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
    March 2024 Jane aged 66
    A fabulous all round experience, a lovely country, horses, people. Food was excellent and a great cultural experience. Fun too, swimming in the sea with horses. Was told my horse Banyaa was very kind, and indeed she was. Safe but forward.
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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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  • 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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  • 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