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Waterberg Big 5 Adventure


Accommodations for Waterberg Big 5 Adventure


Accommodations
This is a progressive ride, so nights will be spent in different locations.

Description
You will be staying at different deluxe bush camps and a lodge.
Cellservice is usually available most of the time while riding in the reserve. Our guides always have a radio to keep in touch at any time.

Accommodation Itinerary for 8-day program - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1: Wildside Tented Camp
Night 2: Pedi Village
Nights 3 & 4: Fly Camp
Night 5: Camp under the stars
Nights 6 & 7: Lakeside Lodge

Accommodation Itinerary for 6-day program - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1: Wildside Tented Camp
Nights 2 & 3: Fly Camp
Night 4: Camp under the stars
Night 5: Wildside Tented Camp


Wildside Tented Camp
It is one of the most charming accommodations on the reserve, with a real African wilderness feel. It is located on the lower escarpment and offers 20 comfortable en-suite tented chalets, all equipped with a tea/coffee station, a minibar (stocked on request), a ceiling fan and a hairdryer.
This camp is fully equipped with Wi-Fi access and electricity.


Pedi Village
This village is a replica of the rural pedi homes as they were generations ago (and still to date in some areas). It consists of rondavels which (each can accommodate 2 people) equipped with a comfortable bed with duvets and white linen, a traditional cow hide carpet and a butler tray.
The village has corals built around the huts, where the villagers would keep their cattle close by to protect them against the wildlife. We will be using these corals for our horses.
Lions inhabit the area, although we do have a barrier to keep guests and horses safe, but at sun set the lions roars can be heard and create a spectacular symphony as we sit around the fire and watch Buffalo come in to drink at the water hole.


Fly Camp
Our fly camp is set up exclusively for the group booked and can be broken down in 24 hours (leaving no trace of our passage). We choose the location for its natural beauty, safety and ambience so to allow guests to experience the true wilderness and spend a few days under traditional style canvas tents. Our Fly Camp is usually set up by natural rock pools, allowing guest to relax in the sun or swim when water levels are high.
Each tent can sleep two people, in military style bed frames with a comfortable mattress and white linen and duvets. The tents are high enough to walk in comfortably and are finished with a carpet and a bedside table. The tents are connected between each other with lantern lit pathways. Facilities are shared. There is no Wi-Fi access.
Dinners in the riverbed, are a must at this location as well as cosy evenings by the fire after the days ride to discuss the happening of the day.

Camping under the stars (weather dependant)
This mobile camp is set up for our riders only, and is situated in a remote area of the reserve. Canvas tents are built before the ride starts, and broken down after the night, leaving no trace. There is a kitchen tent, dining tent, a basic wash up area with hand towels and toiletries and central soma area (open fire). The tents are set up along the river. A sleeping bag will be provided (no need to bring your own). Hot water bottles in your bed in in winter, and steering hot showers (hung form a tree) are available during your stay. The true out on Africa experience. There is no electricity or Wi-Fi in camp, but lanterns set the scene as the sun sets, for romantic evenings around the fire, in true wilderness.

Lakeside Lodge
This thatch and stone lodge offers stunning views over the lake. Each of the 24 spacious guestrooms  comes with a private deck and an ensuite bathroom.
There is Wi-Fi available.

Room Occupancy
If you are willing to share, the single supplement fee does not apply.



Meals
All meals are included from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on the last day.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to most dietary restrictions if given prior notice.
Unfortunately, we are unable to cater to celiacs (but gluten-free diets are okay) and vegans.

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

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Waterberg Big 5 Adventure
Tour Code: IT-SAPR01
8 days / 7 nights ~$3,300.00
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 Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2022 01/01 - 01/08 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Expired
B 2022 01/09 - 01/14 6d / 5n 6 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Expired
A 2022 01/15 - 01/22 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Expired
B 2022 01/23 - 01/28 6d / 5n 6 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Sold Out
A 2022 02/05 - 02/12 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Sold Out
B 2022 02/13 - 02/18 6d / 5n 6 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Sold Out
A 2022 02/19 - 02/26 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Sold Out
A 2022 03/05 - 03/12 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
B 2022 03/13 - 03/18 6d / 5n 6 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
A 2022 03/19 - 03/26 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
B 2022 03/27 - 04/01 6d / 5n 6 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
A 2022 04/02 - 04/09 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
B 2022 04/10 - 04/15 6d / 5n 6 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
B 2022 04/18 - 04/23 6d / 5n 6 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
B 2022 04/24 - 04/29 6d / 5n 6 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
B 2022 05/01 - 05/06 6d / 5n 6 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
A 2022 05/07 - 05/14 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
B 2022 05/15 - 05/20 6d / 5n 6 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
A 2022 05/21 - 05/28 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
A 2022 06/04 - 06/11 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
B 2022 06/12 - 06/17 6d / 5n 6 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
A 2022 06/18 - 06/25 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
B 2022 06/26 - 07/01 6d / 5n 6 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
A 2022 07/02 - 07/09 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
B 2022 07/10 - 07/15 6d / 5n 6 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
A 2022 07/16 - 07/23 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
B 2022 07/24 - 07/29 6d / 5n 6 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
A 2022 08/06 - 08/13 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
B 2022 08/14 - 08/19 6d / 5n 6 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
A 2022 08/20 - 08/27 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
B 2022 08/28 - 09/02 6d / 5n 6 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
A 2022 09/03 - 09/10 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
B 2022 09/11 - 09/16 6d / 5n 6 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
A 2022 09/17 - 09/24 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
B 2022 09/25 - 09/30 6d / 5n 6 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
A 2022 10/01 - 10/08 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
B 2022 10/09 - 10/14 6d / 5n 6 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
A 2022 10/15 - 10/22 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
B 2022 10/23 - 10/28 6d / 5n 6 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
A 2022 11/05 - 11/12 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
B 2022 11/13 - 11/18 6d / 5n 6 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
A 2022 11/19 - 11/26 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
B 2022 11/27 - 12/02 6d / 5n 6 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
A 2022 12/03 - 12/10 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
B 2022 12/11 - 12/16 6d / 5n 6 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
A 2022 12/20 - 12/27 8d / 7n 8 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
B 2022 12/28 - 01/02 6d / 5n 6 day Safari, AP 2 /7 Reserve
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