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Mozambique Horse Safari

177 reviews
About Mozambique Horse Safari
Come and share in the epic adventures of the Retzlaff family where the legends of the rescued horses of Mozambique Horse Safari come to life. Open your eyes to a different world, where you will ride the beaches on a sprightly bay, wade into turquoise seas and share in the unbreakable bond between man and horse. The majority of our horses were rescued from Zimbabwean farms at the height of political violence and each horse has their own incredible story. You will meet Texas, the strong grey gelding who was about to be fed to lions, and Princess, a gentle loving mare who survived a spear to the shoulder by marauding thugs. You will also meet Lady an orphan foal that has grown into the matriarch of our herd, and Morango, a newly born foal and hope for the future. Our guests become part of the family and often return regularly with deep bonds forming between horse and rider. Riding with Mozambique Horse Safari is a truly life changing experience!
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was lucky enough to enjoy a private ride on the beach with the owner and operator and thoroughly enjoyed my ride. The equipment was adequate and the horse willing and able and we had several lovely canters along the beach front. We got to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jane T
Amanda R, Owner at Mozambique Horse Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

A lovely review, thanks so much - it really means a lot and helps with business. Super pleased you enjoy the riding and had so much fun. Warmest regards, Mandy

Reviewed 6 days ago

Although I usually focus exclusively on water activities, a windy day on the water left me with time for an excursion, and I feel fortunate that I had the opportunity to experience the Mozambique Horse Safari in Vilanculos! I hadn't ridden a horse since I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Amanda R, Owner at Mozambique Horse Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for taking time to leave some feedback, its hugely appreciated. We absolutely love having visitors to Vilankulo ride with us and it makes it extra special when they enjoy the experience so much. I am so pleased that you have started...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the most amazing week, riding with Pat and Charlotte in Mozambique. Each day was a highlight, from riding the Red Dune, on the Islands and along the incredible beaches at low tide. The scenery is incredible and every changing. Pat and everyone at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Amanda R, Owner at Mozambique Horse Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Judith, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a lovely review. Pat & Charlotte absolutely loved having your family to ride and are so glad that you enjoyed your time with Mozambique Horse Safari. Enjoy the book and hopefully we will you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no words to describe the beauty of this part of the country and the experience to ride such beautiful animals on the prestine beaches. It was my first time riding a horse and the first time my fiance got back on a horse...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Amanda R, Manager at Mozambique Horse Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for leaving a review, it really does mean a lot and I am so glad that you & your fiance enjoyed your time riding with MHS. Look forward to having you back :)

Reviewed 14 December 2018

I spent a week with Pat and Mandy and friends in Vilanculos. We did a different ride each day, stunning scenery and wonderful canters along the beach. The horse were all great. Beautifully schooled and a pleasure to ride. I was the least experienced rider...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Amanda R, Manager at Mozambique Horse Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2018

Thanks so much for your lovely review, hugely appreciated. I am so glad that you had such a lovey time and enjoyed our horses & riding. Till next time!

Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Our family of four went on a fantastic ride on the beach and through the dunes. Our daughter an experienced rider. The rest of us first timers. We all loved it. Lovely horses and great Staff. We met Pat, who gave us the best tips...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Amanda R, Manager at Mozambique Horse Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Thanks for the lovely message. I am so glad that you had a good time in Zimbabwe & the Vumba, enjoy the book.

Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience with Mozambique Horse Safari!! I have some experience riding while my husband does not. We both felt that the volunteers with whom we rode did a great job making sure the experience was tailored to both of us. The scenery...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Amanda R, Manager at Mozambique Horse Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a lovely review, it means a lot and really helps. The volunteers will be super chuffed.

Reviewed 3 December 2018

I recently returned from Mozambique Horse Safari in Vilanculo, after working there as a volunteer for three weeks. At 64, I must have been one of the oldest volunteers they had ever had! There was quite a steep learning curve, but it worked out well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Amanda R, Manager at Mozambique Horse Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Thanks so much for your feedback Lynne, a huge help to future volunteers. I am glad that you had a good time and kept us informed so we could update our website.

Reviewed 26 October 2018

An amazing experience--beautiful landscapes, amazing hospitality and very well cared for horses. The owner was also there and shared a little bit of his and the place's history. He told us that the horses had been rescued horses, which makes the experience even more special.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Amanda R, Owner at Mozambique Horse Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hi Juliana, thanks so much for the lovely message and time taken. We hugely appreciate you riding with Mozambique Horse safari and are glad that you had a good time. Regards Mandy

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Having grown up in Zimbabwe and Zambia, I have a deep interest in all of Southern Africa and have visited nearly all the countries there. I’ve also ridden all my life and I read a lot about Africa. Therefore Amazon “thought I might also be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Amanda R, Manager at Mozambique Horse Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

We really appreciate your review and thank you for riding with Mozambique Horse Safari. I am so glad that you had a good time and hopefully we will have you riding with us again soon. Regards Mandy

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Apologies for the late response, a day ride will usually work out at about $50.00 for a standard ride.
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