Zanzibar Horse Club
Zanzibar Horse Club
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Welcome to the Zanzibar Horse Club, situated behind the Z hotel and just 2 minutes away from the famous Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar. The Zanzibar Horse Club was created in partnership with animal charity Zaaso in 2018.From October 2018 we will offer a variety of accompanied rides to suit all tastes; beach rides both in the morning and evening including sunset, swimming with horses, in Nungwi.
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Hayley W
3 contributions
Solo
Super easy booking system through WhatsApp and very fairly priced:
The horses are well looked after and the stables an clean and proud place to be.
I swam with the horses on one day and had the best time. The guide was incredible at taking photos for me. I was very grateful.
And then did one of the beach rides on my last day, and even a bit of rain didn’t dampen the ride. It was a lovely end to the holiday and again Jessica was able to take some videos of us cantering along the beach. So thank you for adding many memories to this once in a life time trip
Written 24 September 2022
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Kayleigh K
Brighton and Hove, UK3 contributions
Couples
Absolutely loved our experience with these beautiful horses. We had a swim at high tide & it was marvellous. The stables are immaculate & the horses are in fantastic condition & well loved & cared for. We will be back again soon!
Written 21 September 2022
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Anya
Kalmthout, Belgium4 contributions
We booked the 90min ride to Kilindi Bay. We enjoyed every minute of it! After a horrible riding experience in Turkey, we weren't sure what to expect at Zanzibar Horse Club. We found clean stables, lovely staff, impeccably behaved horses and one of the most dreamy settings (white beaches, blue sea) to have ever ridden in.
Shout out to Jackson, thank you for the wonderful ride!

If I'd be pressed to give a (small) point of criticism, it would be that no one at the stable actually asks about your experience. Usually it's pretty clear who's got experience with horses and who doesn't, but no one actually checks. From what we gathered after the ride there are sometimes customers who claim they have experience and 10min into the ride it's clear they have zero experience at all, thus ruining the ride for themselves and whoever else is with them.
Written 14 September 2022
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Andrea
Hof bei Salzburg, Austria10 contributions
We enjoyed a great beach ride (Kindily Bay) for experienced riders with Jackson. The horses are sensitive, rideable and in a very good condition, the staff is competent and doing a really good job.
Written 12 September 2022
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Sass58
Hertfordshire, UK50 contributions
Had a fantastic time riding the ponies in the sea at high tide. Ponies were impeccably behaved and very very happy. The ponies were in excellent condition and their stables were amazing, even with a fan for each stable, bundles of hay and clean and mucked out. The staff were amazing too, so friendly and so kind and clearly love the ponies.

This was an unforgettable experience. It is difficult trying to stay on the ponies when the waves come crashing towards you but managed to stay on top because the ponies were so good. Thank you Zanzibar Horse Club
Written 8 September 2022
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Joanna F
1 contribution
Family
My family and I had an unforgettable experience with the Zanzibar horse club, its a must do activity for anyone visiting the island! All the staff were incredibly friendly and accomodating to all levels of riding experience. I would particularly recommend the horse swimming ride. Higlight of our trip. Thank you again to everyone at the Z hotel!
Written 1 September 2022
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Faiza P
1 contribution
Solo
I had such an amazing experience at the Zanzibar Horse Club, great customer service, friendly employees with outstanding knowledge of the horses. As an influencer and blogger, I really wanted my experience to be captured and I was so grateful to have an assistant take all my pictures and videos for me in the sea. Beautiful pictures were captured like professional using my phone. It was one of the best experience I’ve had in Zanzibar. Can’t wait to bring my family and friends next year to experience this adventure with me.
Written 26 August 2022
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Claudia W
1 contribution
Family
This horse stable is absolutely clean and all
the people are very kind. The horses are beautiful and healthy! The horses all make a very happy impression. You can swim with the horses in the sea or ride on the beach. We would like to come again. Please book directly with the stable otherwise you pay more
Written 26 August 2022
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Sarah
7 contributions
Solo
I would not recommend this riding club, as safety was extremely lax and riding is a dangerous activity. I’m an experienced (but not expert) rider and did the Ride to the Sandbanks.

At no point when I arrived was I asked about my riding experience level . I was put on a very small horse, and asked for a bigger one. One of the stable hands warned me the horse I’d been given had only been riding on the beach for 3 months or so, and could ‘get scared’. He said that as I am a ‘professional’ rider (because I was wearing chaps and jodhpurs, presumably) I would be fine.

The horse, Blue, was absolutely fine on the beach. However, during a canter on the beach, my stirrup broke - causing me to fall. Oreo, the other horse, was also bucking throughout. I’m concerned by the review below, which suggests this is because Oreo has a saddle sore and yet is being made to continue riding.

The guide apologised and we carried on along the beach to the sandbanks, where we could gallop. Despite being relatively calm and easy enough to ride on the beach, Blue majorly spooked on the sandbank and bucked me off twice. I haven’t fallen off a horse since I was a child, and can deal with minor spooks and bucking, but not what the horse did. At no point did the guide ask whether I was ok, but he did apologise.

The ride was beautiful, our guide was friendly and the horses seemed well looked after (on the surface at least) but I just think safety needs to be significantly tightened up for the longer rides involving galloping, especially if customers are to be put on nervous horses. There was absolutely no safety brief or discussion about experience level - it was all just assumed. I will be much more discerning where I ride in future.
Written 12 August 2022
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Yusra mbarouk
1 contribution
Family
I had a really great time and it was very fun experience going on the horses thank you guys for helping us
Written 9 August 2022
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