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Ride For Conservation

RIDE FOR CONSERVATION
DATES: TAILOR-MADE
VICTORIA FALLS CONSERVATION RIDE

Dates: TAILORMADE
Cost: 4 nights from USD $2964 per person sharing + USD170 Conservation Fees
Donation: For every booking, a certain percentage goes to the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust
Riding Level: Intermediate Plus and Above

We have partnered with Alison Baker in Zimbabwe, who not only runs incredible trail rides in this incredible area, but also heads the Impi Horseback Anti-poaching unit. You will get to explore the wildlife-rich area that surrounds the Zambezi and Victoria Falls National Parks on horseback. For those who are interested, you can join the anti-poaching unit out on patrol and get first-hand experience of what it takes to protect these wild places. In addition to riding in this area, you get to visit Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust where you can get insight into wildlife management in Africa and their important work in this area. Top it all off with a tour of Victoria Falls, a river cruise, game drive and any other adventure activities you wish to do.  African Horse Safaris has a 4-night package that includes 2 nights on a private game reserve, and 2 nights at a luxury lodge along the riverbanks. Get in touch to plan your tailor-made horse safari.

DATES: 07 - 17 MAY 2023
NAMIBIA WILD HORSE SAFAR 2023

Dates: 07 – 17 May 2023
Cost: 10 Nights: GBP £5350 per person sharing
Donation: For every booking, a certain percentage goes to the Wild Horses Foundation
Riding Level: Intermediate Plus and Above

Everyone that has set foot in Namibia knows how addictive it is, and that’s before they’ve even experienced the adrenaline of crossing this incredible country on horseback! The Nambia Wild Horses Safaris is an adventure like no other; from the iconic dune sea of the Namib Desert to the edge of the stunning Sperrgebiet National Park, this ride traverses land previously unexplored and you will pioneer trails across spectacularly contrasting desert landscapes. You will cross some of the best riding terrain in the world, covering vast grassy plains, passing the inselbergs (island mountains) and encountering herds of desert-adapted game. The journey ends at Klein Aus Vista close to the home of the Wild Horses of the Namib – an unforgettable end to what will have no doubt been an unforgettable ride in Namibia. Hold on to your hats, this is one of the most challenging rides of your life!

DATES: TAILOR-MADE
BORANA HORSE SAFARI

Dates: TAILORMADE
Cost: 3 nights from USD $2460per person sharing
Donation: For every booking, a certain percentage goes to the Borana Conservancy
Riding Level: All Riding Levels

Choose to stay at Borana lodge for the week and with 32,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness to explore, you’re guaranteed fresh views and a new experience every day. Home to the Big 5 and an abundance of other diverse and often endangered wildlife, ride amongst great herds of game. Admire the expansive landscape and take in the snow-capped peaks of Mt Kenya, come away feeling truly enriched. You may also opt to spend a night in a fly camp set up just for you within the conservancy. Non-riding group members will not be missing out and can arrange to take part in a wide range of activities. Borana has enough to entertain the whole family. Highlights include, game drives, guided walks through the bush, cycling through the wilderness, spending time with the armed anti-poaching unit, visits to a local Maasai village or sundowners on Pride Rock, the original inspiration Pride Rock in Disney’s Lion King.

DATES: TAILORMADE
SIMALAHA HORSE SAFARI

Dates: TAILOR-MADE
Cost: 5 Nights: from USD $2350 per person sharing + conservation fees
Donation: For every booking, a certain percentage goes to AHSFoundation
Riding Level: Intermediate and Above

A horse safari in Simalaha provides a unique way to experience and appreciate the magnificent beauty of the Zambian wilderness. The owners have a strong partnership with the Peace Parks Foundation and the local community, working towards re-establishing wildlife populations and renewing the Simalaha flood plains to their former glory, “where wildlife and people come together and co-exist under one sky”. If you’re looking for a truly authentic African horse safari experience where you can combine wildlife and community whilst only leaving only a hoof print behind… this is the horse riding holiday for you.  All trail rides are led by expert local guides, passionate about the bush who take great pride in sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm with you. They love showing guests their way of life, local traditions and telling unique legends around the campfire. You can also choose to visit the local village, perhaps learn to brew local beer, or for avid (or aspirational!) anglers, learn the secrets of the river from a local fisherman.

