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Horse Riding Safaris in Kenya

Horse Riding Safaris is considered a unique sort after excursion far enriching than the usual and traditional safaris and game drives in our National Parks, Sanctuaries and Conservancies. Horses back riding safaris are a unique way of viewing game with no limitations of the trails that one could follow to achieve maximum spotting.

Designed for the adventurous and discerning alike, this horseback adventures traverse a seemingly endless diversity of ecosystems and terrain. Regular encounters with wildlife, stunning scenery and expert leadership make for a world-class horse safari.

Riding on horseback through the bush, accompanied by an experienced guide, will give you an unparalleled opportunity to get close to wildlife as many game species allow horses to approach very closely without feeling threatened. Combined with the stunning scenery and varied terrain, this is a riding experience not to be missed. We will match you to your horse, based on your level of confidence and can cater for both amateur and experienced riders.

There are two options of indulging in the horse back riding safaris:

  1. Offbeat tracks where nights are spent in a traditional mobile camp, keeping with the authentic nature of a safari but with many comforts.
  2. Enjoy a guaranteed set departure half-day or full day rides from a list of the destination lodges listed below

A prerequisite of either of the mobile horse safaris is that riders are of an intermediate level of fitness and riding capability as well as enjoying an adventurous spirit. Riders must be comfortable at a good steady canter at minimum. There are opportunities to gallop and jump, but this is not compulsory. The typical day on the Ride Kenya Mobile Horse Safaris consists of about four to seven hours in the saddle, covering a distance between 15 – 30 miles depending on terrain and sightings. Riders have the chance to enjoy game drives, bush walks and night game drives. Many of Ride Kenya's Mobile Horse Safari guests enjoy a night or two at the Lodges before or after their safari. This is an excellent add-on to our safari itineraries.

Most of the horse riding destinations in Kenya are found in vast private conservancies across the country. Some of these exclusive destinations include:

  • Oldonyo Wuas Lodge and Ride Kenya Safaris within the plains of Chyulu Hills bordering Amboseli and Tsavo West National Parks
  • Olmalo house & Olmalo Lodge in Loisaba Laikipia escarpments
  • Lewa Wilderness, Lewa House in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy 
  • The Sactuary at Ol-Lentille Laikipia Escarpment
  • Sirikoi Camp Lewa Downs - Lewa Wildife Conservancy

Please note: There is a weight limit for Ride Kenya's horses. Novice riders (Ol Donyo Lodge rides only) should be no more than 100kg (220lbs) whilst intermediate and advanced riders should be no more than 95kg (209lbs).

4 Nights 5 Days Horse Back Riding Safari at Ol-Lentille Sanctuary Kenya

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The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille takes the meaning of a luxury holiday in Kenya to a new level.

This boutique luxury holiday destination is set in 20,000 acres of private Wildlife Conservancy, 75 miles north of Mount Kenya. You get your own private house and safari car with a Butler, Valet, and Maasai Guide to cater to your every need. An international Chef creates fine cuisine. As well as being a luxury holiday destination in Kenya, this is also one of the foremost community-based conservation tourism properties on the continent, so "having fun, doing good" takes on new meaning too.

 

4 Nights 5 Days Fly-in Horse Back Riding Safari at Ol Malo Lodge & Ol Malo House

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Olmalo Lodge and Olmalo house are tucked in the vast wilderness of Loisaba on a private owned 5,000 acre ranch and at the edge of the Laikipia Plateau a few meters from the Uaso Ngiro river.

Highlights: Exclusive day and night game drives, guided walks with the Samburu, Fly tent camping at the shores of Uaso Ngiro River, Horse back riding excursions, Camel treks, Sundowners, bloodhounds in wait for the elusive leopard

 

4 Nights 5 Days Kenya Fly-in Horse Back Riding Safari at Oldonyo Wuas Lodge

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Ol Donyo Wuas Lodge is in the heart of the 275,000 acre Mbirikani Group Ranch, located on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills National Park between the Amboseli and Tsavo West National Parks in Southeast Kenya. Its location is unrivaled with full views of Mount Kilimanjaro and in the path of seasonal elephant migrations. It is a lodge rich in history, passion and conservation.

Highlights: Horse back riding safari for half or full day, shared game drives in the vast plains of Chyulu Hills, an option of a day excursion or a game drive into Amboseli National Park, Sun downers, Clear views of Mount Kilimanjaro

 
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