Simalaha Safari & Falls

This exciting package combines four days of horseback safari at Simalaha camp with three days of relaxation at Chundukwa River Lodge, close to the magnificent Victoria Falls and Livingstone. A unique opportunity to ride, safari, sightsee, adventure and relax all in one week!

Best period

May - January


From € 3.485

Ideal length

8 days/7 nights


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Discover the magnificent beauty of the Zambian wilderness on incredible horses.
Observe abundant wildlife in a safe environment and become part of the herd.
Explore the magnificent Victoria Falls and the historic sights of Livingstone.
Stay in a luxurious bush camp and riverside lodge and enjoy an impressive star-studded sky every night.

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At a glance

The exciting Simalaha Safari & Falls ride starts with a four-day horseback safari in the heart of the Simalaha Community Conservancy. The conservancy is a remote area unspoilt by frequent tourist visits with a variety of riding terrain, from vast open plains to mopane and acacia woodlands. There are no large predators in the conservancy, so for some considered a safer riding option.

Simalaha has sixteen large mammal species which can be seen on the plains and in the surrounding mopane forest, including wildebeest, zebra, impala, waterbuck, giraffe, buffalo, eland, hippos and side-striped jackal. You’ll ride 6 to 7 hours per day with a provision of two horses for each rider. Apart from seeing abundant wildlife and enjoying the beautiful landscapes, you’ll stop off at Mondes Village where guests can obtain a privileged insight into the local way of life.

Your journey continues with a three-night stay at Chundukwa River Lodge, where you have the opportunity to enjoy numerous in-house activities: a Zambezi sunset cruise with sundowner drinks and nibbles, a Victoria Falls day trip, a visit to the historic town of Livingstone, a mountain bike tour, a visit to the local village and community preschool, a guided bush walk and so much more!

This programme can be shortened to a five-day programme (one day less at each location) or can be extended with extra nights at the Chundukwa River Lodge. Non-riders are welcome to join their riding partners and friends. The first days in the Simalaha Community Conservancy, non-riders can enjoy long walks to watch wildlife, use the eco-bikes and take a guided visit to the villages. Non-riders can meet up with the riders for sundowners or picnics on the plains.

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Your home for the first four nights is the luxurious Simalaha camp, which consists of four bespoke luxury tents with ensuite open-air bathroom. Each tent is raised above the ground with views over the endless grassy plains. There is also a shady elevated lounge and dining area, with a 270° view of the plains. The camp is designed to get the best out of outdoor living – whether it’s dining under the stars, resting under a shady tree in the heat of the day, or cooling off in the plunge pool at the edge of the plain.

The three last nights are spent at Chundukwa River Lodge, a luxurious lodge situated on the banks of the Zambezi river only 25 kilometres from the historic town of Livingstone and the mighty Victoria Falls. There are five river-facing chalets on stilts over the Zambezi River, each with their own sense of luxury, romantic charm and privacy.

Your hosts Doug and Gail have been exploring, observing and championing wild places in Zambia for over 40 years. They take pride at offering a sustainable and responsible tourism option, preserving and protecting the ecosystems they care so deeply about in order to ensure the natural habitats in their care thrive, while the communities who rely on them are supported.

What do others say?

I had a great trip to Iceland. Laure-Anne was very involved in my trip and gave good information beforehand. After I had the itinerary from her, my expectations were high, and it was even better than I had hoped. The partner in Iceland, Eldhestar, had everything done perfectly. The horses were in good spirits, which was very important to me, and had energy for ten. In short, a top experience!
From the very first introductory meeting with Outside the Corral, we had a very good feeling about Laure-Anne. With great enthusiasm she told us about the different trips she offers and gauged our expectations and our driving level. A few days later we received a worked out proposal of some destinations that would be a good fit. Choosing is not our strong suit and they all look so fantastic. So it took a while, sorry Laure-Anne :-). In the end, we chose the "Castles of the Gredos" trip in Spain. A very quiet and beautiful trek on blissful horses. Although the days of 7 hours in the saddle were sometimes a bit long for us, we enjoyed it immensely. This is really slow traveling, wonderful to be able to put off all the "must do" for a week and just enjoy the moments on your horse in the beautiful nature. Until departure Laure-Anne remained very involved, we really felt that no one in our travel group (mainly French and British riders) was so well informed about what to expect from the trip. Thank you Laure-Anne!
The perfect trip to de-stress! Laure-Anne had prepared this trip very quickly and smoothly. Everything was arranged in detail. For an entire week, I did not have to think about a thing. I could fully enjoy nature, the horses and the delicious food.
Laure-Anne helped me make my dream trip come true. The perfect trip to discover Africa with great people! Before and during the trip I was always informed and could ask questions at any time. The only thing I had to arrange was the flight ticket and after that everything was arranged top notch! As a solo traveler, I did sometimes have my doubts, but Laure-Anne was always there to reassure me. A fantastic experience with professional guidance that was always available throughout the trip. I can't wait to book my next ride!
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