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Wildlife viewing from horseback has great advantages.

Vehicles are noisy and they usually have to stay on roads so that they can’t reach some of the most secluded places. If you are walking, you have to watch where you are putting your feet, but in the saddle you can look around all the time. On horseback it can be thrilling to gallop along with fast moving herds of giraffe, wildebeest or zebra and you share the experience with your equine companion.  On horseback one can also have unusual experiences like discovering an ostrich nest far off the usual tourist path in places like Kenya’s Masai Mara. Or on the Kilimanjaro Ride in Tanzania you can often watch herds of elephant while sitting quietly on your horse. 

In addition to game like grizzly bears, elk and moose one can often see wild mustangs around our Wyoming ranch and it is much easier to get close to them on horseback than any other way as they feel reassured by the presence of other horses.

Equitours can also assist with organizing non-riding extensions to complement the horseback experience for a full array of what a region has to offer, such as viewing tigers and rhinoceros in India, gorillas in Uganda or Galapagos wildlife in Ecuador.

 

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Odyssey- Costa Rica riding vacation along beaches

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Ride on rural roads through the countryside and farmland, down a dramatic river canyon, towards the arid Pacific Coast with its volcanic sand beaches, then transfer to the Caribbean... Read more

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Mozambique Beach Safari

Ride along the Vilanculos coast and on Benguerra Island during this horseback riding holiday in Mozambique. Enjoy long stretches of untouched white sand beaches and magnificent views overlooking the... Read more

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Bitterroot Cow Camp

Guests interested in getting even further from the beaten path might be interested in a stay at the Bitterroot Cow Camp. Nestled in a picturesque meadow in the shadow... Read more

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Skeleton Coast

This is a newer itinerary for our well established partners in Namibia. They are pleased to be able to offer this route that combines both the coast and wild... Read more

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Horizon Ranch

An unrivaled range of riding activities in the hospitable and relaxed atmosphere is included in this horseback riding vacation in South Africa at one of the region’s oldest farms.... Read more

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Riding Through the Andes

The trek follows the old pioneer trail crossing the remote Puelo Valley; a route once used by smugglers. The journey, led by local outfitters, takes you through the hidden... Read more

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Pantanal Ride

Visitors are drawn to the Pantanal region of Brazil by the promise of wildlife, as it is home to one of the largest arrays of unique species anywhere in... Read more

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Ride through the Mongolian steppe on this classic horse trek

Mongolian Classic Trek

This horse riding trek in Mongolia combines the lush beauty of the Blue Khentii Mountain and the austere landscape of the Gobi Desert. The mountains of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park... Read more

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Deloraine House

Deloraine is run by the family who offer the Masai Mara safaris and serves their home and base. They welcome guests with wonderful hospitality, and it's a fantastic way... Read more

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Masai Mara Safari

This is the land which was so loved by Ernest Hemingway and Karen Blixen. How fortunate for us that it remains much as it was in their day. The... Read more

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Victoria Falls Safari

This shorter stay is an excellent option to include as an extension to further travels on the African continent. Visit Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the... Read more

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Serengeti Migration Ride

This safari explores the Ngorongoro Conservation Area of the wider Serengeti Ecosystem. It is an incredible opportunity to indulge in your sense of adventure and get truly off the... Read more

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Discover the Delta

Rather than a permanent riding camp, a lightweight mobile camp is transported by a flotilla of mokoros (traditional dugout canoes), or when the water levels are too low for... Read more

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Homoki Lodge

The Homoki Lodge in Hungary offers fantastic riding opportunities in a setting celebrating the rich uniqueness of the area's culture, where equestrian traditions run deep. With options to stay... Read more

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Kilimanjaro Ride

This horseback riding vacation in Tanzania ventures into prime elephant habitat, allowing you to and experience the excitement of horseback riding among these magnificent creatures. You have opportunities to... Read more

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Dolphin Trail

The Dolphin Trail takes place south of Lisbon near the coast as you stay in wonderful modern country hotels. On experienced Lusitano horses you will follow the winding trail... Read more

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The Gorilla Extension

In conjunction with your horseback riding safari in Uganda, Tanzania or Kenya, continue the adventure with an extension to Uganda or Rwanda for a once-in-a-lifetime experience viewing gorilla families in... Read more

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If you are interested in a horseback riding vacation in Kenya, Ol Donyo Lodge offers a unique opportunity to experience the nature and culture that makes Kenya an outstanding... Read more

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Boomerang Trail

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The Bitterroot ranch in Wyoming offers excellent riding for a broad range of ability levels. Everyone can enjoy varied trail rides through stunning scenery, with options for lessons weekly... Read more

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The Winter Pastures horseback riding vacation will take you far below the remote North Rim of the Grand Canyon into a microclimate which is sheltered from the cold and... Read more

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Fjallabak Tour- ride Icelandic horses on this equestrian holiday in Iceland

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Ride in the “land of fire and ice” on this tour that enables you to experience them in depth.  Wild volcanic landscapes next to snow-capped mountains, vast lava deserts... Read more

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Hacienda to Hacienda Ride

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Glacier Estancia Ride

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Estancia Los Potreros

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Spirit of the Reindeer Herders

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This is an endurance horseback riding tour in Namibia through a region of overwhelming beauty and isolation. It crosses 400 kms of the world's oldest desert from central Namibia... Read more

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Damaraland Trail

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Sosian Ranch

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This safari is similar to the Big Five Safari, but two nights shorter and thus more stationary. The Makalali Game Reserve in South Africa encompasses 61,000 acres in the... Read more

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Enjoy riding horses on the steppe on the Karakorum horseback riding holiday

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