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

  • 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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  • African Explorer Safari
    June 2023 Flavia aged 53
    Safaris have not usually been my choice, for expense and other reasons, but wow, what a trip! When I was told this one was a very good value, it surely was. A great introduction to both South Africa and Botswana, with a level of care and joy from the African people I have never found in other rides. They really make... Read all
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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