ZAMBEZI HORSE SAFARI IN VICTORIA FALLS

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A horse safari in Victoria Falls, through this beautiful part of Zimbabwe is a unique and breath-taking experience.

You have the chance to follow in the footsteps of the great David Livingstone; riding through the areas near to the magnificent and iconic Zambezi River.

Riding out from the iconic Victoria Falls, you will explore the wildlife-rich, stunning scenery, that surrounds the Zambezi and Victoria Falls National Parks. Your journey takes you across a variety of landscapes; catching panoramic views from escarpment tops, gaining insights into rural African life, cantering across grassy plains and spotting numerous game such as sable, giraffe, zebra and elephant, along the way.

Stay in two very special locations; one, a charming lodge – Old Camp Ursula – which overlooks a vlei often visited by large herds of game. Second, the spectacular Gorges Lodge, which boasts dramatic views of the 800ft gorge below and offers sighting of black eagles, and the rare taita falcon. Night game drives, bush dinners under the stars, walking safaris, rhino searching, gorge scaling and relaxing by the pool are arranged for the afternoons and will perfectly compliment your riding holiday.

This 4 night horse safari is the perfect accompaniment to a trip to see one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World – Victoria Falls, and will undoubtedly make for an unforgettable adventure.

QUICK FACTS
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls Airport (Zimbabwe)
Open All Year
2 – 4 Nights
Group Size: Max. 6 
Intermediate and Above
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Travel in the footsteps of David Livingstone; astride a four-legged friend and explore the African wilderness without the sound of an engine
  • The chance to ride alongside game and enjoy long free canters through beautiful scenery
  • The opportunity to visit one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World – Victoria Falls
  • Excellent activities to compliment your riding such as night game drives, bird-watching, bush meals and gorge climbs
THE DESTINATION

Victoria Falls, discovered by David Livingstone, is the world’s largest waterfall and is located on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Commonly known as Mosi-oa-Tunya – ‘the smoke that thunders’, the spectacular waterfall boasts the largest sheet of free-falling water with an 108m drop to the gorge floor.

The areas that you will ride across run adjacent to the Zambezi as you skirt the Victoria Falls National Park. The two national parks are not fenced and therefore wildlife roams freely through these areas, making for some excellent game viewing. The landscapes vary from think bush to craggy hills and grassy plains, and there is some excellent riding terrain.  The plant, bird, human and wild life in these areas and private game reserves is greatly diverse.

DATES & RATES

Open all year round. Please enquire for exact dates and availability.

2020 Rates:


4 January – 31 March 2020 

3 Nights: USD1 450, 4 nights USD1 907

1 April – 30 June 2020

3 Nights: USD1 509, 4 Nights USD1 963

1 July – 31 October / 20 December – 3 January 2021

3 Nights: USD1 650, 4 Nights USD2 019

1 November – 20 December 2020

3 Nights: USD1 636, 4 Nights USD1 907

Includes

  • Accommodation throughout your trip
  • Dinner and Breakfast throughout your trip
  • 3 / 4 / 5 days of riding depeding on ride and time of year
  • 2 expert guides to accompany you on your trip
  • Game drive at Ursula Camp
  • Airport transfers and transfers to Victoria Falls Town

Excludes

  • Entry visa into Zimbabwe
  • International flights
  • Park Entry Fees – $45
  • Drinks ordered in camps and lodges
  • Drinks in room fridges at camps and lodges
  • Extra transfers ordered from Camps and Lodges
  • Items of a personal nature – gifts etc
YOUR 4-DAY ITINERARY

** Please note this is a sample itinerary; weather conditions and game movement patterns may cause the route and plan to vary. This will always be in your best interest and to their advantage. There will be no extra charge.

Day 1

Upon arrival, you will be collected from the airport and transfered to Ursula’s Homestead. Over tea, coffee, you will have a safety briefing and horses will be allocated according to abilities and preferences. Once you’re mounted up and orientation is finished, you set off with your guides for the start of your adventure.

The lodge is situated on the edge of the Victoria Falls National Park and therefore your ride will normally begin with tracking last night’s elephant tracks. Your guides will impress with their abilities to read the tracks, and excitement builds as you head off through the vegetation to see what you can spot. Wind your way across the African wilderness, following animal tracks that have passed through – the areas surrounding the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls National Park are not fenced and therefore make excellent riding country with wildlife roaming alongside.

