Horizon Horseback Mashatu
Horizon Horseback Mashatu is located in the eastern tip of Botswana, in the northern Tuli Game Reserve. This huge and pristine tract of land is full of wildlife. Guests have the chance to canter with zebra, wildebeest and giraffe in the open plains, to see huge numbers of elephant, and perhaps the elusive leopard in its natural habitat. Much of the riding takes place on the banks of the famous Limpopo River.
This is fast paced riding and the 45 horses are mainly cross breeds that have been exceptionally well cared for and schooled, and are a pleasure to ride. The horses vary in size from 15hh upwards and have been hand picked for the area. They all have good temperaments and experience of being around wildlife. You should expect to spend between four to seven hours a day in the saddle. There will be the odd jump to cross and steep riverbank to negotiate.
There are several riding safaris available to guests at Horizon Horseback Mashatu:
Spend seven nights on the Tuli Safari, exploring the Tuli reserve where you overnight in simple fly camps sleeping out under the stars
Stay at Two Mashatus camp for as many days as you wish, just riding out from camp each day (there is no fly camping option with this safari and it is only available in March and November)
Choose the Big Five Safari where you divide your eight day safari with four days at Horizon Horseback Mashatu and the other four with Horizon Horseback Adventures in South Africa
Accommodation & Facilities
Accommodation is in spacious ‘A’ frame walk in tents with en-suite facilities. The tents are all furnished with proper beds, sheets and duvets. Kgothla, an old tribal court on the western periphery of Mashatu, is also used on some riding safaris. This is a circular boma made of leadwood trees and guests sleep in the open, on camp beds around a large central fire. This is a fun night out in the bush.