African Horse Safari Reviews

I went on the volunteer program horse management at the Antelope park in Zimbabwe. The horse safaris were great and I loved to train with the horses. I also had jumping trainings. It was just amazing and a great experience! I will never forget how close I was riding to the zebras and giraffes

Ana Valentan

African Horse Safaris helped me book my three week riding adventure on the wild coast, South Africa. Only knowing that I wanted to go riding somewhere in Africa, African Horse safaris helped me with coming up with several tempting riding holiday options that suited me and what I wanted to do on a holiday. I'm so happy with my decision to travel and I am so pleased with all help I got when booking. I got quick responses to all my millions of questions throughout the booking process and I ended up having a fantastic holiday. Would book any riding holiday with them again. Thanks so much for organising such wonderful trip and I have now memories to last a lifetime!

Maria Nordvall

Thank you for making the trip to Namibia in Damaraland possible by finding me the best buddy I could have asked for! The guide and staff, the horses, the landscapes, fast riding and the rest of the riding crew made this ride in the desert super special. I will go back! Missing being in the middle of the wilderness, sleeping under the milky way and being with the horses 24/7.

Anne SoulieDamaraland Horse Riding Safari

Dealing with African Horse Safaris was an absolute pleasure. The entire process was streamlined and painless, and my horse adventure was incredible. I'd go back in a heartbeat!

Skye Littlefield

I just came back home from the most wonderful holiday with African Horse Safaris! As I was traveling on my own for 9000 km, I was a bit scared if everything would turn out well, but it was PERFECTLY organized ! Such a relax way to travel to Africa. I had the best time ever and saw some amazing wildlife! The team of African Horse Safaris did the best job and I will return to Africa very soon!! Thanks a lot for everything x

Liesbeth Milan

I have just returned from my dream holiday to Africa and it couldn't have been better! I have always wanted to go on a riding Safari but have been worried about costs and also the best place to go to. African horse Safaris and their fantastic, knowledgeable and friendly representative Isabel Juby helped us to plan our perfect trip and I can't thank them enough!

Emma BonhamRiding in the Waterberg

They are very friendly and helpful! My travel was such a dream coming true; thanks for all African Horse Safaris have done. They are very professional and fast to make everything perfect!

Ana Cristina CamposThe Masai Mara with Gordie Church

I just got back from my first horse safari in the Okavango Delta and I absolutely LOVED it. It was everything I expected and more. We saw a lot of wildlife including lots of zebra, elephants, giraffe, buffalo, antelope and even a lion on the last day. The horses were fit and really well taken care of. The organization was great, and the food in particular was amazing. It was a really fun group and David is a fantastic guide, extremely knowledgeable. The Okavango Delta is spectacular and all of our camping spots were stunning. All of our bags and camping gear was transported by mokoro - and we didn't see a single vehicle during the entire safari. Overall I can't recommend this trip enough, and booking with Isabel was super easy. Already planning the next trip with African Horse Safaris

Alessia Pignatti MOkavango Delta Fly-Camp

It was a great, amazing, cool, top experience to ride the Tuliblock in Botswana. 8 day's on a back of a horse and view a lot of game. The guides and staff were great. So I will come back!

Nicole PlasTuli Safari, Botswana

My time in Zimbabwe with African Horse safaris was like no other! They were super helpful and really thought of everything for what was the trip of a lifetime! Having someone out there who understands life in the bush and understands Africa really helped to choose the right holiday for me! The horses were fabulous and Isabel was so kind and helpful in booking my time away! Couldn't recommend more.

Charlotte Strange

Me and my friend went to Botswana, Okavango Delta fly camp safari with Ride Botswana and it was absolutely amazing. The trip was easy to arrange as Isabel was very helpfull and even as a first time safari tourists we were well prepared because of that. The Delta was breathtaking, horses really nice, professional and well taken care of, staff and guides also amazing and camp nice and cozy. 6/5

Viivi Ylä-viteliOkavango Delta Fly Camp Safari

Traveling to Antelope Park and Bushman Rock with African Horse Safaris has truly been one of the best experience we've ever had. We rode with zebras, giraffes, elephants, and all sorts of antelope, we slept out in the bush under the stars and in luxurious lodges with dreamy outdoor showers, we went horseback swimming, we learned to play polo and polocrosse, we learned about wine, we even saw ancient cave paintings, and we drank our fair share of sundowners. And all in one week. I highly recommend it - thank you Isabel and Charlotte

