Rides on the Wild Side

Adventures and Safaris

Welcome to Rides on the Wild Side

We offer bespoke horseback adventures and safaris worldwide

Whether a rider or not, Dany and her team has the adventure safari experience to suit you. Trips of a lifetime which will exceed your wildest dreams! Explore remote wilderness locations where natural habitats remain intact and protected for the conservation and preservation of the wildlife, birds, flora and fauna they host. Connect with local cultures in their home communities. Marvel at the wonders of some of the world’s most incredible phenomena and historical icons.

Looking for inspiration for your horseback adventure?

Want to experience a unique travel adventure?

What our guests have to say…

“We have gone on 5 trips with Dany. All but one of them was on horseback. They have each been amazing, fantastic, and just the way we like to travel. We have deep affection for Dany and her great ingenious experiences that she has provided to us. Our lives are far better as a result of Dany. I know she thinks she is in the travel business, but, for us, travel transforms us. Horses helped, but it is the experience, the unexpected and joyful exploration of the world that Dany brings to our lives. We hope you can make that come alive.”

Andy and Andi Simon (United States)

Botswana (2007), Argentina (2009), Kenya (2010), Peru (2011), Tanzania (2017)

How about…

Celebrating festivals and fairs in rural India?

Traversing the Andes on horseback?

Self-driving through Botswana?

Flying to far-flung private wildlife reserves?

Heli-hiking in the pristine mountains of New Zealand?

Capturing the bright eyes of tiger in Ranthambore?

Relaxing into a yoga session, picking up that sketchbook, notebook or diary?

Indulging in fine wine and locally inspired dishes in Spain, South Africa, Mozambique, Argentina…?

Or…

  • Observing exotic and enchanting birdlife in all corners of the Globe?
  • Photographing the majestic and ethereal Taj Mahal?
  • Participating in the world’s largest migration in Kenya?
  • Taking to the trail by mountain bike or cycling the locale at a leisurely pace?
  • Diving, fishing, swimming, canoeing or boating the warm waters of the Indian Ocean?
  • Watching the spectacular sunrise at Sossusvlei?
  • Finally getting around to reading that book you’ve never had time for until now?

Limitless possibilities for everyone – whether a first time adventure traveller or an avid safari enthusiast, travelling solo or on honeymoon; with friends or family. Whatever your stage in life; whether a student or on your gap year, mature yet youthful (many of our guests are 60+!) or wanting to join a group (we offer guided and hosted trips too).

Rides for every level of experience – from complete novice to those looking for extreme adventure.

Adventures for travellers & riders – many destinations offer tailored itineraries for those looking for a multi activity experience offering riding as one option amongst many. Fantastic programs for everyone. Converge for convivial lunches, legendary “sundowners”, sumptuous 3 course dinners and share long tales of your day’s adventures by the fire, under starlit skies before enjoying a heavenly night’s rest.

We create a bespoke itinerary to suit you –

taking the following into consideration:
  • Your Budget (From the more modest to “the sky’s the limit!”)
  • Experience desired/special interests (such as Wildlife sightings, Photography, Sports/Active Adventure, Connecting with local communities and cultures)
  • Comfort Level required (from rustic camping to the refined and sublimely luxurious)
  • Trip Duration (From a weekend away or for as long as you like!)
  • Time of Year (when can you get away?)
  • Wish List (Let’s tick those off!)