If you weren’t lucky enough to win the amazing Zambia safari competition in Horse & Hound earlier this year, then we have an exclusive reader offer that will be right up your street.

Horse & Hound readers can enjoy this amazing holiday experience exploring “the real Africa” with Kafue Horse Safaris, courtesy of Zara’s Planet, for just £1,890 per person, saving £270 on the standard price, during 2009. This includes all the riding, qualified guides, all meals and drinks and eight nights accommodation, but excludes transfers, park fees, and flights.

The holiday is based in Kafue, the largest and oldest national park in Zambia and home to an outstanding variety of wildlife — from zebra to elephants and 1,000-strong herds of buffalo.

When you aren’t enjoying fantastic, fast and adventurous riding in uncharted territory, you will stay in a brand-new lodge that is ideally situated for watching big game in its natural habitat and enjoy excellent African food.

For more information about this offer (available until 30 June 2009), to sign up for Zara’s Planet’s newsletter, or to order a brochure, visit www.zarasplanet.co.uk email: info@zarasplanet.co.uk or tel: 08444 870 300 and quote H&H. If you live in Ireland tel: 01 440 7477 and quote H&H.

Holiday itinerary

Day one: arrive in Lusaka by light aircraft or car transfer. After you have settled in you will meet your mount and be taken for an introductory ride.

Days two and three: safari days start with an early breakfast, before departing to explore the national park and track game. Then enjoy brunch back at the lodge and the chance to relax by the pool.

Day four: leave the lodge early to ride to a special location for lunch. A guided walk afterwards will give you a very different viewpoint of Zambia and its stunning wildlife.

Day five: after a light breakfast there will be a ride back through the park. There is the possibility of taking a guided walk later on.

Day six: enjoy a fascinating visit to the local villages followed by a picnic.

Day seven: riding early morning, arrive back at the lodge for brunch, with riding and game viewing in the late afternoon.

Day eight: a shorter ride to allow a final look at the glorious landscape.

Day nine: return home