Horseback riding in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

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Mana Pools & Hwange Safari Combo

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Meeting: Victoria Falls Airport
Airport:   Victoria Falls International Airport (VFA)       Train station:   --
Transfer: Victoria Falls Airport   

Pick-up/ drop-off from Victoria Falls International airport (VFA).
The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) is charging a departure tax on all internal and international flights. The cost is 15 USD per person for domestic flights and 50 USD per person for international flights.

Tack: English Trail Saddles & Australian Stock Saddles
Horses: Boerpeds, Shire X, Friesian X and Thoroughbreds.
Heights range from 15-16.3 hh.
Pace: Moderate with canter opportunities
Average riding time per day is 6 hours.

| Walk | Trot | Canter | Gallop | Jumps |
Level: Riding Level (Click for legend) (4 to 5 out of 5)    Strong Intermediate to Advanced
Age: Min 14
Weight: Max 90-95 kg
Riders: Min 2 riders Max 8 riders

Riding Level
Strong intermediate to advanced riding skill required. Being a confident rider with being riding fit is a big advantage.
This ride is for experienced riders that are comfortable at all paces as we will be riding in a Big Game Area, logs to jump (nothing serious) rough ground to navigate and trees to avoid!

Weight Limit
Our normal weight limit is 90kg. However, we might be able to accommodate experienced riders up to 95kg - please enquire.

Age Restriction
The minimum age to join this safari is 14 years old. Younger competent riders traveling with family might be able to join (please enquire).

Each riding safari is led by a Professional Guide and supported by a Learner Guide/Back up Rider/guide. In Mana there will also be a professional guide. First Aid Kit and Satellite Phone carried at all times.

Our experienced bush savvy well cared for and loved safari horses make the perfect companions for your Zimbabwean Adventure. We prefer cross-breed horses for their stamina and athleticism, and breeds include Boerpeds, Shire X, Friesian X and Thoroughbreds. Heights range from 15-16.3 hh.
Our horses have been specially selected for their job suitability, skills and temperaments to take you on safari. Every horse is very special to us, and they are not only the core aspect of our business but part of our family! We personally train and ride all our horses and they are super-responsive, friendly, obedient, loving and happy animals.
Currently we have a team of 26 horses ranging from experienced bush horses to green-backed youngsters. They are predominantly geldings, with a few foundation mares that we shall breed from in the future.
Our team of grooms have been trained in natural horsemanship methods to develop a rapport with the horses and ensure they are fit and surefooted.

Tack is of an excellent quality to ensure our clients utmost comfort and include Leon Liversage Trail Master Saddles handmade in South Africa, Australian Stock Saddles and Wintec English Saddles. These trails saddles are very comfortable for most horses backs and also for the riders for long hours in the saddle.
Most horses are ridden in a Snaffle bit.
Water bottle pouches and built in saddle bags on our numnahs provide ample space to carry day kit.

It is a requirement and pre-requisite that guests must have purchased fully comprehensive accident and emergency evacuation insurance coverage.

Passport and Visa Requirements: Passport valid for at least six months beyond date of departure required by all nationals referred to in the chart above. Three blank pages are needed.Passport NoteAll visitors to Zimbabwe must be in . more
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Mana Pools & Hwange Safari Combo
Tour Code: IT-ZMRT01
12 days / 11 nights ~$8,045.00
Dates : May to Dec

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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Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
B 2023 01/01 - 06/30 12d / 11n 12 day trip, AP (Low) 2 /8 Reserve
A 2023 07/01 - 01/04 12d / 11n 12 day trip, AP (High) 2 /8 Reserve
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Tack: English Trail Saddles & Australian Sto...
Horses: Boerpeds, Shire X, Friesian X and Thor...
Pace: Moderate with canter opportunities
Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop, Jumps
Airport: Victoria Falls International Airport (VFA)
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