Horseback riding in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

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Mana Pools & Hwange Safari Combo


Climate for Mana Pools & Hwange Safari Combo


                                            Victoria Falls area


Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

86

86

86

85

82

78

77

83

90

93

91

87

Average Low Temperature (°F)

66

66

64

58

51

45

44

50

58

65

66

66

Average High Temperature (°C)

30

30

30

30

28

25

25

28

32

34

33

31

Average Low Temperature (°C)

19

19

18

15

10

7

7

10

14

18

19

19

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

11

10

6

2

0

0

0

0

0

3

7

11

Source: NOAA
 
 
Seasons
There are 3 mains seasons in Zimbabwe:
- the Hot and Dry season (September to mid-November)
- the Hot and Wet season (Mid-November through April)
- the Cold and Dry season (May through to end August)

During the Hot and Dry season, temperatures often can go well into the 40’s C / 104+F.
Rain can occur at any time but this is unusual. Often there are the odd early wet season thunderstorms with strong winds, lightning, hail and some rain. These are generally very infrequent precursors to the main rains in December.

During the Hot and Wet season weather is characterized by mostly heavy afternoon showers with lightning. Can at times be raining in the mornings and at times during the night. December through March are when the main rains occur.
This is the main time for BUGS, SPIDERS, SCORPIONS and at times, snakes. These DO occur in Africa!! Even in the dry season there are often bugs and spiders. There is very little to fear from them. Mosquitoes are the main concern in some areas due to malaria, but malaria is not prevalent everywhere.

During the Cold and Dry season Hwange National Park often goes well below Zero Celsius / 32F. Early morning temperatures in May, June, July and early August can get to 0°C. Midday temperatures at those times are very comfortable and may reach high 20’s by end of August.


The ideal time to visit is from April through to end of November.
Due to wet season there are no safaris in February. March is possible but wet for riding.

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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
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
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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