Day 2

Ride out after a delicious breakfast at Ursula, and head for the Kalisosa, looking for giraffe, zebra and sable as you explore the area. Heading for the river crossing, you will ride across a sand escarpment, providing magnificent panoramic views across the landscape before you reach the vast plains on the other side. Return to Old Ursula Camp for lunch and an hour or two of relaxation before heading out on horseback again. Perhaps you spend the afternoon on a rhino search or just having a quieter ride along the river.

Day 3

This morning,  you’ll ride through beautiful landscapes with lovely sand tracks and wide grassy areas, which are calling out for long canters and faster riding. Traverse rugged hills with stunning views and open vleis bordered by magnificent trees.

After brunch, transfer to Victoria Falls town and explore the rainforests and the wonders of the Falls themselves.  This evening, take a game drive in this wonderful private game reserve – a day to remember.

Day 4

Rising with the sun you will head out to meet the horses for a long morning ride through beautiful scenery, keeping an eye out for game. After returning to the lodge for brunch and a wuick shower, you will bid a sad farewell to your faithful steed and guides, before being transferred back to the airport for your flight out.

THE ACCOMMODATION

Old Ursula Camp

Old Ursula Camp is situated on The Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve, 6 000-acres of private land.  It is furnished in the classic ‘Old Africa’ style, with crisp white linens and the feeling of a beautifully finished luxury home. The reserve is adjacent to the Zambezi National Park and therefore is home to a large number of game, including black rhino – the only reserve in Victoria Falls to offer rhino viewing, a very special experience. Staying at Ursula includes a night game drive and bush dinner so you can appreciate these wonderful creatures in their natural habitats. The camp overlooks a private vlei and is set in beautiful indigenous gardens, shaded by magnificent Feydherbia Albida trees. There is also a swimming pool.

You will stay in 4 classic A-frame thatch chalets with an en-suite bathroom, including a bath and shower, air conditioning and each with views of the waterhole.

QUICK FACTS
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls Airport (Zimbabwe)
Open All Year
2 – 4 Nights
Group Size: Max. 6 
Intermediate and Above
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SUITABLE RIDING LEVELS
Beginner
Novice
Intermediate
Intermediate Plus
Advanced
WHAT RIDING LEVEL AM I?
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Travel in the footsteps of David Livingstone; astride a four-legged friend and explore the African wilderness without the sound of an engine
  • The chance to ride alongside game and enjoy long free canters through beautiful scenery
  • The opportunity to visit one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World – Victoria Falls
  • Excellent activities to compliment your riding such as night game drives, bird-watching, bush meals and gorge climbs
DATES & RATES

Open all year round. Please enquire for exact dates and availability.

2020 Rates:


4 January – 31 March 2020 

3 Nights: USD1 450, 4 nights USD1 907

1 April – 30 June 2020

3 Nights: USD1 509, 4 Nights USD1 963

1 July – 31 October / 20 December – 3 January 2021

3 Nights: USD1 650, 4 Nights USD2 019

1 November – 20 December 2020

3 Nights: USD1 636, 4 Nights USD1 907

Includes

  • Accommodation throughout your trip
  • Dinner and Breakfast throughout your trip
  • 3 / 4 / 5 days of riding depeding on ride and time of year
  • 2 expert guides to accompany you on your trip
  • Game drive at Ursula Camp
  • Airport transfers and transfers to Victoria Falls Town

Excludes

  • Entry visa into Zimbabwe
  • International flights
  • Park Entry Fees – $45
  • Drinks ordered in camps and lodges
  • Drinks in room fridges at camps and lodges
  • Extra transfers ordered from Camps and Lodges
  • Items of a personal nature – gifts etc
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

It was a great, amazing, cool, top experience to ride the Tuliblock in Botswana. 8 day's on a back of a horse and view a lot of game. The guides and staff were great. So I will come back!

Nicole PlasTuli Safari, Botswana
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How we care for our horses

Our horseback adventures are hand-picked for their quality and care of their horses. Here’s how the horses are kept in tip-top shape for your safaris. Our horses are on top of the hierarchy and receive very special care:
  • Saddles are checked regularly and tack cleaned daily
  • Horses have dedicated rest days each week are rotated to ensure they are fit and ready all year round.
  • Our horses spend days outside in a herd environment, allowing them to live as naturally as possible and sleep in stables at night.

Please let us know if you have any more questions around this.

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