Riding Safaris

Channel your inner Clint Eastwood in 'A Fist Full of Dollars' (or Woody from 'Toy Story' for the less mature reader) and become a real-life cowboy on a horse riding safari.

Galloping across stunning landscapes and getting in amongst the big game aboard a trusty steed is, needless to say, simply spectacular. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced equestrian looking to take it to the next level, riding safaris are a great way to get active on holiday. From cruising alongside a tower of giraffe in Africa to roaming the rolling hills of Romania, you'll have the experience of a lifetime. If you're an old-hat at the safari game then horse riding safaris are a fantastic way to gain a new perspective on something you have already experienced.

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Horse Riding, Spain

Riding Safaris at Hacienda San Rafael

'Riding in the hills of Andalucia’ has a rather nice ring to it, and with good reason.

Riding South Africa

Riding South Africa

The appeal of South Africa’s horseback safaris is that everyone from the tiniest tot to the deeply experienced riding traveller will find something here.

Riding Safari Botswana

Riding Safari Botswana

Botswana was the birthplace of riding safaris, with the perfect combination of terrains to tackle. Do you want to ride through savannah, desert, wetlands or salt pans? The choice is yours.

Cheetah, Kenya

Riding Safaris in Kenya

Due to the sheer variety of its landscapes and places to stay, Kenya remains an unsurpassed riding safari destination.

Horse Riding, Argentina

Riding in Southern Patagonia

Although El Chalten is known for its superb hiking and mountain climbing, its pristine wild scenery also lends itself perfectly to some spectacular riding.

Horses, Patagonia

Riding in Northern Patagonia

Patagonia’s rugged, unpopulated expanse is the sort of landscape that makes everyone want to leap onto a horse and gallop into the distance, cowboy hat round the neck and hair flying.

Riding Safari in Costa Rica

Riding Safari in Costa Rica

Undoubtedly the most scenic and fun way to travel between Arenal and Monteverde is on horseback, crossing straight over the old mountain trails which separate the lake from the cloud forest.

Quito Highlands

Riding Safaris in the Highlands

One of the best ways to explore the Ecuadorian Highlands, north of Quito, is on horseback, riding between historic Haciendas and working farms through spectacular scenery and beneath the snow-capped Andes.

Horse Farm, Transylvania

Riding Safaris in Transylvania

Riding in Romania? Probably not what instantly springs to mind when thinking of holidays, but may we present the – hopefully compelling – case for why you should consider it?

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