Horse Riding Victoria Falls
Canter through open bush, explore hidden paths & roam through wilderness areas on a Victoria Falls Horse Safari.
Victoria Falls Horse Safari
Surrounded by National Park and Game area Victoria Falls allows access to rugged and varied riding country, providing a superb wilderness experience for all levels of rider. You may track elephant, buffalo and other game to the shady banks of the Zambezi River, or ride within feet of shy impala or kudu. Even a short novice ride provides amazing potential safari encounters and one of the best ways to view wild game in Victoria Falls.
Qualified, licensed guides lead all rides and are accompanied by a back up rider. All our guides are dedicated, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. A keen interest is taken in the environment as well as the flora and fauna of the area.
Minimum / Maximum participants
Maximum: 6 – We prefer to split larger groups into groups of 6.
Please note: There is a weight limit for Novice riders of 85kg. Experienced riders may be heavier depending on their riding ability and at our discretion.
Helmets are required. We have a selection or bring your own for the best fit.
If you wish to book an experienced ride – you must be able to ride unassisted and with confidence. At minimum you should have mastered basic aids, be able to do a rising trot for stretches of at least 10 minutes at a time, be comfortable at all paces and able to gallop out of trouble, even at the end of a long days ride. The more proficient and fitter you are, the more you will enjoy your trip.
Duration 2.5 hours
When All year round, subject to availability.
Where The activity starts and finishes at the stables at the Falls Resort
Weather The activity cannot take place during thunderstorms or heavy rain
What to Wear It is recommended that riders wear suitable closed footwear to protect their feet. Comfortable outdoor clothing should be worn. Skirts and dresses are not recommended. A poncho or raincoat in the rainy season is advisable.
Things to Bring Sunglasses Sunscreen
Guests or Spectators Due to the nature and location of the activity, visitors not partaking in the activity will not be able to accompany their group.
Ages 12 years
Maximum Weight 100.0 kg
Fitness Level No Fitness Requirement
Experience Level No Experience Requirement
Inclusions Return road transfers from local Livingstone accommodation venues
An experienced guide will accompany you on the trail.
We supply all riding equipment required for our trails.
Helmets are provided and must be worn at all times during the trail.
Refreshments on the trail.
A picnic lunch stop with short-siesta time through the mid-day heat at the hottest times of year.
Exclusions Items of a personal nature.
These short morning or afternoon trips, between 2½ to 3 hours in total, provide novice riders with an opportunity to enjoy the special experience of exploring the African bush by horseback. Novice rides are for those with limited riding experience, or who have not ridden for some time, but you should be reasonably fit. Your riding ability will be assessed and you will be given support and guidance as necessary.
Guides accompanying the ride will assist throughout, although clients will have to control their own horses. For clients who have done some riding there will be opportunities to trot, or even canter, but only if you are proficient enough to do so. The horses used on a novice ride are quiet and shorter distances are covered.
Experienced Riders: Morning or Afternoon Rides
As per the novide rides, these short morning or afternoon rides, between 2½ to 3 hours in total, provide more experienced riders with an opportunity to enjoy the special experience of exploring the African bush.
We also offer longer 4 to 4½ hour extended morning ride for experienced riders looking to make the most of their riding opportunity in this magnificent location. They will take you far into splendid teak forests, Mopani woodland and sub-riverine bush to explore the dramatic scenery above the Batoka Gorge.
For experienced riders only, with approximately 6 hours riding, and up to 8 hours total turnaround, our full day riding option is offered only in cooler months.
Full day rides include picnic lunch stop with short-siesta time through the mid-day heat at the hottest times of year.