Alex Calder

When I first started looking for a horse riding trip in Africa I was somewhat overwhelmed at all the choice. I settled on using African Horse Safaris as they offered a variety of trips and prices and looked to have reputable companies to work with. Isabel was extremely helpful as I wanted to do 2 separate trips and her assistance at organising flights made it very easy. I ended up doing the popular Okavango Delta trip which I enjoyed and thought the food, camping and my horse was of a very high standard . I then went to Victoria Falls and did the Zambezi ride . I really enjoyed my horse and Alison ( the owner of the business) company as well as the riding. It was good to see some village life and be in bush. Victoria Falls was incredible and a great way to end my trip!

Donna FieldZambezi Horse Safari in Victoria Falls

From start to finish, Isabel and Margot at African Horse Safaris were very helpful with my initial query, and then the next query, and then the many queries after that (!) before I eventually took the plunge and signed up for the Big 5 Horse Safari. And I have no regrets. It was the most amazing experience and I would totally recommend it.

Lynne BundyBig 5 Horse Safari

Had the most amazing holiday doing the Tuli safari in Botswana. The trip was everything I imagined and more! AHS were brilliant with their advice and helping us every step of the way, would definitely recommend!

Nicola WilsonTuli Horse Safari in Botswana

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

Courtesy of AHS and Ant’s Nest I’ve just returned from the best holiday I think I’ve ever had! I was expertly guided by the AHS team and after a great chat with Isabel she recommended Ant’s Nest and I can see why. Horseback is probably the best way to see such stunning animals and scenery and I felt so at home from the moment I arrived at Ants. The staff were fantastic and flexible and other activities are available if you don’t wish to ride (but the horses also deserve credit for being fantastic too). Would highly recommend!

Liz WalkerAnt's Nest + Ant's Hill, SA

I recently came back from a week in Egypt and had an amazing time. The trip is split between Luxor and Hurghada and offers a good mix of culture and horse riding. Luxor offers an insight into Egyptian life with the chance to spot water buffalo and a variety of birds whilst riding along the Nile as well as visits to historical sites with an amazing and informative guide. Hurghada by contrast is all about the riding with miles of beaches and desert for some good gallops. Emma and her team were brilliant and were always on hand if I ever needed anything. The horses that I rode were all forward and responsive and really enjoyed their jobs. On the final day there is an option to swim in the sea with the horses, the perfect end to a fantastic week.
I'd definitely recommend this trip for anyone considering Egypt and AHS. Booking was super easy and Isabel was on hand before to talk me through options. As transfers in Egypt were included all I had to do was turn up and enjoy myself.

Rachael WilcoxEgypt

One day a picture of a zebra and a horse having a close encounter popped up in my Instagram explorer. It was the beginning of my most amazing adventure ever! It turns out the picture belonged to African horse safaris and as I scrolled through their feed I just knew I wanted to do it but had no idea where or how or when! I contacted them and Isabel took the best care of me to make sure my trip would be everything I could ever wish for! They are incredibly accommodating and really know their stuff so based on what you want they can really guide you and help with suggestions that will match your desires perfectly! I cannot recommend them high enough and will definitely book with them again!

Cynthia Espinoza

Just spend 7 days at Okavango Horse Safaris and Kujwana lodge in Botswana. The service from African Horse Safaris was outstanding. They put together a trip for me to South Africa last year so I knew they'd be good. It's so easy to know they'll make all the travel arrangements, and be available by text or phone during the whole trip. I traveled alone and was perfectly comfortable.

Rebecca JankovichKujwana Camp Okavango Delta Horse Safari

I also just finished the Okavango Fly Camping Safari. This was a completely unique experience camping in a true untouched wilderness. The Okavango Delta is split up into a number of "Blocks" each managed by different communities or private entities, and this Safari is run in the dead center of the largest Block in the Delta. It is a community managed block and the operators go to great lengths to ensure community participation in our trip (most of the staff are hired locally, and they use local canoes or donkeys to transport the camp when you move), which I really appreciated and added an extra layer of authenticity to the experience.
I have been on many safaris across Africa, and I have NEVER felt more truly in the wilderness than I did on this ride. there are no roads, no tourists in vehicles, no sign of humans at all. Even the wildlife is not habituated, but because we were on horseback we were still able to get very close!
Our guide, Chief, was one of the most knowledgeable and experienced guides I've ever had anywhere, and he was also such an experienced horseman who knew how to get the most out of all the horses. Its clear he loves horses and he loves wildlife, and he loves sharing them with his clients! The horses were even better than I expected. Strong, sane, and well-schooled, with sparkling personalities and mind-boggling levels of endurance.
Working with African Horse Safaris to book this trip was a pleasure. They quickly answered all my many questions, and made finding the right safari for me a breeze! I will definitely use them to book rides in the future!

