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Testimonials from Horse Riding Holidays in Africa


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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The Kerbey’s on Sosian Lodge, Kenya – September 2022

We loved Sosian Lodge, accommodation was great. The horses really nice and were beautifully turned out every day - Meghan even rustled up some stock saddles for us to ride in. The food and wine were excellent and plenty of it. We had breakfast out in the bush a couple of times, and a couple of bush dinners as well, the chefs and staff were all amazing at looking after us. We saw plenty of animals, so many elephant (had a couple of sundowners just out on the plains with elephant) Also had a couple of really good leopard sightings. And final morning we saw African wild dogs, they had been picked up on gps collars a few days before but we couldn’t find them, so a real treat for our last day. We both thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Meghan, Simon and staff, we felt really welcome and at home. Nothing was too much bother for them.

The Kerbey’s Sosian Lodge, Kenya 21/04/2023

Jack on Fairytale of Fayoum, Egypt

We are all back safe and sound after a great week overall. Everyone was really happy with the tour. Saber was an excellent host and looked after us very well all week. The horses, hotel and the itinerary were very good, thank you so much for your excellent service. We are already planning a trip with you for next year.

Jack Ronan private group Ireland Fairytale of Fayoum, Egypt 07/04/2023

Janine Whyte on Kalahari Desert, Botswana

Camp Kalahari and the ride with David Foot was just magical.......the pans are a very unique place to ride and would highly recommend. David is a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable and passionate and happy to share his experiences. I'm not the biggest "birder" in the world but his enthusiasm is so infectious that I was almost convinced!! Horses were great, again I sampled a few and was even allowed ride David's special baby, Ditaka......who is a beautiful horse to fact they all were!! Food again was fab and once again the wonderful cooks made sure I had freshly baked gluten free breads and treats every day, blown away!! Accommodation was amazing......very comfortable beds and the night under the stars was just the best. Meerkats were a definite highlight, so lucky to have experienced it!

Kildare, Ireland 08/01/2018

Janine Whyte on Macatoo, Okavango Delta, Botswana

How are you?! Yeah back to work and it feels like I've never been away!! I had an amazing holiday, it really was absolutely fantastic.....I'm not sure how I'm going to top it!! Macatoo is a really fun place to ride, I honestly didn't stop laughing from the moment I landed! Staff are very friendly and welcoming and really enjoy to laugh and have fun! Horses are fantastic, Mod does an amazing job matching horse to rider. I sampled quite a few whilst I was there and loved every single one of, forward going and fast, couldn't have asked for more! I didn't find the riding too tough in terms of the hours in the saddle, but I do recommend a good level of fitness......lots of long canters which are amazing! Don't be afraid of getting wet either, the splashy canters really were a highlight! Guides were brilliant, very knowledgeable, extremely willing to show us and have us experience as much as possible. Accommodation was amazing.....the tents are bigger than a Dublin apartment!! Whilst I love roughing it and progressive rides where you move every day, it was really nice to have a base and a hot shower at the end of the day! And the views......elephant and giraffe loping across the Delta a stones throw from my veranda....perfect! Food was superb and the amazing ladies in the kitchen baked me my "special" coeliac breads and treats every day.......I was amazed and truly appreciative at the effort. I was very well catered for! So yeah, everything was just perfect! Thanks for organising, all details and information was completely on point and nothing needs to change!


Kildare, Ireland 08/01/2018

Niall Power on Ride & Walk Safaris

I am not a “gusher” but I am going to sound a bit like one I’m afraid. The holiday was absolutely amazing, that’s the best description for it, start to finish, perversely I probably don’t have much useful therefore in the lines of feedback, but I can tell you why it was good in my opinion. I haven’t used travel agents or packaged trips or tours for many years because with the internet, google, tripadvisor etc I simply don’t see where they add value and value added aside the more links in the chain the more risk of errors. Mostly one would be entrusting ones arrangements to a misfortunate job bridge youngster whose travel experience extended to a school trip to Belfast.  So therefore I try to keep the chain short. Zara’s Planet seems to add value, by the nature of the trip its complex, there are a great many pick ups, collections, drop offs and interconnections so a lot of organising that I didn’t have to do, even if I could have done. Everything went like clockwork, things can go wrong and at times nothing anyone can do about it but we had the itinerary provided which was excellent and would have given us the independence to deal with a problem with any interconnection if it arose. So we felt well looked after at the outset.

Niall Power Dublin, Ireland 07/01/2018

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 05/11/2014

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 05/11/2014

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 05/11/2014

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 04/11/2014

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 04/11/2014

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