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African Horse Riding Holidays Testimonials

Listed below are testimonials that our friends and clients have left for us after their African Horse Riding Holidays adventures! Feel free to browse through them and find out what you’re missing by not booking your Horse Riding Holidays with us yet!

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Clayton on Wait a Little Safaris, South Africa

We were made so welcome by Philip and Gerti, the grooms and all the tracking staff and grew very fond of our amazing horses - Lucinda even likening her favourite, Steiner, to the late Bally Leck Boy, such was the lovely ride he gave her...

Clayton Fredericks International Eventer

NS on Tristan’s Masai Mara Safari, Kenya

Very charismatic, a natural leader, would follow him anywhere... don’t tell him, he's big headed enough already! Fantastic in every way…Tristan was a very patient and amazing guide, I liked the way he pushed us... just a little bit of danger, with a mischievous grin!

The most luxurious of all the camping trips I’ve done, the attention to detail is superb, but not so much as to take away from the spirit of adventure.

NS from UK

Mrs H on Borana Safari Lodge, Kenya

You did not prepare us for how wonderful it would be! Our family had the most wonderful time and declared it the best holiday ever & impossible to beat! We loved Kenya, and adored Borana and everything about it... Bimbi Dyer is a brilliant hostess, nothing is too much trouble and she remains enthusiastic and cheerful through the longest of working days & she and her team make sure each guest is totally spoiled & welcomed. We had a room with a view of elephant swimming... we are going back!

Mrs H & family

Harriet on Gordie’s Masai Mara, Kenya

Gordie and all of his crew went out of their way to make sure every detail of the ride was superb. The riding was not for the faint hearted but it was well suited to our group.

Harriet from Warwick

Lucy Higginson on Limpopo Safaris, Botswana

With a 30 plus strong herd of horses, Louise manages and schools them all beautifully. Apart from the odd compulsive water rollers, they were the best mannered horses I have met in a riding safari.

Lucy Higginson Editor, Horse & Hound Magazine

Siobhan English on Macatoo Safari, Botswana

On the day of our close encounter, we acknowledged the patience needed to train horses to have this level of trust; they all stood motionless as we gazed in amazement. Even when the elephant moved in our direction, the horses remained calm.

Back at our camp, we relived the day's adventures over a smashing lunch, our time in the saddle leaving us hungry for seconds. It's in the middle of nowhere, but you really know you are somewhere very, very special.

Siobhan English The Irish Field

Ciara features Kalahari Camp, Botswana

We experience the wonders of the beautiful salt pans of the Makgadigadi. In the winter the pans are just one salt crust the size of Switzerland, where nothing lives and nothing grows. There's no water, no food, no animals. In summer it explodes with a billion shrimp - daily snacks for over a million flamingos and home to mammoth herds of zebra and widlebeest.

Each day is a new adventure. we visit Livingstone's famous Baobab tree and see his name carved on its bark before lunching under a cool acacia tree. After a nap and tea, we move in gliding across the pans for a night under the stars with supper cooked for us by CK's marvellous staff.

Heck the pans are the most marvellous place to wake up! As the sun rises and the light fractures this desolate Doctor Who scape just gets more beguiling. It blows my mind, slowly, then again and again and again.

Ciara Parkes Tatler Magazine, December 2012

Rosemary on The Desert Raid, Namibia

Brilliant! Every moment to be treasured and remembered. Truly the best holiday I have ever had! Brave, honest 'Metallic', long canters, superb food and plenty of laughs with good company. What could be better.

Rosemary from England

Cian on Benguerra Lodge, Mozambique

Benguerra Lodge is true barefoot luxury, an idyllic getaway with its white sands and turquoise waters, where we were able to chill out and relax, dive, swim with the horses - just perfect!

Cian O’Connor, Ireland International Showjumper & Olympic Bronze Medallist

Roz Hughes on Retzlaff Safari, Mozambique

I have been lucky enough to have been on many riding holidays around the world but none quite as memorable as staying with Retzlaff Horse Safaris. I don't often say this as there are so many new places to visit but I will return.

Roz Hughes from UK