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Africa Offers Stunning Scenery like Nowhere Else on the Planet

Not only does Africa offer stunning wildlife, it also offers scenery like nowhere else on the planet.

Many of these horse riding holidays also take you through areas where you’ll see wildlife from the saddle, but if it is vast, stunning and unique landscapes you are looking for, all these rides will provide just that. Our scenery-focused rides often make fabulous return trips to Africa, once you have experienced Africa’s wildlife, and now you want to ride and explore through new and different scenery. They are also perfect for your first safari experience, the perfect start to your new addiction to Africa!

Embarking on a scenic horse riding holiday in Africa promises an unforgettable journey through some of the continent’s most breathtaking landscapes. Picture yourself in the saddle, cantering along winding trails that reveal panoramic views of mountains, deserts, or beaches. The rhythmic beat of hooves matches your heartbeat as you navigate these trail rides. Whether it’s the golden glow of a sunset over the River Nile, the red hues of Namibia’s dunes, or the lush greenery of South Africa’s countryside, each ride is unique. From the thrill of cantering across open plains to the serenity of meandering through ancient forests, scenic horse riding holidays offer an intimate and immersive way to explore Africa.

7 Nights: From USD $GBP £EUR €ZAR R32832AUD $ pp sharing

Moolmanshoek Horse Safari

  • 7 Nights
  • South Africa
  • Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari
Discover horse and wildlife heaven, with over 200 horses in one of the most scenic spots in South Africa.
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Horse Riding

7 nights: From USD $GBP £EUR €1880ZAR RAUD $ 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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7 Nights: From USD $GBP £1881EUR €ZAR RAUD $ 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 $3750GBP £EUR €ZAR RAUD $ 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 USD $7500GBP £EUR €ZAR RAUD $ 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 in the High Atlas Mountains

7 nights: From USD $GBP £EUR €1247ZAR RAUD $ 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 riders in Swaziland mountains

5 nights: From USD $GBP £EUR €ZAR R18445AUD $ pp sharing

Trail Riding in the Kingdom of Eswatini

  • 5 / 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 USD $GBP £1240EUR €ZAR RAUD $ 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 $1650GBP £EUR €ZAR RAUD $ 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 $4035GBP £EUR €ZAR RAUD $ 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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4 nights: USD $GBP £EUR €ZAR R21000AUD $ 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 USD $GBP £EUR €ZAR R25350AUD $ pp sharing

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 $3690GBP £EUR €ZAR RAUD $ 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 $4800GBP £EUR €ZAR RAUD $ 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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8 nights: From USD $GBP £3800EUR €ZAR RAUD $ 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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Horses splashing in river

3 nights: From USD $2268GBP £EUR €ZAR RAUD $ 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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Tropical half underwater horse and rider

3 nights: From USD $2399GBP £EUR €ZAR RAUD $ 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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FAQs

What makes a scenery-based horse safari different from other safaris?

A scenery-based horse safari in Africa focuses on exploring the breathtaking landscapes and natural beauty of the continent on horseback. It offers a unique and intimate way to connect with the surroundings, emphasising the scenic elements of the journey.

Can I combine a scenic ride with a wildlife horse safari?

Yes! Our team of horse safari specialists can create a tailor-made riding holiday for you. Some guests love starting with a more scenic ride to take in the wonders of being in Africa before embarking on something more adventurous like riding in an area where you’ll encounter bigger wildlife. It’s also a great way to end a trip, allowing you to reminisce about the incredible moments you’ve had in the saddle!

Do I need prior horse riding experience for a scenery-based horse safari?

Many scenery-based horse safaris cater to riders of all levels, including beginners. You have professional guides and well-trained horses that are selected based on riders’ experience levels, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience. Our multi-day trail rides do require a certain level of horse riding experience but our team of horse safari specialists can help you choose the right one for you.

Are there age restrictions for participants on a scenery-based horse safari?

Age restrictions can vary among safari operators. Some may have specific age requirements or offer shorter rides for younger participants. In general, most of our rides have an age restriction of 12 years or older, however, we have some great family-friendly lodge-based rides where even the little ones can experience the magic of riding in Africa.

Can I bring a camera or smartphone on the safari to capture the scenery?

Yes, we encourage guests to bring cameras or smartphones to capture the stunning landscapes and possible wildlife. We recommend small compact cameras with a good zoom or using your phone. Just remember, riding conditions are rugged and can be dusty.

What kind of wildlife might be encountered on a scenery-based horse safari?

While the focus is on the scenery, it’s not uncommon to encounter wildlife during the ride. Depending on the location, riders may have the opportunity to see various animals, including antelope, zebra, giraffe and various bird species.

How do I prepare for a scenery-based horse safari in terms of fitness?

The level of fitness required can vary, but a good fitness level can enhance the experience. Activities such as walking, hiking, or light exercises can help prepare for riding through different landscapes.

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