The Specialists for Riding Safaris in Africa
Horseback riding safaris in Africa are extremely popular and an exhilarating way to experience Africa's incredible scenery and wildlife. What is more thrilling than cantering alongside graceful giraffe or galloping amongst the great wildebeest migration.
Experienced riders enjoy getting closer to nature as they, ride next to herds of game blending in with their shape and movement. African horseback safaris are a fantastic experience making it possible to cover significant distances over remote regions, past that of even some of the sturdiest 4X4 vehicles. Many riding safari companies that offer short half-day rides; however serious equestrians can choose from specialist horse riding safaris lasting days or weeks, fly-camping out under the stars and tacking up at dawn for up to six hours in the saddle.
There are also opportunities to experience a very different way of living in rural Africa. On a farm you will see horses that are a part of the daily routine, being used to muster cattle and for impromptu games of polo. You can choose to ride if you want or just enjoy a different way of life. With some top class horses and guides, and our expert knowledge, there is an African horse riding vacation to suit every need.
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Riding Safaris - Top Tips
Botswana Riding Safaris:
African Horseback Safaris – Riding in the Okavango Delta for 7 or 10 days with the option of fly camping
Limpopo Valley Horse Safaris - enter the Land of the Giants, safaris are along the Limpopo Valley with excellent sightings of Elephants.
Big Five Safaris – a set departure safari that combines the Waterberg in South Africa with the Tuli Block in Botswana
Ride Kenya – combine game viewing with incredible country with views of Kilimanjaro, either ride with a group or tailor make your own safari
Borana Lodge – either ride for a week or just an afternoon, the rides are set in the shadow of Mount Kenya
Loldia House – quiet short rides close to the shores of Lake Naivasha, this is offered as an activity from the lodge
Ol Malo – ride for an afternoon, while you stay at this family run Laikipia safari lodge
Ol Donyo Wuas – short rides can be arranged while you stay in the Chyulu Hills
Sosian Ranch – well schooled horses for confident riders who want some riding on their holiday but not as the main focus, this work perfectly if others in your group do not want to ride
Okapuka – based in the Okapuka reserve close to Windhoek, you can combine game viewing with long rides. They also offer endurance rides.
Ants Hill & Ant’s Nest – suitable for parties of mixed riding abilities and non riders, ride on private reserves with good game viewing especially Rhino.
Cybele Forest Lodge – very relaxed rides for a couple of hours from the lodge
Grootbos – short, steady and safe rides for everyone from the lodge, popular with children
Horizion Horseback Safaris – perhaps the most varied riding holiday in Africa, they offer cattle ranching / cross country / riding safaris and many more
Wait a Little – take small groups of riders on safari with excellent horses, guides and game viewing alongside the Kruger National Park
Tswalu Lodge – trail rides from the lodge for up to 4 people, through the Kalahari sand, ponies suitable for children
Kurland – This is a well established polo set up, but it is also possible to ride on the beach and the surrounding country.
Big Five Ride - a set departure safari that combines the Waterberg in South Africa with the Tuli Block in Botswana