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Find the perfect horseback adventure with African Horse Safaris
– the number one horse riding holiday provider in Africa.

At African Horse Safaris we live and breathe Africa, horses and travel; providing unparalleled horseback holidays from across the continent.  Hand-picked by the African Horse Safaris team of safari specialists; explore our extensive and detailed portfolio of Africa’s most iconic equestrian vacations – and of course, a few of its best kept secrets… In our minds, there is no better way to explore this spectacular continent than from the back of a horse. Not only can we plan your dream horse safari, we can also organise your whole trip from start to finish, should you wish to add-on some extra travel in Africa.


Whether you’re looking for an epic solo horseback expedition across Africa, a family-friendy horse riding holiday, or something in between, we’ve got the perfect ride just for you.

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Join us on a life-changing horse safari in one of many stunning destinations.


We have unforgettable equestrian holidays across 12 African countries. Here are 3 of our favourites:

View Botswana horse projects


Embark on an exciting horse riding expedition in Botswana, weaving through diverse landscapes, from the Okavango Delta to the Kalahari, for a unique equestrian adventure!
View Kenya horse projects


Horse riding in Kenya offers a captivating blend of thrilling riding, breathtaking landscapes, unique accommodation and unforgettable wildlife sightings.
View Namibia horse projects


Embark on a mesmerizing horse riding adventure in Namibia, where vast desert landscapes and stunning dunes provide a backdrop for an unforgettable equestrian adventure.


The African Horse Safaris Foundation supports wildlife and biodiversity conservation, and the implementation of sustainable community development in the countries where we offer our horse riding holidays. Our handpicked horse-riding holidays combine unrivalled adventure, professional guiding, quality accommodation and horses that are as important as the guests. We provide bespoke adventure travel in a sustainable, meaningful, and life-changing way. Just by coming on an adventure holiday, you’re making a change in the lives of those that call this continent home. A percentage of your booking through African Horse Safaris will automatically be donated to the African Horse Safaris Foundation



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By far the best team I've ever worked with. They truly understood the look I was going for and completely nailed it! I would highly recommend them as a company, you simply just won't find any better team!

Aura BrooksGraphic Designer

Our riding safari at African Big Five Horse Safaris was so fantastic! We saw so much and so close! Our guide was knowledgeable and personable. The staff was so dear, the horses well trained and immaculate. I loved everything about our week in Makalali and hated to leave, hope to get back.

Jane ClevelandBig 5 Horse Safari, SA

The Namid desert safari was the most challenging, exhilarating unforgettable experience of a lifetime. It was tough physically but that is what made it so special. Andrew guided us through some of the most remote, wild and haunting landscapes on the planet. The horses were fantastic and matched every rider to their level and personality. Isabel Juby was very helpful and insightful in helping me choose this trip and making sure everything was in order from packing list to travel documents.I will be back for more!

Rebecca MoolenburgNamib Desert Ride

Our trip was beyond perfect- literally a dream come true! We are in the process of gathering our thoughts together to write the best review we can. We want it to convince everyone that this is a must do trip, which we have your expert planning to thank! We’ve already had so many people ask how they can plan a trip as wonderful as ours! Thanks again for all your help in the planning stages!

Emma LeRoyHorse riding in the Waterberg