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Shiwa Ngandu Horse Safaris

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Shiwa Ngandu Horse Safaris

Horse riding holiday in ZambiaShiwa House is located in the heart of Northern Zambia, to the North of the Luangwa National Park and overlooks Shiwa Ngandu, the "Lake of the Royal Crocodiles".

The Shiwa Estate includes a 10,000 hectare game reserve with 22 mammal species, including large herds of zebra, blue wildebeest and numerous herds of antelope. Leopard, caracal, and serval cats are amongst the predators, as are wild dogs. Terrain is diverse with open plains and beautiful sandy soil to magnificent forests cloaked with leaf canopies to allow for exploration on the hottest of summer days. The riding can be fast with long canters along beautiful, sandy tracks and through forest paths. There are beautiful open plains with opportunities to view and potentially gallop with zebra or antelope. The horses are of various breeds and are a much loved and well-produced herd that provide the perfect accompaniment for a horse riding holiday. The fishing is excellent, as are historic walks around the estate, river walks, bird watching (with over 450 different species) and day trips to Kapishya Hot Springs.

Riding at Shiwa House gives families the opportunity to experience African wildlife and riders of 10 years and over are very welcome with lots of other activities for younger members of the family to enjoy. Non-riders are also welcome. Horse riding holiday in Zambia


The main Shiwa House is a stunning colonial building retaining all of its original charm, situated in beautifully maintained gardens and can sleep 8 guests in 4 en suite rooms. All bedrooms have their own fireplaces for the cooler months and have original hardwood furnishings and paintings.

Shiwa House is open all year round for riding which can be tailored to suit your individual needs.Horse riding holiday in Zambia





*All clients must arrive with suitable clothing including footwear and headgear.*

Horse riding holiday in Zambia


Please note the following is a sample itinerary for a 7 day ride. This can be changed and tailor made to your needs. Please call the team on 01225 000000 to discuss your requirements.


Day One - Arrive at Shiwa Estate for lunch around midday and then settle in to accommodation defore an introductory ride along the lake side and through the beautiful forests for approx 2 hours.

Day Two - Riding is split into early morning and late afternoon rides through the reserve of approx 3 hours each. Today will also cover the History of Shiwa and will inlcude a gudiede tour of the main house and the sourring farm, antiquie farm equipment and original kilns, plus opprotunity to ride to the graves and learn more about the special family that established Shiwa Ngandu.

Day Three – Early morning start for a beautiful and long ride approx 5 hours round the perimeter of lake and then in to hills to reach our special bush camp for lunch and overnight in tented camp. In the afternoon there is opportunity to ascend the mountains on foot to visit David Livingstone’s Memorial and amazing views over Shiwa and surrounding countryside. Hot bucket showers, comfortable tents and – weather permitting – evening meals under the stars make this a magical experience.

Day Four – Another early start, riding for approx 5 hours wending way back through the hills and forests of Shiwa game viewing and taking opportunity for fast riding on the lovely sandy tracks. Arrive back at Impandala for late lunch and afternoon at leisure. A trip to Hot Springs can be organized for people to soak away any muscle aches of the last two days riding, by floating in the natural springs with a Gin & Tonic!

Day Five – Early morning start for riding approx 3 hours searching for the elusive aquatic Sitatunga and other forest dwellers, wending through forests and opening up the horses for lovely long gallops. Lunch at Impandala followed by an afternoon of lessons with Arena Polo in preparation for full match next day.

Day Six –. Morning of Arena Polo! Enormous fun to be had for everyone does not require any previous experience of polo, just a sense of adventure and good humour. Using the pitch by the lake, followed by a picnic lunch at the lovely boathouse overlooking the famous Lake Shiwa, and return to Impandala for late afternoon.

Day Seven – Where charters allow, a final morning ride for the last opportunity to say goodbye to equine friends then return to Impandala to prepare for onward journeys.

Spend Christmas in the Shiwa main house for £1920pp - 22nd - 28th December 2011

2012 prices:

There are two options of accomodation, these are as follows;

Impandala Farm House: £1440pp for the weekly package

Shiwa Main House: £1920pp for the weekly package

Both prices include a 1 night stay at bush camp on the Shiwa Reserve

Children between 10 and 12 are subject to a 25% discount

2012 dates: All year round

Single Supplement: 25% of above prices if unwilling to share room with person of the same gender

Inclues: meals, drinks & activities and rooms at Shiwa House

Not Included: Flights and Travel Insurance

Meeting Point: Lusaka or Ndola

Transfer: flight from Mpika to Mfuwe or car transfer from Mpika

No of hours in the saddle: 2/3 per day

Max Weight: 90kg

Group Size: 2-8

Suitable for non-riders: Yes, but no riding for chidlren under 10 years of age

*All clients must arrive with suitable clothing including footwear and headgear.*

Call us on +44 (0)1225 000000 or email contact@redlandsequestrian.com to check the ride availability and dates, once we have confirmed availability you can download and fill in a booking form:

Each rider in the party must also complete a riding ability questionnaire before we can complete the final confirmation of your holiday booking.

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