Camp Kalahari Luxury Family Safaris Botswana

Horse Safari

Explore Africa's huge landscapes and diverse wildlife by horseback

Horse Safari
Traverse Africa's plains on horseback
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If you love horses and wildlife, then a horse safari in Africa is the perfect way to combine your passions.

Imagine riding across vast landscapes, encountering a variety of animals, from the Big Five to the rare and endangered. Stay in comfortable and authentic camps or lodges, where you can relax and enjoy the African hospitality.  Experience the thrill of galloping alongside a herd of zebra, or the awe of approaching an elephant on horseback.

Horse Safari
Traverse Africa's plains on horseback
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Something for everyone

There are many destinations to choose from, each with its own unique charm and attractions.

You can explore the lush Okavango Delta in Botswana, the iconic Maasai Mara in Kenya, the historic Serengeti in Tanzania, or the diverse Kruger National Park in South Africa.

You can tailor your safari to suit your riding level and interests, from fast-paced to leisurely, from scenic to adventurous. You can also enjoy other activities such as game drives, boat trips, bush walks and cultural visits.

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You will be guided by experienced and knowledgeable guides who have a passion for horses and wildlife.

They will ensure your safety and enjoyment, as well as share their insights and stories about the places and animals you will see.

Some of the guides are local to the countries you will visit, while others are from abroad but have lived and worked in Africa for many years. They all have a common goal: to make your horse safari an unforgettable experience.

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Some of our favourite family safari destinations in Africa offer spectacular horseback safaris.

The Okavango Delta offers not only incredible wildlife, but the unique experience of riding through flooded plains.

The picturesque Laikipia region in Kenya is another bucket list spot for traversing the open savannah and rocky gorges on horseback whilst witnessing endangered species like the rhino and African wild dog.

 

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You can explore Africa’s diversity of landscapes on horseback all year-round.

Generally, the dry season, which is June to October for most of sub-Saharan Africa, is a good time to go on safari, as the animals tend to gather around water sources and the vegetation is less dense, making them easier to spot.

However, if you are looking for a more unique experience, you can opt to take to horseback to witness the Great Migration from December to March and again from June to Mid-November.

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Most lodges cater for both advanced and beginner riders, with the most family-friendly options in South Africa and Kenya.

Whilst some of the big game encounters and the wild nature of some landscapes, especially in Botswana, require more experienced riders.

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Itinerary ideas
Suggested itineraries for a horseback safari
  • Kenya safari and beach holiday

    Combine the world-famous Masai Mara with some time on Kenya’s gorgeous coastline with our signature Kenya family safari and beach holiday.

    Guide Price From £3,680 | $5,000 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 10 nights
    Best Months July - October
    Region Nairobi, Masai Mara, Kenya Coast,
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  • Kenya bucket list safari and beach holiday

    Our Kenya bucket list safari and beach holiday combines the world-famous Masai Mara with beautiful scenery and incredible conservation successes in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, followed by a private villa beach escape on the Kenyan coast.

    Guide Price From £5,500 | $7,480 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 10 nights
    Best Months July - March
    Region Nairobi, Lewa and Laikipia, Masai Mara, Kenya Coast,
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  • Tanzania family safari holiday

    This classic Northern Tanzania safari circuit takes in some of the most breathtaking wildlife spectacles and landscapes imaginable.

    Guide Price From £3,785 | $5,150 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 8 Nights
    Best Months July - October
    Region Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Highlands, Serengeti National Park,
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Why travel with Coral Tree?

We are the specialists in luxury Africa family safari holidays

We are Africa experts and also parents. We understand what makes a memorable family adventure.

Our knowledge and connections are unsurpassed

We have been living and working in African tourism for over two decades.

Every journey is tailored with your specific wishes in mind

No off-the-shelf packages or cookie-cutter itineraries. Unique family safaris.

Each trip funds grassroots conservation and girls education projects

You pay no more for the privilege, we support causes close to our hearts.

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Over the last twenty years, we have lived and worked in the luxury African tourism sector developing partnerships across the continent.

We know what makes a memorable family experience, and as parents, we understand what’s important to you.

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