AFRICAN HORSE SAFARIS FOCUSES PURELY ON AFRICA AND OFFERS THE LARGEST PORTFOLIO OF EXPERTLY GUIDED AND UNIQUE HORSE EXPERIENCES ON THE MARKET, HAND-PICKED BY OUR SAFARI SPECIALISTS. WE LIVE, BREATHE AND RIDE AFRICA AND OUR HORSE RIDING HOLIDAYS ARE EXCITING, VIBRANT AND UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES.

Africa is a vast and intoxicating continent that has bewitched travellers for centuries. Once you set foot on African soil, you are bound to leave part of your heart behind and more than likely to return. It is a kaleidoscope of different terrains, ancient cultures and beautiful landscapes, many of them only accessible on the back of a horse. We’ve carefully selected the top horse riding holidays throughout this incredible continent, each once chosen to offer the best possible equestrian adventure.

An African horseback riding safari through the world’s last wildernesses is an experience to be remembered for a lifetime. Without a doubt Africa has some of the world’s most exciting wildlife riding: imagine zebra trotting alongside you, wildebeest whirling away in the dust, giraffe gawking at you from within the foliage and elephants calmly browsing only meters away. One of our most popular rides is in the game-rich area of the Tuli Block in Botswana –fast-paced riding with chance encounters with elephant, giraffe and numerous antelope species. We’ve all lost our hearts in the Okavango Delta, riding with herds of elephants and wallows of hippos – plus who can resist a splashy canter! Then there is a horse safari in the Masai Mara, untamed Africa with huge billowing herds and exciting predator sightings.

The more scenic expedition rides offer the chance to cut yourself off from reality. Namibia offers the ideal place to escape to, trail riding through ancient deserts, dry riverbeds and landscapes that make you question whether you are still on planet Earth. Botswana not only offers the green oasis of the Okavango Delta, but the magical Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. Hear your horse’s hooves crunch across the wide-open salt pans that stretch as far as the eye can see, the best natural race surface in the world! Then there is Egypt, a country filled with ancient artifacts, unique history and some incredible desert-bred horses.  

For the sun worshipers out there, Africa offers untouched beaches begging to be explored on horseback. South Africa’s Wild Coast is aptly named, endless golden sand dotted with Nguni cattle, rocky peninsulas and lush green forests – all inaccessible to vehicles. No equestrian adventure in Egypt is complete without a swim in the Red Sea and often it’s not clear who loves it more; the horses or the riders. And Mozambique; what dreams are made of – White beaches meeting turquoise waters, untouched mangrove forests and breath-taking sunsets.

Whatever type of ride you choose and whichever country you decide on, you will an unparalleled riding adventure – Africa is our home and we can’t wait to welcome you!

Botswana

A horseback safari in Botswana is the crème-de-la-crème of horse riding safari holidays. Riding in the wildlife rich Okavango Delta or in the vast Makgadikgadi Pans is on many riders’ bucket list and why Botswana is considered one of the best places on earth to horse ride. It boasts a huge array of wildlife, vast contrasting landscapes and scenery which is otherworldly. Pair this with the exceptional guiding and horses, and you have an equestrian adventure heaven.

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Egypt

Gallop across the vast ancient deserts, discover lush green oases, explore traditional Bedouin villages, visit historical monuments and ancient tombs on horseback and swim in the Red Sea. Discover the land of Pharaohs in the best way possible, on the back of a stunning Arab horse. Out of the saddle, you will get to travel back in time to visit the Valley of the Kings, the great pyramids of Giza and other incredible ancient sites.

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Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)

The Kingdom of Eswantini is one of Africa’s smallest countries and one of the last remaining monarchies. Despite its small size, Eswatini has an incredible biodiversity due to the ever-changing topography and landscapes. A horse riding holiday in Eswantini is like travelling back in time, to a simpler way of life, where you are surrounded by endless beauty and immersed in a rich culture.

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Kenya

The concept of horseback safari originated in Kenya, in the 1970’s. Today, it can give you one of the most exciting horse riding holidays on the planet. These horseback adventures are in some of the most game-rich wilderness areas on the continent. Far from civilization, the sense of space and freedom is overwhelming. When riding in the Masai Mara, witness one of the most thrilling natural spectacles, the chance to ride alongside Africa’s largest herds of wildebeest and zebra.

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Mozambique

A horse riding holiday in Mozambique will be a vacation to remember, whether you are on a family holiday, romantic getaway or solo adventure. A favourite for sun worshippers and adventure lovers alike, it offers endless canters along palm-lined beaches, horseback swimming in crystal clear water and getting off the beaten path exploring red dunes and inland lakes. Out of the saddle, enjoy sailing traditional dhows, tropical snorkelling and rich culture.

