Africa is a dream destination in every sense – home to unforgettable wildlife and extraordinary landscapes waiting to be explored on horseback. We’ve handpicked a few of our favourite rides to create epic combination safaris.

Whether you want to discover the secrets hidden in ancient deserts, ride alongside some of Africa’s incredible wildlife or gallop across some of Africa’s most beautiful beaches – we have the perfect ride for you. But why choose just one? We showcase amazing horse riding adventures in 10 different African countries (and counting!) and each one is completely unique in its own way. We’ve chosen some of our favourite rides, included all the logistics and created bespoke combination safaris to show you the best that Africa has to offer.  We also go beyond horse safaris and can include non-riding add-ons to create your tailormade African adventure.

Combination Horse Riding Safaris

Okavango Delta

10 Nights: From $6 725 pp

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.

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

Zebra encounter on horseback

7 Nights: From £1 660 pp

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.

FAQs

How many countries are there in Africa?

There are 54 countries in Africa, each one of them completely unique. In the North you will find the world’s longest river flowing through the driest desert, in the centre, you’ll find lush misty rainforests harbouring families of gorillas, and travelling South the landscape changes to wide open savannahs and dense bush forests the towering mountains standing guard. 

Can you plan a tailor-made trip?

We’ve travelled throughout Africa to make sure that our advice is based on firsthand experience. While we have some great combination rides on our website, we can also tailor-make your trip to suit your individual needs. We know our travellers are like the spots on an appaloosa’s coat – each one is different, so don’t hesitate to get in touch to start planning your dream trip. 

Can you combine a horseback safari with riding on the beach?

Yes! Some of our favourite beaches are just a short flight away from some of the best safari destinations, and what better way to end your horseback holiday than a few days of cantering along white beaches or swimming in the turquoise waters with your four-legged companion. 

Can African Horse Safaris arrange our flights?

Many of our safari destinations are reached by charter flight – these we book directly with the guys on the ground. For flights in Africa, we work with a small travel agency to get the best possible routing and prices, however, for international flights, it is often better to book your flights with an agent/airline in your home country as they often are able to offer better rates.

Are our transfers included?

We’ve taken the guessing out of planning your trip and will arrange and include all your transfers, whether they are road or light air charter flights. We can also assist with booking your internal flights and offer advice for booking all your flights to Africa. 

What is the best time of year for a horse safari?

Different areas of Africa are best at different times of the year, so there is no ‘bad’ time to visit. In most parts of Africa, the summer months have short rains and dramatic thunderstorms, but East Africa, the Wild Coast and Cape Winelands offer some incredible riding.  Wildlife is often considered easier to find in the winter months of May to August but often the shoulder seasons offer some incredible wildlife sightings without the price tag – and often are the best months for some extra time at the beach afterwards. 

Are there any family-friendly horse safaris?

Yes – We have some amazing lodge-based horse safaris that are perfect for families or non-riders. We have two reserves in South Africa that are incredibly child friendly with great activities and horse riding for all ages. While children cannot ride in areas with the more dangerous wildlife, many lodges in Botswana, Tanzania and Kenya still offer amazing experiences for the whole family and are incredibly welcoming and some offer shorter rides, game drives and guided walks.