Bronwyn LlewellynOkavango Delta Fly Camp Horse Safari

Had the most amazing time with African Horse Safaris, based at Antelope Park in Zimbabwe. I enjoyed horse swims, carriage rides, sunrise and sunset rides. The people were lovely and made me feel very welcome. Would highly recommend.

Krista MarieWorking-Holiday Zimbabwe

My partner and I stayed at Antelope Park in Zimbabwe for two weeks on a riding volunteer programme. I thought this would mean we worked to help with the guest, but it wasn’t that at all. We rode everyday, if not twice a day and the team focused on what we wanted to do. We played polocross for the first time which was so much fun, we swam the horses, went on sunrise safaris, fast safaris so many more! It was amazing to get so close to the animals and see how relaxed they were around the horses. The stables were so much fun to be apart of and a great atmosphere! The team running it really care for the animals and want to introduce you to their lifestyle there. I would certainly recommend this to anyone who cannot afford a full riding safari as you do stay in one place, or anyone who wants to develop their riding. I can’t wait to go back one day soon!!!

Suzannah GeraldeenHorse Riding Working Holiday in Zimbabwe

Last week I experienced the most special time I’ve ever had in my life. I went to South Africa, on a Big 5 Safari, on horseback – a total dream come true. Nothing can prepare you for the interaction you have with the animals from the back of your horse, it takes your breath away. It was the most amazingly rewarding experience and one I will never forget – and for sure hope to repeat. Thank you Ray and Philip for your passion, guidance, expertise, for educating us in conservation and your reassurance, for everything. And for the belly laughs too Philip! Thank you Gerti, Clare, Hannah, Sami and Eleanor for the most incredibly fit, strong, healthy, well cared for horses, they were all a dream to ride. And thank you Susie “from the heart of my bottom” for everything you do and for always being there waiting for us at the end of our ride, with that great big ear-to-ear smile of yours! It’s only been 4 days since I left, but I miss you all with so much fondness. Thank you, Isabel and Margot, at African Horse Safaris for helping to make truly magical memories that will stay with me forever.

Lynne BundyBig 5 Safari South Africa

The trip was everything I dreamed of and more. All of the staff including the managers, guides, chefs, stable hands and drivers were absolutely fantastic, knowledgeable and just great fun. We saw lots of big game including Elephants, Rhinos, Hippos, Lions, Cheetahs and Leopards throughout the trip. I had two beautifully turned out horses (Magnum and Rodeo) who were brilliantly schooled, forward going and safe. The food was incredible and there was just so much, I think I was full my entire trip and never wanted for anything. If you are in any doubt about the African Explorer adventure, don’t be, just go. My highlight was probably galloping with the Zebras and being joined for lunch by a huge bull elephant. Big thank you to Isabel from African Horse Safaris who made the booking experience very easy and smooth.

Leanne GravesSouth Africa and Botswana Combination Horse Safari

My ride in Egypt was absolutely fabulous! I cannot describe in one word. Emma is so cool, we were to awesome places, we did super activities. Emma’s horses are lovely and wonderful, and the team is so kindly. I would definitely recommend going to Egypt! 10 days were too short, I wanted to stay there forever! I would like to thank you for your help, Isabel and Margot It’s my second time with you and not my last!

Elodie FoltzenlogelCairo & Luxor, Egypt

I absolutely loved the Tuli ride!! Everyone at AHS was super helpful throughout the entire process and even made recommendations for things to do in other cities during the entirety of my trip. The horses were very well cared for, the guides very knowledgable. A very memorable first trip to Africa!

Tess JacobsenTuli Safari, Botswana

I had an amazing time on the working vacation in South Africa. Traci and her family, the owners of the business, were beyond welcoming. I was there during Christmas and we celebrated with the whole family. I met other volunteers from all over the world, had the most spectacular wildlife sitings, and rode a wide variety of wonderful horses. If you are looking to go on a horse safari on a budget, especially if you are a student or just finished school, this is the best opportunity. African Horse Safari made the booking process easy, so thank you!

