The owner of African Animal Adventures, Jen Weimann, has been involved in tourism for over twenty years, and has invariably had horses in her life. The opportunity to explore Botswana on horseback has always been appealing, being the most peaceful and eco-friendly way of enjoying this extraordinary country. African Animal Adventures now also offers you the chance to explore the Makgadikgadi Pans from horseback - truly a one of its kind adventure!
The stable is made up of a combination of Zimbabwean Thoroughbreds, Arabs and wonderful local Arab crossbreeds, and we have horses to match any level of riding ability - from complete beginners through to experienced riders.
Jenny’s close ties to Thari-E-Ntsho Story Tellers
have led to African Animal Adventures becoming involved in taking on Out Of School Youth through their advancement program. Thari-E-Ntsho create and perform theatre productions of children’s traditional stories written by Bonty Botumile, the founder/director of Thari-E-Ntsho. Their aim is to provide theatrical arts education and employment for kids previously on the street, who have incredible natural performing talents, but little opportunity. These youth then have the chance to continue and expand their education through working with AAAs, the horses, in the offices, as well as out-sourced education such as tailoring courses, and driving schools. With many years of experience behind them in tourism and hospitality, Bonty and Jenny also train the youth in safari camp work, including cooking, waitering, and guest relations. Almost all the people who staff the Safaris are young people who started off performing with Thari-E-Ntsho, and this makes for some interesting evenings around the campfire singing, dancing and drumming!