Have you always wanted to canter with Giraffes on a horse riding holiday in Africa?
1. Experienced horseback riders
For serious equestrians, eager to taste the dust flying from the hooves of African game, there are a few great options. At Kenya’s Offbeat Riding Safaris, expect the thrill of the chase alongside their 30 years of experience to make for an unforgettable holiday. Botswana’s Okavango Horse Safaris also organize exciting itineraries for experienced horse riders.
To expand your itinerary, you might want to include a scenic trot along the sandy beaches of Kenya or try your hand at a game of polo.
2. Mixed ability riding levels
If you or other members of your party are comfortable on horseback, but don’t want to spend all day in the saddle, try a standard safari holiday. Select a lodge that offers a couple of hours on horseback during your stay.
Ants Hill and Ants Nest are good for groups who are all anxious to join in, but are of mixed riding abilities. Both locations overlook a watering hole where those who are looking for a more relaxed experience will be able to spot African wildlife from the comfort of the lodge. The reserve here is free of malaria. Ants Nest is situated further down the hillside and offers a large pool, making this a great choice for family groups.