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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:
  • 2021: 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: 2021: 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 Low Season.

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:
  • 2021 Low Season: 1 Mar - 30 Apr; 1 Nov - 19 Dec
  • 2021 Mid Season: 6 Jan - 28 Feb; 1 - 30 Jun; 1 Sept - 31 Oct
  • 2021 High Season: 1 Jul - 31 Aug
  • 2021 Peak Season: 20 Dec 2021 - 5 Jan 2022
  • 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: 2021:
    Safarilink light aircraft transfer from Nairobi to Loisaba airstrip £205pp each way (£325pp return) road transfer from Loisaba to Sosian £88 each way per vehicle (7 seater, 50 mins, includes game drive and Loisaba entrance fee).

    Safarilink light aircraft transfer from Nairobi to Nanyuki Airstrip £145pp each way (£249pp return), road transfer from Nanyuki Airstrip to Sosian £239 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 - £359 per vehicle each way (a 5.5-6 hr drive).
Namibia Damara Elephant Trail
from $6,229
Summary:

This is a truly exceptional trail; where else can you expect to see elephant, giraffe and rhino in a desert habitat! Damaraland is a very spectacular part of the country, almost inaccessible, with amazing colours and vast open spaces, ancient craters and remnants from prehistoric times, not to mention the forbidding Skeleton Coast.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: June 23; August 20 (FULL).
  • 2022: July 1; August 26.
  • Trip Length: 11 days/10 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 7 hours
  • Meeting point: Windhoek International Airport (WDH)
  • Riding Ability Required: Fit confident riders
  • Usual Group Size: 5 - 12 riders
  • Transfer: 2021: £400 return per person
Giraffes!
from $3,535
Summary:

Luxurious private game lodge with fast riding on Arab and X horses with, ideal destination for groups of mixed riders and non riders.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: Open all year, any day departure except weeks of endurance competitions.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3 - 7 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Windhoek town or Hoseo Kutako Airport (WDH)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-6
  • Transfer: 2021: From Windhoek town €100 (40 min) or Windhoek airport €200 (1hr) return per vehicle (max 4 passengers). Transfers payable upon booking.
Lion in the Tuli Block
from $2,349
Summary:

All the excitement viewing Big game with excellent riding in Botswana and South Africa for experienced riders.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021/22: Low Season: Friday to Friday in Jan, Feb, Dec
  • Mid Season: Friday to Friday in Mar, Apr, Jun
  • High Season: Friday to Friday in May, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: The information desk at 10.00am in Arrivals at Johannesburg Airport (JNB)
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident intermediate to experienced. Min age 10.
  • Usual Group Size: 1 - 8. Private groups can be up to 10.
  • Transfer: 2021: Road transfer - approx £330pp return (£350 in 2022) JNB-Camp Davidson-Tuli-JNB.
Summary:

This is a 5 star horseriding holiday in the African bush. Here you will enjoy full service luxury in the beautiful accommodation where tailormade itineraries are the order of the day. Fantastic horses and riding to suit all levels.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021 Low Season: 10 Jan - 19 Mar; 1 - 28 May; 7 - 30 Jun; 1 - 30 Sept; 4 Nov - 14 Dec
  • High Season: 20 Mar - 30 Apr; 29 May - 6 Jun (Game Census); 1 Jul - 31 Aug; 1 Oct - 3 Nov; 15 Dec 9 Jan 2022
  • Trip Length: Game Census - 9d/8n
    Other times, 3 - 14 days as required
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-6 hours or as desired
  • Meeting point: Johannesburg Airport (JNB) or close to airport hotels
  • Riding Ability Required: All levels accommodated
  • Usual Group Size: 1-6 in riding group
  • Transfer: 2021: approx. £225 each way per 1-3 seat vehicle, approx. 3 hours. Other car sizes are available, rates are approximate and are subject to change.
Elephant viewing on horseback
from $3,185
Summary:

