Zimbabwe Riding Safari

Varden Safaris

For Experienced Riders

A horse riding safari holiday in Africa has to be one of the best ways to experience the African bush.

In Zimbabwe there is a wilderness wildlife area that is little known to most locals and visitors. A rugged blending of grey granite with the red serpentine soils of Zimbabwe’s Great Dyke Complex. Balanced on the escarpment of the famous Zambezi Valley. 180 km north of Harare you will find a pristine wilderness of more than 600 sq km. where deep river valleys bisect towering rock faces and grass covered mountains.

On a fine steed, you can ride for days exploring Miombo and Mushanje woodlands with orchids, water berry, palms and wild fruit support generous pickings for elephant, buffalo, eland, sable, kudu, zebra and many other species. Endemic botanical delights can be found amongst aloes, euphorias and proteas.

From the isolated camp you can explore on horseback and foot with no noisy engines or generators disturb the tranquillity. Experienced and sure-footed horses give you a peaceful yet exciting view of the bush from a different perspective. Licensed guides and keen staff help to create a visit of many facets. A cosy mountain experience with no electricity, phones or email to disturb the soul. Come for a few nights to relax at Kopje Tops or head out for an 7-night Explorer Safari, there are a wide range of options to suit any rider.