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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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Zambia

Being off the beaten path, the raw beauty of the vast reserves has long made Zambia a favourite for safari connoisseurs. It is most famous for more eco-friendly safaris, be that horse riding, walking or canoeing. With some of the best game viewing in Africa, Zambia’s diverse wildlife plus bespoke lodges promise a unique safari experience.

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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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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!

6 nights: From USD $7995 pp sharing

Luxury Masai Mara Safari with Gordie Church

  • 6 / 8 Nights
  • Kenya
  • Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari
Embark on a remarkable glamping adventure through the iconic Masai Mara with the legendary Gordie Church.
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Ride accross teh river at Sosian Lodge Kenya

3 nights: From USD $2340 pp sharing

HORSE RIDING HOIDAY AT SOSIAN

  • 3 - 7 Nights
  • Kenya
  • Wildlife Focused Horse Safari
Experience thrilling horse safaris and adventure activities at Sosian Lodge – exploring Kenya's wild beauty.
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6 nights: From USD $5840 pp sharing

Borana & Lewa Luxury Trail Ride – Kenya

  • 6 / 7 Nights
  • Kenya
  • Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari
This extraordinary journey promises an exhilarating fusion of equestrian adventure, luxury accommodation and breathtaking landscapes.
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7 Nights: From GBP £1460 pp sharing

Moolmanshoek Horse Safari

  • 7 Nights
  • South Africa
  • Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari
Find horse and wildlife heaven at Moolmanshoek. With over 200 horses and incredible scenery, you will adore staying here
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Horse Riding

7 nights: From EUR €1880 pp sharing

Kambaku Wildlife Reserve in Namibia

  • 3 - 7 Nights
  • Namibia
  • Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari
Enjoy wonderful wildlife rides, scenic game drives, tranquil siestas, and dining under the stars at Kambaku
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Horse riding at Cha Cha Metsi in the Okanvango Delta

7 Nights: From USD $6300 pp sharing

Cha Cha Metsi Explorer – Okavango Horse Safari

  • 7 Nights
  • Botswana
  • Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari
Combine the luxury of a permanent lodge with the adventure of a mobile safari, for an unforgettable adventure.
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Horse safari at Cha Cha Metsi

3 Nights: From USD $2085 pp sharing

Cha Cha Metsi – Okavango Delta Horse Safari

  • 3-10 Nights
  • Botswana
  • Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari
Embark on an unforgettable horse safari at Cha Cha Metsi, where the Okavango Delta unveils its wild wonders in style.
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horse riding in Kenya

3 nights: From USD $2490 pp sharing

Horse Riding Holiday at Borana Lodge

  • 3 - 10 Nights
  • Kenya
  • Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari
Immerse yourself in a conservation-focused safari in the foothills of Mount Kenya, combining adventure and purpose.
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7 Nights: From GBP £1881 pp sharing

Horizon Lodge Signature Horse Safari

  • 7 Nights
  • South Africa
  • Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari
Explore the beauty of the Waterberg region alongside unique wildlife. This is the ideal trail riding horse safari.
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A close elephant encounter on a horseback safari

3 nights: From USD $3750 pp sharing

Horse Riding Holiday at Lewa Wilderness

  • 3 - 10 Nights
  • Kenya
  • Wildlife Focused Horse Safari
Immerse youself in this very special part of Kenya, where luxury, adventure and conservation are intertwined.
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Ride along the River Nile

11 nights: From $7500 pp sharing

Ultimate Uganda – Horse Riding & Gorilla Trekking

  • 11 nights
  • Uganda
  • Scenery Focused Horse Safari
Combine two bucket list expereinces: horse riding along the River Nile and Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest.
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Horse riding Swakopmund

10 nights: GBP £5350 pp sharing

Skeleton Coast & Damaraland Ride

  • 10 Nights
  • Namibia
  • Scenery Focused Horse Safari
Embark on a challenging and awe-inspiring horseback adventure to discover two of the most remote areas on the planet.
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Horse riding with elephant in Zimbabwe

7 nights: From $4165 pp sharing

Horse 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!
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Horse riding Holiday in Morocco following the coastal trail

7 nights: From EUR €1137 pp sharing

Essaouira Coastal Trail Ride

  • 7 Nights
  • Morocco
  • Scenery Focused Horse Safari
From the exotic argan forests to the endless beaches, the exhilaration of riding Moroccan coast is second to none.
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Horse riding in the High Atlas Mountains

