Horseback riding in Masai Mara, Kenya

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Masai Mara Ride - Aloe Blossom


Itinerary for Masai Mara Ride - Aloe Blossom



Sample Itinerary: 9-day program - subject to changes

Day 0: Pre-trip night
On arrival in Nairobi we will meet you at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transfer you to your hotel (meals and overnight not included).

Day 1: Flight to Mara
You will be met and transferred from your hotel to Wilson airport for a safari briefing. Our morning flights departs at 10:30am and arrives in the Mara at approximately 11:15am. Your professional safari riding guide will meet you there for a game drive to our private-canvas mobile camp arriving in time for lunch. The afternoon is spent settling in, followed by a short ride or game drive.
Riding distance: 5-10km
Meals: Lunch and dinner
Accommodations: Nkilenya, Lemek Conservancy

Day 2: Lemek Ride
Morning and afternoon exploring the riverine forests and open plains of Lemek. There is an abundance of wildlife here including giraffe, warthog, zebra, hartebeest, topi, wildebeest, and with a little luck, cheetah and leopard too. Bloody Marys in the morning and Pink Gin for 'sundowners' in the evening. All-in-all, a heavenly first day on safari. 
Riding distance: 10-15km
Meals: All meals in camp
Accommodations: Nkilenya, Lemek Conservancy


Day 3: Mara River Ride
Our first full day in the saddle takes us through spectacular wildlife country with impala, gazelle, elephant, buffalo, ostrich, and more! Picnic lunch is enjoyed in a patch of forest called Olomai. After a siesta, we ride to banks of the Mara River with its' large pods of hippo and the odd monster crocodile.
Riding distance: 20-25km
Meals: Breakfast and dinner in camp, picnic lunch
Accommodations: Mara River, North Conservancy


Day 4: Siria Escarpment Ride
A stunning area to traverse by horse or vehicle. We may ford the Mara River and ride under the iconic Siria Escarpment. The concentration of game is breathtaking and with plenty of opportunity to jump fallen trees created by the resident elephant. Waterbuck, eland, jackal, hyena, and lion occur, as do many other wildlife species.
Riding distance: 10-15km
Meals: All meals in camp
Accommodations: Mara River, North Conservancy


Day 5: Mara Triangle Ride
After a 'full-monty' breakfast we ride in a southerly direction across the Maternity Plain. Stunning views in every direction and excellent going for the horses. We cross the Mara River on horseback and enter the famous Mara Triangle. Picnic lunch is enjoyed in a patch of thick forest often occupied by elephant. After lunch, a short ride, followed by an ascent on foot, to the top of the escarpment. 
Riding distance: 20-25km
Meals: Breakfast and dinner in camp, picnic lunch
Accommodations: Out Of Africa Camp, Mara Triangle


Day 6: Game Ride in Mara Triangle
Options to ride and drive in the triangle with magical views looking down towards the Serengeti in the distance. This corner of the ecosystem is blessed with croton thickets, forest, and endless tall grasslands, the perfect environment for rhino, elephant, buffalo, and lion. In the late afternoon we may visit a small traditional homestead of our local Masai hosts.
Riding distance: 10-15km
Meals: All meals in camp
Accommodations: Out Of Africa Camp, Mara Triangle

 
Day 7: Koiyaki Plain Ride
Today we descend the escarpment on foot and head due east, riding back over the Mara River, skirting the large village of Rianta and onwards, to a lovely picnic lunch under scattered acacia trees. After a long siesta we ride over the Koiyaki Plain and to our new camp on the Olare Orok Stream, used by the Masai to water their cattle. 
Riding distance: 20-25km
Meals: Breakfast and dinner in camp, picnic lunch
Accommodations: KO8, Mara North Conservancy


Day 8: Mara North Conservancy Ride
Morning and afternoon ride, drive or walk, in this magical corner of the Mara. Exceptional riding country, where two large prides of lion make this area their home, allowing for sensational big-cat experience. We may go out after supper by vehicle with a spotlight to discover nocturnal creatures. 
Riding distance: 15-20km
Meals: All meals in camp
Accommodations: KO8, Mara North Conservancy


Day 9: Flight to Nairobi
Our last morning ride or drive following the banks of the river. Wonderful opportunities for long canters over the Serian and Maternity plains. After a hearty brunch we say our goodbyes to the horses and camp crew. Our afternoon flight to Nairobi departs at 2:45pm. Upon arrival at approximately 4:15pm, you will be transferred to JKIA for your international flight home.
Riding distance: 10-15km
Meals: Brunch in camp


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Sample Itinerary: 7-day program - subject to changes

Day 0: Pre-trip night
On arrival in Nairobi we will meet you at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transfer you to your hotel (meals and overnight not included).

