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Kambaku Safari Lodge

Namibia, located in southwestern Africa, is large, sparsely populated, varied and known for its beautiful, barren nature, its red dunes and exciting safaris. The official language is English.

In the heart of Namibia, amidst an imposing African landscape the family-owned and operated private game reserve Kambaku with some 8000 ha of bush savannah, is a home for vast numbers of wild animals. Here, on an elevated plateau some 1,600 meters above sea level, nature is very sensitive. Despite of this, you will find the bush savannah rarely somewhere else so rich in wildlife and naturally unspoiled as it is here.
Practically all of Africa’s antelope species like impala, gnu, kudu, and eland as well as the sword-carrying oryx can be found. They share the savannah with giraffes and zebras, warthogs, porcupines, aardvarks, anteaters and other small mammals. Leopard, cheetah, hyena, and jackal are also present, but rarely seen from horseback. The absence of elephant and lion means guests of all levels can ride safely. Kambaku also offers bush walks and game drives, so this is an ideal destination for riders and non-riders alike.

The game reserve is also home to a herd ofhighly valued horses. About twenty horses are at your disposal, from a small Welsh pony, several larger ponies, up to German and Namibian warmbloods at 170 cm at the withers. Here is a suitable horse for all levels and wishes. The horses are continuously trained on the arena so in addition to safari rides there is the opportunity for dressage and jumping lessons.

During the week you can also go on a jeep safari in Etosha National Park where you have the chance to see elephants, giraffes, lions, and herds with spring bucks and, with a little luck, black rhino. Other possible day trip is a visit to The San people, or bushmen as they are referred to, who are one of the last known true hunter-gatherer societies left today.
In addition to exciting activities, you will be very personally taken care of, there are only ten rooms, so each guest is unique. 

The food and service are excellent, for example the dinners consist of a fantastic three-course candlelight dinner served with a good wine. Why not end an eventful day with a good drink in front of the open fire and listen to all the animals of the savannah. Then you will sleep well!
 

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Accommodation & Food

ROOMS WITH A VIEW, CULINARY DELIGHTS AND RELAXING MOMENTS

The lodge offers ten tastefully designed rooms of differing sizes and décor, all with a view over the garden and savannah. 

After mornings and afternoons packed with new experiences and wildlife adventures, relax at the swimming pool or on the veranda while watching the game at the adjacent waterhole. Alternatively, there is plenty to do if you wish to be more active, archery, mountain biking, volleyball, table tennis and badminton.

Inside the main lodge is a reception area with curio shop. This leads through to a central lounge, where hunting trophies adorn the walls. Upstairs is a cosy bar and a terrace, where you sit down each evening to dine under the stars.

Kambaku has five standard rooms, three family rooms and two luxury rooms - all with private bathroom facilities. There are no twin rooms, but the double beds have separate mattresses and so can be made up with two duvets to effectively make a twin.
The family rooms are like the standard rooms, except they are a little larger to accommodate two extra beds. 
The two luxury rooms have a terrace, fireplace, fruit basket and coffee machine.

Guests enjoy full board accommodation including baked goodies for afternoon tea and true culinary delights: Fresh ingredients of bio-quality, home-baked breads, locally bottled delicacies, and fresh meat from the reserve itself, transfigure our breakfasts, lunches, and 3-course dinners into gastronomic highlights. For between-meal treats you'll find a snack station with fresh water and juices, coffee, tea, yogurts and more.
Besides, all sorts of special extras have been lined up: free Wi-Fi, laundry services as well as numerous activities.

Kambaku permits hunting on the reserve since their management policy includes responsible culling of selective wildlife. It is possible that hunters will be staying at the reserve while you are there.

Bush camp
Experience the wild romantic of Namibia with overnight adventure in our small savannah camp. Elevated tents, a small fireplace, a shower with a unique view of the wild – KAMBAKU's bush camp.
The Safari Ride Extra includes a night here. If you have booked Stationary Safari Ride you can book a night here.

