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Saltpans of Botswana
from $4,799
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:
  • 2022 Mid Season: 13 Apr; 2 May; 8 Jun; 18 Sept; 22, 27 Dec.
  • 2022 High Season: 24 (FULL) Jul; 1 Aug.
  • Other dates available on request for 3 nights or more for minimum of 2 pax.
  • 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: 2022: approx. £590 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
  • 2022/23 Low season: January, February, March, December
  • 2022/23 Mid season: April, May, October, November
  • 2022/23 High season: June, July, August, September
  • 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: 2022/23: from £99 (from £119 in 2023) per person each way for road and boat transfer or from £290 (£300 in 2023) per person each way (helicopter). Please enquire for all transfer options.
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
  • 2022 Low Season: Jan 1 - Mar 31; 1 - 31 Dec
  • 2022 Mid Season: Apr 1 - Jun 14; Oct 15 - Nov 30
  • 2022 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: 2022: Maun £215 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:
  • 2022 Low season: 1, 8 Jan; 1, 21 Feb; 12 Mar; 3 Dec.
  • 2022 Mid season: 12 (FULL) Apr; 7 (FULL), 15, 23 May; 11, 19 Jun; 5, 13 Nov. Please note there is a special rate for 27 June departure.
  • 2022 High season: 10, 18 (FULL), 26 Jul; 11, 29 Aug; 12, 27 Sept; 15, 23 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: 2022: Included from Maun airport for 7 night ride. For nightly stays transfers are £23pp each way. Transfers are 45 minutes from Maun to the start of the ride.
Watching giraffes on the run
from $2,895
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:
  • 2022: Low Season: Sunday to Sunday in Jan, Feb, Dec
  • Mid Season: Sunday to Sunday in Mar, Apr, May, Jun
  • High Season: Sunday to Sunday in Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov
  • FROM DECEMBER 2022 DEPARTURE DAY WILL BE SATURDAY
  • 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: 2022: Return charter flight approx £680 per person.
Riding in the desert in Egypt
from $1,445
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:
  • 2022: Dates available on request year round.
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/4 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 - 5 hours
  • Meeting point: Hurghada International Airport (HRG)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 8
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point.
Horse riding in Abysinnia Ethiopia
from $3,885
Summary:

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

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 20 November
  • Lalibela extension: 18 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
Kenya Masai Mara on Horseback
from $8,155
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:
  • 2022: 4, 11 Jun; 9, 16 (FULL) Jul; 6 (FULL), 13 (FULL) Aug; 10 (FULL), 17 (FULL) Sept; 1 (FULL), 8 (FULL), 15 Oct; 3, 10 Dec.
  • 2023: 21 Jan; 11 Feb; 11 Mar; 17 Jun; 8, 15 Jul; 5, 19 Aug; 9, 16 Sept; 7, 14 Oct; 9 Dec.
  • 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
Riding in Kenya
from Price on enquiry
Summary:

Set at the foothills of Mount Kenya, Olepangi Farm is an authentic farmstead set on 120 acres. This family-run lodge combines great horses, luxiourious accommodation and panoramic views. Ideal for the traveller who is looking for a flexible, relaxing itinerary and wants an adventure without the discomfort! 

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: Open year-round from 1st Jan to 31st Dec
  • Trip Length: 3 night minimum stay
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-4 hours
  • Meeting point: Nairobi International Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: All levels can be accommodated.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: 2022 (last price confirmed): Road transfer directly from Nairobi airport to the farm for $250 per vehicle each way, payable on-site (max 4 pax). This is a 4.5 hour journey all on good tarmac roads.
Special Offer:

5 nights for the price of 4 (conservation fees payable for all nights). Applicable during Low Season.

Family Discount - 3rd child (under 12yrs) sharing pays conservation fees only.

Summary:

Sosian is a 24,000 acre private wildlife conservancy which prides itself on managing a unique blend of tourism, conservation and traditional cattle ranching in Laikipia’s highlands. Accommodation manages to be extremely comfortable, almost luxurious, while maintaining a warm and homelike atmosphere making for an extremely relaxing stay.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022 Low Season: 1 Mar - 30 Apr; 1 Nov - 19 Dec
  • 2022 Mid Season: 6 Jan - 28 Feb; 1 - 30 Jun; 1 Sept - 31 Oct
  • 2022 High Season: 1 Jul - 31 Aug
  • 2022 Peak Season: 20 Dec 2021/22 - 5 Jan 2022/23
  • Trip Length: Open all year round except May. Any length stay can be booked, recommended minimum 3 nights stay.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-3 hours, or more on demand
  • Meeting point: Loisaba or Nanyuki airstrip, or Sosian Lodge.
  • Riding Ability Required: Novice riders onwards, although only experienced riders can ride out with big game.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-16, riding groups max. 8
  • Transfer: 2022:
    Safarilink light aircraft transfer from Nairobi to Loisaba airstrip £195pp each way (£305pp return) road transfer from Loisaba to Sosian £83 each way per vehicle (7 seater, 50 mins, includes game drive and Loisaba entrance fee).

    Safarilink light aircraft transfer from Nairobi to Nanyuki Airstrip £139pp each way (£235pp return), road transfer from Nanyuki Airstrip to Sosian £189 per vehicle each way (6 seater, 2hrs, includes game drive).

    Road transfer from JKIA to Wilson Airport, Nairobi £53 per car each way.

    Road transfer from Nairobi to Sosian return - £299 (£339 in 2022) per vehicle each way (a 5.5-6 hr drive).
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