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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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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 26/10/2014

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 25/10/2014

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 25/10/2014

Kevin & Cindy on Gordie’s Masai Mara, Kenya

Gordie's horses like to canter almost at a gallop pace and they were fantastic. Love a horse you have to hold back. Only got semi telling off for "breaking the line". We saw 250 bazillion animals and even got chased by a lioness!!!

Kevin & Cindy Berry from Canada 25/10/2014

Ciara Higgins on Wait a Little Big 5 Safari, SA

The horses were amazing. I rode four different horses and Dave rode 3. We were definitely matched to suitable horses and really enjoyed our mounts.They started out each day with a lovely long walk and arrived home up to 4 hours later with the same lovely strides they began with! The terrain was great. Plenty of long sporty canters, exploring through dense bush and cantering along dry river beds.

The accommodation was beautiful. All we imagined and so much more! It was so exciting being so close to nature even when we were sleeping! With lovely little touches like the electric blankets on for us on our first night which was really cold!!Also having a laundry service was brilliant. The food was outstanding! Such a variety of beautiful home cooked meals, good job we did so much riding so we didn’t feel one bit guilty enjoying it all!

Philip and Gertie were so warm and welcoming, and Clare, Rusty and the girls were such a nice group. It literally felt like a home away from home!

And finally thank you for all your help leading up to our trip. All the very prompt email returns with my random questions were so helpful so thanks so much again. We really had the trip of a life-time, it was everything we had hoped for and much much more!

Ciara Higgins from Ireland 25/10/2014

Karen Watson on Ants Safari Collection, South Africa

In your last email you said that if we would enjoyed Steenberg then we would be bowled over with Ant's and you were absolutely right. The horse riding aspect, staff, accommodation, animals, food and general ambience were simply stunning and unforgettable for us.

We were made to feel so special in both venues but particularly at Ant's we felt they made every effort to personalise our holiday. We would gladly recommend this trip to anyone visiting SA and certainly recommend your company as the organisation was flawless.

Karen Watson from Scotland 25/10/2014

Cian O’Connor on Ants Safari Collection, South Africa

There is a uniqueness to going on a safari on horseback that travelling in a Land Rover can never give you. Here you are at one with the wildlife, with nothing separating you from the huge variety of game that trots or canters alongside you or sometimes just regard you with a baleful eye from the bush - you are never sure if they see you as being one of them or whether they might want to eat you!

Cian O’Connor, Ireland International Showjumper & Olympic Bronze Medallist 25/10/2014

Paul Ronan on Ride & Walk Safaris

The only way I can describe the trip is that it exceeded my expectations and I think I speak for all of the rest of the group. Your choice of camps and people was spot on. As you had said a completely different experience with different terrain, Carmen's horses were top class, she runs it like a military operation.

Our guide was Clinton Edwards who wished to be remembered to you. We got to see a great cross section of game, elephant, hippo, giraffe etc. unfortunately the elusive lion while he hung around quite close to the camp and made a lot of noise at night, failed to show. Sam & Ginny were fantastic. The family connection certainly helped. Once again the food, staff, wine etc. were to the highest standard. The Botswana people have a lovely happy disposition.

After that experience we'll have to look for something to top it which is going to be very hard!

Paul Ronan from Ireland 24/10/2014

Silvana Pitti on RAW & Kalahari Safaris

The trip was fantastic, R&W is really the best place in the world to spend a magical week, and Kalahari was the perfect complement after the Okavango.

I think it's a very very good idea to propose Okavango and Kalahari together for people interested in Botswana because it's a perfect way to really understand where is Okavango and to really understand how magic it is to find such a big quantity of water and animals in a so dry and unlimited desert.

All guides were perfect and very helpful and friendly. Everything was wonderful, food, horses, rhythm of the journey, food, accommodation. Camps were so magic.

I will send you some images. My son played violin standing up on a horse in a pan in Kalahari and we took videos (but we had no time to see them yet, we will do it). He played all nights for the staff because he had to work for a musical competition he will have next month and it was a perfect

Thank you so much for everything, you were wonderful. We will write again soon.

Silvana Pitti & Family from Spain 24/10/2014

Zara Stassin on Botswana RAW Safaris

For a family holiday with a difference I can 100% recommend Ride & Walk Safaris as the ultimate place on earth. In February 2013 I travelled with my three daughters (aged 5, 11, 13), my non riding husband and another family of 5 into camp. We counted between us we'd visited over 38 countries but in spite of being so well travelled every member of our group voted Ride & Walk Safaris as the best holiday we’ve ever had.

Zara Stassin Founding Director of Zara’s Planet 24/10/2014