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Saltpans of Botswana
from $4,125
Special Offer:

5% discount on final price when combined with the Okavango Delta Ride 7 night stay in 2019.

Summary:

Off the beaten track adventure riding in the vast Makgadikgadi Pans and Thamalakane bush, a full service safari. Interact with meercats.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019 Low Season: 12, 18, Jan; 1, 16 Feb; 6, 18 Mar.
  • 2019 Mid Season: 7, 21 Apr; 5, 19 May; 9, 16 Jun; 14, 21 Jul; 22 Sept; 21, 26 Dec
  • 2019 High Season: 11, 18 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: 2019: 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
  • 2019 Low season: January; February; March; December.
  • 2019 Mid season: 1 April to 31 May; 1 October to 1 December.
  • 2019 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: 2019: from £260 per person each way (helicopter). Road and boat transfers possible depending on flood levels - please enquire.
Special Offer:

In 2019 there is a 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
  • 2019 Low Season: Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec
  • 2019 Mid Season: Apr, May, Jun and Nov
  • 2019 Peak Season: Jul, Aug, Sept and Oct
  • 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: 2019: Maun £205.00 one way per person, 30 minute flight. Kasane £300.00 one way per person. 1 1/2 hour flight
Special Offer:

• Stay for 3 nights and only pay for 2 nights or offer can be doubled stay for 6 nights only pay for 4
• Valid for all new bookings with a travel date of 1 Jan 2019 to 31 October 2019

Summary:
Both riders and non-riders alike can enjoy the majesty of the Okavango Delta at this unique riding and walking safari camp.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019 Low Season: 1 Dec - 31 March
  • 2019 Mid Season: 1 Apr - 30 June; 1 - 30 Nov
  • 2019 High Season: 1 Jul - 31 Oct
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n/8 days riding. Other length stays available on request.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 6 hours.
  • Meeting point: Maun, Botswana
  • Riding Ability Required: Strong intermediate onwards. Must be able to trot for 10 min and gallop out of danger.
  • Usual Group Size: Max 10
  • Transfer: 2019: Light aircraft transfer from Maun into a private air strip in the Delta $305/$315pp each way. Light aircraft transfer from Kasane into a private air strip in the Delta $380/$390pp each way (a single supplement of 50% applies when only 1 traveller is on the flight)
Special Offer:

5% discount on final price when the 7 night Okavango Delta Ride is combined with the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in 2019.

Summary:
Mobile camp adventure in Okavango Delta, suitable for intermediate and experienced riders onwards.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019 8d/7n:
  • Low season: 5, 23 Jan; 9 Feb; 11, 23 Mar; 17 Nov; 1, 14, 22 Dec.
  • Mid season: 31 Mar; 10 Apr; 10, 24 May; 2, 21 Jun; 7 Jul
  • High season: 19, 26 Jul; 11, 23 Aug; 7, 15 Sep; 3, 11, 19 Oct.
  • Shorter stays available all year round on request.
  • For shorter stays low season is 1 Jan - 31 Mar and 16 Nov - 31 Dec; mid season is 1 Apr - 15 Jul and 1-15 Nov; high season is 15 Jul - 31 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: 2019: Included from Maun airport for 7 night ride. For nightly stays transfers are 21 GBP per person return. Transfers are 30 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 $3,059
Summary:
Fast & exciting mobile tented safari for experienced & adventurous riders only. The Tuli Block is also home to a multitude of wildlife species and remains untouched by the invasion of man.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019:
  • Low Season: Sunday to Sunday from 30 Dec 2018 - 28 Apr 2019
  • High Season: Sunday to Sunday from 28 Apr - 29 Dec 2019
  • 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: 2019: Return charter flight £500 per person. Return road transfers from £412 per car. See notes section for more details.
Horse riding in Abysinnia Ethiopia
from $3,715
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 $2,789
Summary:
Big game safari in the beautiful Lolldaiga Hill northern Kenya for good riders.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 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: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2019: 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.
Kenya Masai Mara on Horseback
from $7,779
Special Offer:

Special Offer - 3 for 2 at Offbeat Mara Camp

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:
  • 2019 7 nights: 5, 12 January; 9 March; 1, 15 June; 6, 27 July; 10, 17, 31 August 14 Sep; 5 October; 30 November.
  • 2019 8 nights: 17 February; 21 September; 19 October
  • Trip Length: 11 days / 10 nights or 8 days / 7 nights
  • 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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