African Horse Safaris are proving to be one of the best ways to experience an African Safari Adventure, blending world-class safari guides with luxury safari lodges and, of course, the chance to spot buffalo, elephant, leopard, rhino and even lions from the saddle.
The difference between a typical safari and a horseback safari is that unlike on a land cruiser where you can sometimes feel like a passive observer, on horseback the African landscape embraces you wholeheartedly.
A horseback safari in Africa is so much more than a ride through the bush – it is a completely unique and all-encompassing wildlife safari experience. Horses are exquisite creatures that move gracefully across the terrain in a manner that eases your mind, and often gets you closer to the wild animals than you normally would on safari vehicle.
Some of our African Riding safaris destinations are Kenya, Botswana, South Africa and Tanzania where you will find a string of top quality horses to suit experienced riders – these rides take you into the most game rich areas of Kenya, Botswana, South Africa and Tanzania.
Okavango Horse Safaris
The Okavango Delta in Botswana is thought to be the origin of Africa riding safaris as we know them today. A trip here has everything you could want from a horseback safari. Seated high above the long grass and reeds of the Okavango Delta riders see giraffe, elephant, buffalo, Zebra and even lion. It offers some fantastic horses in game filled areas of the Delta and one can even go swimming through the Delta on horseback unforgettable experience.
Combine this with luxury bush camps and you have a riding experience of a lifetime.
Serengeti Horse Safaris – Wildebeest Migration
In northern Tanzania, the Serengeti spans approximately 12,000 square miles across the border between Kenya and Tanzania. The Loliondo Controlled Area adjoins the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem and Ngorongoro Conservation Areas and teems with magnificent wildlife. On the eastern corridor of the Serengeti this area offers an adventurous horseback safari; an incredible opportunity to indulge your sense of adventure off the beaten track.
This safari can be timed to give you the best chance of seeing the wildebeest migration as they head to Kenya or return from Kenya’s Masai Mara to the grassy plains of the Serengeti.
Horseback Safari Kenya
Kenya offers some outstanding horse riding safaris. Sosian offers a great variety of riding for experienced riders, across open plains filled with warthogs, zebra, buffalo, giraffe, eland and gazelle and scenic views of Mt Kenya.
Ol Donyo Lodge is situated on the southwestern side of the Chyulu Hills in southeast Kenya, within a limitless expanse of plains is perfect for those who are looking for a fantastic riding safari with Mount Kilimanjaro as the back drop.
This lodge is renowned for its outstanding horse safaris – whether you are a beginner or an advanced rider, There are horses and rides to suit all levels of experience.
Masai Mara Horse Safaris
Explore Masai Mara’s iconic plains on horseback and enjoy exciting wildlife encounters. Imagine riding a horse as impalas leap and gazelles graze around you getting even closer to you than they would a safari vehicle.
There are a number of great opportunities to ride alongside the wildlife in Kenya’s iconic Masai Mara. The Mara never fails to deliver outstanding game viewing from horseback, all year round.