“I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy.” - Ernest Hemingway (American author and journalist)
SIMALAHA HORSE SAFARI ZAMBIA
Feel the close relationship between wildlife and humans while horse riding in Zambia. Spending your time in the saddle makes your trip to Zambia even more meaningful. Safari horse riding in Zambia is an enchanting activity for solo travellers and couples. Read more about the amazing horseback safari experience Ntanda Ventures & Simalaha offer.
Simalaha Horse Safaris
Get the most out of Zambia's stunning scenery on a horseback.
See wildebeest, zebra, giraffe and antelope from a new perspective during a horse safari.
Support local communities that are involved in conservation.
Visit the magnificent Victoria Falls and Livingstone.
Toast on life during sunset on a Zambezi river cruise.
Horse Safaris - The Ultimate African Adventure
Simalaha is a Community Conservancy in Western Zambia where you can explore the ancient terrain, and unspoiled wilderness on a horseback.
Simalaha Horse riding Safaris is an amazing, affordable, adventure in Zambia on the Zambezi flats; perfect to combine with Victoria Falls in Livingstone.
The Simalaha Community Conservancy offers endless riding options with scenic rivers, pans and forest, always in sight of some form of wildlife. There are few roads in this untamed wilderness area, so all rides are backed up with pack mules and saddle bags.
During your rides you can meet the local Lozi people of Simalaha. Because we ride with small groups, its not only the perfect way to see animals but also to make new friends along the way.
Simalaha offers numerous riding possibilities with panoramic views of water and forest, always close to some sort of animal.
The horses are a mixture of Basuto ponies, quarter horses and Boerperds from South Africa. We use comfortable trail, Western and Australian stock saddles. Riding groups consist of a maximum of eight and a minimum of four people. Four to six hours will be spent in the saddle each day. During the heat of the day guests can relax in tented camps on the high ground, overlooking the Simalaha plains. On full riding days a picnic lunch will be provided, and riders will enjoy a well-earned siesta in the cool shade of the trees before mounting up and riding back to camp for evening sundowners.
30 kilometres upstream from Victoria Falls is Chundukwa River Lodge with panoramic river views from bespoken stilted wooden chalets. End your riding holiday with some R&R here, see the Victoria Falls and sip on a gin and tonic on a sundowner cruise.. Chundukwa is also the main base for Doug’s horse herd. Avid riders can enjoy riding out in the surrounding wilderness area along the river while staying in the lodge.
‘In the Simalaha Community Conservancy the Sesheke and Sekhute Chiefdoms are taking ownership of their own destiny: following a community-led approach to improve basic human rights – such as access to food, health, livelihood opportunities and education – by responsibly managing and protecting natural resources and wildlife.’ (Source: Simalaha Website)
The word Sim – a – la – ha means ‘come together’
SIMALAHA HORSE SAFARI PACKAGES
Simalaha Horse Safaris offer three package options, some combining a riding holiday with visiting Victoria Falls and staying at Chundukwa River Lodge:
SIMALAHA PACKAGE OPTIONS
• Seven nights (riding with wildlife, Chundukwa and Victoria Falls)
• Five nights and Victoria Falls)
• Three nights (Simalaha riding only)
All conservancy fees are included in the rate and go directly to supporting the Simalaha Community Conservancy Trust with their hands-on community initiatives.
Please note that in order to qualify to ride you will be asked to fill in a questionnaire.
Our independence means we can book any camp in the country, and our experience helps us recommend Zambia tours tailored just for you!
Why Join Ntanda Ventures on a Zambian Safari Tour
High Quality True Zambia Safari Expert
Zambian Born and Raised in Safari Lodges of South Luangwa. Over 30 years experience, award winning tour operator.
Only operator in Zambia with Indepth Safari Lodge Expertise
We personally assess all our accommodations on a yearly basis and know them inside out including their latest health and covid 19 protocols
We'll take real Care of you
From the moment you land, till you fly out. We deliver safaris that are packed with extra value. We'll make sure your trip to Zambia will be a life long memory.
Sustainable and Local at Heart.
We provide sustainable Zambia safari holidays that empower local communities and keep tourism dollars in Zambia.