Program - Stationary Safari Ride

Included:
• 7 overnights in Kambaku Safari Lodge
• full-board lodging incl. table-water, tea, coffee specialties (other drinks extra)
• 7 safari rides and supplementing guided wildlife program

Low season: 07.11-21.12.22  /  09.01.-24.03.23  /  06.11.– 21.12.23 
High season: Rest of the year

Example program:
Day 1:   Arrival / Transfer Airport – Kambaku / Game Drive in the afternoon
Day 2:   Morning Horse Ride / Afternoon Wildlife activity 
Day 3:   Morning Wildlife activity / Afternoon Horse Ride with Sundowner
Day 4:   Morning Horse Ride / Afternoon Wildlife activity
Day 5:   Morning Wildlife activity / Afternoon Horse Ride with Sundowner
Day 6:   Morning Horse Ride / Afternoon Wildlife activity
Day 7:   Morning Wildlife activity / Afternoon Horse Ride with Sundowner
Day 8:   Morning Horse Ride / Departure and Transfer Kambaku – Airport

Extra : Day-safari to Etosha National Park, 290 eur. The Etosha day trip is in an air-con 4x4x safari vehicle with higher back seats for good sight from all positions and big windows. Guests leave a 6 am in the morning, have a breakfast big picnic in the park and will be back at KAMBAKU for dinner. No riding possible this day. 

Extra: 1 night in bush camp 100 eur.

Program - Safari Ride Extra

• 6 overnights in Kambaku Safari Lodge,
• 1 night bush camp
• full-board lodging incl. table-water, tea, coffee specialties (other drinks extra)
• 6 safari rides and supplementing guided wildlife program
• Day-safari to Etosha National Park. The Etosha day trip is in an air-con 4x4x safari vehicle with higher back seats for good sight from all positions and big windows. Guests leave a 6 am in the morning, have a breakfast big picnic in the park and will be at Namutoni or Halali for a true lunch break in a restaurant. Back at KAMBAKU for dinner. 

Example program
Day 1:   Arrival / Transfer Airport – Kambaku / Game Drive in the afternoon
Day 2:   Morning Horse Ride / Afternoon Wildlife activity 
Day 3:   Morning & Afternoon Horse Ride with Sundowner
Day 4:   Day Safari Etosha Nationalpark
Day 5:   Morning Wildlife activity / Afternoon Horse Ride to the Bush camp with night in tent
Day 6:   Morning Wildlife Activity and drive back to the Lodge / Afternoon Horse Ride with Sundowner
Day 7:   Morning Wildlife activity / Afternoon Horse Ride with Sundowner
Day 8:   Morning Horse Ride / Departure and Transfer Kambaku – Airport

This is just an example! The Etosha Day Safari & the Bushcamp can be planned on different days.
 

Horses & Riding

Here are 30 horses in total (including 10 youngsters and offspring). There are well trained horses of all shapes and sizes, to ensure the perfect match for riders of every age, height and ability. Novices as well as experienced riders can rely on them - whether enjoying a thrilling gallop alongside zebras or a riding lesson in the school.
There are a range of breeds including Warmbloods, Trakehners, Holsteiners and Hanoverians as well as smaller Basotho ponies (from 110 cm-170 cm).
They live in a herd with hay available and lots of space to play and relax. During night, they can roam free in the reserve. Every six weeks a farrier visits the horses for a proper hoof treatment and once per year an equine dentist checks on every horse’s teeth. All horses regularly meet an equine physiotherapist for treatment and massages. 
To keep them healthy and in shape, but also motivated and easy to ride, the focus is on a varied training with lunging and groundwork next to riding sessions in the arena. 

Children of all ages are very welcome. The minimum age for riding in the arena or out-rides on the lead-rein is four years old. Older children can join safari rides, subject to experience.

As well as extensive tracks and paths to explore, there is also a riding arena and a lunge pen. Many guests stick to safari rides, but if you wish, you can swap a safari ride for a lesson in the arena, it is a private lesson in dressage or show jumping for 45 minutes.

The safari rides for beginners are about 1.5 hours and for experienced riders 2.5 hours. 
As beginners counts those who have never ridden before or insecure riders who prefer to ride at a slow pace, mostly walking and some slow trotting.
Hard hats are mandatory.

There is usually no riding on your arrival day, to allow you time to relax and recover from your journey. There can be riding on departure day depending on your flight time. Check-out is usually after breakfast.

Riding: The riding is English style. The horses have snaffle bridles and trail saddles. 


 

Travel Information

Ability description: Trail Ride Level 1-3 >>

Included in the price: Accommodation, riding according to program, full board

Not included: Flights, transfers, insurance, drinks, and extras not mentioned.

