"Mozambique is the most beautiful country in the world
for beach-riding. It is heaven. The horses themselves
are lovely: safe, well-schooled and great fun to ride. I
spent a week pinching myself to check I wasn't
Kate Kellaway - Journalist for the
Guardian Newspaper, UK
"I fell in love with a lovely white Arab
with whom I spent hours cantering along the beach, only
stopping to watch the fishermen coming back with their
catch of the day - which I knew would inevitably end up
on my plate. What more do you need!
Joelle Boniface, Paris, France.
"I wanted to thank you for an amazing trip and being
such an inspiration. I cannot thank you enough for your
hospitality and openness."
Karly Kupferberg, Sudan.
"I am lucky enough to have been on many riding holidays around the world but none quite as memorable as staying with Mozambique Horse Safari.
I don't often say this, as the world is full of exciting
places to visit, but I shall return."
Roz Hughes, United Kingdom.
We are extremely proud to welcome you to Mozambique Horse Safari, the worlds
finest beach horse riding holiday destination. Established
in 2006 with horses rescued from Zimbabwe's land invasions
we are now one of Africa's premier horse safaris.
Mozambique Horse Safari specializes in custom-made horseback riding holiday safaris and daytime trail rides along the Vilanculos coast and on Benguerra Island in the Bazaruto Archipelago. The coastal area is renowned for its long stretches of untouched white sand beaches and magnificent cliff top views overlooking the ever-changing turquoise blue colours of the Bazaruto Archipelago.
The spirit of fun and adventure runs deep at Mozambique
Horse Safari so saddle up and enjoy a truly unique African
adventure on our wonderful horses.
To read more about the history of Mozambique Horse Safari please click the icon
Are you are looking for the most incredible horse
riding holiday adventure in the world? If so, come and join us in Vilankulo,
Mozambique, Africa. We offer a superb all
inclusive riding holiday package on the coast of
Africa that includes meals, accommodation and
Horse riding, Vilankulo, Mozambique, Africa.
Vilanculos is world renowned for its superb variety of white sand beaches, alluring golden sunsets and tall palm trees. The beach stretches for tens of kilometres allowing
horse riders plenty of opportunities for exhilarating canters and long trots. The views from the cliffs overlooking the Bazaruto Archipelago are extraordinary and will be a memory you will never forget.
Come and capture the freedom of deserted beaches,
and stunning scenery by horseback. The
Mozambique Horse Safari team will ensure that
you have the time of your life.
Horse riding in Benguerra Island, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique,
Benguerra is the second largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago
and is famous for its exquisite horse
riding; gallop along unspoiled white beaches and
over beautiful sand dunes with views of
sparkling turquoise seas swaying palms. The Mozambique Horse Safari team will ensure that you have the time of your life. For more information please view the images on our Picture Gallery
One Family's Dream - Pat & Amanda Retzlaff.
Pat & Mandy Retzlaff organised the rescue over a
hundred horses from certain death in the
Zimbabwean Farm Invasions of 2002. In 2006
the horses arrived in Vilankulo to start up
Mozambique Horse Safari; this was beginning of
Pat & Mandy's dream to create a safe home for
the lost horses of Zimbabwe.
Fishing Village Ride.
This wonderful ride takes us through coconut plantations, cantering over pristine beaches to Enrique's Fishing Village. Enrique the local
chief entertains us in true Mozambican style and sets up a table for us with traditional food. We start off with a refreshing
coconut drink and are shown how to eat fresh crab and we taste Matapa a traditional Mozambique dish made from cassava
leaves, nuts and coconut milk. During lunch we'll enjoy some amazing tradition African singing and dance by a few members of the community.
This is a wonderful days horse ride experiencing traditional African culture that you cannot experience anywhere else in the world.
Horse Riding School.
Have you always wanted to learn to ride better and feel more comfortable and relaxed when you go on holiday and take a horseback ride? Learn basic horsemanship, equine behaviour, handling, proper seat and riding technique from
Pat, Mandy or one of our oversees volunteers. Our Equestrian School of excellence offers dynamic courses, providing riding lessons, horse training and clinics.
Mozambique Horse Safaris offers you our Volunteer Programme which is aimed at gap year students and adult volunteers who are looking to develop their riding skills, discover the culture of Mozambique and make a difference in Africa helping our horses.
Students are given the chance to acquire a
wealth of information about equine management,
riding skills and life in Africa.
The horses at Mozambique Horse Safari are our
greatest and most treasured assets and we take
extremely good care of them. Breeds include a
combination of Thoroughbreds, Arabs and the
South African Boerperds. We have over 30 horses
in Mozambique to choose from and use a
combination of English saddles and South African