Rides on the Wild Side is the FIRST AND ONLY dedicated horseback riding safari agency in Botswana.
We bring together some of the world’s finest Horseback riding vacations Botswana, Africa & Worldwide , from galloping with giraffe in the unique and remote Okavango Delta on an African safari, riding in the ranges of Argentina, deserts of Rajasthan or choose from a list of horse riding holidays uk “tally ho-ing” in say the wilds of Exmoor!
Dany Hancock, founder and director of Rides on the Wild Side has personally handpicked each ride for their sense of adventure, fun, safety and above all professionalism. Tailor-made itineraries are my speciality! Your adventure will be unique because there are infinite possibilities with which to combine your horseback ride experience. To travel all the way to Argentina, Namibia, Botswana or India without including what else these amazing countries have to offer, would be a great shame! For each ride, you will see our suggestions of other destinations you can add on but feel free to Contact Me about other places of interest if you don’t see them featured.
Why choose a horseback safari vacation?
For those of you that ride, it may seem a question that doesn’t need to be asked but there is a great deal to consider when choosing your vacation – and particularly when it is as specialist as riding horses. Yes, riding gives you a freedom that cannot be experienced in any other way and, of course, the relationship you build with your horse is a huge part of it all. In addition, though, consider that you will get to areas otherwise unreachable, interact with game and become part of the wilderness that you otherwise, simply wouldn’t do – even on foot. It isn’t always necessary to be a very experienced rider, though generally, the better and fitter you are, the more enjoyable your holiday will be. Many of the rides also offer excellent itineraries for non-riding friends and partners and remember that once you’ve travelled to your riding destination there are excellent “add-ons” to combine and create a unique vacation experience for you all!
Why book your horseback riding safari through Rides on the Wild Side?
Rides on the Wild Side is based in Maun, Botswana – the frontier town which supports the camps and lodges based in the Okavango Delta and Kalahari Desert – arguably the premier safari destinations in the world both for horse rides as well as for photographic safaris. Dany has lived and worked in this region for the past 15 years and being based in the heart of safari country in Botswana, enables RWS to give you up-to-date first-hand experience at all times. Booking through RWS means no extra cost to you for unbiased advice and suggestions in choosing your horse Riding safari in Africa or elsewhere. With the expertise and knowledge of Dany and her team, there is an immediate response to your questions as well as expert advice. The emphasis is on creating the right safari experience for you. Riding holidays are unique: there are few people happy to book such a holiday without a great deal of research and assurance. I would expect a high level of service in this area and so should you!
How to choose the right riding safari for you?
You may already know where you want to go or at least have a very firm idea about the country/area you wish to ride in, but if you’re not so sure which ride would be the best for you – or if you’re able to be spontaneous and pack your bags next weekend, CONTACT ME and I will give you guidance as well as sending you the RIDER QUESTIONNAIRE which asks about your riding experience and type of riding you enjoy and from there we will select the most suitable destination for you. In addition, our RIDE menu bar categorises each destination by the type of ride/experience offered: eg: Family Fun, Riding with the Big 5 and so on. With regular flights worldwide it is often possible to get to your ride within 24 hours (or sometimes even less) from leaving home! Remember, it is possible to train up for your preferred ride and RWS will give you advice on that.
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