Kenya 7 night riding safari
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A week long set departure horse-riding safari into the Great Rift Valley and Kenya's Masai Mara where days are spent on horseback with additional game viewing by vehicle and on foot.
Glorious riding across Kenya's famous game viewing plains
Masai Mara, Kenya - 8 days/7 nights
Where is it?
Good riding on excellent horses for a week, this riding safari should not be missed. The Great Rift Valley with its volcano studded floor is just one of the many sights to be seen on the air transfers in and out of the Mara area. The days are spent on horseback (of course), although the riding is interspersed with game viewing by vehicle and by foot.
The price is per person fully inclusive for the duration of the trail, starting from Nairobi and ending in Nairobi. This is a set departure trip.
The ride is alongside the Masai Mara in Kenya, across fairly open plains and on black cotton soil. Many areas have short grass plains ideal for riding.
What is the best time of year to go?
The riding safari closes during April/May and November as these are the rainy seasons in East Africa.
How to get there
The safari starts and finishes in Nairobi, Kenya. We are able to assist with international flight bookings from your home country to Nairobi.
Tips and Notes
Riding Ability: You should be comfortable at all paces and be able to sit to a horse shying. We ride in big game country where there are wild animals who are sometimes unpredictable. You should be fit enough to ride between 4 and 6 hours a day.
On arrival in camp at the end of the day, sundowner drinks are followed by a hot shower and dinner later on. Picnic lunches are carried in saddle bags and lunch is usually 1-2hrs with a short siesta.
The weight limit is 210lbs or 95kgs unless special requests are made.
Size of the Rides: Minimum 4 guests on set departure rides and a maximum of 12 in a riding party. There are tailor-made riding safaris to suit more bespoke groups of friends or family.
Type of Horses: The horses are mainly thoroughbred or thoroughbred cross, home bred from our best mares. Many are trained for polo and the best ones are handpicked for each guest during a safari.
Tack: English saddles (with a selection of polog, jumping, French trekking and Australian stock).
Meals: Full English breakfasts, that comprise of fruit, cereal, bacon, sausages, eggs, tomatoes and fresh bread, are served every morning. Lunch in camp is usually a three-course meal with a varied menu which is likely to include chilled soups, freshly baked breads, pasta, risotto or pizza, with meat or fish and plenty of fresh salads. If having a picnic it would be fresh salads, quiches and cold meats with cookies, fruit and hot and cold drinks. Dinner is a candlelit three-course meal at a set table.
Special diets can be catered for, with advanced notice given through your booking form.
Drinks: Are included except champagne. We do carry ice and cold boxes to ensure that the drinks are cold throughout. A good variety of soft drinks and alcohol are available. Bottled water is always carried on horseback and readily available in camp and at the lodge.
Game: Including all the big five - Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Leopard and Buffalo, plus the plains game dominated by zebra, wildebeest and gazelles.
Single Supplement: Is only charged for those who are not prepared to share accommodation.
A medical kit is on hand in camp and in the saddle. We are in radio contact from camp to the main lodge that is in contact with the Flying Doctor Service. We also have a satellite phone for emergencies and both the guides are trained in equine specific first aid.