Horse Riding in Africa


"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 dreaming."
Kate Kellaway - Journalist, The Observer Newspaper, United Kingdom.

"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 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.


VILANKULO DAY RIDES: Please note that transfers and taxis to and from the stables are at the clients expense. The daily schedule is determined by the guide with the best interests of the group and horses in mind. Weather conditions and especially the changing tides in Vilankulo control the timing of rides.
An hour and a half ride in the morning or afternoon. The ride incorporates all the wonderful eco-systems in the archipelago; wide open beaches, incredible cliff top views, pristine dune bush and mangrove shoreline. This popular day ride is for holiday makers and is suitable for non-riders.
To see horses wallowing and rolling in the sea is unique. To complete this incredible experience you will swim with the horses bareback. This ride is ONLY in calm conditions and at high tide when the water is deep. The weight limit is 80 kgs and is also suitable for non-riders and costs.
VILLAGE RIDE: USD 80.00 includes lunch
This bestselling ride takes us through coconut plantations and over pristine beaches to Enrique's Fishing Village. Enrique the local chief entertains us in true local Mozambican style and sets up a table with traditional food. We start off with a refreshing coconut drink and are shown how to eat fresh crab and taste Matapa; a traditional Mozambique dish made from cassava leaves, nuts and coconut milk. After lunch we continue our ride through the rural village and head onto the "Fingerprint of God"; a magnificent viewpoint overlooking the Bazaruto Archipelago. This ride is also suitable for non-riders
BREAKFAST RIDE: USD 80.00 includes breakfast
An early morning ride to the viewing point on the red cliffs; Fingerprint of God. Enjoy an exhilarating canter along the beach where you will work up an appetite for a delicious breakfast at a local restaurant. This is the perfect way to start off your day. ONLY for experienced riders, minimum of 4 people.
RED DUNE RIDE: USD 120.00 includes lunch
Mount up and set off on an exhilarating ride through the outskirts of town and along deserted sand beaches to the Red Dunes on North Beach. There are ample opportunities for controlled canters on the wide open beaches before climbing the giant red coastal dunes. The panoramic views of the white sandbars and turquoise seas below are spectacular and will be one of the special highlights of your holiday. An optional lunch at your own expense will be served at a gorgeous beachside restaurant overflowing with seafood specialties. ONLY for experienced riders, minimum of 4 people.
MOONLIGHT RIDE: USD 65.00 includes a sundown drink (beer & wine)
Watch the moon rise over the Bazaruto Archipelago from the Fingerprint of God. Experience the magic of finishing the day on horse back whilst enjoying the tranquillity of an African beach as evening falls.

5 Day & 4 Nights:  
8 Day & 7 Nights:  
Included: All riding, accommodation, meals, boat transfers, vehicle transfers, airport pick up and drop off, concession fees and Mozambique Government VAT. In the hotel room we provide a fruit bowl, gift pack and stock the fridge with water and cool drinks.
Not included: Flights, personal travel insurance, visas, alcoholic drinks, any drinks bought at a restaurant or bar, any personal spending money and any extra excursions or activities..
Standard Accommodation: You will be based on the outskirts of Vilankulo at Archipelago Lodge. The lodge is located on the beach and consists of eighteen chalets with stunning views of the ocean. Each chalet has a large double bedroom with en suite shower. There is also a fully equipped kitchen and additional bedrooms with a separate shower.

The restaurant serves delicious food and the focal point is the spectacular swimming pool, offering breathtaking view of the islands and the palm fringed beach below. As the sun goes down you can enjoy walks along the beach and cocktails at the bar.

In the event of unavailability during peak season we will use similar standard accommodation at other lodges in the area.

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