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Namibia

A horse riding holiday in Namibia is an adventure you will remember for the rest of your life. The stark and striking landscapes will take your breath away. Explore the world’s oldest desert, where you will sooner find hoof prints than footprints – An extraordinary experience.  Out there, in the middle of nowhere, you will find peace and tranquillity so rarely found today. Discover an ocean of sand dunes, unique desert-adapted wildlife and endless horseback adventures.

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South Africa

South Africa offers a wider selection of horse riding holidays than any other country in Africa. It is the ideal place for a family horse riding holiday where even novice riders can discover the magic of a horseback safari.  For the more experienced rider, close encounters with the big five near the Kruger National park is almost guaranteed, and for a change of scenery, the endless beaches of the Wild Coast and magnificent Cape Winelands offer exciting riding.

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Tanzania

In a country where almost a third of its land is protected for wildlife, Tanzania offers some incredible horse riding adventures. Here you can witness the miracle of the wildebeest migration, encounter some of Africa’s last huge tuskers, or see the spectacle of the pink soda lakes on horseback. Add to this the exotic island of Zanzibar, Africa’s highest mountain and the Ngorongoro Crater and you have one of Africa’s most beautiful, vibrant and diverse countries.

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Uganda

Horse riding in Uganda is a scenic and cultural experience.  Enjoy immersing yourself in the traditional culture as you ride through Uganda’s local villages and pristine farmlands famous for growing crops such as sugar cane, coffee and tea. Pass areas of pristine wild Uganda, traverse exciting jungle terrain and lastly ride along the banks of the River Nile to find its source in Jinja. For the intrepid travellers, pair this with gorilla trekking!

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Zimbabwe

A country with a troubled past, Zimbabwe is often overlooked as a safari destination. However, it offers some hidden treasures and some of the most adventurous horse safaris on the continent. Here you can ride in some of Zimbabwe’s most famous national parks or combine your riding holiday with some excitement at the mighty Victoria Falls. For those who want to improve their riding or learn about running a stable in Africa, we also offer an incredible working riding holiday.

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Discover more of Africa

There are so many unforgettable destinations across this incredible continent waiting to be discovered on horseback. For the adventurers that have more time, there are endless opportunities to combine different destinations and countries. Whether you spend your full vacation riding or choose to travel beyond horse safaris, we can create the ideal African adventure for you.

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Horse riding Swakopmund

10 Nights: £4 900 pps

Skeleton Coast and Damaraland Expedition Ride

Skeleton Coast and Damaraland Expedition Ride

10 Nights

Namibia

Scenery Focused Horse Safari

Ride along an incredible coastline where you'll see more shipwrecks than people before exploring one of the most remote areas on the planet.

Two horseriders galloping through water

12 Nights: From £3 045 pps

WILDLIFE AND WAVES – TULI HORSE SAFARI & THE WILD COAST

WILDLIFE AND WAVES – TULI HORSE SAFARI & THE WILD COAST

12 Nights

South Africa & Botswana

Scenery & Wildlife Focused Horse Safari

For intrepid travellers, this is a combination of incredible horseback game viewing and endless deserted beaches.

Horse riding with elephant in Zimbabwe

7 Nights: From $3 850 pps

Horseback safari in the heart of Hwange

Horseback safari in the heart of Hwange

7 Nights

Zimbabwe

Wildlife Focused Horse Safari

An exciting horse safari in one of Zimbabwe's premier wildlife reserves, off the beaten track and into wild Africa!

Horse riding Essaouira Beach Morocco

7 Nights: From £765 pps

Essaouira Coastal Trail Ride

Essaouira Coastal Trail Ride

7 Nights

Morocco

Scenery Focused Horse Safari

From the exotic argan forests to the endless beaches, the exhilaration of riding an exquisite stallion in Morocco is second to none!

Horse riding in the High Atlas Mountains

7 Nights: From £720 pps

High Atlas Mountains on Horseback

High Atlas Mountains on Horseback

7 Nights

Morocco

Scenery Focused Horse Safari

This exhilarating horseback ride takes you on an unrivaled crossing of the High Atlas mountain range, discovering Morocco’s best-kept secrets.

White endurance horses on trail

2 Weeks: From £1 500 pps

South African Endurance & Wildlife Working holiday

South African Endurance & Wildlife Working holiday

2 - 10 Weeks

South Africa

Working Holiday

Experience a combination of endurance riding and wildlife conservation on this unique working holiday in the African bush.

Horse riding in Morocco

7 Nights: From £1 115 pps

Horses, Dunes & Nomads in Morocco

Horses, Dunes & Nomads in Morocco

7 Nights

Morocco

Scenery Focused Horse Safari

Live the equestrian dream as you set out on horseback into the depths of the Sahara Desert.

Horse riding in Mozambique

2 Weeks: From £1 300 pps

Mozambique Working Holiday

Mozambique Working Holiday

2 - 10 Weeks

Mozambique

Working Holiday

This equine volunteer project for those looking to develop their riding skills in a tropical paradise.

