Horseback Trails along the Zambezi River
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Horseback Trails Along the Zambezi River

By Ilala Lodge on March 11, 2015

There are numerous activities to do around Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River, however, if you are looking for exciting and unique things to do when visiting Ilala Lodge then why not experience a luxurious horseback trail along the Zambezi River. A horseback ride along river’s edge will enable the rider to get a closer look at the magnificent Zimbabwean landscape and the wildlife that inhabits it.

Horseback rides are available from a number of tour operates, so make sure to check with the Ilala lodge activities desk for all your options. The horseback rides range from 2 hours to half a day, and are led by experienced guides. All the horses are trained and friendly, as well as experienced when it comes to wildlife encounters. All riders, from novice to experienced, will enjoy the leisurely trails that wind their way through the National Park. Riders can expect to see the magnificent Victoria Falls, and they may even spot elephants, game, hippopotamus, birds, or crocodiles along the way.

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All trail rides involve a refreshment break and the half-day ride often includes a delicious lunch, which is served at the stables after the trail has been completed. Horse trails operate on scheduled departure times and bookings can be made for individuals or for groups. Take this opportunity to marvel at the beautiful scenery of Victoria Falls National Park, while being comfortably seated in your saddle. In doing so you will be interacting directly with nature, while simultaneously appreciating its beauty during the walk.

If horseback riding isn’t your thing then you can always experience the scenery in a Victorian style horse drawn carriage. These carriages are finely crafted, comfortable and authentic, allowing the rider to experience the Zambezi River in style. Whichever your preference, please remember that bookings are essential. Email, visit the Ilala Lodge activities desk, or call +260 21 3 323589 for more information.

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