A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY
Wait A Little horse safaris are highly personalized and specialized riding safaris for experienced riders, run by Gerti and Philip Kusseler on the Karongwe Private Game Reserve close to the famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. There are three types of safaris that 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 more than 20 years, is a safari with “Wait A Little” the perfect thrill for the experienced rider..
Small groups of only seven to eight riding guests and the permanent personal attention of Gerti & Philip and their staff ensure 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 indigenous plants grow along these rivers. The region is the home to wildlife such as elephants, rhino, lions, leopards, buffalo, cheetah, hyenas, giraffes, zebra, blue wildebeest, hippo, crocodiles, bushbuck, kudu, nyala, waterbuck, impala, warthog, and many different species of birds. Occasionally we have wild dogs coming through the area. 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 is right next door to the Karongwe private game reserve and covers an area of 25000ha. The highlight of this reserve is the landscape with more open plains but also beautiful rivers and outcrops. The two reserves are very similar in fauna and flora and have got the same kind of animals but here you can also find the very endangered black rhino.