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African Explorer Horse Safari


African Explorer Horse Safari
Waterberg/Mashatu South Africa

This exciting combination horse riding safari showcases two amazing countries of Southern Africa: Botswana and South Africa!

Here is a great affordable African safari opportunity, giving international horse lovers a chance to explore the rugged central highlands of the Waterberg mountain range of South Africa and the vast Mashatu Game Reserve of Botswana's Tuli Block, known as the "Land of the Giants," due to the large presence of the "giant" wildlife: The African Elephant, the Lion, the Giraffe, the Eland, the Ostrich, the Kori Bustard and the iconic Mashatu aka Baobab Tree! Spend four nights at the brand new safari camp that has been built high up in the bushveld above the Matlapeng Valley before transferring over the Pont Drift border and the mighty Limpopo River into Botswana for a turn at camping in "lion and elephant"country!

In the late 19th century Ted Davidson, one of the first members of the pioneering Baber family to settle in the Waterberg, was a young man trading by ox wagon to remote cattle outposts of a young ranching area. Living in the Waterberg meant a life by the campfire! Triple B Ranch has captured this early camp atmosphere in their re-creation of Camp Davidson, and this is where your African horseback adventure begins. The wilderness here soon becomes a great stepping stone to your next adventure; the second half of your safari takes you north, into the Limpopo Valley in the Tuli Block in Botswana. The riding trails here cover both the riverine terrain and the mopane bushveld, including the stunning sandstone formations of the Tuli. The area is famous for its elephant herds, but you should also see many sprightly species of antelope both small and large, skittish zebra herds, roaming wildebeest (gnus), skulking hyena, lounging lions, mischievous baboons and vervet monkeys, lurking crocodiles and water monitors, and it is possible (but a sometimes a bit harder) to find the leopard, cheetah and wild dogs here as well!

Both camps provide high quality tent accommodations, with comfy cots complete with pillows and linens, raised securely off the ground on wooden platforms, with have private en-suite bathrooms (with plumbing) for each abode. The food is plentiful and delicious, the drinks are merry, are the hospitality is superb! The guides are knowledgeable locals, who love to share their passion for horses and their countryside with you!


Progressive Ride (no camping)
Safari Ride

Meeting: Johannesburg Airport
Airport: Johannesburg
Transfer: Johannesburg - 10 AM return around 5.30 PM
Riders: Min 2 riders
Max 8 riders

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    African Explorer Horse Safari
    Tour Code: IT-BORT05E
    8 days / 7 nights ~$2,445.00
    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
    B 2014 02/15 - 02/22 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP (low) 2 /8 Expired
    B 2014 02/15 - 02/19 5d / 4n 5 day Classic Safari, AP (lo... 2 /8 Expired
    B 2014 02/23 - 03/02 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP (low) 2 /8 Expired
    B 2014 02/23 - 02/27 5d / 4n 5 day Classic Safari, AP (lo... 2 /8 Expired
    B 2014 03/21 - 03/28 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP (low) 2 /8 Expired
    B 2014 03/21 - 03/25 5d / 4n 5 day Classic Safari, AP (lo... 2 /8 Expired
    A 2014 04/03 - 04/10 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP (high) 2 /8 Expired
    A 2014 04/03 - 04/07 5d / 4n 5 day Classic Safari, AP (hi... 2 /8 Expired
    A 2014 04/10 - 04/17 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP (high) 2 /8 Expired
    A 2014 04/10 - 04/14 5d / 4n 5 day Classic Safari, AP (hi... 2 /8 Expired
    A 2014 04/18 - 04/25 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP (high) 2 /8 Expired
    A 2014 04/18 - 04/22 5d / 4n 5 day Classic Safari, AP (hi... 2 /8 Expired
    A 2014 05/18 - 05/25 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP (high) 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2014 05/18 - 05/22 5d / 4n 5 day Classic Safari, AP (hi... 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2014 05/24 - 05/31 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP (high) 2 /8 Sold Out
    A 2014 05/24 - 05/28 5d / 4n 5 day Classic Safari, AP (hi... 2 /8 Sold Out
    B 2014 06/07 - 06/14 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP (low) 2 /8 Reserve
    B 2014 06/07 - 06/11 5d / 4n 5 day Classic Safari, AP (lo... 2 /8 Reserve
    B 2014 06/28 - 07/05 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP (low) 2 /8 Sold Out
    B 2014 06/28 - 07/02 5d / 4n 5 day Classic Safari, AP (lo... 2 /8 Sold Out
    B 2014 07/04 - 07/11 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP (low) 2 /8 Reserve
    B 2014 07/04 - 07/08 5d / 4n 5 day Classic Safari, AP (lo... 2 /8 Reserve
    B 2014 07/18 - 07/25 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP (low) 2 /8 Reserve
    B 2014 07/18 - 07/22 5d / 4n 5 day Classic Safari, AP (lo... 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2014 07/26 - 08/02 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP (high) 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2014 07/26 - 07/30 5d / 4n 5 day Classic Safari, AP (hi... 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2014 08/16 - 08/23 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP (high) 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2014 08/16 - 08/20 5d / 4n 5 day Classic Safari, AP (hi... 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2014 08/30 - 09/06 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP (high) 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2014 08/30 - 09/03 5d / 4n 5 day Classic Safari, AP (hi... 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2014 09/12 - 09/19 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP (high) 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2014 09/12 - 09/16 5d / 4n 5 day Classic Safari, AP (hi... 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2014 09/19 - 09/26 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP (high) 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2014 09/19 - 09/23 5d / 4n 5 day Classic Safari, AP (hi... 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2014 10/17 - 10/24 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP (high) 2 /8 Sold Out
    A 2014 10/17 - 10/21 5d / 4n 5 day Classic Safari, AP (hi... 2 /8 Sold Out
    A 2014 10/23 - 10/30 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP (high) 2 /8 Sold Out
    A 2014 10/23 - 10/27 5d / 4n 5 day Classic Safari, AP (hi... 2 /8 Sold Out
    A 2014 11/08 - 11/15 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP (high) 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2014 11/08 - 11/12 5d / 4n 5 day Classic Safari, AP (hi... 2 /8 Reserve
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    Airport: Johannesburg
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