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

  • Borana Lodge
    May 2022 LAURA aged 63
    Our trip was organized to the last detail, went smoothly, and lived up to all of my expectations. I would highly recommend. Kiki at Borana was a very good ride. Obedient, not spooky around the animals, and very comfortable. Diego at Sosian was much the same. Horses were sure footed and trustworthy.
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  • Borana Lodge
    May 2022 RACHEL aged 32
    Equus Journeys organized a riding holiday for my mom, myself, and my sister to Kenya. We had an absolute trip of a lifetime. We stayed at two different lodges (Borana and Sosian), both of which were five star accommodations. We had a wonderful time riding at both sites and loved the opportunity to ride quality horses... Read all
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  • African Explorer Safari
    May 2022 Susan Marie aged 47
    My horse India was absolutely amazing! Had a beautiful trot and canter.
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  • 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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  • 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