Day 1: Flight to Mara
You will be met and transferred from your hotel to Wilson airport for a safari briefing. Our morning flights departs at 10:30am and arrives in the Mara at approximately 11:15am. Your professional safari riding guide will meet you there for a game drive to our private-canvas mobile camp arriving in time for lunch. The afternoon is spent settling in, followed by a short ride or game drive.
Riding distance: 5-10km
Meals: Lunch and dinner
Accommodations: Nkilenya, Lemek Conservancy

Day 2: Lemek Ride
Morning and afternoon exploring the riverine forests and open plains of Lemek. There is an abundance of wildlife here including giraffe, warthog, zebra, hartebeest, topi, wildebeest, and with a little luck, cheetah and leopard too. Bloody Marus in the morning and Pink Gin for 'sundowners' in the evening. All-in-all, a heavenly first day on safari. 
Riding distance: 10-15km
Meals: All meals in camp
Accommodations: Nkilenya, Lemek Conservancy


Day 3: Mara River Ride
Our first full day in the saddle takes us through spectacular wildlife country with impala, gazelle, elephant, buffalo, ostrich, and more! Picnic lunch is enjoyed in a patch of forest called Olomai. After a siesta, we ride to banks of the Mara River with its' large pods of hippo and the odd monster crocodile.
Riding distance: 20-25km
Meals: Breakfast and dinner in camp, picnic lunch
Accommodations: Mara River, North Conservancy


Day 4: Siria Escarpment Ride
A stunning area to traverse by horse of vehicle. We may ford the Mara River and ride under the iconic Siria Escarpment. The concentration of game is breathtaking and with plenty of opportunity to jump fallen trees created by the resident elephant. Waterbuck, eland, jackal, hyena, and lion occur, as do many other wildlife species.
Riding distance: 10-15km
Meals: All meals in camp
Accommodations: Mara River, North Conservancy


Day 5: Maternity Plain Ride
After a 'full-monty' breakfast we ride in a southerly direction across the Maternity Plain. Stunning views in every direction and excellent going for the horses. Picnic lunch is enjoyed in a patch of thick forest often occupied by elephant. After a long siesta we ride past a game-rich saltlick and onwards to our new camp on the Olare Orok Stream, used by the Masai to water their cattle.
Riding distance: 20-25km
Meals: Breakfast and dinner in camp, picnic lunch
Accommodations: KO8, Mara North Conservancy


Day 6: Mara North Conservancy Ride
Morning and afternoon ride, drive or walk, in this magical corner of the Mara. Exceptional riding country, where two large prides of lion make this area their home, allowing for sensational big-cat experience. We may go out after supper by vehicle with a spotlight to discover nocturnal creatures. 
Riding distance: 15-20km
Meals: All meals in camp
Accommodations: KO8, Mara North Conservancy


Day 7: Flight to Nairobi
Our last morning ride or drive following the banks of the river. Wonderful opportunities for long canters over the Serian and Maternity plains. After a hearty brunch we say our goodbyes to the horses and camp crew. Our afternoon flight to Nairobi departs at 2:45pm and lands at 4:15pm. You will be transferred to JKIA for your international flight home.
Riding distance: 10-15km
Meals: Brunch in camp

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Non-Riders
Non-Riders are welcome! They will spend their days game viewing in our customized safari vehicle with their own professional safari guide.
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Masai Mara Ride - Aloe Blossom
Tour Code: IT-KYRT01
9 days / 8 nights ~$7,850.00
Dates : Available all Year

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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A 2020 08/16 - 08/24 9d / 8n 9 day trip, AP 4 /12 Expired
A 2020 08/22 - 08/30 9d / 8n 9 day trip, AP 4 /12 Expired
A 2020 09/02 - 09/10 9d / 8n 9 day trip, AP 4 /12 Expired
A 2020 09/12 - 09/20 9d / 8n 9 day trip, AP 4 /12 Expired
A 2020 09/22 - 09/30 9d / 8n 9 day trip, AP 4 /12 Expired
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Pace: Moderate with long trots and canters, ...
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Airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)
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