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Sambulenni Horse Safari

Sambulenni Horse Safari
Namibia Namibia

A one-hour drive from Windhoek, located in a richly varied landscape with one of the best stocked private game reserves in Namibia, you will ride on endless trails covering an area of 100,000 acres. For many years a German colony, Namibia is now independent, politically stable and reputed as the safest country in Southern Africa. For riding enthusiasts in particular the country is irresistible!
Overnights are at the luxurious Okapuka Lodge, in comfortable thatched bungalows with wonderful views of the Okapuka river bed or in one of the rooms near the stables. The restaurant offers just the right mixture of a tranquil relaxed atmosphere with friendly, high quality service. Just what you'll need after a long day in the saddle. The restaurant is reputed to be one of the best in Namibia and has an extensive à la carte menu which combines fresh, local produce with African and European cuisine.
Okapuka is a malaria-free private game reserve of 14,000 hectares. On the safaris you will be accompanied by an experienced guide (also successful endurance rider) and you will ride beautiful Arabian horses through a very varied landscape always on the lookout for game and enjoying the stunning scenery.
We have riding rights throughout the neighbouring farms which makes the total area 35,000 hectares and the possibilities almost unlimited. You will feel part of this fascinating surrounding; an unforgettable experience!
The wildlife is outstanding for its variety and quantity. Great effort is put into maintaining Okapuka as one of the best stocked private game reserves in Namibia. The rides will have you explore the different habitats of the game and the diverse topography. During your stay you are likely to see white rhino, giraffe, eland, blesbok, gemsbok, kudu, black and blueOkapuka Horse Safaris Namibia Homepage wildebeest, red hartebeest, waterbuck, steenbok, duiker, ostrich, impala, springbok, black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox, mountain and plains zebra and the rare sable antelope. Sightings of cheetah, leopard and brown hyena do happen, but you need to be lucky.
The terrain is a combination of savannah and rocky mountains up to 2,000m. Some of our rides are designed to explore the mountainous trails where the views are stunning yet the game is scarce and difficult to spot. Other rides, mainly along game trails on savannah plains will bring you in close contact with the game.
All trails are designed to provide you with as much variation as possible and are focused on quality riding. During a week’s stay you will ride an average of 4 hours per day. The riding can be fairly intensive and you are welcome to take either a morning, afternoon or day off “out of the saddle” to enjoy the other activities or just recuperate by the pool. It goes without saying that our trails are for experience riders only.

Safari Ride
Center-based ride
Endurance Ride

Meeting: Okapuka
Airport: Windhoek Hosea Kutako
Transfer: Windhoek Hosea Kutako or Windhoek Eros
Riders: Min 1 riders
Max 6 riders

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    Sambulenni Horse Safari
    Tour Code: IT-NASR01
    8 days / 7 nights ~$2,900.00
    Dates : Available all Year

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    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    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.
    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.
    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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    A 2016 01/01 - 12/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 1 /6 Reserve
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    Endurance Training
    Endurance Race Options
    Cattle Drives
    Tack: Endurance saddles with bumnahs
    Horses: Purebred Arabians
    Pace: All gaits, walk, trot, canter - 4-5 hr...

    Airport: Windhoek Hosea Kutako
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