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Mozambique Horse Safari

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Vilanculos, Mozambique
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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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Helen wrote a review 9 Sep
Kent, United Kingdom3 contributions
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Great afternoon out. Fun for all abilities from the non rider to more experienced riders. Pat and Mandy were great as were the helpers in the sea. Beautiful setting and lovely to see the care with which the horses are looked after. Having read Mandy’s book 104 horses (which I thoroughly recommend) it was great to actually meet them.
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jeanm965 wrote a review Jun 2021
24 contributions8 helpful votes
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We rode with Mozambique Horse Safaris on Benguerra Island. The main operation is in Vilankulos but they have six horses on Benguerra Island. We did two rides of approximately two hours each with Charlotte - and loved both!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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travelwithcarlo wrote a review Jun 2021
London, United Kingdom2281 contributions216 helpful votes
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Truly a once in a lifetime experience. To have the opportunity to swim with horses in the ocean was an epic experience one that will be etched in my memory forever. The story of this place is unbelievable and what they offer in terms of professionalism was outstanding. I have to say that the wonderful owners and staff made this such a special experience for me, a big thanks to them all.
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JLD wrote a review Jan 2021
Lake Oswego, Oregon35 contributions15 helpful votes
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This review is long past due! I rode with Paul, Mandy and Pat last February and March 2020 for a week right before the pandemic hit. It was one of the most amazing riding trips I have ever participated in, and I have been on some amazing rides around the world! My horse for the week Sarana was a doll! I miss her so much! Such a sweet heart! Such well trained horses and very loved and cared for by the Retzlaffs. I was inspired to come visit Mozambique And meet this family and ride with them after reading Mandys book 104 horses. So when the opportunity presented to me to do so after My friend invited me to come ride with her (after I told her about the 104 horses and she read the book) well then it was an easy decision. I had to go! The time was now! And I’m SO glad I went when I did as because just days after I returned from Mozambique, everything shut down due to the pandemic. I hope things open up soon so that many more can experience this magical opportunity to ride with the Retzlaff family and their wonderful horses in such a beautiful place! I loved all of the different rides. It’s hard to say I’d to say if I had a favorite. They were all unique. The red dune ride is incredible and the beach riding and bush ride allowed for Lovely canters! The vastness of the once and beach for miles is incredible and a breath of breath air. You won’t be disappointed if you make the of the beaten path Journey to this amazing place once it reopens!!! Swimming with the horses in the ocean simply magical! Thank you Paul!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Carla R wrote a review Dec 2020
Maputo, Mozambique17 contributions10 helpful votes
Amazing experience, incredible how the horses enjoy the sea. Riding beautiful horses on the most pristine location one can imagine, full of magical stories about the place and the horses, it's an experience not to be missed
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from X4509YDamandar, Manager at Mozambique Horse Safari
Responded 8 Dec 2020
Thanks so much for such a lovely review. We loved having you and appreciate you visiting.
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