Horse Riding Safari

An African Horse Riding Safari in Victoria Falls. Exhilarating experience to Horse Ride through the African bush, in and around the Victoria Falls area, Zimbabwe.

Horse Ride and Canter through the open bush, explore hidden paths and roam through wilderness areas on a Victoria Falls Horse Riding Safari.

Surrounded by National Park and Game area Victoria Falls allows access to rugged and varied horse riding country, providing a superb wilderness experience for all levels of rider. You may track elephant, buffalo and other game to the shady banks of the Zambezi River, or ride within feet of shy impala or kudu. Even a short novice horse ride provides amazing potential Safari encounters and one of the best ways to view the wild game in Victoria Falls.

Qualified, licensed guides lead all horse rides and are accompanied by a backup rider. All our guides are dedicated, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Keen interest is taken in the environment as well as the flora and fauna of the area.

Please note: There is a weight limit for Novice Horse Riders of 85kg. Experienced horse riders may be heavier depending on their horse riding ability and at our discretion. Helmets are required. We have a selection or bring your own for the best fit.

Minimum: 2, Maximum: 6 – We prefer to split larger groups into groups of 6, Minimum Age: 12 Years

Horse Riding Safari Novice Riders: Morning or Afternoon Rides

These short morning or afternoon trips, 2 hours in total, for novice riders with an opportunity to enjoy the special experience of exploring the African bush by horseback. Novice horse riders are for those with limited riding experience, or who have not ridden for some time, but you should be reasonably fit. Your riding ability will be assessed and you will be given support and guidance as necessary.

Guides accompanying the ride will assist throughout, although clients will have to control their own horses. For clients who have done some riding, there will be opportunities to trot, or even canter, but only if you are proficient enough to do so. The horses used on a novice ride are quiet and shorter distances are covered.

We also offer longer 4 to 4½ hour extended morning ride for experienced riders looking to make the most of their riding opportunity in this magnificent location. They will take you far into splendid teak forests, Mopani woodland and sub-riverine bush to explore the dramatic scenery above the Batoka Gorge.

Novice Horse Back Safari US $125
Experienced Horse Back Safari US $180

Horse Riding Safari Experienced Riders: Full Day, Overnight and Multiple Days

For experienced riders only, with approximately 6 hours riding, and up to 8 hours total turnaround. Full-day rides include picnic lunch stop with short-siesta time through the mid-day heat at the hottest times of the year.

Away from the river, the Stanley and Livingstone Private Game Park offers unrivalled game viewing opportunities and luxury accommodation at the exclusive Ursula Camp. For the more experienced rider only, these range from one to seven nights and provide you with a superb opportunity to explore the Zambezi National Park, with its magnificent scenery and wildlife.

If you wish to book an experienced ride – you must be able to horse ride unassisted and with confidence. At a minimum you should have mastered basic aids, be able to do a rising trot for stretches of at least 10 minutes at a time, be comfortable at all paces and able to gallop out of trouble, even at the end of a long days ride. The more proficient and fitter you are, the more you will enjoy your trip.

Please contact us for details.

 

CHECK-OUT OTHER ACTIVITIES

Zipline /  Walking Safari / Wildlife Conservation Safari / Elephant Sanctuary Safari / Birding Safari / Flying FoxWhite Water Rafting / Victoria Falls Canopy Tour / Zambezi River Cruise  / Chobe National Park Day Out / Gorge Swing / Victoria Falls Bike Tour / Canoeing in the Zambezi  /Helicopter Flight / Zambezi Game Drive / Art Safari / Siduli Hide Game Viewing / Zipline

 

Elephant Encounter/Interaction

The Elephant Sanctuary allows an intimate and eductional experience to unobtrusively interact with with the African Elephant in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The Elephant Encounter Safari affords the opportunity to unobtrusively interact with some of the biggest personalities in Africa, in a pristine wilderness environment overflowing with raw natural beauty.

