With traversing access to over 1.4 million acres, including Amboseli and Chyulu Hills National Parks, Ride Kenya Mobile Horse Safaris boasts access to one of the largest expanses of Africa. Extending through an awe-inspiring range of ecosystems – from the dry lakebeds of Amboseli in the east and to the majestic Chyulu Hills in the west – this is quintessential East Africa. Mount Kilimanjaro rises in the distance providing watch over our explorations.
Ride Kenya Mobile Horse Safaris’ herd of 22 very well schooled horses are fit to handle many variables depending on the terrain, the wildlife and all experience levels of rider, although intermediate to advanced riders are only confirmed on our multi day guaranteed set departure luxury mobile horse safaris.
The typical day on one of our multi day guaranteed set departure horse safaris consists of about four to seven hours in the saddle, covering a distance between 15 – 30 miles depending on terrain and sightings. We also offer riders the chance to enjoy game drives, bush walks and night game drives during their mobile safari. Many of Ride Kenya’s Mobile Horse Safari guests enjoy a night or two at ol Donyo Lodge either before or after their safari. This is an excellent add-on to our set departure safari itineraries.
Adventures from 2 to 10 nights take riders across many varied landscapes and habitats.
While horse and rider are enjoying the safari, the camp is moved ahead to the next destination. The accommodation on safari is a luxury tented camp; guests sleep in large tents with en suite bathrooms, and enjoy excellent meals prepared over the camp fire.
Ride Kenya safaris are lead and managed by professional and friendly guides, who share their knowledge and enthusiasm, as guests enjoy some of the best riding in the world.
During the safari, riders might choose to spend time in vehicles, for wildlife viewing and photography, and may also do some exploring on foot. Itineraries are created to suit the group.
Ride Kenya’s multi-day safaris can be tailor-made to suit private groups and are also offered as fixed-date safaris throughout the year.
There are two distinct Ride Kenya mobile safari itineraries:
The Amboseli Ride: Arguably, one of the world’s most thrilling rides; this itinerary traverses swamps filled with elephant, buffalo, lion, hyena and much more. This ride is designed for the advanced rider, who is used to long days in the saddle and riding at speed.
The Chyulu Ride: This signature ride has been popular since the start. The range of scenery and terrain are perfect for both horse and rider. The wildlife on this ride is more spread out than that of the Amboseli Ride, but there are great game sightings nonetheless and the landscape is unbeatable.
A prerequisite of either mobile horse safaris is a good level of fitness and riding ability as well as an adventurous spirit. Riders must be comfortable at a good steady canter at least. There are opportunities to gallop and jump, but this is not compulsory.
A typical day on Ride Kenya’s 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.
Many of Ride Kenya’s mobile horse safari guests enjoy a night or two at ol Donyo Lodge before or after their safari. This is an excellent add-on to the safari itineraries.
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 advanced riders (safaris) should be no more than 95kg (209lbs).
The Maasailand Preservation Trust recognizes that for the Maasai residents of Mbirikani Group Ranch and the Amboseli-Tsavo ecosystem as a whole, the cost of living with wildlife exceeds the benefits. MPT therefore seeks to better balance the economics of everyday life for the local community and resolve human-wildlife conflict whenever possible. By contributing to the success of the Maasai people and their pastoral way of life – through economics, education, and ecology – the Trust, working in close collaboration with local stakeholders, seeks to stabilize and sustain the Amboseli-Tsavo ecosystem and its irreplaceable biodiversity.