African Horse Safaris
From South Africa to Namibia, Kenya and beyond - our African horse safaris have the perfect horseback adventure ready for you.
The vast continent of Africa provides for some of the world’s best horse safaris and riding holidays. A horse safari in Africa is the only place to encounter wildlife not seen anywhere else. From the dwindling populations of White Rhino to the formidable herds of Water Buffalo, towering Giraffe who appear to move in slow motion to the endearing yet elusive Bat-eared Fox. And of course the opportunity to view a pride of Lions lazing in the shade of Acacia trees, a Cheetah running down an antelope in the heat of the day, or a pack of African Wild Dogs playing.
There is no place on earth like Africa. Larger than both the United States and Canada combined, the landscapes of Africa are wildly varied and still vastly untouched – perfect for a horseback holiday. From the desert of Namibia to the lush greenery after the rains in Tanzania, to the sparkling warm waters and white sand beaches of Zanzibar. The array of horse safari options in Africa is truly endless. And while exploring Africa from a game vehicle or on foot is an opportunity also not to be missed, there is truly nothing more immersive nor awe-inspiring than experiencing this stunning continent from the back of a horse.
At Ride The Wild, we offer a curated range of African horse safaris, only representing the best operators and outfitters that Africa has to offer. Whether traveling solo or in a group, we have the knowledge and hands-on experience to help you choose the African horseback holiday of your dreams.
Our Favorite Horse Safaris in Africa.
Tanzania Riding Safaris
In the depths of Northern Tanzania, you’ll experience an equestrian adventure unlike any other available.
Follow old hidden pathways through Arusha, track the giant footsteps of Kilimanjaro elephant, or gallop along with the wildebeest and zebra of the famed Serengeti Migration.
Set safari dates along with private tailor-made itineraries including polo and tropical beach riding are available including non-riders easily able to join.
Kenya Horseback Safaris
A horse riding holiday in Kenya has a different feel to it.
Kenya is the Africa you’ve read about, dreamed about (and probably watched Meryl Streep and Robert Redford act out).
From the back of a horse in these special wilderness areas and private conservancies of Kenya, the jeeps of tourists aren’t a worry.
The only beings you’ll need to share this space with are your fellow riders, guides, horses and wildlife.
South African Horse Safaris
Towering cliffs, tented camps and close encounters with the Big 5 on horseback. And all within just a few hours of Kruger and a quick flight to the magical city of Cape Town for those keen to keep exploring.
A perfect first taste of Africa and riding safaris that will begin a lifelong addiction to horseback travel.
Namibian Horse Safaris
Leave behind cellphone signal, work emails and life in general. Your days are one seamless flow of desert riding, eating 5* over-the-fire food, and sleeping under the stars.
Welcome to your new reality for the next 10 days.