Masai Mara Magic

7 days 6 nights
Kenya
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Premium
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

Join us for a thrilling six-night African equestrian journey, where we'll delve into the wonders and untamed beauty of the Masai Mara. Enjoy an authentic safari experience as we stay in mobile tented camps, guided by expert riding guides in Africa. Prepare to witness an abundance of extraordinary wildlife and encounter the Masai people, who gracefully shepherd their livestock across the vast region. This adventure offers incredible horseback riding, exhilarating game drives, enlightening cultural visits and enchanting candlelit dinners, among other memorable experiences.

Small Group Safari Fees for groups of 4 people and less are applied, please contact us for more details.

from US$ 7 995
per tourist for 7 days
Departing from
Nairobi
Tour starts
Available dates
Number of individuals
up to 12 tourists over 12 years old
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Gordie C.
Gordie C. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
I was initiated into the safari world as a youngster. Born in Kenya and raised with the promise of adventure during every school holiday, I mastered the idiosyncratic skills of safari as a boy, helping the camp crew put up tents, pack trucks and saddle horses. I guided my first safari aged eighteen and now have over thirty years of experience in the bush. My untamed love of all things wild and my passion and respect for Africa's people and wildlife, makes me a fascinating and inspiring character. I am completely immersed in Africa.

Tour highlights

Top Class Luxury Camping
Experience royal-like accommodation in luxurious settings
In the Land of Wildlife
Watch elephants, giraffes, zebras, lions, hippos and other wild species
Explore the Heart of Africa
Discover one of Africa's most renowned wildlife regions

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

You are required to have arrived in Nairobi the day prior, and lodging for that night is not provided. Your hosts will readily organize a transfer from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to your hotel.

On the first day of the safari, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the nearby airstrip for a briefing, followed by a morning flight to the Mara. The flight departs at 10:30 am and arrives at 11:15 am. In the afternoon, you will experience your initial ride or game drive. Meals including lunch and dinner will be served at the camp.

Riding: 5-10 kilometers

Day 2
Nkilenya, Lemek Conservancy
Day 3
Nkilenya to Mara River
Day 4
Mara River, Mara North Conservancy
Day 5
To Kampi Ya Simba KO8
Day 6
Kampi Ya Simba KO 8, Mara North Conservancy
Day 7
Departure
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

4-6 hours riding every day. Riders at an intermediate level or higher in English-style riding should feel comfortable riding at various speeds, be able to rise or post to the trot for extended periods, and have the ability to gallop when necessary. It is advantageous to be physically fit and skilled in riding. The guide will evaluate each participant's abilities, and if he deems a rider insufficiently skilled and potentially risky to themselves and others, they may be asked to continue the safari in a vehicle instead of on horseback.

The riding style involves English General Purpose (GP) and French cavalry saddles, with most horses using snaffle bridles. Double-sided saddlebags are provided for carrying water bottles, cameras and rain gear.

Children are welcome but must demonstrate strength and proficiency in riding, being able to ride comfortably at all speeds, trot for extended periods, endure long hours in the saddle and gallop when needed. Therefore, these rides are not recommended for children under 12 years old.

Horses: Mix of Somali-Arab Crosses and Thoroughbreds.

horse

Accommodation

Comfort
Premium
Tent
5 nights

Single Supplement can be arranged for 2000 USD pp.

5 nights
Mobile Tented Camps

You will be staying in traditional mobile tented camps, a hallmark of a safari experience. These camps are relocated every other day, and you will ride out to meet them in the afternoon. These are not your typical camping accommodations; the tents are opulent, cozy and lavish. They are set up in remote and picturesque locations, carefully selected to provide an immersive experience while ensuring privacy. The sites could be nestled under a canopy of trees or next to a tranquil stream.

The spacious tents are equipped with either twin or double beds, rugs and nightstands. Guests can enjoy hot showers, plush towels, warm feather duvets, Egyptian cotton sheets and hot water bottles for added comfort after a day of exploration. Each tent has its own separate canvas shower and toilet units. Solar lights and hurricane lanterns illuminate the camp, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

The camp staff handle all the details, and once your stay is over, the camp is packed up, leaving the wilderness untouched and pristine.

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Nairobi
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Tour conditions

Included

  • accommodation (6 nights);
  • all meals;
  • all drinks in camp (bottled water included);
  • riding and other safari activities;
  • guides;
  • Nairobi airport transfers;
  • Flying Doctors' membership;
  • conservation fees;
  • return domestic flights (Nairobi-Mara-Nairobi);
  • laundry;
  • taxes.

Extras

  • international flights;
  • Nairobi hotel on first night; 
  • visas;
  • insurance;
  • tips;
  • additional services;
  • activities not mentioned.

Group size

up to 12 tourists

Duration

7 days
6 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Khaki riding clothes are recommended. Also bring your required medication and malarial prophylaxis.

  • 1 half chaps and riding gloves 
  • 1 pair short riding boots 
  • 1 pair shoes and flip-flops 
  • 1 light rain jacket (essential) 
  • 1 warm jumper / fleece 
  • 1 jeans / long trousers / slacks 
  • 1 shorts
  • 2 riding breeches / jodhpurs 
  • 4 long sleeved shirts 
  • underwear, socks & pajamas
  • riding helmet, brimmed hat and dark glasses 
  • lightweight binoculars 
  • digital camera, memory cards, 300 x zoom and wide-angle lenses, power-bank 
  • mini first aid kit to include: insect repellent, eye drops, lip balm and sun cream (high protection factor) 

PROVIDED 

  • Shampoo, conditioner and soap 
  • Safari baseball cap and 750 ml water bottle as a gift

Personal effects should be packed into a soft duffle bag with a maximum luggage weight limit of 15 kg per person, including carry-on luggage. Dinners are smart-casual, please bring appropriate clothing as temperatures can drop to 10C.

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