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Half Day Horse Back Safari

Morning or afternoon rides are conducted along the Zambezi River, in the National Park and surrounding game areas. Great for experienced or inexperienced riders who want to savour this remarkable area in a unique way.

Throughout these areas there is a wide distribution of birds and wildlife. As clients explore this area they will be able not only to see game but also learn from their guide about the wide variety of flora, fauna, history and ecology of the area.

At the beginning of the ride less experienced clients are given instructions on how to handle the horses, and the ride is conducted according to their ability and inclination, with the pace at the discretion of the guide.

A licensed guide and a tracker accompany all rides.

Horse safari on the zambezi

On the horizon you can see the spray from the Victoria fallss

Tea, coffee, fruit juice and biscuits are served in the stable gardens as clients watch the spray of the Falls. Cordials and snacks or biscuits are served under the shady teak trees afterwards. Snacks may include olives, nuts, and cheese biscuits. Please inform us of any special requests.

Total length of rides – approximately 2 hours riding time -2 ½ hours including transfers, safety talk & drinks. For more experienced riders this is normally extended to 3 to 3 ½ hours

Scheduled Half Day Horse Back Safari Trips

EARLY MORNING

Summer (August to March) 06.30 - earlier in hotter months – October.
Winter (April to July) 07h00

MID MORNING

Summer (August to March) 10h00
Winter (April to July) 10h30

LATE AFTERNOON

Summer (August to March) 15h30
Winter (April to July) 15h00

NB: These are only a guideline, we can start a safari whenever it is convenient for your clients, but let me know!

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Other Horseback Safari Options

Please click on the links below to read more about the different trips that Alison offers, I know that she will also tailor make trips to suit your particular requirements;

African Horse Safari Overview

Full day Horse back Safari

Multi day Horse back Safari

Combined African Horse Safari / Canoe trip / Lion and Elephant Walk


What You Need to Know

Minimum clients x 1
Maximum clients x 4 on each ride - we will split larger groups – we can take up to 6 clients at once.

Weight limit – maximum weight 90kgs. We reserve the right to not take a client whose physical condition is, in our opinion, a danger to themselves and their horse.

All clients must sign an Indemnity Form before the safari commences. A parent or guardian needs to sign for their children under the age of 18.

Clients who suffer from back problems, epilepsy, or heart conditions should not consider riding - even if it's a half day horse back safari.

All children under the age of 18 must wear a helmet. All first time riders and inexperienced riders must wear a helmet, no novice client may ride without one.


horse safari and warthog

Warthog seen on horse safari

No client may undertake a safari if under the influence of alcohol or any other form of narcotic. We reserve the right to prevent any client from taking the safari if in the opinion of the guide or manager their condition renders them a danger to themselves and other clients.

Dress – clients are requested to wear neutral colours, no bright or white colours please. They should wear walking shoes, long trousers, a peak or sun hat and sunscreen.

You may see: Impala, warthog, bushbuck, waterbuck, and kudu, all at very close range. You may also see elephant and buffalo.

Cancellation within 24 hours of departure will attract 100% cancellation fee.


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