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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

  • 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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  • African Explorer Safari
    December 2019 Rudolf Martin aged 45
    Raida in South Africa Marcus in Botswana, they were both very nice and cool
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  • African Explorer Safari
    December 2019 Eva Verena aged 38
    Number 13 in South Africa, calm and very fast, sweet and brave, pretty! This horse was simply perfect! Wilson, Memphis and Lightning in Botswana, I got the chance to ride several horses cause they had many of them, I liked them all, Memphis was very comfortable and nice, Lightning kind, a bit anxious and slow in walk,... Read all
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  • Tuli Trail Safari
    July 2019 Karen aged 60
    There really aren't words good enough to review this trip. It was totally amazing and exceeded my expectations 100 fold. There really wasn't anything missing and the team of people and horses in Botswana go above and beyond to ensure you get everything you can from it. I would urge anyone thinking about it to just DO... Read all
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  • Tuli Trail Safari
    July 2019 Elayne Louise aged 55
    Absolutely fantastic experience, would highly recommend this to anyone interested in a riding safari! Started with Rodeo who I wasn't happy with as he had wasted muscle on his offside hindquarter that I found made him very uncomfortable. Was then given Prisma, perfect for me.
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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