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

  • Macatoo
    September 2023 Victor aged 35
    The trip of a lifetime, I can’t think of a better way to experience the magic of the African savanna than on horseback. The quality of the rides, the guides, the camp, the food, everything was spectacular and we had an amazing time from the moment we were greeted at Maun airport until the very final goodbye. A perfect... Read all
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  • Kujwana
    July 2023 Harriet aged 30
    Absolutely amazing trip, the horses were amazing and the staff were all so nice and helpful. The guides were incredibly knowledgable and kept us safe whilst out riding. Couldn’t have asked for a better trip! I rode 4 horses over the week which was great, all were excellent. My favourite was Lima who i got to ride... Read all
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  • African Explorer Safari
    July 2023 Linda aged 66
    110% recommended! Both horses I was given to ride were forward going and knew their job. The first one in South Africa was very keen and if checked when cantering could pop in a small buck but was very likeable. Both jumped some small jumps and were more than capable of the work. We did have some long days and both... Read all
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  • African Explorer Safari
    July 2023 Stephanie aged 29
    A great unforgettable trip
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  • Ants Lodges
    June 2023 Jodi aged 47
    Louise was fantastic in helping us plan a most magical and memorable South Africa and Botswana safari trip. The combination of horseback riding and game drives were perfect and every place we stayed was quite wonderful. If you need help planning a safari, especially with horses, Equus Journeys is the best resource I... Read all
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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