Riding with herds of zebra in Botswana on a riding safari

Riding holiday, riding safari and trail rides in Africa

Africa is the ultimate horse riding holiday destination. There are many different options for riding safaris, whether riding amongst the migration in Kenya, splashing through the Okavango Delta in Botswana or running with giraffe from a luxury lodge in South Africa. Africa also offers some of the best beach riding and trail riding holidays in the world - long canters along the South African Wild Coast, gallops across the Namib desert, trails through vineyards near Cape Town or trails to far-flung Lake Natron in Tanzania. Africa is a horse riders dream.
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From the horse’s mouth

  • The delta of Sine Saloum
    November 2023 Irma aged 55
    Simal (8 years old mare [2023]) is a very friendly and easy going horse. But that goes for all the horses as far as I can tell.
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  • 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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  • Horseback safari in Kenya
    Masai Mara and his horse
  • Riders and elephants in Botswana
    Horseback safari in Botswana
  • Botswana and horse in sunset
    Sunset on the Okavango delta
  • Horseback trail ride in Namibia
    Cantering in the namibian desert
  • Mozambique on horseback
    Horse riding trail in Mozambique