DATES: 20 – 28 JANUARY 2024
RIDE FOR RHINOS 2024

Dates: 20 – 28 January 2024
Cost: TBC + minimum of £1000 in sponsorship for charity
Donation: Full donation to Waterberg Rhinos UK
Riding Level: Intermediate Plus and Above

Ride for Rhinos encompasses 250km of riding in the beautiful Waterberg landscape, and sees you galloping over the veld, swimming with your horse, clambering up steep kloofs, crossing the Palala river while viewing rhino, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, kudu and hopefully elephant and lion from the back of a horse. To take part, you need to be a fit and experienced rider and capable of spending 7 days and 6-7 hours a day in the saddle. On leaving Ant’s Nest, you will ride through neighbouring game reserves staying at different lodges on route. Long hot days in the saddle will be interspersed with braai lunches and a chance to relax in the shade. On reaching our destination each evening we can cool off in the pool and dine under the stars. The aim of the ride is to raise funds for Waterberg Rhino UK to help in the protection of the rhino population and to support local community projects that bring opportunity and prosperity to the people of the Waterberg. By taking part each rider commits to raising a minimum of £1,000 in sponsorship for the charity. Places on the ride are limited so please sign up early to avoid disappointment.

DATES: 01 - 11 MAY 2024
NAMIBIA WILD HORSE SAFAR 2024

Dates: 01 – 11 May 2024
Cost: 10 Nights: GBP £5800 per person sharing
Donation: For every booking, a certain percentage goes to the Wild Horses Foundation
Riding Level: Intermediate Plus and Above

Everyone that has set foot in Namibia knows how addictive it is, and that’s before they’ve even experienced the adrenaline of crossing this incredible country on horseback! The Nambia Wild Horses Safaris is an adventure like no other; from the iconic dune sea of the Namib Desert to the edge of the stunning Sperrgebiet National Park, this ride traverses land previously unexplored and you will pioneer trails across spectacularly contrasting desert landscapes. You will cross some of the best riding terrain in the world, covering vast grassy plains, passing the inselbergs (island mountains) and encountering herds of desert-adapted game. The journey ends at Klein Aus Vista close to the home of the Wild Horses of the Namib – an unforgettable end to what will have no doubt been an unforgettable ride in Namibia. Hold on to your hats, this is one of the most challenging rides of your life!

DATES: 25 Jan- 02 Feb 2025
RIDE FOR RHINOS 2025

Dates: 25 Jan- 02 Feb 2025
Cost: 8 Nights: ZAR50 000 + minimum of £1000 in sponsorship for charity
Donation: Full donation to Waterberg Rhino UK
Riding Level: Intermediate Plus and Above

Ride for Rhinos encompasses 250km of riding in the beautiful Waterberg landscape, and sees you galloping over the veld, swimming with your horse, clambering up steep kloofs, crossing the Palala river while viewing rhino, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, kudu and hopefully elephant and lion from the back of a horse. To take part, you need to be a fit and experienced rider and capable of spending 7 days and 6-7 hours a day in the saddle. On leaving Ant’s Nest, you will ride through neighbouring game reserves staying at different lodges on route. Long hot days in the saddle will be interspersed with braai lunches and a chance to relax in the shade. On reaching our destination each evening we can cool off in the pool and dine under the stars. The aim of the ride is to raise funds for Waterberg Rhino UK to help in the protection of the rhino population and to support local community projects that bring opportunity and prosperity to the people of the Waterberg. By taking part each rider commits to raising a minimum of £1,000 in sponsorship for the charity. Places on the ride are limited so please sign up early to avoid disappointment.

DATES: TBC USUALLY FIRST WEEK IN JUNE
ANT AFRICA SAFARIS GAME CENSUS 2025

Dates: TBC usually the first week in June
Cost: 8 Nights: From GBP 2940 per person sharing
Donation: For every booking, AHS will double the usual amount donated to the Foundation
Riding Level: Intermediate Plus and Above, Non-riders can take part in the vehicles

Take part in one of the best horse safari experiences in Africa. This exhilarating week enables guests to actively lend a hand in wildlife conservation, whether in the game vehicle or on horseback. It is a chance to encounter magnificent animals at really close quarters alongside a highly experienced wildlife vet. It is especially sought-after by horse riders who are keen for adrenaline-pumping adventure! If you are looking for something different that takes the safari experience to the next level, the annual Game Census week is a chance to really immerse yourself in wildlife conservation and management. From game counting and darting, to capturing and relocating wildlife on horseback, the activities all have a unique purpose: to keep the private reserve and its animal residents thriving. Traditionally game censuses are done by helicopter but the team at the Ant Reserve capitalise on what they know best and perform the whole operation on horseback. It continues to remain more accurate than a helicopter count and most importantly, causes less disturbance to the wildlife.

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