Safari Rides

Photo from the Amazon Delta (Brazil) ride.

Horseback safaris are a dream for a large number of riders who would love the chance to ride with a variety of spectacular game and wildlife. The majority of horseback safari holidays are aimed at experienced riders who can cope with the demands of long hours in the saddle, exhilarating riding and with the potential dangers of riding amongst wild animals. They are often point to point trail rides during which you travel between different safari camps where you can indulge in a little relaxation and pampering at the end of the day. Such safaris are usually considered a luxury riding holiday due to the standards of accommodation, food and the riding opportunities they involve.

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There is nothing so memorable as galloping with giraffes, riding amongst rhino or perhaps spying on hippos in their resident lake. Encounters with the 'big five' are particularly exciting - rhino, leopard, buffalo, lion and elephant. For those with less experience then you are not excluded - there are safari destinations where the less seasoned rider can get up close to some fantastic wildlife, usually whilst taking part in a based stay. Riding in Africa is a popular choice for honeymooners as it is undeniably a special experience and some destinations even offer the option to get married there!

Safari destinations often have several rides on offer which means that riders can start out with the tamer rides, exploring areas rich in the less daunting game, before taking on a more exhilarating challenge and encountering some of the big predators. Whichever type of safari holiday you choose, it is guaranteed to be something very special. Just don't forget your camera!

There are 42 itineraries in 22 rides in 11 countries.

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  • Photo from the African Horseback Safaris (Macatoo) ride

    African Horseback Safaris (Macatoo)
    Botswana

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    Macatoo Camp is situated on the western side of the Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world.
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  • Photo from the Amazon Delta ride

    Amazon Delta
    Brazil

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    The Amazon is a huge place, full of rich experiences - discover this unique environment on the back of the local Marajoara horses.
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  • Photo from the Ant's Nest and Ant's Hill ride

    Ant's Nest and Ant's Hill
    South Africa

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    These unique bush homes, Ant's Nest and Ant's Hill, are located on their own private game reserve in the beautiful Waterberg region of South Africa
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  • Photo from the Borana ride

    Borana
    Kenya

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    Borana offers superb safari riding opportunities for all levels, in addition to mountain biking, bush walks and bird watching for non-riders.
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  • Photo from the Delta Trail (Ride Botswana) ride

    Delta Trail (Ride Botswana)
    Botswana

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    This unique trail ride in the Okavango Delta uses mobile camps so you can follow the herds of game as they migrate through this glorious wetland.
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  • Photo from the Estancia Don Joaquin ride

    Estancia Don Joaquin
    Argentina

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    This welcoming estancia in the Corrientes province of Argentina, famed for its wetlands and lagoons, is the perfect location to explore on horseback
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  • Photo from the Horizon Botswana ride

    Horizon Botswana
    Botswana

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    Explore the wild Mashatu Game on horseback - an area renowned for its large herds of elephant as well as other giants such as Baobab trees.
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  • Photo from the Horizon Horseback Adventures and Safaris ride

    Horizon Horseback Adventures and Safaris
    South Africa

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    Horizon Horseback offers a selection of fabulous based adventures and riding safaris in the Waterberg area of northern South Africa.
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  • Photo from the Kalahari Ride (Ride Botswana) ride

    Kalahari Ride (Ride Botswana)
    Botswana

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    Ride through the remote Makgadikgadi salt pans, an incredibly unique area which offers excellent ground for fast riding.
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  • Photo from the Kaskazi Horse Safaris ride

    Kaskazi Horse Safaris
    Tanzania

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    Fantastic horseback safaris in the wilderness of Northern Tanzania, where game is rife, the scenery is beautiful and local tribes can still be found
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  • Photo from the Namibia Horse Safari Company ride

    Namibia Horse Safari Company
    Namibia

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    Exploring the Namibian desert on horseback is one of the most exciting riding experiences in the world.
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  • Photo from the Offbeat Safaris ride

    Offbeat Safaris
    Kenya

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    Offbeat Safaris have been operating since 1990 and are well-known for their mobile riding safaris with big game.
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  • Photo from the Okapuka Horse Safaris ride

    Okapuka Horse Safaris
    Namibia

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    Okapuka is a malaria-free private game reserve situated an hour north of Windhoek, which you can explore from the back of a beautiful Arabian horse.
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  • Photo from the Okavango Horse Safaris ride

    Okavango Horse Safaris
    Botswana

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    Explore the magical inland water meadows of the Okavango Delta on this semi-mobile safari which visits at least two camps during your stay.
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  • Photo from the Pantanal Safari ride

    Pantanal Safari
    Brazil

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    Explore the diverse flora and fauna of the Pantanal on a safari like you have not experienced before.
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  • Photo from the Ride Zimbabwe (Varden Safaris) ride

    Ride Zimbabwe (Varden Safaris)
    Zimbabwe

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    Join James and Janine Varden for a fascinating horse safari in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park.
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  • Photo from the Safaris Unlimited ride

    Safaris Unlimited
    Kenya

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    Incredible horseback safaris across Kenya!
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  • Photo from the Simalaha Horse Safaris ride

    Simalaha Horse Safaris
    Zambia

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    Simalaha Horse Safaris offer a new horseback adventure in Zambia on the Zambezi flats and within the new Simalaha Community Conservancy.
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  • Photo from the Swazi Culture & Scenery ride

    Swazi Culture & Scenery
    Eswatini

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    The Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) is an exciting new destination for horse riders, with diverse terrain, accommodation and Swazi culture.
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  • Photo from the Tours of the Raj ride

    Tours of the Raj
    India

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    These breathtaking Indian safaris offer the thrill of riding purebred Indian horses such as the Marwari, through the magnificent former Raj kingdoms
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  • Photo from the Wait A Little ride

    Wait A Little
    South Africa

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    Pacy mobile rides within the 30,000 hectare Karongwe and Makalali game reserves, home to all of the Big Five.
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  • Photo from the Waterberg Big Five Safari ride

    Waterberg Big Five Safari
    South Africa

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    Entabeni is a stunning reserve situated within the World Heritage Waterberg Biosphere offering riding safaris on both the upper and lower escarpments
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