Do you know the true essence of the word ‘safari’? It is “to go on a journey”. Take a journey deep into the heart of the African wilderness, a truly adventurous safari from days gone by? Do you yearn for a place so wild and  so far away from modern civilisation, that you can disengage from your frantic life. Find a place where you can reconnect and reinvigorate your soul. Such places still exist, the Mavuradonha wilderness is one of them.

Due to the ongoing conservation and wildlife reintroduction project in Mavuradonha Wilderness Area Varden Safaris will be operating limited riding safaris on set depature dates for the 2016 season. There will be 1 x 7 night riding safari per month starting in April. These safaris will start on the first Saturday of each month -Please contact us for detailsriding@vardensafaris.com

A horse riding safari holiday in Africa has to be one of the best ways to experience the African bush.

In Southern Africa – Zimbabwe there is a wilderness wildlife area that is little known to most locals and visitors. A rugged blending of grey granite with the red serpentine soils of Zimbabwe’s Great Dyke Complex. Balanced on the escarpment of the famous Zambezi Valley. 180 km north of Harare you will find a pristine wilderness of more than 600 sq km. where deep river valleys bisect towering rock faces and grass covered mountains.

On a fine steed, you can ride for days exploring Miombo and Mushanje woodlands with orchids, water berry, palms and wild fruit support generous pickings for elephant, buffalo, eland, sable, kudu, zebra and many other species. Endemic botanical delights can be found amongst aloes, euphorias and proteas.

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From the isolated camp we explore on horseback and foot. No noisy engines or generators disturb the tranquillity. Our rustic lodge of comfort and good food lies in a fairy-tale valley. Experienced and sure-footed horses give you a peaceful yet exciting view of the bush from a different perspective. Licensed guides and keen staff help to create a visit of many facets. A cosy mountain experience with no electricity, phones or email to disturb the soul. Come for a few nights to relax at Kopje Tops or head out for an 7-night Explorer Safari, there are a wide range of options to suit any rider. Just ask!

Our Safaris

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