Being mounted on a horse allows the rider to get close to game that is undisturbed by human intrusion.
How about galloping through the clear shallows of Botswana's Okavango Delta during a morning ride or cantering across the Masai Mara in Kenya with giraffe and zebra?
There are also many places where it is possible to enjoy spectacular scenery from horseback, including in the Limpopo, Drakensburg and Waterberg of South Africa, along the beach in Tanzania and close to the dunes of Sossusvlei in Namibia.
For an ultimate thrill why not ride high on the back of an elephant.
Whether you are riding these magnificent creatures or walking beside them as they go about their daily business of eating, drinking and bathing, this is an experience to cherish.
In the Okavango Delta you can ride them at Abu Camp or walk with them at Stanley's Camp. From Thorntree Lodge, upstream from the Victoria Falls in Zambia, it is possible to combine a morning or afternoon elephant ride as part of a full safari.
Where to go Riding Through Africa: