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Ahorse riding safari in the Masai Mara is everything an adventure holiday should be, exhilarating riding, professional guides, wildlife encounters that will take your breath away and an authentic bush experience. This is one horse safari that will leave you on a high, wanting to go again and again! While on the ride you will be listening to the beat of the bush and its silence, where you can hear the earth breathing beneath your horses hooves and a night sky lit with the cool intent of a billion stars. Allow your horse to connect you to the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and coiled labyrinth of wilderness whilst exploring the transitory home of millions of traditional migrants on their annual visit and some permanent residents.

This horse-riding adventure in Kenya’s Masai Mara offers some of the best game viewing on the planet, with the backdrop of one of Africa’s most iconic landscapes, the endless and beautiful savannah. With sunsets like no other and vast plains to race across, you will not be disappointed mounting up here and taking on the Masai Mara on horseback. Imagine riding a horse as Impalas leap and gazelles graze around you. Giraffes bow their long necks towards the acacia leaves, elephants raise their heads and watch impassively as you pass. A horse safari is like no other experience, you move freely amongst the animals as if you are one of them. High on a horse, you ride through a herd of eland or spot a lonely topi atop a termite mound.The largest influx of gnus occurs starting from July through August and September. The Wildebeests migrate back to Serengeti starting in October. This creates an energetic scenario that you observe from your mount. When the migration is not in the area, your horseback tour has a more tranquil feeling as you watch the resident herbivores search for tender morsels and water while the carnivores keep a careful eye out for prey. You feel the sun warmed breeze on your face, see the grasses rippling beneath you and hear birdsongs trilling in the trees. Every ride is different.

There are two sessions for the horse riding safari, each session is 2 hours. The morning session which starts at 7:00 am and ends with a bush breakfast out on the plains of the Mara, hopefully surrounded by wildlife! This means you will be collected from your camp/lodge 45 mins to 1 hour prior to start of the experience, depending on where your camp/lodge is located from the stables.The afternoon session starts at 3:00 pm and ends with a sundowner out on the plains of the Mara, hopefully surrounded by wildlife.Price/ Rates for Horse Riding Safari: The rates are USD 200 per person for two hours and this includes breakfast/sundowner out on the plains of the Mara, respectively.
The horse riding safaris takes place at Olerai conservancy. During the ride you will be accompained by an English/ Spanish trail saddles rangers for general security within the conservancy. You will also be provided with well chosen, fitted and maintained protective gear for your safety.

This horseback adventure will have your heart racing as you encounter elephants, buffalos, giraffes and often big cats like lions and cheetahs on horseback. And when the migration arrives, it gives you the once-in-a-lifetime experience of cantering alongside herds of wildebeest and zebra, as you navigate the Mara with a mobile tented camp in convoy. Led by a private and expert guide you will spend 8 days exploring this beautiful part of the world, moving camp four times, with the help of a team who will set out ahead of you and have the next camp set up and a cold beverage waiting on arrival. There’s something unbeatable about evenings around the campfire after the day’s adventure. Glowing with exhilaration, enjoying an iced drink and wondering what adventure tomorrow holds. Game drives, night drives and bush walks are all available for non-riding companions or for anybody who would like a break from the saddle. No matter the time of year you choose for your dream adventure holiday, the safari experience of horseback riding will be more than you imagined for your time in East Africa.

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