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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.
Cattle drive in Pantanal, Brazil
from $3,099
Summary:

Exclusive to Unicorn Trails, this ride combines the best of wildlife safari and cattle work in the largest tropical wetland in the world. Forward going Pantaneiro horses, comfortable fazendas and a night in hammocks with plenty of cultural highlights. 

Departure Dates:
  • 2023: 21 - 28 May, 16 - 23 June, 09-16 July. On request for groups of 4 or more between May and November.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/ 7 nights/ 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approx. 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Campo Grande International Airport (CGR)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter on a good horse
  • Usual Group Size: 4-12
  • Transfer: 2022: $240 each way per person 6hrs, light aircraft also available, details below itinerary.
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, 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 (FULL), 16 (FULL) 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.
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:
  • 2022/23 Low Season: 1 Mar - 30 Apr; 1 Nov - 19 Dec
  • 2022/23 Mid Season: 6 Jan - 28 Feb; 1 - 30 Jun; 1 Sept - 31 Oct
  • 2022/23 High Season: 1 Jul - 31 Aug
  • 2022/23 Peak Season: 20 Dec 2021/22 - 5 Jan 2023/24
  • 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: 2022/23:
    Safarilink light aircraft transfer from Nairobi to Loisaba airstrip £195pp (£219 in 2023) each way (£305pp return (£359 in 2023)) 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 (£159 in 2023) each way (£235pp return (£275 in 2023)), 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 - £339 per vehicle each way (a 5.5-6 hr drive).
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