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Horse Back Safaris in Victoria Falls

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Horse Back Safari is a great way to immerse yourself in the bush and gives you a better opportunity to experience the game viewing up close. 

Game is plentiful in the National Park surrounding the stables and the Zambezi River area. Depending on the season you may see elephant, buffalo, kudu, bushbuck, impala, warthog, and waterbuck. Hippo, crocodile and cape clawless otters may also be spotted. There are several resident leopards.

Horse back riding is offered for both novice and experienced riders, however they won't be able to ride together unless specially requested.

Clients booking experienced rides must  be able to ride unassisted and with confidence. At minimum you should have mastered basic aids, be able to do a rising trot for stretches of at least 10 minutes at a time, be comfortable at all paces and able to gallop out of trouble, even at the end of a long days ride.

Novice riders need previous expereince.

 

You should wear:

  • Natural colored clothing- no white or bright colors
  • Long trousers/jeans
  • Bush shirt or t shirt with a short sleeve to protect your shoulders.
  • Trainers/sneakers or walking shoes.
  • A peaked cap to wear under your helmet, or a sunhat

 

Guiding:

Qualified, licensed guides lead all rides, and are accompanied by a back up rider. Both are dedicated, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. A keen interest is taken in the environment as well as the flora and fauna of the area. You will also learn many of the traditional uses of plants and trees, basic principles of tracking, and aspects of traditional village life.

 

Weight Limit:

Maximum weight limit is 90kg (14 1/2 Stones or 200lbs). To avoid embarrassment be warned that you may be required to step on the scales. Allowances may be made, only for very experienced riders, and even then at our discretion. There will be a surcharge.

 

Tack:

We use mainly Australian Stock saddles, although English saddles are available. All horses go in snaffle bridles.

 

Safety:

All guides and back up riders are well trained – we send extra as necessary. Each ride starts with a safety talk, and you will be reminded of this should circumstances require. Our rides are conducted with the aim of disturbing wildlife as little as possible and the paced of the ride and method of approach is regulated accordingly.

Insurance:

Although we have MARS cover, this only deals with evacuation to the nearest appropriate medical facility. Beyond that full Medical Insurance is required and details must be submitted prior to your arrival. Please check whether your insurance covers you for riding without a helmet, should you wish to do so.


Rates

* All rates are in US Dollar.

Title Price Admission Minimum Group Applicability
Novice 2 Hour Ride $83 1 2 2012
Experienced 4 Hour Ride $110 1 2 2012
Full Day 6 Hour Ride $146 1 2 2012
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