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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:
  • 2020: 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: 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.
Special Offer:

5 nights for the price of 4 (conservation fees payable for all nights). Applicable during Mid and High seasons.

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:
  • 2020 Low Season: 1 Mar - 30 Apr; 1 Nov - 19 Dec
  • 2020 Mid Season: 3 Jan - 29 Feb; 1 - 30 Jun; 1 Sept - 31 Oct
  • 2020 High Season: 1 Jul - 31 Aug
  • 2020 Peak Season: 20 Dec 2020 - 5 Jan 2021
  • 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: 2020:
    Safarilink light aircraft transfer from Nairobi to Loisaba airstrip £195pp each way (£309pp return), road transfer from Loisaba to Sosian £87 each way per vehicle (9 seater, 50 mins, includes game drive and Loisaba entrance fee).

    Safarilink light aircraft transfer from Nairobi to Nanyuki Airstrip £145pp each way (£239pp return), road transfer from Nanyuki Airstrip to Sosian £199 per vehicle each way (6 seater, 2hrs, includes game drive).

    Road transfer from JKIA to Wilson Airport, Nairobi £56 per car each way.

    Road transfer from Nairobi to Sosian return - £355 per vehicle each way (a 5.5-6 hr drive).
Riding in wild Lesotho
from Price on enquiry
Summary:

Possibly the toughest ride in the world and a must do in the repertoire of any serious trail rider wanting to challenge themselves. See what horses are truly capable of as you ride over spectacular mountain passes and move on at a fast endurance pace where the terrain opens up on beautifully responsive, fit and sure-footed Boerperd horses.

Encounter local riders on Basutho horses riding from village to village along the horse trails criss-crossing this mountain kingdom. It is impossible to overstate the profound impact of completing this ride!

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: May TBC; 2-11 September
  • Trip Length: 10 day/9 nights/8 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 6-8 hours
  • Meeting point: O. R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg (JNB)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards. Riders must be comfortable at all paces, have experience riding over rough terrain and have an adventurous nature.
  • Usual Group Size: 5-8
  • Transfer: Not included; Johannesburg airport to start from £75pp (4 hrs) and from finish to Durban from £45pp (3.5 hrs) depending on numbers. Johannesburg from finish is a 6.5 hour drive (from £115)
Summary:
A fantastic based stay at a Hacienda style ranch just 300 metres from the Atlantic Ocean.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Agadir Beach Trail - Open all year round.
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n. Shorter stays can be arranged
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2/3 hours per day or 4/5 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Agadir Airport (AGA)
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be confident and secure at all paces and have experience of riding out.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: 2020/21: Return transfer from Agadir Airport €100 per person, payable on site. Transfer time is approximately two hours.
Summary:

Point to point camping trail between 1,500 and 3,100m through the Atlas mountains including Tassa Ouirgane valley and the Tizi N'Addi pass. For intermediate riders onwards.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 21 June* ; 5, 12, 19 July; 23, 30 Aug.
  • (*Low Season)
  • 2021: 27 June* ; 4*, 25 July; 1, 22, 29 Aug; 5 Sept.
  • (*Low Season)
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 5 hours
  • Meeting point: Marrakech Airport (RAK)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards but should be riding fit. Minimum age 16
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: 2020/21: Included from meeting point (30mins). Transfers can also be arranged from Ouarzazate for €140 per vehicle (1-8pax) each way, payable on site.
Summary:

