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Horse riding in Abysinnia Ethiopia
from $3,715
Summary:
Highlights of Ethiopia including Lalibella and riding on the Ethiopian Highlands with the semi nomadic Oromo people. Amazing and unusual trip.
Departure Dates:
  • 24th November
  • Lalibela extension: 22nd November
  • 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
elephant encounter
from $2,789
Summary:
Big game safari in the beautiful Lolldaiga Hill northern Kenya for good riders.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 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: 4-8
  • 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.
Kenya Masai Mara on Horseback
from $7,779
Special Offer:

Special Offer - 3 for 2 at Offbeat Mara Camp

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:
  • 2019 7 nights: 5, 12 January; 9 March; 1, 15 June; 6, 27 July; 10, 17, 31 August 14 Sep; 5 October; 30 November.
  • 2019 8 nights: 17 February; 21 September; 19 October
  • Trip Length: 11 days / 10 nights or 8 days / 7 nights
  • 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
Namibia Damara Elephant-Skeleton Trail
from $5,489
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:
  • 2019: 21 June; 12 July
  • 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: 2019: £365pp
Giraffes!
from $3,165
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:
  • 2019: 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: 2019: From Windhoek town €110 (40 min) or Windhoek airport €200 (1hr) return per vehicle (max 4 passengers). Transfers payable upon booking.
Lion in the Tuli Block
from $2,375
Summary:
All the excitement viewing Big game with excellent riding in Botswana and South Africa for experienced riders.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: Low Season Static Ride: 4, 11, 18, 25 Jan; 1, 8, 15, 22 Feb; 1, 8, 14, 22, 29 Mar; 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr; 3, 10, 17, 24 May.
  • High Season Static Ride: 31 (full) May (escorted); 7, 14, 21, 28 Jun; 5, 12, 19, 26 Jul; 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Aug; 6, 13, 20, 27 Sep; 4, 11, 18, 25 Oct; 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Nov; 6, 13, 20, 27 Dec.
  • Low Season Mobile Ride: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jan; 5, 12, 19 Feb.
  • High Season Mobile Ride: any date from 27 Feb-30 Nov, private group bookings of 4-8 riders only.
  • 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.
    Mobile Ride in High Season: 4 - 8
  • Transfer: 2019: Option 1: road transfer - approx. £300pp return JNB-Camp Davidson-Tuli-JNB. Option 2: road transfers as above with light aircraft transfer on Day 8, minimum 2 pax, price TBC.
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:
  • 2019 Low Season: 9 Jan to 9 Feb; 1-31 May; 10 Jun to 10 Jul; 1 Nov to 14 Dec.
  • High Season: 15 Dec 2018 to 8 Jan; 10 Feb to 30 Apr; 1 to 9 Jun (Game Census); 11 Jul to 31 Oct; 15 Dec to 9 Jan 2020.
  • There is a special rate for stays of 7 nights or more available throughout the year excluding 15 Dec to 8 Jan, 20 Mar to 30 Apr, 10 Jul to 31 Aug and during the Game Census.
  • 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: 2019: approx. £179 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 $3,475
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:
  • 2019: Big 5 Safari 8d/7n
  • Big 5 Camp safaris 6d/5n which can either start or end on a Saturday.
  • Saturday to Saturday dates throughout the year. The first to book a date decides the programme for that date. (13 Oct, 24 Aug FULL)
  • 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: 2019: 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 $5,239
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, game 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:
  • 2019: Available on request with Saturday starts 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: 2019: 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).
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:
  • 2019 Low Season: 6 Jan-15 Feb; 24 Feb-19 Apr; 27 Apr-30 Jun.
  • 2019 High Season: 16-23 Feb; 20-26 Apr; 1 Jul-6 Jan 2020.
  • 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: 2019: £90 per person each way 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 below itinerary.

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