Be a little different and go on a safari at night by spotlight through a private game reserve near the Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe.
Your senses are alert and focused on everything around you as you slowly canter through the rugged woodlands, Kalahari sand teak forest, and alongside the rushing Zambezi River.
- Ride through the African Bush and admire its natural beauty
- Get a chance to spot wildlife up close
- Explore the channels of the Upper Zambezi River
There’s something magical about horseback riding, especially on your African safari. It lets you slow down to see much more than you would see on a vehicle tour, making you feel like you are adventuring back in time. Experience an unforgettable horseback riding tour in Victoria Falls with us!
- Children are accepted but they need to be strong and competent riders.
- Maximum weight limit is 90kg
- Although not physical, you will need a reasonable level of fitness to mount and dismount the horse comfortable (assistance will be provided) and control the horse
- All clients are required to sign an indemnity form on arrival at the stables
- Why You'll Love This
Join Zambezi Horse Trails in Victoria Falls which has been in operation for nearly three decades. We truly feel that it is one of the best ways to explore this region, because not only do you get the opportunity to see the stunning and diverse surroundings but you also have the thrilling experience of being on horseback in a small group.
All rides start with a safety briefing before setting off. Once you set off on your horse, the pace and method of the ride is dictated by the wildlife so as not to disturb them. Keep your eyes peeled for the abundant birdlife of this region, including African skimmers, African finfoot, taita falcon, kingfishers, and many more. Also, this is a fantastic opportunity to try spot big game – including elephants, giraffes, zebras, impala, warthogs, and more. Please be aware that no game is guaranteed, however riding a good horse in a fantastic area is. Your friendly and knowledgeable guides teach you all about the traditional uses of trees and plants and aspects of traditional indigenous life.
A great aspect of this experience is that you can enjoy horse riding no matter what your experience level on horseback. If you are a beginner, you get a brief tutorial before you begin and learn how to control the horse. On the novice rides, shorter distances are covered and guides are with you to assist with your horse, which has been specially selected according to your ability. There are also Victoria Falls horseback riding tours for more experienced riders which takes you further into the wilderness – full-day rides and multi-day trips are available for experienced riders.
- What's Included?
- Your horse
- A qualified guide
- All rides are covered by Medical Air Rescue Service, which will provide evacuation to the nearest hospital. For any other care beyond that you are required to hold personal medical insurance.
- Australian stock saddles
- A limited range of half chaps, jodhpurs, trousers, and shirts available on loan
- Session Length
- The morning ride takes place at 6 am in the summer and 7 am in the winter.
- The afternoon ride takes place at 3:30 pm in the summer and 3 pm in the winter.
- The price quoted is for one person.
- Prices may be subject to change, please check with the provider.
- The prices do not include the $10 National Park Fee.
The wet season is from February to May, when you will see the falls in full flood. The best time of year is from July to September. The weather is warm and there is still a good volume of water at the falls. If the main reason for your trip is birdwatching, the ideal time to visit is between mid-September and April. During the dry season between July and November you have higher chances of seeing buffalo and elephants.
- What to Bring
- Your voucher
- Dull coloured clothing, no white or bright colours
- Long jeans or trousers, riding boots, trainers or walking shoes
- T-shirts with sleeves to protect your shoulders
- Sunhat or cap to wear under your helmet