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“best week of my life” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mozambique Horse Safari - Day Tours

Mozambique Horse Safari - Day Tours
Chibuene | South Beach, Vilanculos, Mozambique
+258 82 763 9249
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Vilanculos
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“best week of my life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I went and stayed for 5 nights with Mozambique Horse safari and loved every minute. the horses, scenery and food was incredible. what made the trip extra special was the hosts Pat and Mandy. Everything was taken care of and they looked after you like you were their child! i can't rate this highly enough.

Visited July 2012
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Inhambane, Mozambique
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“An adventure to last a lifetime”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Mandy and Pat Retzlaff rescued nearly 200 horses from certain death during the violent farm invasions in Zimbabwe, brought them to a paradise on the Moz coast, and offer tourists one of the top five adventures one can have in southern Africa. Riding the waves with these gorgeous beasts, climbing spectacular sand dunes astride the azure Indian Ocean, over night safaris, tours of Mozambique villages unspoiled by development, dwow rides (in old handmade fishing boats), and the best part of all - the Retzlaffs themselves.

Visited June 2011
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“An unforgettable experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012 via mobile

We had an unforgettable ride along the magnificent beach and in the hills. Our guide - Pat was exceptionally professional and fabulously informative.
Our young children who haven't ridden before we're smitten and felt completely safe.

We had to back for another ride which was as lovely as the first.

This is not an opportunity to be missed !!!

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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“Horse riding Vilanculos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

Fantastic activity, our guide Mandy - amazing knowledge of the history of the area. These are rescued horses from the farm invasions in Zimbabwe – what a sacrifice Mandy and Pat have made to re home these beautifully animals. The ride was exhilarating the view breath taking. This is a “must do” even if u don’t rider like my wife – she was so well looked after and at no time felt uncomfortable…. We loved it. Peter & Claudette Collyer Harare Zimbabwe

Visited May 2011
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Livingstone, Zambia
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“What a fabulous activity, would recommend this as a must when visiting Vilanculos!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

Our ride was about an hour and a half, along the beach then up to a viewing point overlooking the Ocean. We enjoyed this spectacular view, drinking coconut milk from coconuts collected by the fabulous groom Luca! What a brilliant mornings ride!

I would highly recommend this activity to all visiting Vilanculos - an amazing experience with an operator who was not only interested in the advanced riders but the novices too!

As animal lovers it was very clear to us that Pat and Mandy, really do care for their horses! An exceptional couple - an amazing experience!

Visited May 2011
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