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Hwange Expedition: A 7-Day Equestrian Safari

5.0 (4)
7 days 6 nights
Zimbabwe
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Upscale
Premium
Weight limit
95 kg / 209 lb

A captivating 7-day horse riding expedition through the legendary Hwange National Park, where the vibrant spirit of Africa resonates with each rhythmic hoofbeat.

Immerse yourself in a unique adventure that intertwines the thrill of horseback riding with the awe-inspiring landscapes of Zimbabwe's largest game reserve. Guided by experienced companions, journey across expansive savannas and dense forests, forging a deeper connection with the captivating wildlife freely roaming in their natural habitat. Absorb the sights and sounds of Hwange National Park from the saddle of a well-trained horse, creating lasting memories that seamlessly blend the liberating sensation of the open trail with the untamed essence of the African wilderness.

from US$ 2 400
per tourist for 7 days
Departing from
Северный Матабелеленд, Дет
Tour starts
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Number of individuals
up to 8 tourists over 18 years old
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Peta-Ann D.
Peta-Ann D. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
Having grown up in Zimbabwe I am more than excited to share the beauty of my country with you! It's an added bonus that I get to do so from horseback! I grew up on a farm here in Zimbabwe and have spent a lot of my time in the bush on the back of a horse, this is where I learned my passion for wildlife and Zimbabwe which has been with me from a very young age. I spent a few years overseas in various countries managing and looking after horses of different disciplines, this was a great experience, however there is nothing more satisfying than being able to do what I love from my home country. I look forward to helping you book your perfect holiday!

Tour highlights

Feel the Real Safari
Riding, game drives, birding, tracking, star gazing and waterhole watching are just a few of the numerous activities provided
Discover the Hwange National Park
The perfect setting to explore Hwange National Park from horseback
Track Animals in their Natural Habitat
Search for wildlife and follow the trails of fascinating animals

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Arrive at Victoria Falls Airport where you will be met by your transfer guide and vehicle to bring you to Miombo Safari Lodge. 
The transfer is usually around 2 hours long allowing for you to see some of Zimbabwe’s towns and landscapes. 

Upon arrival you will be greeted with a welcome drink and after settling into your tented accommodation you will have either a late lunch or snacks from the comfort of the dining area. 

You will then be shown to the stables where you will have a safety briefing and a familiarisation with the horses and the staff. 

Depending on the time of your arrival there is the option to have a guided walking safari, or go on a game drive. 

You will then have sun downer drinks and snacks followed by dinner at the main lodge.

Day 2
Game time and animal tracking
Day 3
Spotting various types of game
Day 4
Savannah ride
Day 5
Full day ride or visiting the community projects
Day 6
Ride through the African Bush
Day 7
Departure
Difficulty
Moderate

Accommodation

Comfort
Upscale
Premium
Hotel
2 nights
2 nights
Hotel

Low Season: 01 January - 30 June
High Season: 01 July - 31 December

Standard Lodge Accommodation
Comfortable accommodation options in double or twin ensuite rooms.
Price per person per night sharing - $400 (low season), $450 (high season)
Single supplement per night - $100 (low season), $150 (high season)

Luxury Accommodation
High end accommodation options in double or twin ensuite rooms.
Price per person per night sharing - $600 (low season), $700 (high season)
Single supplement per night - $150 (low season), $300 (high season)

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Северный Матабелеленд, Дет
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Tour conditions

Included

  • accommodation;
  • all meals;
  • local alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages;
  • all activities;
  • professional Guide;
  • Local Air & Road Ambulance service.

Extras

  • international flights;
  • single supplement;
  • personal expencies.

Group size

up to 8 tourists

Duration

7 days
6 nights

It's important to know

Cancellation of booking

1. If you cancel 91 days prior to arrival date, we will refund you 100% of your project fee, excluding the 20% non-refundable deposit and administration fee. 

2. If you cancel 61-90 days prior to arrival date, we will refund you 75% of your project fee, excluding the 20% non-refundable deposit and administration fee. 

3. If you cancel 31-60 days prior to arrival date, we will refund you 50% of your project fee, excluding the 20% non-refundable deposit and administration fee. 

4. If you cancel within 30 days before arrival date, no refund will be available to you and you will forfeit your volunteer fee paid.

Unexpected cost changes may result outside the control of Hwange Horseback Safaris, HHS reserves the right to pass on costs outside of their, or their affiliated partners’ control (e.g. other properties activity fee increases, park fee increases, changes in local applicable taxes).

Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 4 reviews
  • B
    Ben
    19 May, 2024
    about provider
    I had the privilege of joining the Volunteer project for six weeks, and it was truly an unforgettable experience immersing myself in Hwange National Park. During my time there, I felt deeply connected to the local community of Dete, forging bonds with fellow volunteers from around the globe, and honing my riding skills significantly. If you have a passion for horses and seek a unique perspective on bush life, I wholeheartedly recommend this enriching experience!
    19 May, 2024
  • M
    Maaike
    16 Aug, 2023
    about provider
    I highly recommend this horseback riding experience deep in National Park. Thanks to Brian, we were able to embark on this adventure last week, departing from our lodge in Vic Falls for a one-day safari. Our 16-day Botswana tour with an international group had concluded in Vic Falls that morning, and horseback riding among wild animals was a must on our bucket list. Everything was meticulously organized for us that day. During the journey, Brian shared insightful information about Zimbabwe, its general situation, and his family, making our time with him enjoyable. The horseback safari exceeded our expectations. It was a full day affair, including a delightful lunch break. The horses were well cared for, enjoying a proper rest with saddles off and freedom in a limited area. Our guide, a local Zimbabwean, possessed vast knowledge of the wildlife and local community. We discovered their genuine warmth and contribution to the community. As we rode, the gnus, kudus, birds, and impalas paid little attention to us, crossing our paths without fear upon seeing our herbivorous mounts grazing nearby. Returning to our lodge, we felt exhausted yet safe, knowing we had been in good hands throughout the entire day, concluding our South African experience with unforgettable memories.
    16 Aug, 2023
  • A
    Anonymous
    1 Aug, 2023
    about provider
    Undoubtedly, one of the most exceptional horseback rides I've ever experienced. The horses were incredibly amiable, allowing us to ride them with patience and grace. The bush encounter was truly extraordinary—the varied vegetation, the audible presence of animals, and the captivating sight of elephants nearby. Witnessing how the horses seamlessly interacted with their surroundings was truly mesmerizing. Special commendations go to Linda. Not only was she an exceptional guide, but she also possesses the qualities of an outstanding horse riding instructor. Our entire trip was filled with moments we cherished deeply.
    1 Aug, 2023

Dates and Prices

  • Any dates on request during the season
    1 Jan – 31 Dec
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  • from US$ 2 400
    11 – 17 Oct 7 days 6 nights
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