7 nights: From EUR €1247 pp sharing

High Atlas Mountains on Horseback

  • 7 Nights
  • Morocco
  • Scenery Focused Horse Safari
An exhilarating horseback adventure crossing the High Atlas mountain range to discover Morocco’s best-kept secrets.
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Horse riding in Morocco

7 nights: From EUR €1683 pp sharing

Horses, Dunes & Nomads in Morocco

  • 7 Nights
  • Morocco
  • Scenery Focused Horse Safari
Set out on horseback into the depths of the Sahara Desert where you'll be immersed in this unique nomadic culture.
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7 nights: GBP £2999 pp sharing

Tombs, Dunes & Kingdoms

  • 7 Nights
  • Egypt
  • Scenery Focused Horse Safari
A new thrilling ride that combines riding in Luxor and Fayoum, with the chance to add on colourful Aswan and Abu Simble.
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7 nights: GBP £2199 pp sharing

Palms, Pyramids & Pharaohs on Horseback

  • 7 Nights
  • Egypt
  • Scenery Focused Horse Safari
Discover the best of Egypt on horseback - ancient wonders, breathtaking scenery and thrilling riding.
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Safari horses cantering in Serengeti

8 nights: From USD $6560 pp sharing

Serengeti Migration Horse Safari

  • 8 nights
  • Tanzania
  • Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari
A true “Out of Africa” experience where you'll ride the endless plains of the Serengeti alongside herds of wildebeest.
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Horse riders in Swaziland mountains

7 nights: From GBP £1065 per person sharing

Trail Riding in the Kingdom of Eswatini

  • 7 / 9 Nights
  • Eswatini (Swaziland)
  • Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari
Discover one of Africa's last kingdoms on this scenic trail ride, an unforgettable adventure back in time.
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Horse riding in the Mashatu Tuli Botswana

5 nights: From GBP £1240 pp sharing

Horizon Lodge Riding Holiday

  • 5 - 10 Nights
  • South Africa
  • Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari
Immerse yourself in the beauty of South Africa's diverse landscapes, where every day reveals a new adventure.
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Horse riding holiday in Zamiba

3 nights: From USD $1650 pp sharing

Zambian Horse Safari in Simalaha & Victoria Falls

  • 3 / 5 / 7 Nights
  • Zambia
  • Scenery & Wildlife Focused Safari
Embark on a breathtaking journey through the untamed landscapes of Zambia and visit the mighty Victoria Falls.
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Horse riding in the Simalaha Conservancy, Zambia

8 nights: From USD $4035 pp sharing

Zambian Odyssey Horse Safari

  • 8 - 11 Nights
  • Zambia
  • Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari
Discover Zambias most incredible safari destinations by horseback, boat, foot and vehicle on this adventure holiday.
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2 weeks: From GBP £1162 pp sharing

Horse Riding Working Holiday in South Africa

  • 2 - 12 Weeks
  • South Africa
  • Working Holiday
Live the African dream by spending a few life-changing weeks out in the South African bush working with horses.
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4 nights: GBP £930 pp sharing

Wild Coast Beach Trail

  • 4 / 7 Nights
  • South Africa
  • Scenery Focused Horse Safari
Experience the untamed allure of the Wild Coast Trail, where rugged cliffs, pristine beaches, and adventures await.
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3 nights: From ZAR 22950 / GBP £1095

Horse Riding in the Cape Winelands

  • 3 - 7 Nights
  • South Africa
  • Scenery Focused Horse Safari
Enjoy riding through some of South Africa's most picturesque Winelands - wining and dining along the way.
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3 nights: From USD $3915 pp sharing

Luxury Horse Safari at Ol Donyo Lodge

  • 3 - 10 Nights
  • Kenya
  • Wildlife Focused Safari
Discover the wonders of riding in the Chyllu Hills, a fusion of wildlife and luxury in the heart of Kenya.
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Horse riding at Kujwana with Okavango Horse Safaris

5 nights: From GBP £3500 pp sharing

Kujwana Camp – Okavango Delta Horse Safari

  • 3 - 10 Nights
  • Botswana
  • Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari
Experience the original Okavango Delta Horse Safari with two exclusive camps and endless wildlife possibilities.
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Horse riding in the Tuli

7 nights: From GBP £2117 pp sharing

South Africa & Botswana African Explorer

  • 7 Nights
  • South Africa & Botswana
  • Wildlife Focused Horse Safari
Seamlessly blending South Africa and Botswana\'s incredible landscapes into a single, unforgettable horse safari.
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10 nights: From USD $8025 pp sharing