Arielle SmithWorking Holiday, South Africa

My friend Faye and I had a fantastic time on our trip organised by Isabel. The trip started with 3 nights in Cape Town, wow, what a place. We both certainly want to spend more time there.bWe had 5 nights at Camp Macatoo in the Okavango Delta. This was our first experience of riding safari, we were both totally blown away. It took us a few days to appreciate what we were seeing. The horses were impeccably trained and were a full credit to Pecks and the grooms. Bongwe and our guide Thabo really made us feel at home.
This was followed by 3 nights in Sable Alley, also in the Okavango Delta, on jeep safari, lovely camp and the wildlife did not disappoint, African Wild dogs and a Leopard, both seen on my birthday. Ollie, the camp manager, really went out of the way to make my birthday special.
We then transferred to our final destination for 4 nights, Camp Ursula in Zimbabwe. Horseback safari was on the agenda again. Alison, Senior and Reason of Zambezi Horse Trails really made the trip. Olivia at Ursula Homestead was fantastic.
Both Faye and I were really impressed at how seamless our transfers were between camps. We are both looking to return in a few years time and will certainly be using African Horse Safari to organise the trip.

Alison BeckHorse Safaris and beyond, Cape Town, Botswana and Victoria Falls

I’ve just come back from the most fantastic trip with my friend to the working holiday in South Africa. It was everything we hoped for and more, neither of us wanted to come home. Want to say a massive thank you to Isabel and the team on helping us decide on where to go and book the trip. Looking forward to finding our next adventure!

Rachel SwainWorking Holiday, South Africa

I have just come back from the most amazing trip to the working holiday in South Africa and want to thank Isabel and the AHS team for helping us decide on this amazing place. The advice and information shared was super helpful and ultimately we would not have found this gem of a place without their help. Booking was also so easy through them and I cannot wait to arrange my next adventure!

Emily HuffWorking Holiday, South Africa

African Horse Safaris in the Okavango Delta lived up to all our expectations, despite being in the worst drought for years. Macatoo Camp was beautifully laid out with each of the luxury tents having privacy & a view across the "river". Ours had a resident bush buck that rustled around & ignored us most of the time! All the staff were friendly & helpful & we had excellent food.
The horses were well trained, well looked after & they were well matched to rider ability.The big plus for us, was that they cater for non riders too, so while I went riding David went out on the safari vehicle & got wonderful photos.
Because of the drought, game & predators were good to spot & we came across large herds of buffalo, many groups of elephant, giraffe, zebra, kudu, some rare roan antelope, zillions of impala plus baboons, hyena - the list goes on, not to mention all the birds! The highlights for me were 3 leopard sightings at very close quarters - I will never forget that growl!! We had lion sightings too but kept well away with the horses; David got amazing lion shots. Bernie our guide, managed to find a stretch of water for our group to have the Okavango gallop - such fun!
This is such a select & privileged way to safari. Put it on your bucket list now!!

Diana PeatMacatoo Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

I had an absolutely amazing time on the Wild Coast. The people are so welcoming, friendly, and helpful. The horses are absolutely amazing and the variety in size, speed, temperament, etc. is awesome. You can find any type of horse you may want to ride within their herd. The views and rides are epic, the town of Kei Mouth is very cute, and the accommodation was lovely as well. The highlights of my trip were probably the 4-day trail and the day rides where we crossed the Kei River. I'll never forget the feeling of cantering and galloping on the beaches and picking our way along the trails of the Wild Coast. It was an amazing experience all around! Thanks so much for your help in getting me there!

Jami BrophyWild Coast Equine Connection Working Holiday

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

Isabel was so helpful in setting up my horse adventure in Egypt. Not only did she assist me in finding the perfect dates, but also explained the different types of tours on offer. The trip was a childhood dream come true, the horses were amazing, and I still get goosepumps when I think about those special moments in Cairo, Luxor and Hurghada. I will be back!

Julie MortensenPalms, Pyramids and Pharaohs

The horses and staff at Wait a Little were the absolute best! I had an unforgettable time with my fellow riders as we stood face to face with elephants, giraffes, zebra, and a buffalo! Our accommodations were top notch, the food was so good I still think about it, and the riding was always exciting! Even when we weren’t next to wild animals, we were taking in the beauty that is South Africa. I am so glad I took a leap and signed up for the Big 5 ride!

