Horseback riding in Coast, Mozambique

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Equestrian tours in Mozambique, Coast
Mozambique Coastal Paradise Holiday


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Meeting: Vilankulo
Airport:   Vilankulo Airport (VNX)      
Transfer: Vilankulo    Distance: 7 km /4.3 miles

Pick-up m Vilankulo Airport around midday. Drop off on the last day at the airport around 1:00pm.

Tack: South African McClellan, Australian Stock and English saddles.
Horses: Thoroughbred & Arab crosses, and South African Boerperds.
Pace: Pace can be adjusted for any riding level w/ approx 2-4 hrs of riding per day.
Level: Riding Level (Click for legend) (2.5 to 3 out of 5)    Low Intermediate+
Age: Min 14 Max 65
Weight: Max 90 kg , 198.5 lbs or 14.2 stone
Riders: Min 2 riders Max 6 riders
(per riding group)
Max Capacity 30
Riding helmets are mandatory for this ride.

Pace & Riding Experience
The coastal area in Vilankulo is renowned for its long stretches of untouched white sand beaches. This allows for long canters, but the pace of the ride depends largely on the experience of the riders. We accept all levels of riders -  but all riders must be able to mount and dismount without assistance and ride for several hours comfortably. Please estimate your abilities wisely!

Horses
We have around 40 horses; the majority being rescued from Zimbabwean farms at the height of political violence and each horse has their own incredible story. We have taken on several other very special horses and recently acquired a herd of 11 young prize winning South African Boerperds. On Benguerra Island we have 6 geldings, the rest of our horses are based on the mainland in Vilankulo.
Breeds include registered South African Boerperds and a combination of crosses with a strong mix of Arab. All riding horses are schooled to a very high level, are calm and react easily and lightly to the aids. Their care and well-being takes precedence ensuring that they are responsive, alert, tough and fit. They are our greatest and most treasured assets and we take extremely good care of them.

Tack
For saddlery, we use a combination of Wintecs GP’s with interchangeable gullets, Australian stock and McClellan saddles. Our bridles are uncomplicated with single reins, and for the most part, we use single jointed & French link snaffle bits.

Weight Limit
We have a weight limit of 90 kilograms. Our limit is not strictly enforced, as there are other circumstances to consider i.e. height, athleticism, experience and size/type of horses we can provide.
If you are heavier (within reason) we might be able to arrange for you to ride but will need to know in advance.

Non-Riders
We do not have a specific non-rider program, but due to the variety of activities in the area, it can easily be arranged - please inquire! Some of the non-riding activities include canoeing river trips, scuba diving & snorkeling, dhow trips to the Bazaruto Archipelago, game fishing and kiteboarding.

Insurance
When you are joining a horse-riding holiday in Mozambique, it is essential that you have adequate travel and health insurance, which covers you for horse riding. You will be asked to supply the details of your insurance before the start of your horse-riding holiday! Many insurance companies routinely exclude horse riding and charge an excess to cover this. Please check any policy with the issuers! Hidden Trails can provide you with the proper insurance coverage (via a third party insurance).
A good medical insurance policy, with an emergency air evacuation facility, is mandatory.


Passport and Visa Requirements: Passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond intended date of departurerequired by all nationals referred to in the chart below.VisasRequired by all nationals referred to in the chart below. Note. more
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Mozambique Coastal Paradise Holiday
Tour Code: IT-MZRT01
5 days / 4 nights ~$2,875.00
Dates : Available all Year

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 Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2019 01/01 - 12/31 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 2 /6 Reserve
B 2019 01/01 - 12/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 2 /6 Reserve
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Tack: South African McClellan, Australian St...
Horses: Thoroughbred & Arab crosses, and South...
Pace: Pace can be adjusted for any riding le...

Airport: Vilankulo Airport (VNX)
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