Your safety, and that of our horses and staff is our first concern while you are on safari with us. Whilst Africa has not reached the lofty heights of legalities that pertain to the “developed” world, you will not be forced to wear a hard hat while on safari with us though we do encourage it. Particularly on the longer Explorer safaris when we are away from base camp. Though we are not a fast ride, the terrain we ride through is very challenging, rugged mountains. We operate in a very remote, pristine, wild, part of Africa, our concession is over 600sqkm (not including the actual mountainous area) part of the adventure of being on safari. On occasions you will riding on winding elephant trails through thick bush with sheer precipices on either side of you. Whilst the horses are conditioned to this environment (you will be amazed at where they can go) anything can happen even to the best of riders.
You should be aware that if you do come off and can not remount, it will mean a pole and dagga evacuation on foot and depending on where we are it could take some days to get you back to the nearest airstrip for medic air vac. We carry a comprehensive first aid kit with us and your professional guide has been trained to a high level in first aid and even with the added percatuation of carrying a satellite phone there are just no options for a plane to land in the mountains.
We have a selection of hard hats available but if you have your own please bring it.