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, between 2½ to 3 hours in total, provide 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.
Horse Riding Safari Experienced Riders: Morning or Afternoon Rides
As per the novice rides, these short morning or afternoon rides, between 2½ to 3 hours in total, provide more experienced riders with an opportunity to enjoy the special experience of exploring the African bush.
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.
Horse Riding Safari Experienced Riders: Full Day
For experienced riders only, with approximately 6 hours riding, and up to 8 hours total turnaround, our full day riding option is offered only in cooler months.
Full day rides include picnic lunch stop with short-siesta time through the mid-day heat at the hottest times of the year.
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.
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Zipline / Walking Safari / Wildlife Conservation Safari / Elephant Sanctuary Safari / Birding Safari / Flying Fox / White 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