Horse back rides in the Zambian bush

What could be better than experiencing the bush on horseback? For those of you who love and want to ride horses, we offer various rides to best suit your preference. Short hour and a half rides to half day and multi-day bespoke rides along the Zambezi River. We also have a large stable yard with horses for all levels of riders in our stables.

Owner Doug set up Ride Zambezi Horse Trails and loves nothing more than to guide groups on horse back safaris.  When he is not guiding tours, Doug spends his time rehabilitating and training mainly thoroughbreds off the track for Polo Crosse and trails. Doug is a Zambian National Polo Crosse Coach and has coached for the World Cup and the American Inbound Tour to Zambia.

Zambezi Horse trails rides

River Ride
1-2 hours

Ride with us in the early morning or late afternoon when the light is magical. This trail leads you through Kalahari Sandveldt, Riverine Forest and along the river. Refreshments are provided.

Horse riding with champagne breakfast Zambezi Horse Trails

Champagne Breakfast Ride
2-3 hours

Riding out in the early mornings in Africa is always beautiful. And then to top it all how about a fabulous traditional champagne ‘bush breakfast’ cooked on an open fire on the Zambezi River!

Please book by 14h00 the day before.

Ride Zambezi Horse Trails horse back safari tour

Land & River Ride
Half day with picnic

This half day ride takes you up into the hills and Teak forests where you can enjoy the view of the Zambezi River Valley. Finish up on the river’s edge, with picnic lunch in the dense shade of magnificent, age-old Waterberry trees.

Minimum 2 people

Multi Day Bespoke Tours

Bespoke multi-day rides along the Zambezi lead by Doug Evans. There will be pack horses to carry vital equipment and food plus personal packs to carry your own belongings with you on your horse. Sleep under the stars beside the river and seep up the knowledge and atmosphere of pure Zambian wilderness.

Please contact us directly to design your special ride.

Pony Tales!

Children are lead by our guides along a winding river trail that is close to the stables. Parents are welcome to enjoy a nature walk with them. This normally takes between half to three quarters of an hour depending on the kids riding.


We have updated our booking terms & conditions for Covid-19.

If you are unable to travel due to Covid-19 travel bans, you can cancel without penalties up to 14 days ahead of arrival (full refund less bank charges), or you can postpone for travel up until the end of 2021 (seasonal rate variations apply).

The safety of our guests and staff is important to us – read more about our Covid-19 Protocols.