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Southern Africa Horseriding Safari & Horse based Adventure Trails Guide

Horse Riding Safaris and Multi-Day Trails
Travel Writer: EcoTravel Africa  

Some of the worlds most established horse safari specialists are in Southern Africa -- especially Botswana, Malawi, Namibia and South Africa. Please note that some of the Southern African regions' horseriding trails are only for those that are more comfortable on a horse -- notably; a safari in big 5 terrain! If you're a novice, there are some easier options where the wildlife is not likely to consider eating you (or your horse).

Riding on horseback through the wilderness has got to be one of the greatest eco-experiences. Ones elevated position, high above the pepper ticks and other nasty critters, has a distinct advantage when one is viewing animals; not only do you see more because of your height advantage, but the animals themselves are less skittish as they see rider and horse as one! Just watch out for those thorny acacia branches that seem to appear out of nowhere to swipe you across your face! ouch!

Horse based Adventure Trails (Adventure Racing) are gaining popularity.


:: Horse Riding Safaris in South Africa :: with so many horseriding safari options to choose from, South Africa is horseman's eden! Most of South Africa's horse safari companies offer their guests an informative, private and unique bush experience on horseback where attention is paid not only to the mammals of South Africa, but also to all aspects of the local ecology.


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:: Angola ::

:: Botswana :: Okavango Horse Safaris are highly personalised safaris in the remote central region of Botswana's Okavango Delta - this vast inland delta, lies like an emerald jewel on the edge of the great Kalahari desert, an astonishing maze of papyrus lined waterways, meadows and woodland rich in birdlife and game.

Limpopo Valley Horse Safaris based in the Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana, Southern Africa, offer Game viewing on horse back.

:: Lesotho ::

:: Madagascar ::

:: Malawi :: Nyika Horse Safaris -- Big skies, open country and vast panoramas combine to make the Nyika the most perfect riding country. For day after day you can explore the remotest regions of this 3000 sq. km wilderness. Trot with the herds of Eland, Roan, and Zebra. The Nyika is suitable for riders of all levels of ability.

:: Mauritius ::

:: Mozambique ::

:: Namibia ::

:: Reunion ::

:: Seychelles ::

:: South Africa :: Equus Horse Safaris, formed in 1989, we are the longest established horse safari specialists in South Africa. We offer our guests an informative, private and unique bush experience on horseback where attention is paid not only to the mammals, but also to all aspects of the local ecology.

Wait A Little Horse Safaris are highly personalised and specialised safaris run by Gerti and Philip Kusseler in a 8500ha Private Game Reserve close to the famous Kruger National Park in South Africa - with the background of the Drakensberg mountains is one of the most beautiful wilderness regions in the world.

Colin's Horseback Africa Safaris, based outside Pretoria in Gauteng, offers riders the chance to see game on short day rides. Beginners will feel particularly secure, while experienced riders may have a short canter when the terrain permits.

:: Swaziland ::

:: Zambia ::

:: Zimbabwe ::


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Southern Africa has many top Game / Nature Reserves, and is home to many of the mammals of southern Africa. Numerous wildlife safari and tour companies operate guided tours to Southern Africa. Popular adventure travel activities in Southern Africa include: horse riding safaris, elephant back safaris, mountain biking, birding, wilderness walking trails, science safaris and volunteering especially for GAP year students.
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