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.

"It was 23 years since I was on a horse and the ride exceeded all my expectations. I rode Lady who was the most beautiful and responsive horse. "
Peta M, Cape Town, South Africa.

"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.

"I rode out with Pat. His knowledge of the area only added to an amazing ride in the most stunning setting."
Marion P, Tonbridge, UK

"I stayed 8 days and cannot give enough praise. As reviews mention, the horses are in immaculate condition and full of energy. The horses matched well to riders and Pat and Mandy made me feel like one of the family. The holiday is well structured and varied - swimming on the horses will go down as one of my all time favourite holiday activities. "
JB, London, UK.



Vilankulo 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 riders plenty of opportunities for exhilarating canters and long trots. The views from the towering cliffs overlooking the Bazaruto Archipelago are extraordinary and will be a memory you will never forget.

We have a herd of just under 20 horse in Vilankulo - they are well looked after by a group of dedicated staff headed by Pat & Mandy Retzlaff. There are a variety of rides along the coast and inland that cater for beginners to experienced riders. Our standard one and a half hour ride is the most popular and convenient for holiday makers. It caters for non-riders as well as experienced riders. The ride incorporates all the wonderful eco-systems in the archipelago; wide open beaches, incredible cliff top views, pristine dune bush and mangrove shoreline. For more information on other rides and prices please click here.

So bring your camera, and capture the freedom of unspoilt beach's, solitude, and stunning scenery by horseback. The MHS team will ensure that you have the time of your life. To view more pictures please view our picture gallery.

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