Masai Mara Riding Safari

What a true 'safari' is all about

If you are a rider, there is simply no better way to see Kenya than riding across the Masai Mara, Laikipia and Amboseli on a fit healthy horse with a mobile tented camp in foot.

Where

With 4 different camp locations you will literally ride from one side of the Masai Mara to the other, covering over 250km.

When

7 night set departure riding safaris are scheduled throughout the year, on which we take up to 12 experienced riders.

How much

US Dollar ($) Rates is $8,970 per person sharing for 7 nights all inclusive (bar international flights).

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Our partners Offbeat Safaris, founded by Tristan Voorspuy, have been operating since 1990 and have a stellar reputation for providing un-rivalled mobile horseback safaris amongst big game.

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A Week's Masai Mara Riding Safari

Day 1 - Mara River Hippo Camp

You will either be collected from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or if you have arrived earlier, from your Nairobi hotel, and transferred to Wilson Airport for your 10am flight to Mara North in the Masai Mara. Your guides will meet you and drive you to your first camp, set up on the banks of the Mara River adjacent to a teeming hippo pool. Lunch will be served and you will have a little time to relax before meeting your horses and setting off on your first gentle evening ride (about 2 hours).

DAY 2 - Mara River Hippo Camp

We begin the day with an early morning ride, crossing the Mara River for the first time, returning to camp for a light breakfast. After breakfast a game drive will be on offer, driving provides better photographic opportunities than from a horse and exploring more of this Northern part of the Mara has much to offer. We will return in time for lunch and a siesta before setting off on an afternoon ride. We will be back in good time to shower and maybe set off in the vehicles once more for a sun downer and a short night game drive before supper.

DAY 3 - Escarpment Soit Olololo Camp

We leave camp after breakfast at about 9am, heading south towards the park boundary where we meet the river again at one of the famous wildebeest crossings. We cross the river and head southwest across the Mara Triangle, meeting the car with our picnic lunch at around 12:30. After lunch and a siesta we set off at about 16:00 and ascend the Soit Olololol Escarpment. We reach our camp at about 17:30 on the edge of the escarpment and spend the night overlooking the whole Mara ecosystem.

DAY 4 - Olare Orok

We descend the escarpment after breakfast at about 9am and ride across to the same wildebeest crossing on the river. We head in a westerly direction and descend into the enchanting Olare Orok Valley with a picnic lunch and siesta from about 12:30-15:30 on the way. Reaching our camp in time at about 17:00 in time for tea, there should also be time to do an evening game drive and sundowners, before supper under the stars.

DAY 5 - Olare Orok Camp

Here we will have a full day of exploring this glorious area 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 - Olare Lamun Camp

Our third moving day and we break camp in good time as it is the longest ride of the trip covering nearly 50kms. Setting off at 7.00am, we have a picnic breakfast stopping from about 10-11am. We continue on until 13:30 where we break again for lunch and a siesta after reaching Ol Kinyei Conservancy. At 16:00 we head to our last camp, arriving at Olare Lamun (the rhino salt lick) nestled in a grove of acacia trees by a small stream at the southern edge of the Loita Plains.

DAY 7 - Olare Lamun Camp

After an early wake up we will set off for a morning ride before returning to camp for a light breakfast. We will 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. At around 4pm we will drive or ride to visit the local Masai Village.

DAY 8 - Departure Day

Our last morning ride before saying goodbye to our horses. After a final breakfast you will drive to the airstrip and fly back to Nairobi around 11am, landing into Wilson at 12noon. We will organise for a taxi to pick you up and either take you around Nairobi to do some shopping/visits, or to a Hotel day room (included), before taking you on to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in time for your evening flight home, or your onward destination.

Mara Ride

With outstanding game viewing from horseback and superb riding country, the Mara exceeds all expectations. This is undoubtedly our most popular riding safari, especially for first timers to Kenya. With 4 different camp locations you will literally ride from one side of the Masai Mara to the other, covering over 250km. The Mara hosts an abundance of wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and zebra, as well as huge numbers of plains game and birdlife.

Amboseli Ride

With the stunning backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro and its famous herds of elephant, Amboseli and the Chyulu Hills offer beautiful riding country that is hard to rival. We offer tailor made rides at any time of year.

Laikipia Ride

Laikipia is a unique wildlife area and contains an enormous diversity of wildlife from the Big Five downward. It is famous as the last reserve of the Jacksons Hartebeest and is home of several rare species such as the Reticulated Giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Grevy's Zebra, Gerenuk and Somali Ostrich amongst others.

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