Macatoo camp, Okavango Delta safaris
Horseback Safari

Horseback safaris in Africa

Encounter wild African animals from horseback on a riding safari in South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania or Namibia. A horseback safari is either mobile with fly camps such as in "Out of Africa" which move on every day; or daily rides from very nice lodges or comfortable static bush camps. Riding safaris in open spaces with lions and elephant are usually limited to experienced riders, whilst horseback safaris in areas with no dangerous game are open to all abilities and families. Non-riding activities are also usually on offer and non-riders can be as well catered for as the riders, with game drives, walks or boat trips.

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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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  • Tracking the Big Five in South Africa
    February 2023 Elise aged 37
    I've been home for a while, but the only thing I can think is: TAKE ME BACK! I rode Spitfire - Easiest ride ever + very comfy. Also Nero - Sporthorse, couldn't be more different then Spitfire, but what a machine. I guess only for experienced rider, but that's how I like them :-)
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  • Tracking the Big Five in South Africa
    February 2023 Marleen aged 66
    Mc Clay and Raven 👍👍😍
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  • Horses in Okavango Delta
    Galloping in the waters of the Okavango delta
  • Giraffes and horses in Botswana
    Galloping with the giraffes
  • Botswana and horseback safari
    Meeting the local wildlife on horseback
  • Giraffe and Horses in Botswana
    African Explorer safari
  • Zebras and horses in Botswana
    Enjoy a gallop with herds of zebra in Botswana
  • Horse riding in the Makgadikgadi salt pans
    Riding close to the game in Botswana
  • Riding safari in the Mashatu Reserve in Botswana
    Getting close to the game on horseback in Mashatu
  • Riding safari in two different areas of Botswana
    The Mashatu Reserve is a sanctuary for elephant