You will spend time and connect with elephants in the most positive and natural way possible.

An open-design thatch Boma gives guests an uninterrupted view of the beautiful Masuwe River, and against this breath-taking backdrop, guests will be given an insightful and educational presentation on the Elephant Sanctuary and Orphanage. The sanctuary was founded on the principle of conservation, and one of the most effective ways to evoke a sense of environmental responsibility is to show what stands to be lost.

You will have an opportunity to talk to guides that have journeyed – physically and metaphorically, incredible distances with these elephants, and learn more about the complexities of the individuals and the herd structures. You will learn about the elephant as well as their history and how they came to be in our care as well as the threats facing elephant populations today, in an interesting and informative talk.

You will venture out into the bush to spend time with the elephant and the sight of the gentle grey mammals up close and personal will be imprinted on guests’ minds’ long after they have returned home. Witness the special relationship the elephant keepers share with the animals and become a part of it. You will have the opportunity to take photographs with the elephants, marvel at their size and watch them behaving normally; browsing and interacting with one another.

After the Elephant Sanctuary with these amazing creatures, you will be offered a selection of refreshments in the cool of the Elephant Wallow. A transfer back to Victoria Falls concludes the experience.

Minimum age: Children aged 5 to 12 may participate if accompanied by a parent. Management retains the right to refuse a child, whom they feel is unsuitable for the activity, for any reason. Children 5-11 years are half price; over 12 pay full price.

 

 

 

Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park one day Safari from Victoria Falls. Chobe National Park is well known for an abundance of wildlife and large herds of elephants.

Chobe National Park is well known for its large herds of elephant that frequent the Chobe River on a daily basis.

In the dry season, an estimate of up to 85,000 elephants can be dispersed within the Chobe National Park, many of which may be seen along the river. Apart from the herds of elephants, Chobe National Park also has lots more to offer. The Park has lion, leopard, buffalo and a whole host of antelope such as sable, puku, kudu, eland, roan and many others which you can get to see. The river is filled with big pods of hippos and some of the biggest crocodiles in Africa.

This tour departs daily to the Chobe National Park in Botswana.

Clients will be transferred to the Kazungula border where their Botswana guide will meet them. They will proceed straight to the morning cruise where they will spend the morning game viewing along the Chobe River. The cruise will end at around 12h30 and clients will go to a hotel on the riverbank for lunch. After lunch, guests will board safari vehicles for an afternoon game drive in the Chobe National Park. Following this, they will be taken back to the Kazungula Border where they will be met by their Zimbabwean guide for their return transfer to Victoria Falls.

Wild Horizons' Chobe Day Trip
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07:00 to 07:30 – Guests will be picked up from their hotel, in a closed bus, and proceed on a 70km journey through the countryside to the Kazungula border.
08:30 – Arrival at the Kazungula Border, where guests will exit Zimbabwe/Zambia and enter Botswana. At the border, guests will change vehicles and are met by their Botswana guide.
08:45 – Once guests have gone through Botswana immigration, they will take a short drive to Chobe Marina Lodge.
09:00 to 09:15 – Arrival at the hotel, where guests will have a short bathroom break, and will also be required to fill out the Park Entry form.
09:30 – Depart on guests’ first activity; either game drive or boat cruise. If guests would like to go on a specific activity first, then they should please specify.
12:30 – Return to the hotel for lunch. This will be served either a la carte or buffet style, with a selection of traditional and modern-day meals to choose from.
13:30 – Depart for guests’ second activity. This will be the activity of which guests will have not done yet. If guests did a boat cruise in the morning, then they will do a game drive in the afternoon and vice versa.
16:00 – Return from the Park and head back to the Kazungula Border.
16:30 – Guests will meet their bus and are transported back to their hotel.
17:30 – Arrive at guests’ hotel.

