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********** The Original Horse Safari **********

Imagine this: You are sitting astride a horse as he stands face to face with a buffalo and curiously sniffs the buffalo's nose. Just half an hour later you are standing, relaxed, close to two rhinos, photographing them from the saddle as they seek shade from the midday sun. This same horse will then carry you, unflinchingly, within meters of hippo as they splash in the waters of a dam, along paths bordered on both sides with abundance of game, and through thick bush, tracking leopard. He will canter with you alongside a herd of zebra, wildebeest or giraffe that appear suddenly at your side. He will stand stock still before an elephant and wait patiently for your signal to retreat.

You find these horses in South Africa, close to the Kruger National Park. There, you can go on a Horse Safari, sleeping in luxurious Safari tents, built in the colonial style on platforms facing a big river. On this mobile safari you ride over a 40000 acre private game reserve staying in different camps. Close encounters with elephant, cheetah, rhino, wild dog, buffalo, leopard, accompanied by a professional guide, are the thrill of this adventure. In small groups of four experienced riders, Wait A Little African Big Five Horse Safaris gives you the experience of a lifetime.

In addition to horse safaris, there is a well-established research and conservation project on the reserve. Elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, cheetah, wild dog and hyena have all been successfully re-introduced in recent years and with careful monitoring and breeding management they continue to thrive. For guests with a particular interest in conservation, arrangements can be made to join the research team for a day.

This is a very special and totally unique horse safari experience in South Africa. Please contact Gerti at for further information or have a look at our website Tour operators in England offering riding holidays at Wait A Little are: Unicorntrails, tel: 01767-600606, e-mail:, or In The Saddle, tel: 01256-338669, e-mail:,


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