Horseback riding in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

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Mana Pools & Hwange Safari Combo


What to Bring for Mana Pools & Hwange Safari Combo


Please bring sufficient batteries and mobile charging equipment for your cameras for the 5 day mobile component as there will be no access to mains electricity during this time.
There is 220V AC electricity provided by solar and generator at Iganyana but not on the mobile section. Charging of gadgets and cameras will be through a 12V DC vehicle inverter or accessory plug. Guests need to confirm with us about what charging plugs they need to bring. Iganyana has both 16Amp round pin South African plug sockets, and multi-socket adaptors for UK, European and USA plugs. There are also standard USB ports in the main living area of Iganyana.

It is very wise to bring a couple of good interesting paper novels to read or a Kindle for those moments of peace and quiet time or if there is rain or one just wants to take some time out in the camp.

A small torch such as a Petzel/LedLenser style head torch is an absolute must for the bush camping and indeed any accommodation in Zimbabwe.

Note that the safaris are done in remote bush locations and access to health and medical facilities can be some hours away. All medicines required by guests MUST be brought that will cover the entire stay.
This is also why health insurance and emergency medical evacuation insurance cover is a pre-travel requirement.

Below is a list of recommended items (not all items are needed and some items are seasonal requirements).
- TORCH/HEADLIGHT AND FRESH BATTERIES….always useful!
- BINOCULARS – Lightweight but strong and ideally waterproof.
- CAMERA AND BATTERIES – spare SD cards, charging cables etc.
- SARONG or SHORTS – for relaxing in camp or shorts for walking.
- RIDING BOOTS with a suitable sole for walking.
- RIDING HELMET
- SANDALS/SNEAKERS – good for in camp
- WALKING boots/track shoes
- SUN HAT OR CAP – Broad brim hat ideal, a must for walking. NOT white!
- SUNBLOCK
- MOSQUITO / BUG REPELLENT
- SWIM SUIT / SWIM COSTUME / BATHERS – for camps with pools
- BOOKS/MAGAZINES/KINDLE….for quiet time in camp or on mobile safaris. Please NOTE that Wi-Fi is NOT always available in some bush locations and camps.
- PERSONAL TOILETRIES AND MEDICINES
- SMALL BACKPACK OR SUITABLE BAG for carrying cameras, personal items etc. whilst on a gamedrive vehicle, walk or light aircraft.
- SUNGLASSES WITH STRING ATTACHED
- FROM MAY TO LATE AUGUST WARM CLOTHES AND BEANIE/HEAD SCARFF FOR EVENINGS AND EARLY MORNINGS – ALWAYS HAVE A GOOD JACKET/FLEECE ON HAND FOR ANYTIME OF YEAR IN AFRICA. FOR BUSH ACTIVITIES: BUSH COLOURED CLOTHES, NOT BRIGHT COLOURED NOR WHITES– browns, beige, bush greens, darker greys, darker reds and purples are ok for walking.
- LAUNDRY – can be done free of charge in most camps/lodges. Some camps do charge a small fee.
- IN THE INTEREST OF BEING ECO-FRIENDLY AND COVID-19 COMPLIANT PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN WATER BOTTLES OR HYDRATION PACKS AS WE AVOID USING PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES. We have pouches on the horses that hold bottles. 750ml is ideal.
- PHONES AND GADGETS – electricity is not available everywhere so advisable to bring battery backup or solar chargers. All power here is 220 – 240 Volts with most places using square 3 pin UK 13Amp plugs, and around Bulawayo/Hwange it is mostly 3 pin South African type round 16Amp plugs. Universal adaptors are useful. USB Car chargers using the 12 volt ports are very useful.
- USD CASH (only currency that can be used in Zimbabwe) for National Parks Fees; safari activity add-ons; for incidentals; cash bars/restaurants; and since some card payments attract up to 15% extra charges and local ATM’s rarely have cash. (it is advisable to bring smaller denominations as change is rarely available)
- Cash for gratuities is advisable.
- Identification documents where relevant.

This list is only a guideline for you

 

Travel documents and Voucher
Flight tickets
Passport
**Important: Visa (check with your consulate for entry requirements, you may need to obtain your Visa prior to arrival**)

 

RIDING GEAR
Long trousers/jeans/jodphurs.
Takkies/trainers or riding boots – hiking boots will be too hot + Minichaps
Riding helmet  (best to bring your own)
Riding gloves
Hat (with chin strip) for sun protection
 

 

PERSONAL CLOTHING
Jacket or sweater for cool evenings
Dull-coloured clothing; no white or bright colours
Jeans
Shorts
Underwear and socks
Sleepwear
Bag for dirty clothes
Trekking boots/ comfortable shoes
Swimsuit
 
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO BRING
Personal Toiletries
Insect protection
Personal medications
Sore cream (for an emergency)
Sewing kit
Handkerchiefs
Adapter for electric appliances
Small automatic cameras only (extra batteries/film)
Address book and pen (for postcards!)
Sun glasses with strap
Sun tan lotion and lip balm
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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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