season: 7, 26 Apr; 4, 25 May; 7, 15, 23 Jun; 2, 19 Nov.
  • 2020 High season: 1, 20 Jul; 3, 17, 25 Aug; 7, 14, 28 Sep; 12, 25 Oct.
  • Trip Length: 8 day / 7 nights / 6 riding days set dates
    Also available on a nightly basis with a minimum stay of 3 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Maun Airport, Botswana (MUB)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter on a good horse, from intermediate onwards.
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 8
  • Transfer: 2020: Included from Maun airport for 7 night ride. For nightly stays transfers are £23 pp return. Transfers are 45 minutes from Maun to the start of the ride.
Summary:

Safari for all levels of rider set in a luxurious lodge along the Thamalakane River near the Okavango Delta and Maun, a full service safari with riding adapted to the ability of the riders.

Departure Dates:
  • All year round (high season 1 Jul - 31 Oct).
  • Trip Length: Flexible, minimum stay 3 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours per day as desired
  • Meeting point: Maun, Botswana (MUB)
  • Riding Ability Required: Riding for all levels
  • Usual Group Size: 1-10
  • Transfer: Included from Maun aiport
Watching giraffes on the run
from $2,829
Summary:

The Tuli Block is  home to a great diversity of wildlife species inluding large herds of elephant. Fast & exciting riding safari for confident intermediate riders with comfortable accommodation in a variuety of semi-permanent camps around the Mashatu Reserve. 

Departure Dates:
  • 2020:Low Season: Sunday to Sunday in Jan, Feb, Dec
  • Mid Season: Sunday to Sunday in Mar, Apr, Jun
  • High Season: Sunday to Sunday in May, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights/ 8 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 - 6 hours per day
  • Meeting point: OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg (JNB)
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident, fit and experienced riders. Minimum age 16
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 8
  • Transfer: 2020: Return charter flight £570 per person. Return road transfers from £429 per car. See notes section for more details.
Riding in the desert in Egypt
from $1,269
Summary:

Head to Egypt for year round sun and fantastic beach and desert riding on spirited Arab horses. The ideal break for families or riders who are travelling with non riding companions, this destination offers luxury 5 star hotel accommodation alongside resort activities, camel riding, boat trips and 3 hours riding per day.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Dates available on request year round
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/5 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Hurghada International Airport (HRG)
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be confident and secure at all paces and have experience of riding out.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: 2020: Transfer from/to airport is included
Horse riding in Abysinnia Ethiopia
from $2,675
Summary:

Highlights of Ethiopia including Lalibella and riding on the Ethiopian Highlands with the semi nomadic Oromo people. Amazing and unusual trip.

Departure Dates:
  • 24th November
  • Lalibela extension: 22nd November
  • Trip Length: 14d /13n /8d riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-7 hours
  • Meeting point: Addis Ababa (ADD)
  • Riding Ability Required: Ability to walk, trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 6-10
  • Transfer: Included from Addis Ababa. Transfer time is approximately 20 minutes
elephant encounter
from $2,409
Summary:
Big game safari in the beautiful Lolldaiga Hill northern Kenya for good riders.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Tailor-made departures for groups of 4 or more, available from 1 Jan to 31 Dec.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights, 6 days/5 nights or per night based stay by arrangement
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Nairobi International Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate riders onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 4-6
  • Transfer: 2020: Road transfer Nairobi airport to farm US$250 per vehicle each way, payable on site (max 4 pax, 4.5hr drive). Nanyuki Airstrip to farm US$90 per vehicle (max 4 pax, 45m drive).
Kenya Masai Mara on Horseback
from $7,665
Summary:

This is a once in a lifetime experience involving long hours in the saddle and surrounded by the most diverse and numerous species of game in the world.
A fast ride suitable for advanced riders with parallel jeep safaris for non-riders. Hemingway style fully staffed luxurious mobile camps.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 4, 11 Jan; 8, 15 Feb; 7 Mar; 6, 20 (FULL) Jun; 11, 18 Jul; 8, 15 Aug; 5 (FULL), 12 (FULL), 19 Sept; 5 Dec
  • 2021: 11 September
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights with the option of 2 additional nights at Deloraine.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 7 hours
  • Meeting point: Nairobi Airport (NBO) or Nairobi Hotel.
    Arrival by 6:30 at Nairobi Airport to allow for time to transfer to Wilson. Flight departs Wilson at 10:00.
    On departure, clients will get back to Nairobi at 13:00. Flights from Nairobi after 17:00 are advisable.
  • Riding Ability Required: Fit confident experienced riders able to gallop out of danger
  • Usual Group Size: 5-12
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point
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