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African Horse Safaris – the ultimate equestrian adventure

by Alice

Adventurers looking for a truly unforgettable journey deep into the heart of Africa’s most iconic landscapes need look no further than African Horse Safaris.

This leading African tour operator invites guests to experience the thrill of a lifetime with its exhilarating equestrian adventures, but what sets these adventures apart is that they are not all exclusively for experienced riders; they are open to everyone, including non-riders who want to share in a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience.


Masai Mara Safari:

Guests can imagine themselves riding through Kenya’s legendary Masai Mara, where the scenery is straight out of The Lion King. From the saddle you’ll see herds of wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, antelope, elephant and big cats roaming free. Close encounters with lions, river crossings with crocodiles and hippos as spectators and the chance to leap over logs felled by elephants are all part of this thrilling adventure. Non-riders have the option of joining the adventure in a vehicle, while those seeking more excitement can add hot air ballooning to their itinerary.


Botswana’s Tuli Trail & Cycle Adventure:

Travellers can explore Botswana’s land of giants on the Tuli Trail & Cycle Adventure, a unique experience that combines horseback riding and cycling in a region renowned for its vast elephant herds and ancient baobab trees. This adventure is suitable for both riders and non-riders, making it perfect for couples with different interests. Guests will have the opportunity to ride and cycle alongside extraordinary wildlife and take part in exciting game drives in search of majestic predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas.


Tanzania expedition with views of Kilimanjaro:

The captivating expedition-based horse-riding safari in Tanzania offers classic safari experiences with a touch of sophisticated glamping. Travellers can experience the exhilaration of galloping alongside wildebeest, giraffe, zebra and elephant, with the possibility of encountering big cats. Ideal for confident riders, this adventure includes fast-paced riding on sporty thoroughbred horses and unforgettable game drives in a classic Land Rover.

Namibia’s Namib Desert Adventure:

Adventurers can discover Namibia’s iconic red sand dunes at Sossusvlei on the Namib Desert Horse Riding Safari. Immerse yourself in one of the world’s last remaining wildernesses on horseback and enjoy fast gallops across the oldest desert. Each night, guests sleep under the vast African sky for the ultimate stargazing experience. Covering 350 kilometres over 10 days, this digital detox adventure offers the opportunity to encounter a diverse range of desert wildlife.

Horses and hippos in Zimbabwe’s Hwange and Mana Pools:

Travellers can embark on the Horses and Hippos adventure to explore two of Zimbabwe’s most renowned game reserves on horseback. You will ride through areas inaccessible to vehicles and see Africa’s largest elephants. Experience luxury lodge and fly camping and take part in canoeing expeditions along rivers teeming with crocodiles and hippos. Tailor-made trips can include a stay at Victoria Falls, a natural wonder and adventure seeker’s paradise.



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