Masai Mara Riding Safari
What a true 'safari' is all about
If you are a rider, there is simply no better way to experience the awe-inspiring Masai Mara than on a fit healthy horse with a mobile tented camp in toe. This 7 night itinerary is one of the most authentic, real safari experiences on offer in Africa.
Simon and the team have been operating since 1990 and have a stellar reputation for providing un-rivalled mobile horseback safaris amongst the Big 5.
On landing in the Masai Mara you will be driven to your mobile camp set up on the banks of the Mara River. Lunch will be served and you will have a little time to relax before meeting your horses and setting off on your first ride! Return to your camp for a shower before dinner.
On day 2, begin the day with an early morning ride crossing the Mara River for the first time before returning to camp for a light breakfast. After breakfast a game drive will be on offer. You will then have lunch and a siesta before setting off on an afternoon ride, back in good time to shower and a evening drive before dinner.
On day 3 you leave camp after breakfast, heading South towards the park boundary where you meet the river again at one of the wildebeest crossing points. Cross the river and head South West across the Mara Triangle for a picnic lunch. After lunch and a siesta you set off and ascend the Soit Olololol Escarpment where you reach camp and spend the night overlooking the Mara ecosystem.
On day 4 you descend the escarpment after breakfast and ride across to the same wildebeest crossing on the river. You head West and descend into the enchanting Olare Orok Valley for a picnic lunch and siesta. Reach camp in time for tea and do an evening game drive with sundowners before supper under the stars.
On day 5 you will have a full day of exploring this glorious part of the Mara on horseback, car and possibly on foot. You will have excellent photo opportunities, getting close to buffalo, elephant, lion and maybe cheetah or leopard.
Day 6 has longest ride of the trip covering nearly 50kms. Set off at 7.00 and ride, with breaks for breakfast, lunch and a siesta until you reach your last camp, Olare Lamun, nestled in a grove of acacia trees by a stream at the Southern edge of the Loita Plains.
Set off for a morning ride before breakfast. You then set out for a game drive and beautiful walk up the nearby hill called Oloiburmut, returning to camp for a lunch and a siesta. In the afternoon you will drive -or ride to- the local Masai Village before your enjoying your last night in the bush.