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Horseback Safaris

African horseback safaris in big game areas suitable for both experienced and novice horseback riders

If you love riding, exploring the African bush on horseback is one of the most memorable safaris available. You might find yourself galloping across the plains along with wildebeest, zebra or giraffe, or walking peacefully through woods or along riverbanks watching the wildlife. Both experienced and novice riders can enjoy Africa on horseback with various options available.

Less experienced riders might be tempted to try a hack along the Thamalakane River near Botswana’s Okavango Delta, suitable for all ages and abilities. People more used to being in the saddle can choose from a spectacular 120 mile riding safari over 8 days in Botswana’s Tuli Block, staying in mobile camps or sleeping under the stars, or a relaxed safari in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, Masai Mara and Northern Frontier District with options for game drives and walking should you want a break from the riding.

Because these safaris cover acres of big game country with unpredictable wildlife, you need to be an experienced equestrian comfortable at all paces and able to confidently handle a shying horse, usually thoroughbreds or thoroughbred cross. Often riding from camp to camp, some days can be long with up to six – eight hours in the saddle so fitness is essential.

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African horseback safaris

The Horseback Safari

A fusion of scenery, desert adapted wildlife and comfortable camps on a 6 day horseback safari into the Kalahari and Makgadikgadi.

From $3250 6 days / 5 nightsMore info
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The Frontier District

Roam Kenya's Northern Frontier District like a nomad from the Francombe family's private ranch in Laikipia, heartlands of the Samburu people.

From $4657 8 days / 7 nightsMore info

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