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Land of the Giants - Tuli Riding Safari


Land of the Giants - Tuli Riding Safari
Mashatu Botswana


Allow the noble spirit of the horse to carry you on an amazing wildlife safari journey in Botswana; listen as your hoofbeats fall in the rhythm of the Africa!

This spectacular horse safari is in the remote Tuli Block of the south-eastern corner of Botswana; home to the impressive Mashatu Game Reserve, the “Land of the Giants” is an area of great diversity, magnificent vistas, unique land formations, wonderous history and legends as ancient as time itself. It is the home to seven of Africa's heralded "Giants": the African elephant, the lion, giraffe, the baobab tree, the eland, the ostrich, and the kori bustard. Each safari is an experience of a lifetime! Here you are surrounded by exotic flora and fauna and bordered by the majestic Limpopo River, guided and befriended by expert horseback guides and jeep rangers. Imagine being enveloped in the wild African bush, falling sleep in tents under the mighty baobab (Mashatu) trees while the lions and hyena serenade you under the starry night sky, waking again to retake your position in the saddle for the ultimate safari vatange point.

The Progressive Safari Option: Land of the Giants - Tuli Safari
There is little that can match the adventure of a progressive camp mobile safari that covers approximately 120 miles of the Mashatu Game Reserve. Your first and last nights are spent at the luxurious Two Mashatus base camp, in spacious safari tents with ensuite washrooms with private fire-heated showers. While on the trail, your safari group will move to different wilderness camp sites throughout the reserve; these camps are more rustic in facilities, with shared bucket showers heated over the fire. You may even choose to spend a night or two under the stars in an old tribal court! The days rides vary from four to seven hours (with snack and water breaks along the way), arriving at the next camp for lunch. In the afternoon, siesta at camp in the late afternoon shade or explore the area further on a game drive or bush walk! You will be paired with a horse for the total length of safari, unless the animal proves to be an unsuitable match after the first day or two.


The Stationary Safari Option: The Two Mashatus Camp Safari
These safari rides are based at the semi-permanent base camp dubbed "Two Mashatus" because the camp rests beneath two of these massive and noble baobab trees! The riding schedule varies, but usually includes an early morning ride of about four hours, when the game is most active, and usually a later afternoon ride of about two hours once the hottest part of the day is done. There is the opportunity to try different horses if you wish, as the camp is not to far from the stables to make switches easily! During your stay, you will also have the chance to go on one jeep game drive (to find more of the big cats) and a guided bush walk (to get up close and personal from another perspective).

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Camping Ride with vehicle support
Progressive Ride (no camping)
Safari Ride
Center-based ride

Meeting: Camp; Pont Drift Border Post or Limpopo Valley airfield at noon
Airport: Johannesburg International or Polokwane
Transfer: Tuli Airstrip/Border Post
Riders: Min 2 riders
Max 8 riders

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    Land of the Giants - Tuli Riding Safari
    Tour Code: IT-BORT04
    8 days / 7 nights ~$4,030.00
    Dates : Feb to Nov

    Trip Rating :
    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    ABeginner
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    BNovice
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    CIntermediate
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    EAdvanced
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Standard
    Lodging Level Explained
       
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
       
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
       
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
       
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
       
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
       
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
    A 2016 10/02 - 10/09 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 2 /8 Expired
    A 2016 10/09 - 10/16 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 2 /8 Expired
    A 2016 10/16 - 10/23 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 2 /8 Expired
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