African Explorer - Botswana and South Africa

African Explorer

5 star rating   5 May 2023

Ria who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. African Explorer - An incredible adventure! | The riding definitely met my expectations. All the horses were well behaved and you could clearly see they were well cared for.

Although both the horses I rode on this trip were excellent, I think my horse in Botswana (Prisma) was a stronger match as I'd requested a hunter-type build. He was fantastic and I couldn't have ridden a better horse. My horse in South Africa (Scarlet) was lovely and really tried her best, but she was very dainty and delicate and she struggled slightly to keep up with the group canters on the third and fourth days.

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
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How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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The accommodation was fantastic and all the food was delicious.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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I had everything I needed and Abbie was very helpful answering all my pre-holiday questions.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

I had the best time on the African Explorer trip! The accommodation, riding and food were all fantastic and as a solo traveller I couldn't have wished for a better group of people to ride with.

Simon (our guide in SA) and Siena (one of the volunteers) were really friendly and helpful, as were both guides in Botswana - Thapelo and Pontsho. I'd also like to give a special shout out to all the staff in the Treehouse Camp who made me a birthday cake and sang on my birthday!

Everyone we encountered on the trip did their best to make it as special as possible. It was a week I'll remember forever 🙂

[Abbie from In The Saddle replies: Thanks so much for sending us your feedback. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your African Explorer adventure].