Horseback riding in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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Zambezi Horse, Canoe, and Rhino Safari

Accommodations for Zambezi Horse, Canoe, and Rhino Safari

This is a progressive ride so nights are spent in different locations.

You'll be staying in lodges personally selected to complement your riding safari vacation. All rooms have a private bathroom with overhead fan/ air conditioning. You'll find a pool at every location to cool off after a long day's ride and WIFI access will allow you to keep in touch with loved ones.
Laundry can be done daily, if you give it to us in the morning we will have it back with you by the afternoon. There is a small charge per load, but is useful if you are going on to ride elsewhere and would like clean riding clothes when you arrive!

8-day trip Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Nights 1 - 4: Ursula’s Homestead
Night 5: Camp near Zambezi River
Night 6: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Night 7: Imbabala

7-day trip Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Nights 1 - 4: Ursula’s Homestead
Night 5: Camp near Zambezi River
Night 6: Nguni Lodge

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge in Victoria Falls  (8-day Itinerary)
Set high on a natural plateau, the westward facing Victoria Falls Safari Lodge borders the Zambezi National Park and is just four kilometers from the thundering Victoria Falls, Southern Africa's foremost attraction. This deluxe 90-roomed African Lodge prides itself on hospitality and food rivalled only by uninterrupted views and magnificent sunsets. Created with a keen eye for detail; hardwoods, thatch, vibrant colours - the effect is awe inspiring. Each bedroom has its own balcony, remote controlled air-conditioning, and modern bathroom. In the Buffalo Bar, Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, and pool deck you will enjoy not only the wonderful views, but excellent service from friendly Zimbabwean staff renowned for their warmth and understanding of the needs of international visitors.
Other services include: 24 hour reception, Currency exchange facility, Guest library and games room, TV lounge with satellite link, Curio & gift shop, Swimming pool with sundeck, Spa.

B&B in Victoria Falls (7-day Itinerary)
We use a nice B&B for our overnights in Victoria Falls - usually the Nguni Lodge with 14 comfortable rooms, but depending on availability we may select a similar facility.

Gorges Lodge
Gorges is situated within private land south east of Victoria Falls and between rapids 19 and 20 on the Zambezi River.  Gorges are built from brick and natural stone, all under thatch.. From the lodge there are magnificent views of the Zambezi River 800 feet below. This cannot truly describe the awe inspiring experience of watching eagles soar above the roaring waters below you! In addition to the black eagle, Gorges is home to the rare Taita falcon. There are extensive gardens, kept green and lush by water which is pumped up from the river below. The emphasis is on indigenous plants, particularly aloes and acacias. Ten stone-and-brick thatched chalets (8 twins and 2 double) line the Zambezi River gorge. Four of the chalets are double story, with bedroom upstairs and bath and dressing rooms below, while the other six are single storied. All have verandahs overlooking the river and all are en-suite. 

Ursula’s Homestead
Situated on Nakavango Estate, a 7000 acre Private Game Reserve, Ursula Camp accommodates a maximum of 8 people in four chalets. Originally reserved by the owner of the Estate for himself and his family only, Ursula still retains its feel of a private African Safari home.  Dedicated safari guides will delight in revealing the beauty of this wonderful estate both by jeep and on horseback. With its beautiful gardens overlooking the Game Reserve, magnificent trees and tranquil atmosphere, Ursula is truly a hidden gem. Furnished with classical ‘Old Africa’ type furniture and eclectic memorabilia, old books and crisp white linens, Old Ursula has the feel of a rather special but nevertheless private family holiday home.

