Horse Riding Trails

A brand new horse riding Safari Company to Zambia will be open from 11th March 2009. Previously located in South Africa this company boasts some of the best horse safari guides in the industry and Steven Rufus is very well known in the horse community for the quality and excellent production of his horses.
Based on the borders of Kafue National Park, near to the wonderful Lake Itezhi-Tezhi, Kafue Horse Safaris offers horse safaris for the discerning equine rider with either weekly itineraries or custom built dates dependant on availability. Horse riding will take place within the National Park itself with morning and afternoon rides from the beautifully situated lodge, with plenty of time during the day to relax by the pool or game view from the comfort of your wonderfully designed rooms.
Kafue Horse Safaris own 30 working horses, which are a mixture of Boerperd, THB, THB crosses and Warmbloods. All the horses have been personally selected by both Steven and his wife Lucy for their confirmation, paces and temperament to work in the African Bush. Whilst not on safari our horses are classically schooled with simple dressage movements to ensure that they are light in the hand and responsive to the leg, thus being the perfect partner to your perfect African Safari!
As rides are in an area of dangerous game, they can only accept intermediate or advanced riders at this lodge. There will be ample opportunity to gallop the horses across the wonderful open plains of Kafue so all guests must be of a standard to control their horses at this pace.
Horse Trails along the Zambezi River,near Victoria Falls.
Ride into the Teak Forests and wilderness areas, crossing over rivers and camping out along the banks of the river is one of the better ways to enjoy the awesome beauty of this area. Chundukwa Adventure Trails offer overnight rides or 2 hour rides in the early morning or late afternoon.
Horse back Safaris just outside Lusaka
This is by far the best way to view plains game in close proximity as the animals are unfazed by the horses moving nearby. Lilayi Lodge, just outside Lusaka is the only game lodge offering this facility in Zambia as most of the bigger parks have tsetse flies which preclude the introduction of horses.

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