African Explorer Safari

This adventure is amazing value; riding in two countries over 8 days, seeing plains game species on horseback and possibly elephant and lion. This eight-day safari is for those who want a wonderful horseback game viewing experience.

This safari combines three nights at Horizon Horseback’s Camp Davidson before a final night in South Africa at the luxury Bellevue Plains Lodge, followed by three nights at Horizon Horseback Mashatu in Botswana’s Tuli Block. This combination provides an exceptionally rich and rewarding experience, not only of the African bush and its magnificent wildlife but also cultural history of the Waterberg. This safari is for experienced riders.

Experience a genuine camp atmosphere in Camp Davidson, with beautiful decked canvas tents nestled amongst the sandstone ridges overlooking grassy game filled valleys. Each tent is appointed with classic items that would have been essential to the traveller accustomed to regular nights in the bush; each tent has its own en-suite facilities.

Bellevue Plains Lodge is a stunning lodge situated in the centre of a game reserve where expansive plains are home to vast mixed herds of animals. Enjoy lunch on the deck overlooking one of the plains and an afternoon by the pool watching the antelope interact before exploring the reserve further, tracking giraffe, zebra, eland, wildebeest, kudu, impala, hartebeest and ostrich.

The Botswana part of the safari is in the Tuli Block, home to Mashatu Game Reserve and known as “The Land of the Giants”.This is an area of great diversity, magnificent vistas and land formations as ancient as time itself. It is also home to a multitude of wildlife species and remains untouched by the invasion of man. The riding trails cover both the riverine terrain and the true African mopane bushveld, including the famous sandstone formations of the Tuli. The richness of the Mashatu horse safari experience is complemented by the prevalence of regularly sighted species such as lion, leopard, elephant and hyena.

Ranch Type
Safari Lodge

16 years plus

Lodge accomodation, all with private facilities, plus static or mobile tented camp.

Ranch Price
From £1866 for 7 nights
Prices are per person, based on a double occupancy for 7 nights. Includes accomodation, meals, drinks, riding safari

Flights from £650pp

Available at an additional charge.

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The availability of protective headgear can vary from destination to destination and therefore we cannot guarantee that headgear will be provided or will be to the same standard as those available in the UK. It is recommended that you take your own headgear with you.

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