A safari on horseback is an incredible experience because it allows you to get extremely close to game. While wild animals may be nervous of human beings on foot or in a vehicle, they are more relaxed around horses because the horses disguise your smell. Traveling on horseback also allows you to explore beyond the reach of roads and offers many of the advantages of walking (such as the silence). There are many horseback safari options in Eastern and Southern Africa, offering everything from lessons and 1-2 hour rides to 10-day horseback camping adventures in the bush. Kenya and South Africa have lots of properties that offer a few hours of horseback riding and there are also excellent multi-day trips available in Kenya, Tanzania Botswana, South Africa, and Namibia.

Some of our favorite properties that offer horseback safaris are any of Singita's camps in the Grumeti Reserve in the Serengeti, Ol Donyo Lodge, Ant's Nest and Ant's Hill, Borana Lodge and Lewa Wilderness. Read more about our favorite hoseback safari properties here.

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