Wait A Little horse safaris are highly personalized and specialized riding safaris for experienced riders, run by Gerti and Philip Kusseler in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve close to the famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. There are three types of safaris which take you over an area of 35 000ha of African wilderness, 6, 8 or 10 days long.
Years of experience and training enables the horses to be calm merely meters away from big game. A high standard of riding within the group ensures exciting up close game sightings and sporty riding on wonderful horses. Because of Gerti’s level of schooling and training, the horses are fun to ride and together with Philip’s guiding experience over the past 10 years is a safari with “Wait A little” the perfect thrill for the experienced rider.
Small groups of only seven riding guests and the permanent personal attention of Gerti & Philip and their staff ensures you an unforgettable week. Their passion for nature, conservation, the environment and their involvement in the game reserve management gives a lot of material for exciting stories and will give you a wealth of information about the hard work required to protect the last remaining wildlife areas.
THE KARONGWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
This reserve is 8500ha and has various ecosystems ranging from open plains, woodlands, hills and rock formations, to riverine and gullies. Many rivers are the lifeline of the region and support an impressive population of flora and fauna. Huge fig trees, Jackal berries and other exotic plants grow along these rivers. The region is the home to wildlife such as elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo, cheetah, wild dog, hyena, giraffe, zebra, blue wildebeest, hippo, crocodile, bushbuck, kudu, nyala, waterbuck, impala, warthog and many different species of birds. Seeing these ancient creatures in their natural environment from the back of a horse, without disturbing the fauna and flora is absolutely unique.
THE GREATER MAKALALI GAME RESERVE
This reserve covers 25000ha and is probably one of the biggest private wilderness areas in South Africa. There are only two lodges operating on the whole reserve with an abundance of game including the Big Five. The two reserves are very similar in fauna and flora and have got the same kind of animals. Please read more about Makalali under www.makalali.co.za .