Horse Riding Safaris in Africa
Real horse riding adventure
Horse riding safaris in Africa are the ultimate way to combine the pleasure of riding with the thrill of an Africa safari. You explore the beauty and serenity of the African bush on horse back and get really close to wildlife.
On horseback, you become one with the environment – sharing the same sights, scents, sounds and excitement of the African wilderness. The human scent is masked by the horse, so you really do get remarkably close to the animals.
So if you are contemplating horse riding safaris in Africa, we can help. Catering to all riding levels, there are itineraries for beginner riders in wilderness areas with fewer predator dangers right through to holidays for the most advanced riders who can experience the ultimate horse riding safari getting close to Africa’s Big Five – lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant. We work with the best horse riding camps that offer quality horses and tack plus outstanding guides who keep you safe and ensure your horse riding safari is a truly remarkable holiday for all the right reasons!
Accommodation varies depending on what style of riding and wilderness you seek, from traditional romantic and rugged fly camping to luxury tented camps and lodges.
Good to Know for Horse Riding Safaris in Africa
Horse riding safaris are available to all ages and abilities because we work with a variety of properties throughout Africa, particularly South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania and Namibia.
There are all types of horse riding safari holiday itineraries possible, from set departure small group packages to lodge and camp based safaris, day horse riding as an activity to the most adventurous mobile/ fly camping horseback safaris. Another bonus is many of our preferred properties have alternative activities for non riding guests so everyone is happy.
Most horse riding outfits provide all of the tack, you simply take your clothing and shoes. We will need your helmet size before hand to ensure they can cater for you.
Best time to go on horse riding safaris in Africa
Horse riding safaris in Africa are available all year round in most of the counties in which we operate. Some wildlife sightings are seasonal, so it comes down to what you want to see and how experienced you are as a rider. Also, keep in mind the seasons and whether you cope well with the heat or not – it has huge impact on your enjoyment factor.