Zambezi Game Drives

Explore the vast wilderness of the Zambezi National Park Game Drive, See the Big 5 on a Game Drive, which is located upstream from Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe

Exploring the vast genuine wilderness of the Zambezi National Park Game Drive, set off either in the early morning or mid-afternoon.

Using an open four-wheel drive vehicle, the game drive allows the guests to discover many interpretations of the bush and all its inhabitants, related to them by our suitable trained and qualified guides. This is an uncontrived bush experience, covering a genuinely wild, unfenced wilderness area.

Please note that the Zambezi National Park Game Drive is only a five-minute drive from Victoria Falls town, so there are no lengthy transfers involved.

The morning Zambezi National Park Game Drive sets off at 0600hrs and a light breakfast, tea/coffee and mineral waters are served. The afternoon safari departs at 1500hrs and soft drinks, beer, mineral waters and a snack platter are offered.

Our game drives last between three and four hours in duration.

*Please kindly note that our rainy season is from November to April and that the weather patterns can directly influence game viewing opportunities. Heavy rains could result in bad road conditions and cause the wildlife to disperse.

Some safaris may have to be postponed due to weather patterns.

GAME WALKS – US$95

This active and interactive way to view game, allows you to interact with nature in a way that game drives don’t. Examine and follow animal tracks, see creatures up close and appreciate the amazing flora that covers the land. Being on foot lets you into a world so few get to see, hear, touch and smell – your guide will help you meet Africa’s flora and fauna up close and personal.

GAME DRIVES – US$75

A game drive lets you cover more ground in the comfort of one of our specially modified game vehicles. You’ll have ample opportunity to see and photograph game as we drive through the Zambezi National Park. Your guide will stop to point out birds, flora, fauna and animal tracks. We’ll also get out of the vehicles to enjoy some snacks and have a drink by the Zambezi river.

NIGHT DRIVES – US$110 including dinner| US$90 without dinner

This is your chance to encounter some of the nocturnal creatures of the Zambezi National Park. Our special red game spotlights let you see the game without scaring or agitating them. After the drive, you can choose to have dinner at Shearwater Café in Victoria Falls or be dropped straight back at your hotel.

 

Elephant Art Safari in Victoria Falls

Interact with elephants in a unique way, study their characteristics and capture them on canvas with an Elephant Art Safari Victoria Falls.

The Elephant Art Safari is part of the Elephant Sanctuary and Art of Africa, which have teamed up to create an eco-conscious and unique elephant experience, brought to life by the artistic strokes of your fingertips, while surrounded by the African bush.

An open-design thatch Boma gives guests an uninterrupted view of the beautiful Masuwe River, and against this breath-taking backdrop, guests will be given an insightful and educational presentation on the Elephant Sanctuary and Orphanage.

The sanctuary was founded on the principle of conservation, and one of the most effective ways to evoke a sense of environmental responsibility is to show what stands to be lost. Guests will have an opportunity to talk to guides that have journeyed – physically and metaphorically, incredible distances with these elephants, and learn more about the complexities of the individuals and the herd structures. Guests will learn about the elephant as well as their history and how they came to be in our care as well as the threats facing elephant populations today, in an interesting and informative talk.

The Art Safari’s Guests then venture down to a waterhole and mud wallow where, under the shade of an enormous Mopane tree, they will find a chair and easel – each set up with a fresh sheet of paper. Brightly coloured aprons and palettes with bright splotches of paint will also be handed out.

A private tutor is provided to guide guests through a painting workshop, using their sketch pads and brush to capture the moment. Soon guests’ white sheets of paper will be transformed into a canvas with a glorious blue sky, sunshine, yellow, brown or green grass and of course elephants.

Once finished, guests will go back to “The Wallow” for a delicious two-course buffet lunch accompanied by a cold beverage rounding off a perfect morning’s experience. After lunch guests will be transferred back to their lodgings in Victoria Falls Town.

Elephant Art Safari, Victoria Falls
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