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Mozambique Horse Safari

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Chibuene | South Beach, Vilanculos 1304, Mozambique
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Fantastic honeymoon ride on the beach

After contacting Mandy, we were pleased to find a fantastic yard with several well cared for horses... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nat19892015
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Highlight of my trip

It’s been the most amazing thing I’ve done in my visit to Vilankulos in Mozambique. It’s a special... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2018
Marisol B
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Chibuene | South Beach, Vilanculos 1304, Mozambique
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After contacting Mandy, we were pleased to find a fantastic yard with several well cared for horses and a whole team working to look after them. Fascinating background story and it was great to ride these special horses. Top notch friendly service with good helmets...More

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Amanda R, Manager at Mozambique Horse Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. I am so glad that you enjoyed the ride and appreciate the feedback.

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

It’s been the most amazing thing I’ve done in my visit to Vilankulos in Mozambique. It’s a special place, managed my special people and ridding these rescued horses in the most amazing beaches and views was trully unforgettable.

Thank Marisol B
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Amanda R, Manager at Mozambique Horse Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thanks so much for your lovely review and kind words. I am so glad that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back again one day.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

My husband and I had diving in Vilanculos on our bucket list for years, finally I was able to afford the trip and decided to take him for his 60th birthday and our 10 year wedding anniversary. Only to find out once we got there...More

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Amanda R, Manager at Mozambique Horse Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thanks so much for your lovely review, this is honestly one of the nicest messages that we have ever received. I am so glad that we could make your trip to Vilankulo so memorable and that you enjoyed the riding so much. We appreciate the...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

I went on the 7 day safari with my daughter and I cannot recommend it highly enough. The horses are beautifully cared for and lovely to ride - and the location and scenery are spectacular. On top of that, Pat and Mandy are wonderful hosts.

Thank Claire H
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Amanda R, Manager at Mozambique Horse Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review and riding with Mozambique Horse Safari. It was fantastic having you both, and i am glad that you had such a good time. xxx

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I am 52 and went to Vilanculos as a volunteer by myself. I can honestly say it was the most amazing experience of my life and hope to go back later this year. The hospitality shown by Pat and Amanda is second to none, the...More

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Amanda R, Manager at Mozambique Horse Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thanks for your incredibly kind words, it means a lot to know that our riding, horses and way of life are so special to you. We loved having you and hope to see you soon. Lots of love the MHS team.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We went to this safari with 3 adults and 4 kids (15, 14, 12, and 9). The horses are obviously treated very well and are very well mannered. Each horse has a groom that comes on the ride, this was very helpful with kids and...More

1  Thank Greg R
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Amanda R, Manager at Mozambique Horse Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thanks so much for your lovely review, nothing makes us more happy than having kids ride with Mozambique Horse Safari. We really appreciate your time leaving the review - helps with business.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Really amazing experience and a must do when in Vilanculos. Pat and Mandy cater for all abilities and my wife who rides very well was able to enjoy it as much as I was as a beginner We had a crazy storm on the beach...More

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Amanda R, Manager at Mozambique Horse Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Hi Dan, we loved having you ride with us. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review - means a lot and helps with business.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Cantering down a deserted beach on fit fat happy and so well schooled horses was amazing, add to that the pleasure of meeting Pat and Mandy and then topping the week off with a visit to Benguerra Island and swimming with the horses is crystal...More

Thank Laura D
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Amanda R, Manager at Mozambique Horse Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Hi Laura, I am so glad that you had such a fantastic time, we absolutely loved having you and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

What an amazing experience! I would recommend this to anyone visiting Mozambique. The horses are beautiful and well cared for and the scenery is unbelievable, riding on the beach was stunning. We were so fortunate to get the chance to meet Pat and ride with...More

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Amanda R, Owner at Mozambique Horse Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thanks so much for the lovely message, means a lot to us especially as you had read the book and new our history. I am sure our paths will cross again someday

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Mandy and Pat are two of the most interesting and inspiring humans you can meet... couple them with a dreamy beach ride and you have the recipe for an experience never to be forgotten. I have never seen such a magnificent collection of horses in...More

1  Thank kirstyw791
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Mozambliquemandy, Owner at Mozambique Horse Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thank you for this lovely review. My eyes always well with tears when people say such lovely things. The horses deserve so much praise. They try so hard and there is nothing more wonderful than people writing in to say how much they enjoyed their...More

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Sune R
8 December 2016|
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Response from Amanda R | Property representative |
Apologies for the late response, a day ride will usually work out at about $50.00 for a standard ride.
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