horses for courses
In a previous chapter of my life I was a cavalry officer and I am always grateful for the opportunity to help guests see Africa’s wild spaces from horseback. A riding safari is of course unlike anything else; equal parts adventure, immersive wildlife safari and bygone romance; for those who enjoy riding at any level then this is a must.
From multi day safaris across the plains of the Mara or crossing the watery wilderness of the Okavango to afternoons on the Laikipia plateau, there is something for everyone. If one is riding fit and confident at all paces then there is little more thrilling than a gallop among the vast herds of zebra in the Serengeti or a canter on the Delta’s floodplains, spray flying. It is not essential however to spend days in the saddle and a single afternoon, moving quietly through the landscape, seeing endangered species up close and undisturbed by the presence of a vehicle, is a peaceful and beautiful addition to a safari.
As always there is no substitute for experience and with such a safari it is important to be in the safe hands of the continent’s most experienced horse guides, those who live and breathe this wonderful way of seeing Africa.