Imbabala Safari Lodge
Situated where Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia converge, 80km west of Victoria Falls, Imbabala Lodge has its own safari park in which Game drives are conducted and is directly on the banks of the Zambezi River, offering pontoon cruises to view the game and extensive bird life. The lodge offers every luxury and comfort for your sojourn in the wilds. There are 9 thatched chalets accommodating a maximum of 18 Guests, so individual attention and service is guaranteed. Each chalet has a view over the Zambezi, and each is individually and imaginatively decorated with a particular theme. Each has en-suite facilities and mains electricity. Meals are taken al fresco or in the main dining room, and are of a very high culinary standard. The swimming pool offers cool relaxation during the heat of the day. Activities included at Imbabala include 4x4 game viewing safaris in the Lodge's own concession and river cruises on Imbabala's own pontoon - enabling close viewing of the wildlife that comes down to the River to drink as well as the amazing variety of birds that are attracted by the papyrus reeds that border the Zambezi. Other activities available at extra charge include game drives in the nearby Chobe National Park, fishing, and walking safaris. Elephant lovers will be fascinated by the huge herds of elephant in the Chobe National Park.

Camp near Zambezi River 
The camp is fully backed up by a team of staff that set up camp in preparation for client’s arrival. The camp comprises of large walk in tents, equipped with camp beds, mattresses, sheets, pillows and duvets, camping water basin (which are filled with hot water each morning), a paraffin lantern, a bedside table and hand towels. There is also a portable toilet and hot shower in camp. 
The camp and dining table are set up under the stars on the riverbank with stunning views of the river.
During winter months (April, May, June, July and August), the evenings, nights and early mornings will be very cold.

Room Occupancy
Single supplement is mandatory if we are unable to find another rider to share.

All breakfasts are included in your program.
Meals included in the 8-day program (2021): Breakfast only from Day 2 to 3, half-board on Day 4, full board on Day 5, breakfast only on Day 6, full board on Day 7 and brunch on Day 8. 
Meals included in the 7-day program (2021): Breakfast only from Day 2 to 3, half-board on Day 4, full board on Day 5, breakfast only on Day 6 and brunch on Day 7.

Meals are simple, but tasty, with plenty of fruits, fresh vegetables, and salads.
Tap water in town is perfectly drinkable, and of course the water in camps is pumped from their own wells. However bottled water is widely available too. 

Wine/ beer is available for purchase at Imbabala and Ursula.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to most dietary restrictions with prior notice.

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

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Zambezi Horse, Canoe, and Rhino Safari
Tour Code: IT-ZMRT07
8 days / 7 nights ~$3,210.00
Dates : Available all Year

Trip Rating :
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
C 2021 01/11 - 03/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip with overnight ca... 1 /6 Reserve
F 2021 01/11 - 03/31 7d / 6n 7 day trip with overnight ca... 1 /6 Reserve
I 2021 01/11 - 03/31 10d / 9n 10 day Safari (Low) 1 /6 Reserve
B 2021 04/01 - 06/30 8d / 7n 8 day trip with overnight ca... 1 /6 Reserve
E 2021 04/01 - 06/30 7d / 6n 7 day trip with overnight ca... 1 /6 Reserve
H 2021 04/01 - 06/30 10d / 9n 10 day Safari (Mid) 1 /6 Reserve
A 2021 07/01 - 10/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip with overnight ca... 1 /6 Reserve
D 2021 07/01 - 10/31 7d / 6n 7 day trip with overnight ca... 1 /6 Reserve
G 2021 07/01 - 10/31 10d / 9n 10 day Safari (High) 1 /6 Reserve
C 2021 11/01 - 12/19 8d / 7n 8 day trip with overnight ca... 1 /6 Reserve
F 2021 11/01 - 12/19 7d / 6n 7 day trip with overnight ca... 1 /6 Reserve
I 2021 11/01 - 12/19 10d / 9n 10 day Safari (Low) 1 /6 Reserve
A 2021 12/20 - 01/10 8d / 7n 8 day trip with overnight ca... 1 /6 Reserve
D 2021 12/20 - 01/10 7d / 6n 7 day trip with overnight ca... 1 /6 Reserve
G 2021 12/20 - 01/10 10d / 9n 10 day Safari (High) 1 /6 Reserve
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Tack: Australian Stock saddles. English on r...
Horses: Anglo Arab, Thoroughbred, Cleveland Ba...
Pace: Moderate with trots, canters and some ...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Victoria Falls International Airport (VFA)
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