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

  • Tuli Trail Safari
    July 2022 Sean aged 49
    Other people on the safari who didn't use Equus Journeys and were unhappy with their booking experience, will be using Equus Journeys for their next trip!
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  • Tuli Trail Safari
    July 2022 Jennifer aged 51
    Thoroughly enjoyed the trip and would definitely recommend it. The guides especially West were brilliant and the support staff, in particular the ladies who cooked and looked after us were exceptional. I rode Hotshot - 6yr old, very responsive although you had to encourage him to leave the group which was OK if you... Read all
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  • Tuli Trail Safari
    June 2022 Joseph Gerald aged 59
    Exceeded my expectations! Quality of food A++, volume of animals encountered 5x what I expected. quality of horses was fantastic! Steady under all conditions and never spooked. I felt totally safe and in control in all situations. Accommodations were great and the guides very knowledge able. Lots of attention to the... Read all
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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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  • 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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  • 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