The Limpopo Region: South Africa & Botswana 2021
The dream of a lifetime, the boundless savannah .we will discover the Limpopo region, which stretches between the north of South Africa and the south of Botswana. Here the real Africa begins to reveal itself, a land at times rich and at times merciless, with its scarce pools of water, dotted with bristly vegetation, which gives shelter and food to its inhabitants. The Limpopo valley takes its name from the river of the same name, dry for most of the year but which can reveal great surprises during the rainy season when everything is reborn. Poignant sunsets await you and as the evening falls, the swarming around your tents will make you dream and tremble under the starry sky.
Departure dates available on request all year round with a minimum of 1 person departing from Italy.
Start on Friday.
PARTICIPANTS: MIN 2 MAX 8
Pick-up at the airport and transfer at h. 10.30 am at Camp Davidson which is about 300 km away (about 2.5 hours), and which is located in the Limpopo province, in the Waterberg area, within a private reserve. Lunch and in the afternoon the first horse safari for a couple of hours. Dinner and overnight in a tented camp.
There are two horse rides per day, at 8.30 for about 3 hours and at 17.00 for about 1.5 hours. The beautiful private reserve, also dedicated to cattle breeding, offers the opportunity to spot wildlife on horseback without the risk of meeting the "big 5", not present on the estate. You will meet many antelopes, zebras, ostriches, small mammals, hippos and eagles. You can also carry out other activities on horseback: polo cross, a very entertaining local discipline, show jumping in riding stables and cross, swimming with horses in the lake in front of the lodge. Meals and overnight stay in a tented camp.
Breakfast and transfer at h. 9.30 by land of about 4 hours to Botswana. Once the customs formalities have been completed, we will quickly arrive at the stables, where you will meet the horses that will accompany you to discover the beautiful Limpopo valley, specifically in this area called Tuli, which includes the Mashatsu private reserve and neighboring villages. After a quick lunch and breefing, all in the saddle for a first horseback safari that will take us to the tented camp. Dinner and overnight at the tented camp.
Wake up at 5.30 to be on horseback very early and have a chance to spot wildlife before it lurks from the heat. This almost desert-like reserve can vary greatly during the rainy season where it is covered with green grass and flowers. In the morning we will go on a long horse safari of about 5/6 hours and return to the camp for lunch. After a well-deserved rest, in the afternoon they will go on safari on foot or by jeep in search of the felines.
Breakfast and ground transfer to Johannesburg airport lasting approximately 6 hours with expected arrival around h. 18.00 (alternatively departure in the afternoon by charter flight directly from the reserve to Johannesburg airport - arrival always around 18.00).
|Prices per person, starting from:|
|Price per person for the months of January, February, December – in double tent||€ 3,350|
|Single supplement (if not available to share the room)||€ 1.200|
|Price per person for the months of March, April, June in a double tent||€ 3,590|
|Single supplement (if not available to share the room)||€ 1,300|
|Price per person for the months of May, July, August, September, October, November in a double tent||€ 3,950|
|Single supplement (if not available to share the room)||€ 1,460|
|Surcharge for charter flight on day 8||
|Third bed quote||
|Any airport taxes||
To be paid on the spot
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
Difficulty level: From ° to °°°°°
DURATION: 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
DIFFICULTY: °°° (INTERMEDIATE / EXPERT) ACCOMMODATION: comfort tented camp EQUIPMENT: Mc Clellan SADDLES, very comfortable, invented by officer George Mc Clellan and used during the civil war in the USA since 1859. Still in use today, they have the peculiarity of being able to adapt to any horse. Particularly light and comfortable, they are perfect for spending several hours in the saddle.
HORSES: Half-breed HORSES reared locally. They live in a state of semi-freedom, shielded at night. Our guides will surely find the horse that best suits your skills.
GAIT: about 6 hours in the saddle. In South Africa there will be one outing in the morning and one in the afternoon, taking advantage of the cooler hours. The three gaits will be used with long trots and gallops. In addition to safaris, other experiences on horseback are also offered: polo cross, jumping, working with cattle. It is necessary to have mastery of the horse in open spaces and to be in good physical condition. for those less experienced it is still possible to participate in activities in line with their abilities. In Botswana 1 long safari in the morning of about 6 hours.
TYPE: Horse safari with overnight stay in a comfor tented camp.
ACCOMMODATION: 4 nights at the Davidson tented camp, semi-fixed tented camp, comfortable tents furnished in English style, hot and cold running water, solar powered light. Swimming pool available to guests. It is located about 2 and a half hours from Johannesburg airport, in the Waterberg area, in the Limpopo province. Cozy common area where meals are served. of very appetizing traditional cuisine with a proposal of wild meats. On request it is possible to have a vegetarian diet. Also included aperitifs and snacks. 3 nights in a tented camp in the Mashatsu reserve in Botswana. It is located 5 minutes from the border with Botswana and approximately 4 hours from the previous camp. At guests’ disposal 5 comfortable tents with services, shower and light powered by solar batteries. Common area where meals are served, bonfire area, swimming pool with deck chairs. Note: The program described above is to be considered indicative, the guides may modify it for reasons beyond our control. Possibility to continue the stay in the Limpopo Valley or in the Okavango River Delta.
Exchange rate 1 EUR = 0.90 GBP
Exchange rate variations with fluctuations greater than 3% will result in an adjustment of costs and will be communicated within 20 days of departure.
The fee includes
-Full board treatment (drinks included)
-Transfers to / from Johannesburg airport
-Means of support and staff at the lodge / camp
-4 nights in Camp Davidson (South Africa)
-3 nights in Mashatsu tented camp (Botswana)
-7 days on horseback Horses and equipment available
-Expert guide of the English speaking territory
-Gadgets, luggage tags and various illustrative documentation
-Insurance for medical assistance, medical repatriation and damage to luggage
The fee does NOT include
-Intercontinental flights to / from Johannesburg Charter flight on day 8
-Meals not mentioned, airport taxes, imported alcohol at the camp, tips, personal extras
-Anything not highlighted in the item “the fee includes”-
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
from € 4110 - Voli esclusi
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
from € 7240 - Voli esclusi
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