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December 2nd 2021  |   Riding Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully

1. Plan ahead The best riding safaris take only a few riders at a time and fill up quickly so you need to be booking well ahead of your proposed holiday.  Riding safaris that run on scheduled dates are usually launched a year in advance while private safaris can be ... Read more

October 9th 2021  |   Riding Safaris, Unique Experiences  |  by   Alice Gully

Although some riding safari options require that you are an expert rider, proficient at all paces, there are plenty of others where children, beginner or novice riders can enjoy a riding safari experience. Here’s our pick of some of the best African riding safaris for groups travelling with riders of ... Read more

July 16th 2021  |   Botswana, Riding Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully

African Horseback Safaris With over 40 horses to choose from, there’s a mount to suit most riders here.  You’ll need to be fit enough to ride for up to six hours at a time, and experienced enough to stay on at all paces.  Fulfil these criteria and you’ll enjoy a ... Read more

November 2nd 2020  |   Family Safaris, Kenya, Riding Safaris, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Becky Thomson

Astonishing wildlife mixed with a wealth of activities warrants Kenya’s reputation as one of Africa’s most prized destinations. A safari here offers a quintessential ‘Out of Africa’ experience to delight veteran safari-goers and new travellers alike. There's no question that Kenya is a knockout safari country, and best of all ... Read more

September 23rd 2020  |   Riding Safaris, Unique Experiences, Namibia  |  by   Alice Gully

As part of a series of hosted trips led by some of the most experienced in the Aardvark Safaris' sales team, Alice will be co-hosting a riding safari in Namibia in September 2021. Full itinerary details can be found here and if you are considering joining Alice on this trip ... Read more

May 29th 2020  |   Botswana, Kenya, Riding Safaris, South Africa, Tanzania  |  by   Alice Gully

“One can get in a car and see what man has made. One must get on a horse to see what God has made." Riding safaris are among the most popular holidays we plan so we were wondering what our loyal safari steeds are up to during this worldwide pandemic. ... Read more

May 12th 2020  |   Botswana, Family Safaris, Kenya, Riding Safaris, Wildlife Safaris, Unique Experiences, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia  |  by   Richard Smith

Some of the camps below are known beyond the safari world, others are the hidden gems we love that lift a safari from 'good' to 'exceptional'. What they all have in common is the exclusive nature of their set up which means they fill quickly. If you’ve got your heart ... Read more

October 19th 2019  |   Riding Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully

I have gathered together some of our best riding safari blogs here.  There's information on everything from mobile riding safaris for experienced riders to lodges offering riding for children and novices.  I've included a handy packing list and a fun look at Africa's top safari horses too. 10 African Riding ... Read more

January 9th 2019  |   Travel, Riding Safaris  |  by   Alice Gully

Riding safaris are a wonderful way to view Africa’s scenery and wildlife.  Experienced riders can enjoy exhilarating safaris, riding at speed alongside plains wildlife or quietly tracking elephant and buffalo.  For the less experienced  who would still like some riding during a safari, there are plenty of options for shorter, ... Read more

November 6th 2018  |   Travel, Riding Safaris  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Here’s a round up of what’s been happening in the world of riding safaris, including feedback from Alice on her recent hosted riding safari, great comments from some of our favourite riding guides following their epic ride from desert to sea in Namibia, and details on a new riding safari ... Read more