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Top highlights of safari by saddleback

Go by horse to experience an authentic safari.


Safari adventures are typically enjoyed by truck with an expert guide. But alternative ways of experiencing the sights and sounds of a safari tour are becoming increasingly popular.

Traveling by horseback offers a unique adventure and can add a whole different dimension to your African safari vacation.

As well as a thrilling experience and the opportunity to create lasting memories, there are plenty of other reasons to choose to embark on a safari by saddleback:


The main attraction of an African safari is the chance to spot wildlife like you’ve never seen before. Seeing animals such as lions, elephants and hippos in their natural habitat via horseback provides an even more personal and intimate experience.

You might find you can travel to more remote locations that a typical safari truck cannot reach, opening up opportunities to spot an array of different species.

Spending time with your horse also provides the opportunity to create a close bond and an unforgettable connection with a beautiful and intelligent animal.

Incredible landscapes

Because you’ll be able to reach places easier than most other methods of transport, you’ll have access to some of the most breathtaking views and scenery. While safaris are primarily focused on the native wildlife, the striking landscapes are not to be forgotten.

Traveling via horseback means you can explore some of the most remote areas including rugged coastlines, woodlands and grasslands.


There’s no doubt that a safari from the saddle offers a rush of adrenaline that you just won’t get from other forms of transport. If you’re the type of person who thrives on adventure and thrills, then a horseback safari won’t disappoint.

You could be riding alongside zebras, galloping through rivers and discovering the vast plains all from the saddle.

Where to experience a riding safari

There are many locations that lend themselves to safaris by horseback and where you choose to go will depend on your interests, who you’re traveling with and the type of vacation you want.

Popular destinations include Kenya, Botswana and South Africa, each offering something slightly unique in terms of scenery, wildlife and experiences. Many tours include a range of other activities such as watersports, relaxing spas and even helicopter rides.

There’s also plenty of local culture to discover too as well as wonderful culinary experiences and relaxing retreats.

There’s no doubt that a safari by horseback is a truly unique way to explore such awe-inspiring countries with a sense of freedom and exhilaration.

It’s worth taking the time to thoroughly research multiple safari destinations to find the right location for you and your family. And don’t forget to check out the latest official travel advice including recommended vaccinations and passport and visa requirements.


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