Outposts Travel Africa cannot think of a better way of reaching and enjoying the wilder and more beautiful parts of Africa than on the back of a horse and we are in a unique position to advise you on the perfect horse riding holiday to suit you.

DD Kingscote, Travel Africa’s founder and director, was born and raised in Kenya and as a result she has an undying love of Africa and is passionate about horses. She rides daily and has competed up to advanced level eventing. She is knowledgeable enough to talk you through the many riding safari options and advise you on which one will suit you the best. She can discuss locations, answer all your riding questions and even tell you about add on holiday options.

Discover Botswana’s Okavango Delta’s astonishing maze of papyrus lined waterways, rich in birdlife and game to the endless horizons of the Masai Mara, Kenya. Enjoy breakfast with hippos in Shiwa Ngandu, Zambia to the majestic, malaria free Waterberg, South Africa. Search for the elusive Desert Elephant as you ride within range of the famous Sossusvlei dunes in Namibia or gallop against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

Riding Safari Destinations

10 Day Riding Safari Holiday | Kenya

Outposts Travel Africa arranged a 10 day safari for a couple whose brief was to ‘ride as much as possible’ on their holiday. We designed an itinerary that combined 4 nights at Borana Lodge in Laikipia with 4 nights at Offbeat Mara in the Maasai Mara. Safe to say, these clients loved every minute.

“Very special, great fun, superb organisation and lovely knowledgeable people.”

“DD nailed it, well done! We discussed what we were looking for and left it to them for advice on where to go. We wanted to ride and to see as many animals and birds as possible, to go somewhere quiet and off the beaten track and to be pampered!! It was perfect and just what we had asked for. The riding worked very well with lovely horses and excellent guides. Bush walks were excellent, bush drives were great, sun-downers in special places, visit to the market in the Mara, everything was superb. Special mention needs to be made about the outstanding knowledge of the guides and spotters and their clear love of all the wildlife. We were made to feel extremely welcome in a non fussy way which suited us perfectly; knowledgeable guides, knowledgeable camp staff, lots of smiley people and very well organised. 10/10”

Mr & Mrs E-S

UK, January


The riding safaris we offer vary from riding daily into wild country from a comfortable lodge to a truly mobile tented safari travelling deep in the African Bush. Short breaks on horseback are becoming increasingly popular and are easy to fit into any itinerary. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced rider we can suggest a riding safari to suit your ability.

Feel the stress of life’s conundrums ebb away with every stride of one’s horse, sun on one’s back, absorbing nature all around you; then prepare for the sudden exciting appearance of some beautiful view, sensational gallop or a wild animal to thrill the senses. Look forward to an evening spent under the magical stars, staring into the crackling fire whilst something mouth-watering is cooked out of seemingly nowhere. Go to sleep at night listening to the cacophony of sounds and rise with the lark ready for the next adventure.


There are many horseback safaris that are aimed at experienced or advanced riders who can cope with the demands of long hours in the saddle, exhilarating riding and with the potential dangers of riding amongst wild animals.



Beginner and novice riders can often be nervous about embarking on a riding safari but there are many options available designed for riders with less experience. Many of these options are also ideal for families. Please contact us so we can suggest the perfect ride and destination based on your ability.


In March 2017, DD Kingscote took a group of clients on a riding safari with Safaris Unlimited in Kenya on a proper mobile safari. DD and her group spent a week traversing three of the greater Laikipia conservancies, Lolldaiga, Ole Naishu and Borana on horseback encountering  diverse cultures, scenic landscapes and abundant wildlife. She wrote an article about the experience which was featured in Travel Africa Magazine.


Our team are on hand to help plan your tailor-made riding safari to Africa.