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Saltpans of Botswana
from $1,175
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: 18 Sept; 22, 27 Dec.
  • 2022 High Season: 24 (FULL) Jul; 1 Aug.
  • 2023 Low Season: 1 Feb; 21 Mar.
  • 2023 Mid Season: 2 Jan; 12 Apr; 11 May; 25 Jun; 20 Sept; 26 Dec.
  • 2023 High Season: 19 Jul; 2 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: 2022/23: approx. £778 per person return light aircraft transfer, Maun - Camp Kalahari - Maun, payable at time of booking. Please note transfer cost are subject to change.
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
  • 2022/23 Low Season: Jan 1 - Mar 31; 1 - 31 Dec
  • 2022/23 Mid Season: Apr 1 - Jun 14; Oct 15 - Nov 30
  • 2022/23 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: 2022/23: Maun £245 (£255 in 2023) one way per person, 30 minute flight. Kasane £340 (£355 in 2023) 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: 3 Dec.
  • 2023 Low season: 8 Jan; 7 Feb; 4, 22 Mar; 2, 19 Dec.
  • 2023 Mid season: 5 (FULL), 12 Apr; 3, 15, 24 May; 7, 22 Jun; 3, 20 Nov.
  • 2023 High season: 9, 17 (FULL), 31 Jul; 14, 28 Aug; 13, 25 Sept; 3, 14 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: 2022/23: Included from Maun airport for 7 night ride. For nightly stays transfers are approx. £26pp (£31 in 2023) each way. 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, dates on request.
  • 2023 Low Season: 10 Jan - 31 Mar.
  • 2023 Mid Season: 1 Apr - 31 May; 1 Nov - 19 Dec.
  • 2023 High Season: 1 - 30 Jun; 1 Sept - 31 Oct; 20 Dec - 9 Jan 2024.
  • 2023 Peak Season: 1 Jul - 31 Aug.
  • 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 $2,855
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 Tuli Safari Low Season: Saturday to Saturday in Dec.
  • High Season: Sunday to Sunday in Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov.
  • 2022 Tuli 2 Safari Low Season: Wednesday to Wednesday in Dec.
  • High Season: Wednesday to Wednesday in Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov.
  • 2023 Tuli Safari Low Season: Saturday to Saturday in Jan, Dec.
  • Mid Season: Saturday to Saturday in Feb, Mar.
  • High Season: Saturday to Saturday in Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov.
  • 2023 Tuli 2 Safari Low Season: Monday to Monday in Dec.
  • High Season: Monday to Monday in Apr, May, Jun, 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: 2022/23: Return charter flight approx £680 per person.
Lion in the Tuli Block
from $2,349
Summary:

Big Game viewing from horseback in two countries, on one unforgettable horse riding adventure! Excellent riding with experienced guides in both South Africa and Botswana. This package is for experienced riders only. 

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: Low Season: Friday to Friday in Jan, Feb, Dec
  • Mid Season: Friday to Friday in Mar, Apr, May, Jun
  • High Season: Friday to Friday in Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov
  • 2023: Low Season: Friday to Friday in Jan, Feb
  • Mid Season: Friday to Friday in Mar, Apr, Dec
  • High Season: Friday to Friday in May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg (JNB)
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident intermediate to experienced. Min age 10.
  • Usual Group Size: 1 - 8. Private groups can be up to 10.
  • Transfer: 2022: Road and charter flight transfer - approx £470pp return JNB-Camp Davidson-Tuli-JNB.
    2023: Road and charter flight transfer - approx £490pp return JNB-Camp Davidson-Tuli-JNB.
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