African Explorer

Combining both South Africa and Botswana in eight days, this riding holiday is an ideal introduction to the magical world of horseback safaris with plentiful wildlife.

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From € 2.470

Ideal length

8 days/7 nights


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Experience two contrasting landscapes in one week.
Ride through the 'Land of the Giants', with elephants and baobab trees.
Encounter abundant wildlife on horseback.
Swim with your horse bareback in the water dam.

Quick facts

  • Horseback Safaris
  • 8 days/7 nights
  • Experienced
  • Groups up to 10
  • 3 - 5 hours/day in the saddle
  • OR Tambo (Johannesburg)

At a glance

The African Explorer combines four nights in South Africa with three nights in Botswana. This mixture makes the African Explorer one of the most varied African safaris, as it covers a lot of different topography and terrain, combined with excellent and wide ranging game viewing.

In South Africa you’ll explore the Waterberg Region, known for its exceptional natural beauty and therefore identified as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. In this area you’ll find South African bushveld with wonderful sandy tracks to canter along and beautiful blue dams to swim with your horse.

In Botswana you’ll ride through the Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana’s largest private game reserve in the country’s south-eastern corner. Mashatu is home to no less than seven of Africa’s giants: the elephant, the lion, giraffe, baobab tree, eland, ostrich and kori bustard. It’s a very wild and unspoilt area, with an ancient landscape of rock formations and open plains dotted with giant Baobab trees and riverine bush.

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During your trip you’ll stay in three exciting accommodations. In South Africa you’ll spent three nights in Camp Davidson, where beautiful decked canvas tents are nestled amongst the sandstone ridges overlooking grassy game filled valleys. Each luxury tent has an en-suite bathroom. Your last night in South Africa will be spent in the luxurious Savannah Lodge, a tastefully decorated lodge with five en-suite rooms.

In Botswana your home is Two Mashatus Camp, nestled in the shade of two large Mashatu trees. Each tent is private and has a small deck area in front where guests can relax privately during the afternoons. Your luggage is transported in vehicles when changing camps.

What do others say?

Indescribable adventure & worth repeating!!! Truly incredible! Also the communication with Laure-Anne is super! Thank you!!!
Loah Peeters
Laure-Anne helped me make my dream trip come true. The perfect trip to discover Africa with great people! Before and during the trip I was always informed and could ask questions at any time. The only thing I had to arrange was the flight ticket and after that everything was arranged top notch! As a solo traveler, I did sometimes have my doubts, but Laure-Anne was always there to reassure me. A fantastic experience with professional guidance that was always available throughout the trip. I can't wait to book my next ride!
Saskia Wajsbort

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