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Kamisak Husky and Horse Expeditions - Day Tours

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Kamisak Husky and Horse Expeditions - Day Tours
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Claas E wrote a review Nov 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa4 contributions
I just went and made a u-turn on a sledge with 6 huskies in front of it - I loved it. I got great guidance and a great tour by a great team. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and recommend this company to everyone around. We got thermo clothing and hot drinks and we did chase Auroras. Well the huskies did :-)
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Date of experience: November 2021
RahelTD wrote a review Jul 2021
Helsinki, Finland66 contributions35 helpful votes
It seems like the company is no longer running (or at least is not working for the time being). I booked one of the horse riding service a week in advance and got a confirmation email so I thought that was the regular booking procedure. Then, the day before the actual riding, I double checked and realise that no one was picking up the phone or replying to other emails apart from the automatic booking ones. At that point it was too late to book anything with another company in the same area and the trip was ruined. We stayed at a hotel nearby and only when we insisted on asking specific information about Kamisak, they finally told us that the owners live in a different region and that they don't think they provide any service at the moment. They should clearly state on their website their current unavailability because otherwise it seems like a scam.
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Date of experience: July 2021
Columbus_777 wrote a review Mar 2020
Germany16 contributions6 helpful votes
We loved the expereince of horse sleigh at night. Luckily it was clear sky with full moon. So we enjoyed the chat at the fire side watching the sky. We will defenitely return. Thanks to our guide Sergey. Since we love horses, it was a special experience for us.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Patemans wrote a review Feb 2020
St. Helier, United Kingdom51 contributions62 helpful votes
Our tour company had booked a four hour husky experience for us with Kamisak Husky and Horse. We were kitted out with very warm gear, including the deerstalker hats, and headed out to meet the huskies. These are gorgeous, friendly dogs and were so excited to be off, being quite vocal about it! The instructions for driving the sledge are quite straight forward - basically you are responsible for slowing down, stopping and leaning and the dogs do the rest. We were able to choose our teams from those set up and bond with them before we set off. Both 12 and 13 year old children were also able to take a turn at driving the sleds which was a lovely bonus but I suspect you do have to be a certain height or weight, simply to be able to slow the dogs down. That moment when the guide untied the ropes to let the dogs go was so exhilarating! We were two families who had then been put together with another large group - at least 12 sleds. This was not a problem for us as we were together near the front but I might not have been so happy if I was at the back! Apparently it was quite warm for the huskies at -1 degree and they rolled in the snow at any given opportunity. Lunch was served in the teepee, fish soup, bread, warm juice, coffee and biscuits. I have to say at this point that some of the other guests seemed to have forgotten 'please' and 'thank you' in any language which was a real shame. Also, the toilet nearby is an emergency compost one, but you could always scoot back to the stables' indoor loo if needed. It was lovely to have the opportunity to take the dogs out for a second run after lunch. A big 'thank you' to Sanna who took care of us and shared some of her liquorice sweets.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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lobstaluva wrote a review Jul 2019
Springfield, Massachusetts645 contributions371 helpful votes
We are dog lovers and were happy to have the chance to visit this well run farm and have a little tour. The dogs are not chained but are free to roam within enclosed areas. They looked very healthy and were so excited to see us. There were several puppies and we were allowed to hold four of them. We did not look into a sled ride because we had done that in Alaska on snow, so I do not know if that activity was available here in June. We later sat on the front porch where we had coffee, tea and pastries. Love those beautiful dogs!!!
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Date of experience: June 2019