Ride along the Atlantic coastline and beaches and visit Essaouira. Excellent horses, combination of small lodges and camping accommodation.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 7, 14, 28 Jun; 26* Jul; 2*, 9*, 16* Aug; 6*, 13* Sept. (*mid season, **high season).
  • 2020: 18**, 25** Apr; 9*, 16*, 23* May: 13, 20 Jun; 4, 11*, 18* Jul;
  • 8*, 15* Aug; 5*, 12* Sept; (*mid season, **high season).
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Marrakech Airport (Agadir Airport is also possible)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards, minimum age 12
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: 2020/21: Included from meeting point (30mins). Transfers can also be arranged from Ouarzazate for €140 per vehicle (1-8pax) each way, payable on site.
Summary:
Enjoy all that the Atlas Mountains have to offer on this relaxing short break. Ride out every day in a different direction or experience a new activity and return to the comforts of the eco lodge.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020 Low Season: 6 Jan to 14 Feb, 15 Jun to 12 Jul
  • 2020 Mid Season: 15 Feb to 4 Apr, 4 May to 14 Jun, 13 Jul to 25 Oct
  • 2020 High Season: 1 to 5 Jan, 5 Apr to 3 May, 26 Oct to 4 Nov
  • 2021 Low Season: 3 Jan to 13 Feb; 6 Jun to 10 Jul; 7 Nov to 25 Dec
  • 2021 Mid Season: 14 Feb to 3 Apr; 2 May to 5 Jun; 11 Jul to 16 Oct; 31 Oct to 6 Nov
  • 2021 High Season: 4 Apr to 1 May; 17 to 30 Oct; 26 Dec to 2 Jan 2022
  • Trip Length: 4-7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-4 hours
  • Meeting point: Marrakech Airport or town
  • Riding Ability Required: All abilities from beginners to experienced riders
  • Usual Group Size: 1-6 in riding groups
  • Transfer: 2020/21: Included from meeting point (45 mins). Transfers can also be arranged from Ouarzazate for €140 per vehicle (1-8pax) each way, payable on site.
Summary:

A true desert adventure in south-east Morocco for experienced riders; ride Arab-Berber stallions through the dunes and across the plateaus of the Sahara desert. Camp under the desert sky and feast on typical Moroccan fare.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 11*, 18* Oct; 15, 22 Nov; 13*, 20**, 27* Dec (* denotes Mid Season; ** denotes High Season)
  • 2021: 7, 14*, 21* Feb; 7*, 21* Mar; 4**, 11** Apr; 17**, 24** Oct; 21, 28 Nov; 19 Dec (* denotes Mid Season; ** denotes High Season)
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/5.5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 5 hours
  • Meeting point: Ouarzazate Airport (OZZ), Morocco
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards but should be riding fit. Minimum age 16
  • Usual Group Size: 4-10
  • Transfer: 2020/21: Included from meeting point
Riding across the Sahara
from $1,435
Summary:

Fantastic trail through the desert home of the Berber people on fit horses for intermediate riders onwards. Ride from the stony deserts near Zagora all the way to the big sand dunes of the Sahara at Chegaga. Camping or, from October to April, guesthouses, hotels or a riad.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 18*, 25** Oct; 1**(FULL), 8**, 29 Nov; 6, 20**, 27** Dec. (*denotes mid season, ** high season)
  • 2021: 3, 17, 24, 31 Jan; 28* Feb; 7*, 14*, 21*, 28* Mar; 4**, 11**, 18** Apr; 24**, 31* Oct; 7, 14 Nov; 5, 12, 26** Dec. (*denotes mid season, ** high season)
  • Trip Length: 8 days /7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 hours
  • Meeting point: Ouarzazate Airport. It is also possible to fly to Marrakech; from where we can arrange a transfer for you or you can take a bus to Ouarzazate (additional cost). If you are flying into Marrakech then your flight must arrive no later than 2pm on Day 1 and leave no earlier than 3pm on Day 8.
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards but should be riding fit. Minimum age 12
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: 2020/21: Included from meeting point. For Marrakech transfers there is a supplement of €140 per vehicle (1-8pax) each way, payable on site.
Summary:

Spend 7 nights riding and camping in the Siroua mountain range. Some fast riding through dramatic terrain with magnificent views on fit and forward-going Arab-Berber stallions. Excellent guides and delicious and plentiful food make this the perfect spring or autumn getaway for adventurous riders. 

Departure Dates:
  • 2020 Sept 20, 27; Oct 4
  • 2021: May 16, 23, 30; Sept 19, 26; Oct 3, 10
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/5.5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Marrakech Airport (RAK)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards but should be riding fit. Minimum age 16
  • Usual Group Size: 4-10
  • Transfer: 2020/21:Included from meeting point (30mins). Transfers can also be arranged from Ouarzazate for €140 per vehicle (1-8pax) each way, payable on-site.

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