Travel: Book flight >> Hosea Kutako Airport outside Windhoek

Transfer: Book and pay in advance to HorseXplore.
Kambaku lies some 4 hours by car from the Hosea Kutako Airport outside Windhoek. The shuttle service will gladly collect and return you to the airport. Children under 13 years travel for free.
Price: Adult: return transfer 300 EUR/adult. Child: 13-16 years 150 EUR/child

Season: Arrival/departure any day all year. If you like to go any other dates than stated under Dates & prices send us an e-mail: info@horsexplore.com

Single room: Can be booked with a supplement. For price click on” Book on request” under Dates & prices.

Currency: Euro, Namibian Dollar (NAD), SA Rand (ZAR), US Dollar

Accepted Credit cards: Visa and Mastercard (must be activated for Africa by your bank)

Tipping: Up to the personal happiness of the guest (average 50 Euro/guest)

Wifi: Yes

Electricity jack: 220V, 3 plug (type M). There are adapters to borrow.

Group size: 2-10 riders. On bush camp max 6 riders.

Child discount: Discount certain dates for teenagers 13-16 years and children 3-12 years. Discount stated under Dates & prices - Book on request.

Age limit: Children of all ages are very welcome. The minimum age for riding in the arena or out-rides on the lead-rein is four years old. Older children can join safari rides, subject to experience.

Weight limit: 90 kilos

Beach: No

Pool: Yes

Special diet: Inform when booking. No vegan diets available. Please advise food sensitivities or vegetarian wishes at time of booking. In the Camp, specials diets are unfortunately not available.

Misc.:
Riding equipment to borrow: Helmet and safety west. Helmet is mandatory.
Saddle bag available: A small one for a water bottle.
For Kambaku and Etosha no malaria tablets needed.

Terms of payment

- Registration fee 50% must be received by HorseXplore no later than 10 days from
booking confirmation.
- Final payment 50% must be received by HorseXplore no later than 60 days before
departure.

Cancellation policy:
In case of cancellation following fees will be charged
> 60 days prior to arrival 50% of the total price
60-30 days prior to arrival 75% of the total price
<29 days prior to arrival 100% of the total price

Your cancellation must be received in writing at our office during office hours no
later than the specified number of weekdays before the start of your journey
from home.

Climate

Dates and prices

DateDaysName of tripPrice from
07/11/20228Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,169Book on request
14/11/20228Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,169Book on request
21/11/20228Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,169Book on request
28/11/20228Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,169Book on request
05/12/20228Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,169Book on request
12/12/20228Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,169Book on request
09/01/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,337Book on request
16/01/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,337Book on request
23/01/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,337Book on request
30/01/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,337Book on request
06/02/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,337Book on request
13/02/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,337Book on request
20/02/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,337Book on request
27/02/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,337Book on request
06/03/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,337Book on request
13/03/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,337Book on request
20/03/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
27/03/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
27/03/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 2,035Book on request
03/04/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
03/04/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 2,035Book on request
10/04/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
10/04/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 2,035Book on request
17/04/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 1,730Book on request
24/04/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 1,730Book on request
01/05/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 1,730Book on request
08/05/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 1,730Book on request
15/05/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, Extra
Fully booked
EUR 1,730Book on request
22/05/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 1,730Book on request
29/05/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 1,730Book on request
05/06/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 1,730Book on request
12/06/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 1,730Book on request
19/06/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
26/06/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
26/06/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 2,035Book on request
03/07/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
03/07/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 2,035Book on request
10/07/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
10/07/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 2,035Book on request
17/07/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
17/07/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 2,035Book on request
24/07/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
24/07/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 2,035Book on request
31/07/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
31/07/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 2,035Book on request
07/08/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
07/08/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 2,035Book on request
14/08/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
14/08/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 2,035Book on request
21/08/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
21/08/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 2,035Book on request
28/08/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
28/08/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 2,035Book on request
04/09/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
04/09/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 2,035Book on request
11/09/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
11/09/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 2,035Book on request
18/09/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
18/09/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 2,035Book on request
25/09/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
25/09/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 2,035Book on request
02/10/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
02/10/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 2,035Book on request
09/10/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
09/10/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 2,035Book on request
16/10/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
16/10/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 2,035Book on request
23/10/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
23/10/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 2,035Book on request
30/10/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
30/10/20238Namibia - Safari ritt, ExtraEUR 2,035Book on request
06/11/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,337Book on request
13/11/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,337Book on request
20/11/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,337Book on request
27/11/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,337Book on request
04/12/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,337Book on request
11/12/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,337Book on request
18/12/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
25/12/20238Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
01/01/20248Namibia - Stationary Safari RideEUR 1,645Book on request
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