The "Big 5" is what everyone dreams of seeing on an African horseback safari. Lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino & leopard. For experienced riders, an exclusive safari giving the chance to see all these & experience Africa as our forefathers did - from the back of bush-wise Boerperd horses.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: Saturday to Saturday dates throughout the year.
  • Trip Length: Big 5 Safari: 8 days riding/7 nights
    Big 5 Camp Safari: 6 days riding/5 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: Usually 4 - 7 hours/day
  • Meeting point: Hoedspruit (HDS) Airport, South Africa
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be riding fit and able to control a horse at all paces. Minimum age 12
  • Usual Group Size: Big 5 Safari: 2-7
    Big 5 Camp Safari: 2-7
  • Transfer: 2021: from Hoedspruit £40pp each way for 1-2pax, £30pp for 3pax, £20pp for 4 or more pax. Private transfers from Johannesburg £400 per vehicle each way (1-7pax).
Gourmet dining safari
from $5,859
Summary:

A mobile safari through covering 3 luxurious private camps through the Makalali Reserve with a focus on gourmet food. Close encounters with some of the most famous, and infamous wildlife in South Africa are pretty much guaranteed as is fast riding on well schooled and responsive horses. Confident intermediate and experienced riders will get the most out of this ride. All overseen by wonderfully attentive hosts.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: Available on request throughout the year (please enquire.)
  • Trip Length: 10 days/9 nights/10 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Hoedspruit (HDS) Airport, South Africa
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be riding fit and able to control a horse at all paces. Minimum age 12
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2021: from Hoedspruit £40pp each way for 1-2pax, £30pp for 3pax, £20pp for 4 or more pax. Private transfers from Johannesburg £400 per vehicle each way (1-7pax).
Spotting Rhino in the Entabeni Reserve
from $3,439
Summary:

View the Big 5 on this ride set in the popular Entabeni Reserve in the Waterberg Mountains with spectacular cliff views. Stay in a variety of accommodation including luxurious tented chalets, a tented campsite beside a river and a classic raised, wooden lodge surrounded by majestic mountains and striking natural rock formations. Game drives included at the lodges, and fantastic riding on board responsive Boerperd horses.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 2, 16, 30 Jan; 13, 27 Feb; 13, 27 Mar; 10, 24 Apr; 8, 22 May; 5, 19 Jun; 3, 17, 31 Jul; 14, 28 Aug; 11, 25 Sept; 9, 23 Oct; 6, 20 Nov; 4, 19, 27 Dec.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/7 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5-7 hours
  • Meeting point: Johannesburg Airport (JNB), South Africa.
  • Riding Ability Required: Riders must be competent in all paces including gallop.
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 8
  • Transfer: 2021: €250 return per person from/to Johannesburg. Payable by cash or card (in Euros) on-site upon arrival at the lodge.
Summary:

All round fun riding holiday with game viewing, rides over varied terrain, polocross and swimming with a superb selection of horses. Everyone will enjoy this one!

Departure Dates:
  • 2021 Low Season: 5 Jan - 12 Feb; 22 Feb - 31 Mar; 20 Apr - 20 Jul
  • 2021 High Season: 13 - 21 Feb; 1 - 19 Apr; 21 Jul - 4 Jan 2022
  • 2022 Low Season: 1 January - 30 June
  • 2022 High Season: 1 July - 31 December
  • Trip Length: As desired although a minimum stay of three nights applies throughout the year
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours but very flexible
  • Meeting point: Johannesburg International Airport (O R Tambo Airport), South Africa (JNB)
  • Riding Ability Required: All levels.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-12
  • Transfer: 2021: £102 (£111 in 2022) each way. Departures are at set times and take 3hrs.
    Arrival: 10.30 transfer from JNB (arrive by 09.30).
    Departure: 14.00 transfer from the ranch (flights to be booked after 8pm).
    Alternative/private transfers can be arranged, see itinerary.

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