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Mozambique Horse Safari

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Mozambique Horse Safari

This project is ideal for horse lovers who have an urge for adventure. Work at a riding school and trek across the stunning Mozambican landscape on your perfect trip!

Prices from US$3,395

Mozambique – the word evokes images of pristine coastline, beautiful terracotta tiled towns and fascinating Arab influenced culture, but there is much more to this unique country than being simply an idyllic holiday location. As well as boasting a cultural heritage that is an unusual amalgamation of Portuguese, Asian and indigenous origins and traditions, Mozambique provides a home for a plethora of exotic wildlife. It also provides the perfect backdrop for this exciting project, which is perfect for anyone with an interest or passion for horses and horse riding. Enjoy a varied daily schedule that combines working with and caring for the well schooled and high quality horses that you will find at the ranch with exploring the endless beaches and ancient towns of this ideal gap year or year out destination!

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Make lifelong friends
  • Work with horses

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum age 18 years

FAST FACTS

Location Vilanculos, Mozambique
Activities Feeding the horses
Helping with riding lessons
General horse care
Yard maintenance
Transport Airport pick-up & drop-off
Bus to project site
Accommodation Homestay

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Advice on visas & equipment
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Food
Accommodation
Airport pick-up & drop-off
Ground transfers to project
Project orientation
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

This project is ideal for anyone with an interest in horses, whether they have a lot of experience or have never ridden before but would like to give it a go. Build on whatever level of expertise you may have in the stunning surroundings whilst you make new friends and embrace the healthy lifestyle and spectacular locality. Mozambique provides the perfect choice for anyone who wishes to travel to somewhere that is lesser known but a real hidden gem – with an irresistible combination of superb coastline, bountiful wildlife and tempting towns, it is a place that is sure to capture your heart and stay with you forever!

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

A typical day starts early – particularly if you are on the feeding rota. Enjoy the beginning of another beautiful Mozambique day as you do the rounds of the yard with your new friends. Breakfast will be served which you will all enjoy together, and then work starts for the day, with a combination of helping with riding lessons, general horse care, helping treat any of the horses that may be sick or injured, and overall yard maintenance, depending on your experience. After a hearty lunch at 12.30, you can enjoy a full afternoon of riding instruction or simply ride out in the picturesque rural setting that the ranch is situated in. Your evenings are completely free to enjoy as you wish.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

You will be met at the Vilanculos airport by friendly local staff, who will accompany you to the project site by bus.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

Throughout your project you will be staying in our small volunteer house based within a resort, which has a swimming pool, restaurant and bar. The accommodation is within easy walking distance of the stables and a short ride from the town centre. Vilanculos itself offers easy access to internet cafes, ATMs, supermarket, restaurants, bars and markets.  You will also be provided with a laundry service.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

You will be provided with three meals a day throughout your project. Your diet will consist of a variety of nutritious and delicious local and western dishes. Mozambique food is a fascinating fusion of flavours and elements, combining European and African influences. Some delicious dishes to look out for include sopa de feijao verde, which is string bean soup, matata, which is clam and peanut stew, and dishes cooked with piri piri sauce – watch out, this means spicy!

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Mozambique has an incredible array of activities to occupy visitors, many centring on aquatic sports, all of which can be booked with local providers. Try sea kayaking, sailing, a trip in a traditional dhow, snorkelling through the sparkling waters above teeming reefs or scuba diving. Try Tofo beach and Barra beach for other land-based activities and for sightings of such creatures as the magnificent whale shark, the unusual dugong and the stunning manta rays that glide through the glittering waters. For those with an interest in local arts and crafts, travel into nearby towns to sample the wares at the colourful markets and maybe even take home a handcrafted souvenir. Otherwise, there is a tennis court on site, which you are welcome to utilise, and the town is only a short bus ride away if you want to explore the nightlife.

COSTS

4 weeks US$3,395

DEPARTURE DATES

Monthly

DURATION

4 weeks 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Pre-departure support & documentation
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Advice on visas & equipment
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off
  • Ground transfers to project
  • Project orientation
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Vilanculos (VNX)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

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