Okavango Delta horse riding with hippos

10 Nights: From $6 725 pps

Botswana & Victoria Falls Combination Safari

Botswana & Victoria Falls Combination Safari

10 Nights

Various

Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari

The ultimate horseback adventure - Desert, delta, waterfalls and wildlife.

Pyramids of Giza Between horses ears

11 nights: £1 978 pps

Sense of Egypt – Cairo Ride + Luxor & Makadi Bay Ride

Sense of Egypt – Cairo Ride + Luxor & Makadi Bay Ride

11 Nights

Egypt

Scenery Focused Horse Safari

Discover the best of Egypt on horseback - from the bustling city of Cairo to the blue waters of the Red Sea.

Horse and pyramids

9 Nights: £1 850 pps

Depths of the Desert

Depths of the Desert

9 nights

Egypt

Scenery Focused Horse Safari

This epic ride explores the wonders of Cairo and takes you far into the deserts of Luxor.

Safari horses cantering in Serengeti

8 Nights: From $6 795 pps

Serengeti migration horse safari

Serengeti migration horse safari

8 nights

Tanzania

Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari

A true “Out of Africa” experience – riding the endless plains of the Serengeti.

Horse riders in Swaziland mountains

9 Nights: From £1 650 pps

Trail riding in the Kingdom of Eswatini

Trail riding in the Kingdom of Eswatini

3-9 nights

Eswatini (Swaziland)

Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari

Discover one of Africa's last kingdoms on this scenic trail ride.

Antelope and horses galloping in the water

1 Night: From £580 pps

Kujwana Camp – Okavango Delta Horse Safari

Kujwana Camp – Okavango Delta Horse Safari

5 - 10 Nights

Botswana

Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari

Experience the original Okavango Delta Horse Safari with two exclusive camps

girl holding 2 horses overlooking the ocean

2 Weeks: From £1 000 pps

Wild Coast Equine Connection & Working Holiday

Wild Coast Equine Connection & Working Holiday

2 - 10 Weeks

South Africa

Working Holiday

Immerse yourself in all things horses on this Wild Coast equine working holiday.

Horseback riders and zebra herd with palm trees

8 Nights: From $5 810 pps

Desert and Delta – Ultimate Botswana

Desert and Delta – Ultimate Botswana

8 Nights

Botswana

Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari

The ultimate Botswana horse safari combining two unique landscapes - the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert

Horse riding with giraffe

1 Night: From £295 pps

Riding at Ant’s Hill and Ant’s Nest

Riding at Ant’s Hill and Ant’s Nest

TAILOR MADE

South Africa

Wildlife & Scenery Focused Horse Safari

Excellent riding, luxury accommodation, spectacular sundowners and great game viewing.

1 Night: From £164 pps

Horse Riding Holiday in The Waterberg

Horse Riding Holiday in The Waterberg

TAILOR MADE

South Africa

Scenery & Wildlife Focused Horse Safari

Nestled in the depths of the stunning Waterberg region, this is the ideal family horse safari experience.

1 Night: From £350 pps

Horse Riding in the Cape Winelands

Horse Riding in the Cape Winelands

TAILOR MADE

South Africa

Scenery Focused Horse Safari

Enjoy riding through some of South Africa's most iconic Winelands - wining and dining along the way.

2 Weeks: £784 pps

Horse Riding Volunteering in South Africa

Horse Riding Volunteering in South Africa

2 - 12 Weeks

South Africa

Working Holiday

Spend a life changing few weeks out in the South African bush working with horses.

horses galloping on the beach

4 Nights: From £895 pps

Exciting beach riding on the Wild Coast

Exciting beach riding on the Wild Coast

4/7 Nights

South Africa

Scenery Focused Horse Safari

Enjoy cantering down South Africa's most rugged and remote coastline.

6 Nights: $7 240 pps

The Masai Mara with Gordie Church

The Masai Mara with Gordie Church

6 - 9 Nights

Kenya

Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari

Join the legendary Gordie Church for an unforgettable ride across the Masai Mara.

horse riding in Kenya

1 Night: From $600 pps

Foothills of Mt Kenya – Borana Lodge

Foothills of Mt Kenya – Borana Lodge

TAILOR MADE

Kenya

Wildlife & Scenery Focused Horse Safari

Slot into the laid-back way of life in the foothills of Mt Kenya at Borana Lodge

7 Nights: From $6 500 pps

Laikipia Horse Riding Safari in Kenya

Laikipia Horse Riding Safari in Kenya

7 Nights

Kenya

Wildlife Focused Horse Safari

Enjoy exclusive and spectacular game viewing without another tourist in sight.

