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“Highlight of my trip”

Mozambique Horse Safari
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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!
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 that February is cyclone season, and the dive centers close for that period. Very dissapointed in my travel agent, who apparently knew this, I was devastated. I had put a lot of money and effort into making this the perfect driving trip for my husband and myself. Needless to say, we were now left with much time on our hands. Our wonderful hosts at the lodge where we were staying suggested that we try the horse safari. Well well well, life is amazing, and nothing on this earth could have cheered me up like a ride with Mandy and her magical horses. I enjoyed Pat, Mandy, their groomes and horses so much that I am willing to say I'm actually glad there was no diving, because then I may not have taken the trip out there to meet them all. Forever embedded in my memory as one of my most beautiful days. And if I may make a suggestion, please read One hundred and four horses by Mandy Retzlaff - an epic, awe inspiring story, that left me with even more respect and joy for the privilege of having met the people and the horses themselves.

1  Thank NoranneDovey
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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 support and time taken to leave a review.

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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 accommodation is first class and the horses are so well schooled every second of riding was a pleasure and the beach riding was just amazing, as were the other activities like the canoe trail and boat trips out to the islands.
I have never enjoyed riding so much and the whole experience was quite positively like paradise on earth for me. I would recommend to anyone who has had even the slightest thought about going to the Mozambique Horse Safari to go ahead and book your trip as a volunteer or visitor. I promise you if you love horses and stunning scenery you will not regret it.

Thank Thefairreviewer12
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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 unsure riders. Riding on the Mozambican beaches is a once in a lifetime experience and the couple that run this horse Safari are super with the all riders. He asked each if our kids if they were comfortable riding “off-leash” and taught them how to control and ride the horse. Great experience to see from horseback.

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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