Small Group Journeys
Safaris & Adventures
The best seat in the house
If you are a keen a equestrian, a hobbyist horse lover or an adventurous thrill seeker, talk to us about our horse-riding adventures. It’s a real passion of ours and a number of us are keen riders so we have plenty of knowledge and first-hand experience. In Africa you might find yourself cantering through the pristine waters of Botswana’s Okavango Delta or riding amongst the migration with thousands of wildebeest that annually traverse Kenya’s Maasai Mara. In South America you might gallop with gauchos across the wide pampas, play a game of polo at a luxurious private estancia, or wind your way up a forgotten Andean track in Ecuador to deliver livestock and medical supplies to remote communities in need. A horse-riding adventure is a wonderful way to experience a country’s spectacular wildlife and landscapes, warm hospitality and culture at a grass roots level.
All our rides are small group adventures with low guest to guide ratios and limited availability.
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Jakotango & Argentine Polo OpenPolo and Patagonia on horseback 2 departures - 26 Nov & 3 Dec 2021
Head to Argentina to experience the thrill and glamour of the Polo Open in Buenos Aires, then journey to the Andes to immerse yourself in Gaucho culture and explore this stunning mountainous region of Patagonia on horseback with a small group of likeminded travellers.
Maasai Mara with Safaris UnlimitedSet Departure | Horseriding safari Kenya
Riding amongst Africa’s animals is an active, exhilarating and adrenalin fuelled safari. The six or eight night riding safari with Gordie and Felicia Church of Safaris Unlimited traverses the greater Mara Conservancies (adjacent to the Masai Mara), on a mobile safari that is full of punch and all class. Experiencing this spectacular unfenced and expansive wilderness eco-system on the back of a horse is a journey like no other.
Offbeat Safaris KenyaSet Departure | Kenya Galloping with the Migration
Riding amongst Africa’s animals on horseback is an active, exhilarating and adrenalin fuelled safari. You are no longer an ‘arm-chair’ traveller but a real participant riding right amongst the wildlife that abounds in Maasai Mara eco-system.
Jakotango’s Patagonian TrailHorse Riding | Estancia Gaucho Life
From the private ranches of Buenos Aires to the towering Patagonian Andes, experience an exclusive ride coupled with authentic accommodation and colonial farm leisure where the scenery is nothing short of spectacular and the gaucho culture will forever engrain istelf in your soul.
Okavango Horse SafarisSet Departure | Botswana
Riding horses in Botswana's jewel of the Kalahari, the Okavango Delta, is an exhilarating experience not only because you are riding horses through Africa's wilderness but because of the wildlife that abounds. Okavango Horse Safaris are the leading riding outfitters in Botswana.
Namibia Horse SafarisSet Departure | Epic Desert Riding
The Namibia Horse Safari Company has over 20 years’ experience guiding a variety of horse riding safaris, taking in Namibia’s stunning beauty and diversity along with the hauntingly beautiful Namib Desert.
Cowboys & Coffee BeansItinerary Inspiration | Rural Life at its best
Instead of the typical tourist trail, head out to explore rural Colombia on a journey meandering five different regions with a focus on cuisine, culture and the cowboy lifestyle. Get an insight into street art, enjoy canoeing, birdwatching or artisanal fishing, sit around bonfires in the evening, learn about one of the previously most dangerous neighbourhoods of Medellin and enjoy great food, coffee, rum and Colombian life.
Estancias of ArgentinaItinerary Inspiration | Rural Life at its best
Family-time is precious, and what better way than to spend it on a 10-day journey through Argentina staying off-the beaten track on working family-run ranches with the opportunity to take part in activities together such as horse riding, fishing, hiking, birdwatching, to learn about gaucho life and sheep-breeding, and to sit around a roaring fireplace for story time with home-cooked food.
African Horseback SafarisSet Departure | Macatoo Okavango Delta
Riding with elephant, giraffe or zebra and splashing through the sparkling flood plains contribute to the ultimate African adventure. Qualified guides will share with you their intimate knowledge of the Okavango Delta - the largest inland delta in the world - using the horses to best effect to bring you closer to birds, game and nature.
Ride BotswanaSet Departure | Makgadikgadi Pans on horseback
The remote and mysterious Makgadikgadi Pans of Botswana are a place to feel gloriously free and the most perfect ground for an exhilarating riding safari. Head out on horseback with the legendary David Foot to experience the Kalahari from the best seat in the house.
Exellent and wonderful, reaching way above expectations.Elizabeth Mackintosh
Julia you did a fantastic job - everything was first class. Well organised, efficient and stress free. We all agreed it was the best holiday we've ever had. Cant wait to travel with CSC again.Milford family
We are so happy we put our trust in CSC, we had an amazing adventure and would recommend them to anyone.Kim & Brad Balance
The trip exceeded my expectations and was the best family holiday I have ever had. Our children simply loved it and now I know more about African wildlife than they do about our own farm animals.Rowntree family
Classic Safari are the people who genuinely know other culture and offer incredible insight to perfectly meet your expectations.Melanie McMillan & Iain Jones
We loved it all. Our son wants to go back tomorrow. We would ALL go back again!Laurence & Remi Cunningham
An amazing experience - the best family holiday we have ever had. We were extremely impressed by the meticulous attention to our itinerary. I can't speak highly enough of all the elements of this exciting journey!Sheryl & Robert Taylor
Thank you for making our trip to Africa so spectacular. The attention to detail really made it special. It was the trip of a lifetime for our family together.Sarah & Paul Cozzi
Very knowledgeable and patient. Our trip was all that we hoped for. Wonderful!Jane & Robert Happell
Everything was perfect! Advice and information on destinations and activities hit everything I had hoped to experience. I contacted the Classic Safari Company upon recommendation and have now, in turn, recommended to others.Tim Bradley
You can't improve on perfection. I had my best birthday and holiday with my family celebrating my 80th birthday in Africa. Everything that Julia organised was perfect and the whole trip was a highlight!Buckingham Family
The trip of a lifetime, couldn't have dreamt of a better adventure if I tried.Emma Jeffcoat
Absolutely everything was first class & so well organised.Simon & Jackie Adams
Classic Safari Company has done it again! A unique experience that ticked all the boxes - wildlife, culture and dining experience. A dream come true!Ros Wheeler
Their experience and knowledge of Africa is evident and we couldn't have been happier with the total package. This has given us a taste for Africa - now we are ready for more.Andrew & Pip Stevens
If you want the most sensational experience in Africa let Julia and the staff at Classic Safari Co plan it for you! Their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm for their job means your every wish will be fulfilled.Miriam & Joseph Harrison
Classic Safari is the place to go to for "top end" adventure travel.Ron & Alison Guthrie
Classic Safari Company were brilliant - 10/10Di & Kingsley Yates
The Classic Safari Company is the best I have dealt with. Extremely knowledgeable & professional, friendly, patient & understanding of first timers to Africa.Annette Whiley
It certainly was the best trip we have EVER had. The experiences were mind blowing. We want everyone we know to experience Africa - the animals, the people - magical.Jo-anne & Dean Mifsud
Would do it all again and not change a moment. Best holiday ever!The McGowan Tribe
An absolutely fantastic travel company - every one of the many trips they have organised for us over 22 years have been faultless and fabulous.Judith & Roger Williams