Riding with herds of zebra in Botswana on a riding safari
Africa

Riding holiday, riding safari and trail rides in Africa

Africa is the ultimate horse riding holiday destination. There are many different options for riding safaris, whether riding amongst the migration in Kenya, splashing through the Okavango Delta in Botswana or running with giraffe from a luxury lodge in South Africa. Africa also offers some of the best beach riding and trail riding holidays in the world - long canters along the South African Wild Coast, gallops across the Namib desert, trails through vineyards near Cape Town or trails to far-flung Lake Natron in Tanzania. Africa is a horse riders dream.
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From the horse’s mouth

  • African Explorer Safari
    March 2022 Marion aged 28
    Excellent trip on all aspects. The team (both Equus and the local team) did not spare any effort so we could have the best experience. The horses are well treated and safe, the accommodation is fab, and the guides extremely knowledgeable and flexible. I would definitely recommend! Rocket - a bit sassy, did not seem so... Read all
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  • Namib Desert Trail
    September 2021 Myra aged 42
    I had an absolutely amazing time in Namibia! Andrew and Larissa were absolutely amazing guides and hosts. Rayne’s cooking was mind-blowingly good. And the lovely bedding setup was so comfortable. One of the best vacations I’ve ever had. Like all their horses, Clinton was extremely forward going and responsive. He took... Read all
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  • Masai Mara ride
    September 2020 Barbara J
    Amazing Safari. This is a 5 star adventure. Luxurious tents, showers, and delicious meals. Horses are top notch and suited perfectly to individual rider. Safaris Unlimited hosts are extremely experienced, knowledgeable and delightful company. The Masai Mara speaks for itself. Unspoiled and loaded with game. Bariloche... Read all
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  • The Serengeti Migration Safari
    January 2020 Rachel aged 38
    It was absolutely fantastic. The people, the ponies, the wildlife were all amazing. Even when the weather wasn't playing its part, Jo and her team found ways to make it work.
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  • Ride from the highground to Madagascar's East Coast
    August 2019 Jane aged 58
    An extraordinary adventure in a starkly beautiful part of the world giving insight to both the high plains and the east coast (and the odd lemur!) from a viewpoint few will be able to experience. André's team were fantastic from start to finish and the horses I rode were fit, fun and so up to the job. Very special! I... Read all
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  • Horseback safari in Kenya
    Masai Mara and his horse
  • Riders and elephants in Botswana
    Horseback safari in Botswana
  • Botswana and horse in sunset
    Sunset on the Okavango delta
  • Horseback trail ride in Namibia
    Cantering in the namibian desert
  • Mozambique on horseback
    Horse riding trail in Mozambique