Kenya - Riding Safari Seven Nights
You will be picked up at your hotel in Nairobi or at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport and driven to Wilson Airport where a domestic flight departs around 10:00am to Mara Shikar. At the airport, you will be met by a car and driven about 1 hour to the camp. You can enjoy a good lunch and then get to know your horse on an evening ride where you also get the chance to see zebra, topi, giraffe, wildebeest, gazelle and there is also a great chance of seeing elephant, buffalo and lion. Overnight at Mara River.
You leave the camp with a picnic lunch in your saddlebags and ride south towards the park boundary and meet the river again at a spot where wild animals often choose to cross the river (if there is no flooding). Then you ride southwest, crossing the Mara Triangle where you eat your picnic lunch before you head up to the Soit Olololol Plateau and reach the camp located on a hill that overlooks the entire Mara ecosystem.
You ride southwest along the top of the plateau and are treated to amazing views. Hopefully you will meet Mrs. Ross and Schalows Turaco and a lot of wildlife. You head down the plateau on foot along a rocky cattle track and have a picnic in the shade of acacia trees at the plateau's edge. After lunch, you ride back through the Mara Triangle at the foot of the plateau. There are also many buffalo herds here. Overnight Soit Olololol.
You ride back to the same river crossing and proceed west to Olare Orok Valley where you eat your picnic lunch at the falls and the chance to swim in small natural pools. You reach the camp in the afternoon and there should be time to go out with jeeps in the evening to see even more animals. Overnight Olare Orok.
A full day of exploring of this amazing area on foot, horseback and by car, with the chance to drive into the Mara Game Reserve where you eat a picnic lunch and hopefully get fantastic photo opportunities with buffalo, elephants, lions and maybe even cheetah or leopard. Overnight Olare Orok.
Today you leave early and this is the longest day’s riding, about 50 km (31 miles). With lunch in your saddlebags, you ride towards the last camp located in a acacia grove on a small river at the southern edge of the Loita Plains at Olare Lamun. Overnight Olare Lamun.
A full day to explore this remote area on horseback, by car or on foot. Overnight Olare Lamun.
Flight back to Nairobi in the morning.
Minimum 5, maximum 10 participants.
Subject to change due to local circumstances, without changing the nature of the program.