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Saltpans of Botswana
from $4,425
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:
  • 2021 Mid Season: 16 May; 19 Sept; 22, 27 Dec.
  • 2021 Mid/High Season: 27 Jun.
  • 2021 High Season: 18 Jul; 1 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: 2021: approx. £638 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 Low season: January, February, March, December
  • 2022 Mid season: April, May, October, November
  • 2022 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: from £99 per person each way for road and boat transfer or from £290 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
  • 2021/22 Low Season: Jan 1 - Mar 31; 1 - 31 Dec
  • 2021/22 Mid Season: Apr 1 - Jun 14; Oct 15 - Nov 30
  • 2021/22 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: 2021/22: Maun £205.00 (£215.00 in 2022) 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:
  • 2021 Low season: 16 Jan; 2, 16 Feb; 1, 16 (FULL), 29 Mar; 2 Dec.
  • 2021 Mid season: 11 Apr; 8, 16 May; 5, 23 Jun; 13, 21 Nov.
  • 2021 High season: 3, 11, 28 (FULL) Jul; 7, 28 Aug; 18, 26 Sept; 16, 24 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: 2021: Included from Maun airport for 7 night ride. For nightly stays transfers are £23 pp return. Transfers are 45 minutes from Maun to the start of the ride.
Special Offer:

2021: 5% discount for 5 night Thamalakane River 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 $3,089
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:
  • 2021/22:Low Season: Sunday to Sunday in Jan, Feb, Dec
  • Mid Season: Sunday to Sunday in Mar, Apr, Jun
  • High Season: Sunday to Sunday in May, 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: 2021: Return charter flight £620 per person. Road transfers from £446 (£481 in 2022) per car. See notes section for more details.
Wildlife pack trip in Canada
from $2,889
Summary:

An immersive nature experience, travelling on horseback through the Canadian wilderness and exploring the fauna and flora living there. Learn the instincts and habits of an abundance of wildlife including bears, eagles, mountain goats, moose, cougars and wolves from your knowledgeable guides. 
Overnight in canvas tents out in the wilderness, this ride gets you really close to nature.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: May to October. 7 day programmes start on Sundays, 5 day programmes start on Mondays or Wednesdays.
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/7 days riding or 5 days/4 nights/5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-8 hours per day.
  • Meeting point: The Sheraton Guildford Hotel, Vancouver
  • Riding Ability Required: From novice onwards, riders must be able to mount and dismount unaided
  • Usual Group Size: 1-7
  • Transfer: 2021: Approx. £235 return per person from Vancouver to ranch on set dates. Special group rates available, please enquire. Additional charges applied for transfers at other times. Transfers are payable in advance.
Riding in wild meadows
from $1,969
Summary:
Explore the wilderness of Canada with expert trackers and assist with conservation efforts from this friendly dude ranch. Staying on-site each night, trails into the nearby mountains are home to all sorts of special native species. This is also ideal for non-riding partners who can participate in wildlife treks or other activities on the ranch.
Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 1 May to 31 October. 4 day programmes start Mondays or Thursdays.
  • Trip Length: 4 days/3 nights
    Extra nights available upon request
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-6 hours
  • Meeting point: The Sheraton Guildford Hotel, Vancouver
  • Riding Ability Required: From novice onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 1-20. Trail rides will be split according to ability with a maximum of 7 per group.
  • Transfer: 2021: Approx. £235 per person return from Vancouver. Special group rates available, please enquire. Transfers are payable in advance.
Horse riding in Abysinnia Ethiopia
from Price on enquiry
Summary:

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

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: TBC
  • Lalibela extension: TBC
  • 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 $7,435
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:
  • 2021: 3, 10, 17 Jul; 7, 14 Aug; 11, 18 Sept; 2 Oct; 11 Dec.
  • 2022: 8, 15 Jan; 5, 12 Feb; 5, 12 Mar; 4, 11 Jun; 9, 16 Jul; 6, 13 Aug; 10, 17 Sept; 1, 8 Oct; 3, 10 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
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