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Kenya Itineraries: Masai Mara 11 Day Riding Safari

Highlights Include:

  • Quintessential African Adventure riding fast across the vast plains of the Masai Mara amongst the herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle.
  • 7 nights in mobile camps through out the Mara experiencing the wildlife up close and far away from the outside world.
  • One of Africa’s top horseback riding guides and mobile riding safari companies.

This riding adventure takes you across the vast plains of the Masai Mara, amid herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle. This remarkable point-to-point safari is suitable for strong, gutsy riders who appreciate a challenge. Nights are spent in comfortable safari camps far removed from the outside world.

Day 1: You will be picked up from the airport and be transferred to Wilson Airport for a 10:30 am charter or 10 am schedule flight to Siana Springs. It is a beautiful flight passing over the fertile Kikuyu Highlands before reaching the Great Rift Valley. You will fly across the volcano studded floor of the Rift before reaching the Loita Hills and Siana Springs Air strip. You will then be met by your guide and there will be an hour’s drive to camp that you will reach in time for lunch. The camp is located in a grove of acacia trees by a small stream at the southern edge of the Loita Plains at Olare Lamun (the rhino salt lick). There will be an evening ride.

Overnight in Olare Lamun. (L.D)

Day 2: A full day to explore the remote area with abundant game. Drives, rides, and walks may be taken from camp.

Overnight in Olare Lamun. (B.L.D)

Day 3: This will be the first moving day. You will leave camp early as it is the longest ride of the trip covering nearly 50km or 30 miles. Ride across rolling open plains. The game generally becomes more plentiful as you approach the Mara ecosystem. See herds of zebra, topi, giraffe, wildebeest, and gazelle. There is a good chance of seeing elephant and buffalo as well. The camp is located on the edge of the Masai Game Reserve on the Olare Orok lugga and you should arrive by late afternoon. From camp you are likely to hear lion and hyena at night and the abundance of game is apparent everywhere.

Overnight in Olare Orok. (B.L.D)

Day 4 & 5: Enjoy two full days of morning and evening rides from camp with the option of driving into the game park for some good photographic opportunities. From the land rovers, you can get much closer to lion, elephant, and buffalo than you are able to do from the horses.

Overnight in Olare Orok. (B.L.D)

Day 6: Another moving day heading west across the Mara plains to reach the Mara River on the Park boundary. Hopefully you’ll ford the river (unless in complete flood) at one of the famous wildebeest crossings and then head south west across the Mara Triangle where you will have a picnic lunch before ascending the Soit Olololol Escarpment to reach the camp in a forest glade overlooking the whole Mara ecosystem.

Overnight in Soit Olololol (B.L.D)

Day 7: Ride South West along the top of the escarpment enjoying glorious views to the east on excellent terrain for the horses. Descend the escarpment on foot along a rocky cattle track and have a picnic lunch under some acacias at the foot of the escarpment. After lunch, ride back through the Mara Triangle at the foot of the escarpment before ascending on a game trail. Many bachelor buffalo herds are a feature of the afternoon.

Overnight in Soit Olololol (B.L.D)

Day 8: Descend the escarpment again and ride across to the same wildebeest crossing on the river. Head in a North Western direction and after lunch, find the final campsite set up on the banks of the Mara River. Close by there are some hippo pools and their grunting at night is a special feature of this camp. Overnight in Mara River.

Day 9: Leaving camp after breakfast with a picnic lunch for later in the day, you will drive to Deloraine via the impressive tea growing area of Kericho. Arrive in time for tea and an evening walk around the beautiful garden.

Overnight in Deloraine. (B.L.D)

Day 10: An early morning ride before breakfast is optional. Day trips to either Lake Nakuru or Bogoria famous for their flamingos can be arranged with a picnic lunch.

Overnight in Deloraine. (B.L.D)

Day 11: Transfer by road back to Nairobi.(B.L) * Please note that this itinerary is only a sample and is flexible and subject to changes based on the weather or the trip guide's discretion.

Starting from $7,700 USD per person
2012 Set Departure Dates; 01-09 August, 08-16 August, 15-23 September, 22-30 September or by Private Arrangement all other times. Min 4 pax on Private Departures.