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Laikipia Safari

5.0 (2)
9 days 8 nights
Kenya
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Premium
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

Exploring the foothills of Mt. Kenya offers an exceptional view of Kenya, as the journey mostly features expansive private ranches spanning up to 100,000 acres. This experience provides intriguing observations of the interplay between wildlife and livestock, as well as insights into the lives of the pioneering Kenya ranchers who settled this wilderness in the early 1900s.

US$ 11 130
per tourist for 9 days
Tour starts
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Number of individuals
up to 12 tourists over 14 years old
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Photo Charlotte O.
Charlotte O. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
Reservations manager and been a part of the team for 15 years - doing reservations, marketing and for many years was the horse manager at the property in Laikipia and where I call home. I know everything there is to know about our riding safaris and how to get you here and so happy to be part of our team.

Tour highlights

Riding Safari
Incredible wildlife providing the chance to see rhino
Dramatic Landscapes
A unique perspective of Kenya is presented
Be Our Guest
Visit four different ranches in Laikipia and enjoy delicious fresh meals

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

You can get to Borana either by flying on a private plane or driving for about 3 and a half hours from Nairobi. 

Borana used to be a cattle farm but now it's a nature reserve in a really nice area on the north side of Mount Kenya. You can see the snowy peaks of the mountain to the south and other rugged mountains like Mathews Range, Bodich and even Marsabit on the way to Ethiopia. It is home to the big five and a host of other species such as Grevy's Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe and other rare species. We'll have lunch at the camp under euphorbia trees.

Riding: 2 hours

Day 2
Private Camp Borana
Day 3
To Loldaiga Hills
Day 4
Loldaiga Hills
Day 5
To El Karama Ranch
Day 6
El Karama
Day 7
To Sosian
Day 8
Private Camp Sosian
Day 9
Departure
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

Participants should be skilled and confident riders, proficient in all gaits (walking, trotting, cantering and galloping), capable of calmly maneuvering out of challenging situations and adjusting speed as needed. It's important to have good balance, a secure seat and sufficient fitness to handle extended rides and sustain long periods of faster canters. General good health and fitness are recommended.

Tack: English GP saddles (Wintec and leather) only. Riders must be able to ride with a light seat (2-point position) when cantering. Seat savers are also available when needed. Snaffle bridles are mainly used.

Horses: Thoroughbred/Thoroughbred crosses.

horse

Accommodation

Comfort
Premium
Tent
8 nights

Single Supplement: $100 per night (if not willing to share) 

8 nights
Four Different Mobile Tented Camps

In the camping areas with mobile tents, there's a big tent for eating meals and smaller tents for sleeping. These sleeping tents are about 9 feet by 10 feet and come with camp beds, mattresses, sheets and blankets. Each tent also has a toilet, and guests can take hot showers anytime with buckets of hot water. Towels, soap and flashlights are given to guests, and each tent has a solar lamp inside and hurricane lamps outside for light at night.

Tour conditions

Included

  • accommodation;
  • all meals and drinks (champagne/premium drinks excluded);
  • riding;
  • game drives;
  • conservation and park fees;
  • internal light aircraft flights;
  • all transfers due to the safari;
  • a day room in Nairobi Day 9 if needed;
  • flying doctor membership.

Extras

  • international flights;
  • travel insurance;
  • extra transfers;
  • hotel nights in Nairobi;
  • premium alcohol/champagne;
  • tips and other personal expenses.

Group size

up to 12 tourists

Duration

9 days
8 nights

It's important to know

Tell me about your horses

Our horses can keep going for a long time because they're well trained. Some of them play polo and do other events, so they're responsive, strong and healthy.

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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 2 reviews
  • I
    Ingrid
    1 Mar, 2024
    about provider
    It was really nice! The tents were big and clean, with good showers and comfy beds. The food was great, the staff were friendly and professional and there was a good selection of drinks at the bar. Our guide, Muli, took us on some fantastic game drives. We saw lots of animals, including lions successfully hunting a buffalo. We had breakfast by the Mara River and even had lunch while watching a cheetah for hours. It was a wonderful surprise! We had an amazing time that we'll never forget. Thank you!
    1 Mar, 2024
  • A
    AnnieM57
    8 Mar, 2023
    about provider
    I loved it so much that if I could, I'd give it six stars! The whole experience, from beginning to end, was fantastic. Jennifer and her team were really nice, helpful and quick at their jobs. The "tents" were in beautiful spots, giving each guest privacy and amazing views. They were also really nice inside and my bed was big and super comfy. The food was really good too. One great thing about this camps is that you can see all the action right from your own porch. Sometimes, you can spot animals right after leaving camp, thanks to the skilled drivers and spotters who know a lot and are fun to be around. I can't help but gush about how great it was. I definitely plan on coming back. Thanks to everyone for making my stay so special!
    8 Mar, 2023
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 11 130
    18 – 26 Feb, 2025 9 days 8 nights
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