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
    April 2024 Maria aged 54
    Trip of a lifetime. Superb from start to finish.
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  • 'Big Five' safari in South Africa
    April 2024 Noemi aged 29
    This trip is the best combination between horse riding and game driving in the beautiful Entabeni Game Reserve! You have high chances to see all the Big Seven (though leopards are difficult to track down) and you’re hosted by the best team: always smiling and ready to fix all minor and major issues! Fly Camp was the... Read all
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  • African Explorer Safari
    January 2024 Sonja aged 31
    Truly a once in a lifetime, an incredible horse back safari experience with great diversity in wildlife. The move between reserves really adds to the overall experience. The horses are very well schooled and have such soft mouths! The guides are great and very knowledgeable. I also really appreciated that the guides... Read all
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  • Ants Lodges
    December 2023 Gillian Helen aged 46
    I had a fantastic time. The accommodation is clean and well kept, food excellent standard. Horses well trained and plenty of animals to see. The staff are very welcoming and friendly, they make you feel like a friend. Great value for money, already recommending. The horses are well trained and looked after. I rode... Read all
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  • Macatoo
    December 2023 Claudia aged 38
    Horses for all skill and speed levels available, all are sure-footed and reliable for the purpose. I alternated between two horses (Amir and Skyss), one of which was a bit more spirited and faster than the other, but both were really comfortable to ride and within a few minutes, I felt comfortable enough to even let... 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