Tootabi Hunting Safaris

Horseback Safaris

Tootabi Horseback Hunting Safaris

Tootabi is excited to announce the launch of a spectacular new activity to its suite of hunting options in southern Africa.

Horseback safaris have long been recognised as one of the most authentic and natural ways to experience the wild 'backcountry'. Now, our seasoned local experts have teamed up with John Howe, one of the world's most respected cowboy outfits with decades of experience in Colorado, USA, to offer this incredible opportunity: to completely immerse yourself in a hunting safari that harks back to bygone days. 

Superbly trained horses (whip-broke) permit hunters to safely approach game and shoot straight from the saddle. Feel the thrill of being one with the elements in this age-old custom of tracking an animal. Mobile tented camps progress through vast tracts of land, unfolding a great diversity of terrain and species. Our crew takes care of all the logistics to ensure a seamless and flexible safari. 

Each safari lasts a minimum of a week - ideally 10 days -  which enables a full immersion in the magnificent bushveld. During this time you can expect one of the most exhilarating rides of your life, where memories and stories will be made to share with family and friends! Through virgin terrain untouched by vehicles, over mountains, through valleys, riverbeds, forest and plains... open, fresh, raw, as you follow the trails of prey animals. Their movements dictate ours. There are no fences and camps out here - this is true Africa, wild and free, where animals roam wherever they wish, and the hunter must use his wits and skills to follow.

Every night, after a delicious meal which usually includes the freshest venison, exhausted but deeply satisfied, you'll watch the setting sun paint the sky a thousand colours, hear the birds and insects quieten their calls, and fall into a sound sleep beneath a million stars in an African sky - somewhere in the middle of everywhere. In the heart of the truest wilderness, the closest you'll get to the essence of life is right here in these hills and hollows. This is how your great-grandfathers lived and hunted. This is what the elders speak of. This is the true, original outdoorsman escape.

Horses need big, open country. Man does too. Ride, explore, escape.... Out here, on a Tootabi Horseback Safari, we'll get you in touch with your inner being and the natural world. You'll never want to leave.

The facts:

* Safaris can be tailored to your requirements but a trip of 7-10 days is the ideal length

* Expertly schooled horses, a highly trained and experienced PH, horse handlers and hospitality crew

* Saddles and tack from Colorado USA- true cowboy style

* Comfortable furnished tents set up each day by the ground team

* Delicious, filling meals prepared each day by the camp chef, fresh from the veld

* We are all about fair chase, sustainability and conservation-based ethics, adhering to a strict code of conduct.

* Tootabi Horseback Safaris are not only for experienced riders but a reasonable level of fitness will ensure your comfort . 

* Hunters from 12 years old are permitted (conditions apply)

* Clients get hands-on experience and involvement in all aspects of the hunt and processing.

* Luxury packages with lodge accommodation may also be arranged.

 

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