1 Night: From $750 pps

Chyulu Hills – Ol Donyo Lodge

Chyulu Hills – Ol Donyo Lodge

TAILOR MADE

Kenya

Wildlife Focused Safari

Horse riding in some of Kenya's most spectacular landscapes

Horse riders with Zebra

7 Nights: From $3 730 pps

Mobile Fly Camping – Okavango Delta Horse Safari

Mobile Fly Camping – Okavango Delta Horse Safari

5 - 7 Nights

Botswana

Wildlife Focused Horse Safari

Get back to nature on our new Okavango Delta horse safari with a fly-camping experience.

Horse riding with elephants

1 Night: From £485 pps

Macatoo – Okavango Delta Horse Safari

Macatoo – Okavango Delta Horse Safari

Minimum 3 Nights

Botswana

Wildlife Focused Horse Safari

There is no better way to absorb the spectacular sights and sounds of the Okavango Delta in Botswana.

5 Nights: From $4 425 pps

Kalahari and Makgadikgadi Salt Pans Ride

Kalahari and Makgadikgadi Salt Pans Ride

5 Nights

Botswana

Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari

Ride across the striking Makgadikgadi Salt Flats and Kalahari Desert.

Zebra encounter on horseback

7 Nights: From £1 660 pps

South Africa & Botswana Combination Horse Safari

South Africa & Botswana Combination Horse Safari

7 Nights

South Africa & Botswana

Wildlife Focused Horse Safari

Combine riding in both South Africa & Botswana for a real African adventure.

7 Nights: From $4 000 pps

River Nile Horse Safari in Uganda

River Nile Horse Safari in Uganda

7 Nights

Uganda

Scenery Focused Horse Safari

Fabulous riding around the source of the world's longest river.

10 Nights: From $3 970 pps

Play Polo on Nile River Banks in Uganda

Play Polo on Nile River Banks in Uganda

10 Nights

Uganda

Sports Horse Riding Holiday

Play polo and safari in the stunning surroundings of Uganda.

7 Nights: $6 042 pps

Tanzania & Mt Kilimanjaro Horse Safari

Tanzania & Mt Kilimanjaro Horse Safari

7 Nights

Tanzania

Wildlife & Scenery Focused Horse Safari

A horse safari you will never forget, riding with wildlife in the shadow of Mt Meru.

Horses splashing in river

3 Nights: From $1 450 pps

Zambezi Horse Safari in Victoria Falls

Zambezi Horse Safari in Victoria Falls

3 - 4 Nights

Zimbabwe

Scenery & Wildlife Focused Horse Safari

Follow in the footsteps of the great David Livingstone

Horse riding with giraffe

2 Weeks: From £1 199 pps

Horse Riding Working Holiday Zimbabwe

Horse Riding Working Holiday Zimbabwe

2 - 12 Weeks

Zimbabwe

Working Holiday

A horse riding working holiday at an African stables is an experience unlike anywhere else

7 Nights: From $1 830 pps

Polo Tours Bushman Rock Zimbabwe

Polo Tours Bushman Rock Zimbabwe

TAILOR MADE

Zimbabwe

Sports Horse Riding Holiday

African sunset as your backdrop, zebra and giraffe as your spectators, enjoy the sport of polo like never before.

Tropical half underwater horse and rider

3 Nights: From $2 395 pps

Surf & Turf Horse Safari in Mozambique

Surf & Turf Horse Safari in Mozambique

3-7 Nights

Mozambique

Scenery Focused Horse Safari

A horse safari in Mozambique is an unparalleled experience for those who love all things exotic.

10 Nights: £4 900 pps

The Namib Desert Ride

The Namib Desert Ride

10 Nights

Namibia

Scenery Focused Horse Safari

These true adventures take you through some of the most unique and breathtaking desert landscapes on earth.

10 Nights: £4 900 pps

Damaraland Horse Riding Safari

Damaraland Horse Riding Safari

10 Nights

Namibia

Wildlife Focused Horse Safari

Damaraland of Namibia is a fascinating and spectacular setting for an unforgettable horse riding safari.

TAILOR MADE

Wolwedans Lodge Riding Holiday in Namibia

Wolwedans Lodge Riding Holiday in Namibia

Up to 7 Nights

Namibia

Scenery & Non Riders Horse Safari

A horse riding holiday in Namibia for those who love all things wild, free and luxurious

10 Nights: £4 900 pps

The Wild Horses Ride in Namibia

The Wild Horses Ride in Namibia

10 Nights

Namibia

Scenery Focused Horse Safari

This is an adventure like no other; from the iconic dune sea of the Namib Desert to the edge of the Sperrgebiet National Park.

Safari horses on edge of canyon

10 Nights: £4 900 pps

Desert Canyons horse ride in Namibia

Desert Canyons horse ride in Namibia

10 Nights

Namibia

Scenery Focused Horse Safari

This ride will take you through some of Namibia’s most spectacular geological scenery.