Katie Van LaekeBig 5 Horse Safari

We had such a FANTASTIC trip, and you are right, it is very tough to get back to normal life...
The guides were so knowledgeable and really made the whole trip, along with the horses. We loved all of our guides, they are such amazing people. Everything was so well organized and of such great quality; the camps, the food, the transfers. My favourite was camp tree, it really felt like home, and it is so out of this world. I rode Dulax. I had asked for a sweet, calm and responsive pony, and he was just that. He wasn't scared of anything and I felt really, really safe with him. He had a very good pace and surely knew how to speed up during the canters. He was just perfect. I miss him so much. Thank you for the organization, and I am very much looking forward to my next Horse Safari !!!!

Marie-Alix DufourTuli Horse Safari

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

I highly recommend African Horse Safaris for booking your vacation. The staff is highly knowledgeable on the different tours, since many of them have personally gone on them. They will help you pick the best safari for you based on what you want to see/do while also considering your budget. I went on the Tuli Block safari because my focus was the animals and I was not disappointed! Booking was very straight forward and the staff dealt with most of the complicated parts such as organizing transportation to and from the airport, scheduling PCR tests, etc. The staff replied to my emails very promptly and answered any questions I had. While I chose to communicate only through email, they gave the option to actually talk to them. My trip was better than I could have expected and I have African Horse Safaris to thank for making a dream a reality.

Elisha RingTuli Horse Safari

African Horse Safaris were fantastic!! Isabel looked after us throughout. Everything was very well organised and easy for us to follow. Our trip was to Egypt with Ride Egypt which was a phenomenal first horseback holiday for myself. Cairo, Luxor and Hurghada were beautiful. The guides had such great bonds with the horses, it was lovely to ride such lovely, well cared for horses. Emma very kindly organised a birthday party for my friend which was a huge highlight for us all. Great hosts and booking agencies all round and a fun, like minded group of girls who made the holiday an absolute blast. Thanks African Horse Safaris and Ride Egypt, we will for sure be booking another trip!!

Catrin CrawshawPalms, Pyramids and Pharaohs

Through African Horse Safaris, I booked a trip as a solo traveler to Egypt. I have nothing but endlessly good things to say about my experience. From initial talks with Isabel to help me plan my trip to my arrival and meeting the other wonderful members of my group, to experiencing and enjoying Egyptian food and being immersed in the magical ancient history of this wild desert land... and finally, the horses...the hot, undeniably fast and insanely gorgeous Arabs that I rode will forever be my favorite part of the trip. In Cairo, I race past the Great Pyramids on Aslan and Kareem, two stunning grey stallions. In Luxor, I adventured through the alleys and farmlands on the black stallion Belal and galloped past the Valley of Kings on the gentle but fierce grey mare, Luna. This trip was magic. I loved it so much, from beginning to end. Everything worked out as it should and I am forever grateful for the opportunity. I cannot wait for my next African Horse Safari adventure!!

Morelle MarraPalms, Pyramids and Pharaohs

What an amazing experience I had with my best friend ! Booked the travel in November 2019 that has been postponed 3 times but the wait was soooo worth it ! All went above my expectations, the horses were amazing, I had the opportunity to ride few of them as Cavello, Tipy, Mc Vitty aka Biscuit, Redsauce...and they were all amazing, the guides are just breath taker with all the knowledge on the wildlife that I felt safe straight away ! Let's talk about the food...OMG sooo good and this family atmosphere made us feel at home. I have been lucky enough to celebrate my birthday there and I can tell you that I had joy tears! The scenery is amazing and being woken up by the noise of hippos or baboons or chacals is just something else! I've been back only 48h but the miss is so big that I will definitely be back ! I highly recommend African Horse Safari by 100000%

Christelle SonnetHorse riding in the Waterberg

Fantastic experience with African Horse Safaris! As relatively beginner riders, we were floored at the kindness and knowledge of the guides, who not only taught us lots about the flora and fauna, but also helped us make a substantial improvement in our riding skills. Horizon Lodge has a homey feel, with community-oriented meals and activities. The staff and organizers went out of their way to make our stay wonderful.

Mike CarterHorse riding in the Waterberg

Isabel was so helpful in arranging my incredible trip to Zimbabwe!! I spent the most amazing month doing the working holiday in Zimbabwe and it was everything I hoped for and more. Isabel answered all my questions in detail and made sure I was well prepared for what to expect when I was out there! It definitely was the trip of a lifetime and I can’t wait to do another one!

Bella InnesZimbabwe Wildlife Working Holiday