Horseback riding in Mashatu, Botswana

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Land of the Giants - Tuli Riding Safari


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Meeting: Mashatu Game Reserve
Airport:   O.R. Tambo International Airport (JHB)      
Transfer: Johannesburg International   


Transfers available via air taxi or by vehicle from O.R. Tambo International Airport.
On your departure for home, flights should not fly out before 8:30pm or else a special transfer is required at further surcharge.

Tack: English trekking
Horses: Boerperd, Boepferd and other cross breds
Pace: Up to 5.5 hours in saddle / day; fast, exhilarating, challenging!
~120 miles total (20-30 km daily)

| Walk | Trot | Canter |
Level: Riding Level (Click for legend) (4 to 5 out of 5)    Strong Intermediate
Age: Min 16
Weight: Max 220 lbs
Riders: Min 2 riders Max 10 riders
Riding helmets are mandatory for this ride.

Riding Experience
Guests must be experienced riders. They must ride regularly (at least once or twice a week) and be comfortable at a canter and gallop as well as being able to do small jumps should they have to. Ability to jump natural obstacle, a benefit, but not essential as can be ridden around. We ask riders to be able to take a light seat at canter.
Before each safari, every rider will take a short riding test to ensure they are competent enough for the safari, and fall into the above guideline. The decision of the manager conducting the test is final.
Our horses are mostly English schooled, so we highly recommend that Western riders have a course of lessons in English style prior to arrival.

Pace & Riding Terrain
We cover approximately 120 miles over the course of the week (6 riding days). Long extended canters are a feature of the safari. We cover about 20-30 km daily and spend up to 5.5 hours in the saddle per day.
We will enjoy exploring the differing topography of the area: open bush, wooded riverine areas, wetlands, and strange rock formations home to large baobabs.

Horses
We have a stable of 50 well cared for horses, with something to suit everyone including warmbloods, boerpherds, and other cross breeds, ranging from 15 to 17 hands.
Our safari horses have been hand selected for their endurance, courage and responsiveness.
Our philosophy has entailed managing our horses as a free roaming herd within large tracts of natural pasture, rather than in stables or paddocks. Our horses are at ease with each other and within their environment, which generates calm and contented natures. As a result, we can offer our guests responsive, subtle and honest rides.

Tack
Saddles are South African McClellan’s a military saddle designed for long hours in the saddle. They offer particular comfort and airflow for the horses back and padded seats and fenders for the riders comfort.

Weight Limit
No proper weight limit but please inquire if over 95 kg.

Guides & Safety
Guides leading the safari have many years’ experience and most have grown up in the area and know the bush like the back of their hand. Our guides have either professional or assistant guiding licenses with the Botswana Qualifications Authority. They are qualified to use firearms and qualified in first aid.
All rides are conducted by 2 experienced professional guides. The lead guide is armed with a rifle and a bull whip. All management staff and guides do regular first aid training with a specialized doctor for remote areas. The lead guide has a local phone and a radio for use in emergencies.

Hard Hats
They are compulsory. Please bring your own well-fitting hard hat.

Children
Children under 16 please enquire. Strictly no under 12’s.

Non-Riders
Non-riders are welcome on this trip. We can provide guides for walking safaris. It is also possible to follow the same itinerary as the riders by bike (the route will be different) for the same pricing as riders. A relaxed bike ride could cover 15- 25km in the morning and more advanced cyclists could cover up to 40km per day. The pace is generally easy going with regular game sightings, and a scenic picnic stop with an option to opt out of the ride at the mid-morning break if preferred.


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Land of the Giants - Tuli Riding Safari
Tour Code: IT-BORT04
8 days / 7 nights ~$3,885.00
Dates : Available all Year

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
C 2020 01/26 - 02/02 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Low) 2 /10 Expired
C 2020 02/02 - 02/09 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Low) 2 /10 Expired
C 2020 02/09 - 02/16 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Low) 2 /10 Expired
C 2020 02/16 - 02/23 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Low) 2 /10 Expired
C 2020 02/23 - 03/01 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Low) 2 /10 Expired
B 2020 03/01 - 03/08 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid) 2 /10 Expired
B 2020 03/08 - 03/15 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid) 2 /10 Expired
B 2020 03/15 - 03/22 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid) 2 /10 Expired
B 2020 03/22 - 03/29 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid) 2 /10 Expired
B 2020 03/29 - 04/05 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid) 2 /10 Reserve
B 2020 04/05 - 04/12 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid) 2 /10 Reserve
B 2020 04/12 - 04/19 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid) 2 /10 Reserve
B 2020 04/19 - 04/26 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid) 2 /10 Reserve
B 2020 04/26 - 05/03 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid) 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 05/03 - 05/10 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 05/10 - 05/17 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 05/17 - 05/24 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 05/24 - 05/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 2 /10 Reserve
B 2020 05/31 - 06/07 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid) 2 /10 Reserve
B 2020 06/07 - 06/14 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid) 2 /10 Reserve
B 2020 06/14 - 06/21 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid) 2 /10 Reserve
B 2020 06/21 - 06/28 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid) 2 /10 Reserve
B 2020 06/28 - 07/05 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Mid) 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 07/05 - 07/12 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 07/12 - 07/19 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 07/19 - 07/26 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 07/26 - 08/02 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 08/02 - 08/09 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 08/09 - 08/16 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 08/16 - 08/23 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 08/23 - 08/30 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 08/30 - 09/06 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 09/06 - 09/13 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 09/13 - 09/20 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 09/20 - 09/27 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 09/27 - 10/04 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 10/04 - 10/11 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 10/11 - 10/18 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 10/18 - 10/25 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 10/25 - 11/01 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 11/01 - 11/08 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 11/08 - 11/15 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 11/15 - 11/22 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 11/22 - 11/29 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (High) 2 /10 Reserve
C 2020 11/29 - 12/06 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Low) 2 /10 Reserve
C 2020 12/06 - 12/13 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Low) 2 /10 Reserve
C 2020 12/13 - 12/20 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Low) 2 /10 Reserve
C 2020 12/20 - 12/27 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Low) 2 /10 Reserve
C 2020 12/27 - 01/03 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP (Low) 2 /10 Reserve
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Tack: English trekking
Horses: Boerperd, Boepferd and other cross bre...
Pace: Up to 5.5 hours in saddle / day; fast,...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: O.R. Tambo International Airport (JHB)
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