FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Do I need to be an experienced rider to go on a riding safari or riding holiday?
For some of our trips you need to be an experienced rider, others are suitable for beginner and novice riders. Please check out our safaris or contact us if you are unsure which one would be suitable for you.
- How do I get to my riding holiday or safari?
A shuttle service with a reputable company is available to and from the airport with each safari, meaning that you do not have to worry about getting to us. You will need to check with each individual adventure if transfers are included in the price of the trip.
- What is the average group size for rides?
For your enjoyment and safety on safari we prefer to keep ride sizes small, with a maximum of 8-10 riders, with a lead guide and back up guide escorting the ride. We offer discounts for groups of 8 riders booking together on both the Botswana Safari and the Combined Adventure; please contact us for more information on this.
- Is there a weight limit for riders?
Yes. For the welfare of the horses our maximum weight for riders is 90kg.
-Will I need any vaccinations before my trip?
It is best to check with your doctor before your trip what vaccinations you will need. We strongly recommend following your doctor's advice regarding vaccinations.
-Will I need anti-malarial tablets?
Please check with your usual doctor as to whether you will need anti-malarial medication. This also depends on the safari you choose as some areas are malaria free, while others are not.
-Will I need a visa or any other documentation for the countries I will be visiting?
You will need to check your individual requirements depending on where you are travelling from and to.
Some countries require a yellow fever certificate on entry to South Africa.
-What should I bring with me?
Comfortable riding clothes. (Long pants are essential).
A hard riding hat, gloves, boots and chaps. These are not provided. Hard hats are mandatory.
A mixture of clothes for both hot and cooler weather for relaxing in. The evenings and nights can be chilly.
Photographic devices, eg. camera, phone, Go-pro. Plus relevant charging devices.
As some camps have limited power points and charging facilities it may be a good idea to invest in a power bank for charging devices.
Insect repellent for mosquitoes and ticks.
Swimwear for around the pool and for swimming with your horse.
Sun cream, sunglasses and hat.
Any personal medication you need.
On certain safaris water bottles are supplied in your saddle bags.
Please check with your agent depending on which safari you are on, as to whether you should bring one.
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Cash for souvenirs and tips for guides, cooks and other staff.
A sense of adventure!
-What currency will I need and how much cash should I bring?
Most trips are all inclusive of food and drinks so you will not need to bring too much spending money. You may want to bring some money for souvenirs, gifts or some snacks along the way during transfers.
In South Africa the currency is Rand.
In Mozambique the currency is Meticals.
In Egypt the currency is the Egyptian Pound.
Cash for tips is recommended for the guides and other staff.
-What will my booking include?
Please check for your individual safari.
-How do I book?
A deposit is required to secure your booking. The remaining balance will need to be paid in full 8 weeks before your arrival.
-Do I need insurance?
Yes, this is mandatory for all guests. Please see our insurance policy for more details.
Riders will also be required to sign an indemnity form on arrival.
-Will there be internet?
Please check with the individual safari you are interested in as access to wi-fi varies greatly depending on the trip.
-Will my luggage go with me from camp to camp?
For safaris where guests stay at more than one camp, your luggage will go along with you. As you ride from camp to camp staff will take your luggage to the next camp by vehicle. Please note there is a luggage limit of 15kg for the mobile Botswana + Combined Adventure safaris.
All you need to carry with you while riding is insect repellent, sunscreen, water and cameras/phones to take pictures. These can be placed in your saddle bags.