Thursday, 28 November 2013 17:12
Kruger Horseback Safaris with Out In Africa SafarisWritten by Kamili
Out in Africa Safaris is an exciting new venture, run by the lovely Cecile Auersperg - a well-known Austrian horse enthusiast and accomplished equestrian.
After organising horseback safaris for many years through her company Auersperg Safaris, Cecile has now set up base in the Greater Kruger area to offer exceptional horse safaris in this incredible location.
Off the beaten track, close to nature : Significant distances are often covered on a daily basis, on paths used only by animals. The rides take clients through the bush, onto open plains and along meandering rivers where little is heard, but for the horse’s hooves on the ground and the sound of nature calling. Their qualified and experienced guides are adept at getting riders up close to Africa’s wildlife.
Out in Africa use mainly Boerpherd and thoroughbred crosses that are highly responsive and well accustomed to the terrain and the wildlife in the area. They have horses suitable for all levels of riding, although they will only take riding guests that are confident in all paces.
The Selwane Nature Reserve area is a mixture of broad leafed woodland with Bush willows and Mopane being the dominant trees. This is a habitat well suited to grazing and browsing animals such as giraffe, kudu, impala, wildebeest and zebra. This reserve is in a quiet and peaceful area, mostly surrounded by private game farms and some rural African villages. The Letaba Ranch area, about twenty minutes away, is open to Kruger. Here the Mopane woodland habitat and the Letaba River attracts big herds of buffalo and elephant in the dry season from June to October.
Out in Africa have exclusive use of a 4* luxury lodge during their safaris, which is combined with nights out in the bush at fly camps. At every stop the team will have set up camp and a masseuse will be ready to work away sore muscles after a day in the saddle! Sites are chosen for their natural beauty, safety and ambiance. It is a special experience to spend a day in the saddle out in the wilderness, have a hearty meal and hot shower and then rest snuggly in your tent while the African night unfolds under the brilliant night sky.
The Kondowe Ride
6 nights lodge based, 1 night fly camp :
Non- dangerous game viewing from horseback and one day game viewing in Kruger NP with the opportunity to see some of the Big 5, including Buffalo, Lion, Leopard and Elephant. See sample itinerary on our website.
6 nights €1575 / 7 nights €1800 (extra nights are €90)
Greater Kruger Ride
4 nights lodge based, 3 nights fly camp.
Game viewing of the Big 5 from horseback. During the ride, guests have the opportunity to ride in the area of Greater Kruger, enjoying a unique safari experience by horseback. See sample itinerary on our website.
6 nights €1800 / 7 nights €2400 (extra nights are €90)
For more information on Out in Africa Safaris, do contact Cecile Auersperg at [email protected] or see www.outinafricaencounters.com. Alternatively contact Kamili on 0115-937-7475 or see www.kamilisafaris.com
Please note : We're planning a 2014 fam trip for upto 6 UK Africa specialists. Out in Africa are looking to provide an exceptional safari for a select group of passionate horse-riders.. Dates are yet to be fixed, so if this appeals, please do contact [email protected] to express your interest. This is one not to miss!