Limpopo Horse Safaris operates riding safaris in the vast Mashatu Game Reserve in the Tuli Block of southeastern Botswana. This is an area of great diversity, magnificent vistas, ancient civilizations and dramatic rock formations bordered by the great Limpopo River in the south. Aptly named the "Land of the Giants" for its baobab studded plains and large herds of elephant, the land remains largely untouched by man and is home to a wide variety of wildlife species including lion, cheetah, leopard, African wild dog, a multitude of plains game like zebra, wildebeest and giraffe, as well as over 350 species of birds.
The Safaris are professionally managed and guided by owners Cor and Louise Carelsen who share a wealth of specialist knowledge of the African bush, horses and classical horsemanship with their guests, ably assisted by Motswanan guides. Limpopo Horse Safaris offer the experience of a lifetime. Surrounded by a multitude of Africa’s flora and fauna, come and explore this breathtaking terrain from on horseback - your experienced horseman with extensive naturalist-knowledge will guide you. These horse safaris were featured on the Equitrekking TV show on PBS and Horse & Country TV!
Limpopo Valley Horse Safaris are unique as horses are schooled to a high standard. The game viewing is excellent all year around and these horseback safaris specialize in mobile safaris so you make the most of the very varied terrain, which has fun, interesting riding.
Tuli Safari - 7 night wilderness horse safari. Based entirely on Mashatu Game Reserve, the 7 night wilderness safari combines three nights at the Two Mashatus camp, 2 nights in luxurious A framed tents at various wilderness camps, and 2 nights under the stars at the Kgotla (old tribal court – log enclosed boma). The Tuli Safari begins and ends on Sundays from April to October.
African Bush and Lodge - 7 night luxury mobile riding safari. Using a combination of the Two Mashatus camp and a selection of private family owned lodges on Mashatu this is the ride for you to combine comfort and adventure! Fixed dates throughout the year from February to December.
Best of Botswana - 10 day riding holiday with 5 nights at African Horseback Safaris in the Okavango Delta and 5 nights mobile tented safari with Limpopo Horse Safaris. Fixed dates.
African Explorer - 7 night horseback safari. 4 nights are at Horizons Camp Davidson and 3 nights at Limpopo Horse Safari’s Two Mashatus camp. Various dates possible.
Comfortable tents with ensuite bathrooms and showers.
Experienced bush chefs create great meals for guests on these horse safaris, including three-course dinners and buffet lunches. Breakfast is a buffet which may include freshly baked muffins, cereal and toast. Vegetarians and those with special dietary requests can be accommodated with prior notice.
Horseback riding, walking, cycling, viewing game, game drives and more. There are plenty of activities for non-riders who want to join a trip, including enjoying the spectacular Mashatu Game Reserve on guided tours, cycling and bush walks. After each adventure filled, morning non-riding companions meet up again with their friends for lunch at each camp and then enjoy the afternoon’s activities together.
The Northern Tuli Game Reserve, an area of history and legend, offers some of the most exciting game viewing in Africa. It is still home to large herds of elephant, prides of lion, cheetah and wild dogs. Along the river, huge riverine trees provide shade for eland, impala, wildebeest, giraffe and zebra, while at night, the bat eared fox, African wildcat and the magnificent leopard search for prey. Some 350 species of birds may be seen.