Neighboring the breathtakingly beautiful Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, lies one of Africa's secret gems and Zimbabwe's largest unfenced game reserve, Hwange National Park. Here, Hwange Horseback Safaris offer you an authentic and unique African experience like no other, with a range of exclusive safaris incorporating a wide variety of activities guaranteed to stir the soul of even the most intrepid traveller.
Discover Hwange on horseback, vintage- style. Ride through vast areas of virgin bush, across the open savanna plains on to the mystical teak and acacia forests. Tracking, viewing and experiencing one of Africa’s greatest wildlife destinations on horseback. Our safaris are the ultimate way of capturing all that Africa has to offer, guaranteeing that each day spent in the saddle will be as exhilarating as the first.
For the non-riders, walking offers a unique opportunity to go off the beaten track and explore unchartered areas of the bush where no game drive vehicle has gone before. Each sound is magnified, each sensation heightened as your professional guide leads you through the African wilderness, explaining each detail in the magnificent scenery, both large and small.
Truly once in a lifetime African adventures...
Who We Are
Combining our love for the African bush and horses for over a decade, Hwange Horseback Safaris is a family owned and run company, operating in two areas of Hwange National Park, and is proud to be one of the pioneers of horse safaris in Hwange and Zimbabwe.
We are committed to providing an exceptional service with a wide choice of activities that meet the needs of travelers seeking an authentic experience. There are horse safaris for the equestrian minded, bush walks and game drives for those who are not.
In collaboration with National Parks, Forestry Commission and a select group of camps and lodges in the greater Hwange area and recently in and around the world famous Victoria Falls, Hwange Horseback Safaris have opened up vast areas for riding that are as exclusive as they are diverse, making us Zimbabwe's premiere horse safari destination.
Our impeccable safety record is underwritten by our herd of 22 well-loved, schooled and cared for horses, consisting of Boereperds, Thoroughbreds, Percherons, Quater Horses and a range of sure- footed farm breeds.
Water and Wilderness Ride
Ride among Rhino, Elephant and more during this big five safari, bucket list adventure, through two of Zimbabwe's top destinations! Part of an amazing new collaboration between Hwange Horseback Safaris and Victoria Falls- based Zambezi Horse Safaris. This Iconic ride starts in Zimbabwe's flagship Hwange National Park, home to one of Africa's largest Elephant populations and ends at Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world!
Vintage Horse Safaris
Boasting a glamorous take on a bygone era of explorer accommodation, Vintage Horse Camp is home to our signature horse safaris. With four luxury tents situated on a private concession bordering the eastern boundary of the park, this intimate camp provides the perfect setting to explore Hwange National Park from horseback, on foot or to simply relax and unwind. Riding, game drives, bush walks, birding, tracking, star gazing and waterhole watching are just a few of the numerous activities provided by our very own, top professional guides.
Making every second unforgettable...
Imvelo Horse Safaris
Imvelo safaris operates two luxury lodges in the far southern
corner of the park on the breathtakingly beautiful Ngamo
plains. Here the wildlife is prolific with large herds of wildebeest, zebra and Elephants. Another highlight is the Elephant express rail car which transfers guests into camp. Imvelo are true innovators in safari experiences and offer a range of exciting activities to enhance your horseback safari. The Ngamo plains
flood in the wet season and this becomes probably the best riding area in Africa, expect long water canters, incredible birdlife and one of a kind wildlife encounters.
Combine Vintage & Imvelo
At 14,651 sq km Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe's largest unfenced Park and possibly one of Africa's greatest in terms of its incredible diversity of wildlife, boasting over 100 species of mammals, including 19 large herbivores and over 400 species of birds. Hwange is best known for having one of the largest Elephant populations in the world.
Our Vintage and Imvelo Combined Horse Safari allows you to experience two dramatically different but equally breathtaking areas of one of the last true unfenced wildernesses of Africa.