Riding a Horse across the Kenyan game rich Maasai mara

Combining one of Africa’s greatest wildlife areas with quality horses and guides – this has to be one of life’s most memorable experiences.

Let your horse take you on a journey of freedom and adventure, with only the sound of his hooves, as we explore the exclusive wilderness areas of the Olare Motorogi, Mara North and Naboisho private conservancies as well as the Maasai Mara self.

With low tourist density in the conservancies this is a true wilderness. On our adventures we are more likely to come across the paw print of a lion than the footprint of a human being!

Wildlife abounds as you cross the tree dotted plains, cross rivers and ravines and live an unforgettable experience where we never know what to expect from one minute to the next.

Our horses live in an airy and comfortable custom-designed stable block, within an Acacia forest overlooking lush grasslands and riverine woodlands with the spectacular Siria Escarpment forming an impressive backdrop on the Western boundary of the Maasai Mara.

They are an all-male herd, carefully selected for their comfort and temperament. These fun to ride but well mannered mounts love their jobs which is evident by the way they eagerly stride out each new day with ears pricked, ready to explore the environment they call home. They are our pride and joy.

Upon completion of your ride, treat your horse with a well-deserved and horse friendly, home baked “cookie??? – full of yummy treats – our appreciation of their generous spirits.

From the stables we can set out in any direction, unrestricted by roads, in one of Africa’s most game rich wildlife areas, riding through areas of outstanding natural beauty which is most famous for the annual wildebeest and zebra migrations.

With the Siria escarpment to our west, the East is dominated by the Ngama Hills which were formed by volcanic activity and are a prominent land mark in the Reserve.

Throughout your ride expect to encounter big numbers of plains game such as elephant, giraffe, buffalo, eland, zebra, wildebeest, topi, Grants gazelle, the graceful impala and delightful Thompsons gazelle and warthog, while rivers and pools are home to hippo and crocodiles resting lazily in the water or on the banks.

The Maasai Mara is famous for its big cats and we are ever vigilant for sightings of the lion, leopard and cheetah which follow these antelope herds as well as relishing the opportunity to sight the elusive serval and caracal.


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on Jun 11, 2014