Riding safaris can take many guises from camel back riding in northern Kenya or luxurious elephant back safaris in the Okavango Delta from the prestigious Abu Camp. You will have a chance to explore the rich and magnificent wildlife and environment and see it through the animal’s eyes.
The main focus of riding though are the exhilarating safaris on horseback. Be it riding across the arid landscapes of Namibia, staying in more relaxed, homely farmhouses in South Africa, immersed in the lush bush of the Okavango Delta or riding across its salt pans or following famous wildebeest migration routes in Kenya- you will not be disappointed.
The beauty of riding is that you can approach the animals much more closely and follow their footsteps through the long grass and across the golden floodplains. The excitement of galloping through the wetlands, alongside herds of wildebeest and lechwe is indescribable. These safaris transform your perception of wildlife, of elephants, of camels, of horses and is an experience that never fails to profoundly touch each and every person.
We can recommend the best camps to go because some camps are specialists and focus purely on horseback riding, where others, like the family friendly Ant’s Nest or Grootbos offer it as one of their activities and people and children of all levels of experience can ride.
Regardless, the lodges and camps we recommend are led by passionate and very experienced owners and management who will share their passion of wildlife and help you to explore remote areas of extraordinary places. Some of which include, Offbeat Safaris in Kenya, Okavanga Horse Safaris, Ride Botswana and African Horseback Safaris in Botswana.