A Beginner’s Horseback Safari in Kenya Guide (Updated 2024)

Kenya now offers one of the world’s most thrilling horseback riding vacations. Offering unparalleled opportunities to see wildlife up close, including horseback riding alongside some of Africa’s largest herds of wildebeest and zebra during migration. Horseback riding safaris in Kenya can be done either in a lodge or in a more traditional luxury mobile tented camp. The lodgings look like they were taken straight out of “Out of Africa.” As a result, nothing has been overlooked; this is top-tier African opulence at its finest. Feel at one with the African bush while indulging in all the comforts of home. We know that the cost of a horseback riding vacation in Kenya may seem excessive, but we assure you that it is money well spent.

Horse Riding Safari (This is the BEST THING to do in KENYA)

Horse Riding Kenya

Kenya is the birthplace of the African horse safari and thus provides unparalleled riding chances. The country offers many different kinds of safaris, from stays in opulent lodges to fly-camping and stargazing. You can either go horseback riding through the vast Masai Mara grasslands or up the jagged peaks of Laikipia’s high region. Maybe the best safari ever involves doing both!

Riding beside the extraordinary wildebeest migration is the highlight of any Kenyan riding safari. Envision yourself cantering alongside and dodging massive herds of wildebeest and zebra as they make their way from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara. A vast, undulating savannah teeming with all the characters from “The Lion King”

However, the Masai Mara isn’t the only place in Kenya where you can ride a horse. Laugh at the sight of wild dogs and their puppies multiplying in Laikipia, then stare in awe as Mt. Kilimanjaro emerges from the mists over the Chyulu Hills. Kenya’s landscape varies greatly, from the highlands of the north to the rolling grasslands of the south. Everyone from experienced riders to novices, from small groups to lone explorers, can find an activity that suits their needs. These trails are suitable for families and intermediate riders because the broad terrain reduces the likelihood of unexpected wildlife encounters. Kenya’s horseback safaris provide the ideal vantage point from which to take in the sights and sounds of the nation.

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