Riding with herds of zebra in Botswana on a riding safari

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
    May 2023 Melanie Alice aged 25
    From the moment I met Iris and the team and the Dublin Horse Show, it was clear they had an abundance of knowledge of the different horse safaris. Iris passed on all the necessary information and organised phone calls to chat through any questions I had. The booking process was flawless and the private space/login... Read all
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  • Sosian Lodge
    April 2023 Caryn aged 51
    All the horses were fantastic, bright, lively, fast and confident - just what we wanted.
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  • Macatoo
    March 2023 Maria aged 36
    I was lucky with my horses. I really liked them. However they could have a little bit more of training. They were really well treated!
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  • Skeleton Damara Safari
    March 2023 Affrica Blaze aged 29
    my horse 'sahara' was an angel. I lost my stirrups on more than one complex gallop and she was rock solid - responsive if wanted to slow down or otherwise just very reliable... all without being like riding a robot :)
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  • The Wild Coast Trail
    February 2023 Robin Christy aged 34
    Loved the rides with great horses (very well matched with the riders), lovely wild nature and beaches. Tour guides were very professional and pleasant company. Nice hotels and food. 'Dit was gesellig' ;) I won’t forget my horse Taitum! ❤️ I rode Taitum: a confident, fierce and fast mare who I trusted completely.
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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