The Big 5 Safari on Horseback

A Taste of Travel suggests an alternative to jeeps or trucks – a horseback safari. Apart from an exceptional riding experience in a magnificent part of the world, being on horseback is a gentle and unagressive entry into this environment – you are likely to be accepted as another grazer – quite an emotional experience. This safari, the Big 5, is for experienced riders with some considerable expertise. This is an extraordinary experience: riding in 2 countries over 9 days seeing the Big 5 – elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard – from your saddle. If you love horses and wildlife and you want to experience the ultimate adventure of the African Bush by horseback this is the safari for you.



From € 2,832.–

Length of holiday:

9 days (8 nights)

Departure dates:

From February to November

Features of the holiday

Destination: Africa, Botswana, South Africa
Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Responsible travel: Economy, Environment, Environmentally-friendly transportation, Food, Local food, Micro-economy, Sensitization, Transportation
Travel type: Sports holidays
Traveller type: Couple, Family, Small group, Solo
Activities: Camp, Observation, Riding, Sport
Accommodation: Camp, Lodge
Natural environment: Antelope, Baboon, Big cat, Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Hyena, Leopard, Lion, Monkey, Mountain, Rhinoceros, Savanna, Vulture, Zebra
Climate: Savanna, Tropical
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Itinerary of the holiday

  • Day 0 : Departure from Geneva for Oliver Tambo Airport in Johannesburg via Dubai.
  • Day 1 : Arrival at Johannesburg, transfer, about 3 hours, to the lodge in Waterberg, Meet the horses and a short hack in the area.
  • Day 2 : Canter in Little Serengeti.
  • Day 3 : Hacking through the Waterberg Mountains.
  • Day 4 : Outing towards the west to the Seven Sisters.
  • Day 5 : Last outing in the Waterberg then transfer to Botswana and the Tuli Block.
  • Day 6 : Outing to the Limpopo valley and the Nels Vlei Marsh.
  • Day 7 : Horseback ride to learn the story of the Boers jeep ride to see the cats.
  • Day 8 : Hack to the Bush near Camp Rock.
  • Day 9 : Ride to the Nels Vlei then transfer to the airport Oliver Tambo Johannesburg, return to Geneva via Dubai.


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Length of the holiday

9 days (8 nights)

Departure dates

From February to November


€ 2,832.– per person
2 to 8 persons, with a group of 8 persons one place is free
Single supplement: € 860.–

Included with the holiday

  • 4 nights safari at Dinaka in a double room (Limpopo, South Africa),
  • 4 nights in a safari camp in Botswana in a double room (Tuli Block),
  • guides and naturalists,
  • all meals,
  • snacks and drinks (water, beer, wine),
  • towels & soap, laundry,
  • tack but we suggest that you bring your own personal items, a riding helmet is obligatory

Not included with the holiday

  • international flights
  • holiday insurance (highly recommended)
  • 3 transfers

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