How would you like to take a different sort of holiday this year? With so many different activities and types of holiday, you might be a bit spoilt for choice. If you are a keen horse rider and want to go on a safari in Africa, then you can do both. There is diverse choice of countries to visit with accommodation ranging from camping to 4 star luxury depending on what you want. There are also horse riding safari holidays which are suitable for the less experienced rider and children. On the whole however, you do need to be able to ride well and be secure in the saddle and confident riding strange horses. The horses will be safe and well schooled and you should be aware that you will be in the saddle for up to 8 hours, depending on the trip you choose and they type of safari you wish to go on. An African horse riding safari embraces all the adventure and excitement of being among the big game and enjoying all that nature has to offer. It allows you to explore areas that are inaccessible to more conventional means of transport and the fact that you are riding a living creature can make you feel like you are going back to nature.
Unlike traditional African safaris, going on horseback has some incredible bonuses. You are exploring a part Africa by horse which has a far less carbon footprint than a motor vehicle and because horses’ feet do less damage to the land, it is a very eco friendly method of seeing all the beauty of the national park you are visiting. The variety of nature’s bounty will be mind blowing and you may have trouble taking it all in, so don’t forget your camera! The landscape will vary and change, sometimes a lot depending on the region you are visiting and you will get to ride over a variety of terrain which may test your skills a little. You may be riding alongside one of the great rivers, carefully navigating rocky hillsides, crossing desert or cantering across the great African Savannah.
For the more adventurous, there are some very challenging rides and on an African horse riding safari, you can fulfill all your dreams. Being on horseback means that it is less disturbing to the wildlife and you will be able to get closer to the grazing herds than if you were in a 4 x 4 vehicle which is intrusive and noisy. Also, from the back of your horse you can quietly move among the herds and have more opportunity to spot other animals, birds, plants and insects. Plus you can go off road and explore areas which are totally inaccessible to vehicles. Horses also possess an instinct to avoid unsafe ground so will to an extent, look after you.
A horse riding African safari will be a thrilling adventure which will give you memories that will last a lifetime and once you have done it once, you will want to do it again! For the ultimate eco friendly adventure, book yours today.