We have a range of rides suitable for absolute novice riders to highly experienced riders. Our mixed experience group rides are great for friends and families that want to ride together but have a range of different experience/abilities. We also have our advanced rides for those that want to push the limits and really move along without being limited by novice riders.
In our mixed experience groups it is still possible to do some cantering for those that want to try, but these safaris are always a lot slower than the advanced rides.
On our safaris, riders are not forced to go any faster than what they feel comfortable. However please don't book an advanced ride if you are not a competent rider in English style and tack, as it slows the rest of the group down.
We do our best to try to keep group sizes as small as possible, so if you book in a group, it is generally just your group on the ride. Our 1 hour rides and sunset rides are the most common exceptions to this. If the guides are available then yours will be a private safari.
All our rides do a section of the river bank (about 1km), and trek through the local village of Naminya. Our overnight and multi-day rides go into the hills overlooking the Nile Valley and the sugar and tea plantations that have wide open dirt roads with no traffic. Mabira Forest is also a stunning part of our overnight and multiday trips.
Pony rides for kids from 3 to 10 years. A guide walks the pony with your kids at all times. 20 minute or 30 minute options.
Mixed Experience Group
Suitable for novice to experienced riders that want to ride together.
1hr Mixed Group Safari
Our 1 hr ride is aimed at novices, kids, aged riders and those that may be a little nervous. It is an introductory slow paced safari, (walk and trot), with most of the ride in the local village and about 1 km along the banks of the Nile. Really nervous riders can be led along on lead ropes if required. (Kids from 6 years). This is essentially a trail ride.
1.5hr Mixed Group Safari
Our 1.5 hr ride is a slightly more advanced version of our 1 hour ride. There are some opportunities for a short canter if you choose, but this safari is still a slower paced safari more aimed at being a sightseeing tour through the village and along the river bank rather than a hard core riding trip. A great trip for groups of friends or family that don't want anything too intense.
(Friday and Saturday evenings only) This is a late afternoon ride of 1.5 hours during the cooler part of the day. More of a relaxed ride, great for all abilities and takes in the stunning light across the river and the relaxed mood of the village in the late afternoon. Also includes boat transport from NRE campsite or Adrift Campsite and a few sundowner drinks after the ride. This is chilled ride with only a small amount of cantering opportunities.
2hr Mixed Group Safari
This ride is for groups of friends/family with a range of abilities who want to ride together. There are various opportunities for cantering and the ride takes in mostly the local village and the section along the Nile.
Advanced Rider Safaris
These safaris are only for experienced riders that feel comfortable in canter. If you are not sure of your ability then you would be better suited to a mixed group safari. Advanced rides cover a lot more ground than our mixed experienced safaris.
2hr Advanced Rider Safari
A great ride for advanced riders, with lots of cantering in the hills and plantations but also with the section in the village and along the Nile.
3hr Advanced Rider Safari
This is our riders safari, a hard core fast paced ride, with only yourself or other very experienced riders. You cover a lot of ground and unless you are riding regularly you will be exhaused after 3 hours. Long canters in the plantations, and also our standard sections in the village and along the riverbank. As good as it gets on our short rides.
A 9 to 10 hour ride over 2 days staying at The Haven river lodge. For an extreme ride with river, village, jungle, forest, lake and plantation terrains to see on the way. An awesome experience for confident riders. Requires minimum of 2 riders.