Horse riding holidays in Kenya, Africa are truly thrilling and utterly luxurious. Although most are for the daring, confident rider who relishes the element of excitement, there are some rides where less experienced riders can be accommodated. Of course to most people Kenya is synonymous with incredible game and jeep safaris. But what could be more amazing than experiencing all this from the back of a horse, avoiding all those mini vans full of tourists. Just you, the wildlife and your horse.
Unicorn's range of Kenyan horseback safari holidays make perfect winter sun escapes and are great for single riders, honeymooners and also for accompanying non-riders. They are luxurious and fall within our premier range of riding holidays. The pace can be fast and furious so advanced riders are well catered for. Every evening there's always a hot shower to wash away the African dust, a delicious sundowner and an amazing sunset to provide a perfect end to a perfect day.
Kenya lies in central west Africa and straddles the equator. To the north is The Sudan and Ethiopia, to the east is the Indian Ocean and Somalia, to the west is Uganda and Lake Victoria and to the south is Tanzania. Unicorn has several fabulous horseback adventures in Kenya to offer you. Firstly here's an overview of the national parks we visit.
Horse Riding Safaris in The Masai Mara
This is probably the best known national park in Kenya and is named after its inhabitants - the Masai tribe - and its river - the Mara. It lies to the south-west of the country and is virtually a continuation of the Serengeti in Tanzania. It is famous for both its game and also for its people. These tall elegant folk, with extraordinary bouncing skills, wear colourful robes and are the ultimate trackers. They are totally in tune with their surroundings. The game and safaris here are superb. Of course there's the Big 5 - lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino - plus giraffe, cheetah, hippopotami, hyena, antelopes etc. There's also a fantastic array of birds here including long crested eagles, vultures, hornbills, marabou storks, secretary birds, cranes & pygmy-falcons. However the Masia Mara's biggest attraction is the the Great Migration. Every year from July to October almost two million wildebeest, Thomson's gazelle and zebra leave the Serengeti heading to the pastures of the Masai Mara. These are keenly pursued by various preditors such as lions. The migration is one of the world's greatest natural spectacles.
Horse Riding Safaris in Amboseli
The Amboseli National Park is at the centre of an ecosystem that extends over the Kenyan border into Tanzania. The park has low rainfall and 5 main swamps, two of them protected, which results in the superlative wildlife viewing. You can get closer here to free ranging elephants than anywhere else in the whole of Africa. Other wildlife incudes buffalo, hyena, hippo, lion, cheetah, zebra and wildebeest. Another plus point is that amazing view of Mount Kilimanjaro - just waiting to be climbed. Why not extend your trip?
Below is a list of our horse riding holidays in Kenya.
Masai Mara on Horseback
The ultimate horseback safari for a genuine once in a lifetime experience. Ride in 'Out of Africa' country with extremely professional and experienced bush guides. Advanced riders can expect long days in the saddle amongst the most diverse and numerous species of game in the world. This is a serious exploration of Masai land but in style! Your walk-in tents have beds, you'll have a hot shower every night, and your back-up support team of Masai chef, grooms, waiters and camp staff will move camp every day and cater for your and your horse's every need.
Lolldaiga Safari Adventure
Set in the stunning Laikipia region, in the foothills of Mount Kenya, lies an authentic farmstead, home of Lolldaiga safaris, which provides horse-riding, walking and driving safaris into the Lolldaiga Hills. This area is considered by many to be the most beautiful in the whole of Kenya, with breath-taking scenery and abundant wildlife and best of all, very few tourists due to its historic isolation. This magic, forgotten land awaits you. Ride, walk and drive amongst herds of zebra, impala, eland, gazelles and hartebeest. Come almost within touching distance of the many reticulated giraffe and slowly approach a herd of elephant or buffalo.
horse back safaris
trail riding holidays
mountain riding holidays
desert horse riding holidays
riding holiday with camping
faster horse riding holidays
advanced rider holidays
riding holiday for non rider
horse riding holiday suitable for families
Below is a list of African countries where we have rides. Just click on a link to view the relevant web pages:
horse riding holidays, horseback safaris, Africa:
horse riding holidays, horseback safaris - Botswana
horse riding holidays Ethiopia
horse riding holidays, horseback safaris -Kenya
horse riding holidays, horseback safaris - South Africa
horse riding holidays Morocco
horse riding holiday Mozambique
horse riding holidays, horseback safaris - Namibia
equestrian holidays Egypt
horse riding holidays, horseback safaris Tanzania
horse riding holidays Tunisia
horse riding holiday Madagascar