Botswana & Victoria Falls Combination Safari

  • 8 - 12 Nights
  • Botswana & Victoria Falls
  • Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari
Where the wonders of the wild and awe-inspiring beauty of Victoria Falls come together to create a tailor-made journey.
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Cha Cha Metsi Buffalos

8 nights: From USD $7465 pp sharing

Desert & Delta Horse Safari – Ultimate Botswana

  • 8 Nights
  • Botswana
  • Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari
The ultimate Botswana horse safari combining two unique landscapes - the Okavango Delta and Kalahari Desert.
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Horse riding on the Wild Coast of South Africa

12 nights: From GBP £3560 pp sharing

Wildlife & Waves – Tuli & Wild Coast Trail

  • 12 / 16 Nights
  • South Africa & Botswana
  • Scenery Focused Horse Safari
For intrepid travellers, this adventure combines riding on untouched beaches and incredible wildlife from the saddle.
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Cycle by Wildebeest on Botswana safari

7 nights: From GBP £2226 pp sharing

Tuli Horse Safari & Cycle Trail – Botswana

  • 7 Nights
  • Botswana
  • Wildlife Focused Horse & Cycle Safari
For non-riding partners, discover the perfect fusion of equestrian adventure and cycling thrills in the Tuli.
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Horse Riding in the Okavango Delta

7 nights: From USD $4955 pp sharing

Mobile Fly Camping – Okavango Delta Horse Safari

  • 7 Nights
  • Botswana
  • Wildlife Focused Horse Safari
Set off on an environmentally conscious journey to explore the untouched splendor of the Okavango Delta on horseback.
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3 Nights: From USD $3690 pp sharing

Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Salt Pans Ride

  • 3 - 5 Nights
  • Botswana
  • Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari
Embark on an otherworldly adventure as you canter across the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans alongside unique desert wildlife.
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7 nights: From USD $4800 pp sharing

River Nile Horse Safari – Uganda

  • 7 Nights
  • Uganda
  • Scenery Focused Horse Safari
An incredible trail ride along the River Nile, through sugar cane fields, rural villages and lush jungles.
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Horse riding with elephants in Arusha National Park

7 nights: USD $5590 pp sharing

Arusha & Mt Kilimanjaro Horse Safari

  • 7 Nights
  • Tanzania
  • Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari
A journey that will take you through dense forests, to hidden lakes and end with epic canters in the shadows of Mt Meru.
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10 nights: GBP £5800 pp sharing

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.
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10 nights: From GBP £5800 pp sharing

The Wild Horses Ride in Namibia

  • 10 Nights
  • Namibia
  • Scenery Focused Horse Safari
This is an adventure like no other: ride across the iconic dune sea of the Namib Desert in search of the desert horses.
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8 nights: From GBP £3800 pp sharing

Fairytales of Fayoum on Horseback

  • 8 Nights
  • Egypt
  • Scenery Focused Horse Safari
Explore the oasis of Fayoum, the ancient city of Luxor, and tick of galloping in front of the pyramids of Giza.
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2 weeks: From GBP £1643 pp sharing

Moolmanshoek Wildlife Working Holiday

  • 2 - 12 Weeks
  • South Africa
  • Working Holiday
Discover an equestrian working holiday with a difference in a remote wildlife reserve in South Africa
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4 weeks: From GBP £4400 pp sharing

Endurance Training Programme

  • 4 - 12 Weeks
  • South Africa
  • Working Holiday
A journey that will push your limits, enhance your equestrian skills, and allow you to ride alongside Africa's wildlife.
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Horses splashing in river

3 nights: From USD $2268 pp sharing

Adventure riding holiday in Victoria Falls

  • 3 / 4 Nights
  • Zimbabwe
  • Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari
Follow in the footsteps of the great David Livingstone and ride along the gorge that feeds the mighty Victoria Falls.
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Bushmans Rock Polo

3 nights: From USD $880 pp sharing

Polo Tours at Bushman Rock

  • 3 - 10 Nights
  • Zimbabwe
  • Sports Horse Riding Holiday
With the African sunset as your backdrop, zebra and giraffe as your spectators, enjoy the sport of polo like never before.
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Tropical half underwater horse and rider

3 nights: From USD $2399 pp sharing

Surf & Turf Horse Safari in Mozambique

  • 3 - 7 Nights
  • Mozambique
  • Scenery Focused Horse Safari
A horse riding holiday in Mozambique is an unparalleled experience for those who love all things exotic.
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