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elephant encounter
from $2,409
Summary:
Big game safari in the beautiful Lolldaiga Hill northern Kenya for good riders.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Tailor-made departures for groups of 4 or more, available from 1 Jan to 31 Dec.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights, 6 days/5 nights or per night based stay by arrangement
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Nairobi International Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate riders onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 4-6
  • Transfer: 2020: Road transfer Nairobi airport to farm US$250 per vehicle each way, payable on site (max 4 pax, 4.5hr drive). Nanyuki Airstrip to farm US$90 per vehicle (max 4 pax, 45m drive).
Kenya Masai Mara on Horseback
from $7,665
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:
  • 2020: 4, 11 Jan; 8, 15 Feb; 7 Mar; 6, 20 (FULL) Jun; 11, 18 Jul; 8, 15 Aug; 5 (FULL), 12 (FULL), 19 Sept; 5 Dec
  • 2021: 11 September
  • 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
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.

Riders wishing to have a relaxed adventure, travelling with non-riding companions or families in school holiday season will find few better places in Kenya.

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).
Namibia Damara Elephant Trail
from $5,859
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:
  • 2020: July 10 (FULL), 28 (FULL).
  • 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: 2020: £390pp
Giraffes!
from $2,809
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:
  • 2020: 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: 2020: 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 $2,719
Summary:
All the excitement viewing Big game with excellent riding in Botswana and South Africa for experienced riders.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: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: 2020: Road transfer - £312pp return 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:
  • 2020 Low Season: 10 Jan-19 Mar; 1-29 May; 8-30 Jun; 1-30 Sept; 4 Nov-14 Dec
  • High Season: 20 Mar-30 Apr; 30 May-7 Jun (Game Census); 1 Jul-31 Aug; 1 Oct-3 Nov; 15 Dec-9 Jan 2021
  • 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: 2020: approx. £189 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 $3,029
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:
  • 2020: 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: 4-7
  • Transfer: 2020: 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 $5,335
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:
  • 2020: 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: 2020: 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).

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