Offbeat Escarpment Mobile Camp
Maasai Mara, Kenya
Staying in mobile camps in the Maasai Mara, Offbeat Riding Safaris provides some of the best riding safaris in Africa accompanied by expert riding guides. Your fifth night will be based looking out over the Mara at the Escarpment Mobile Camp
At a Glance
Camping in beautiful and remote corners of Kenya
Galloping over the plains alongside the game
Drinks round the camp fire each evening to mull over the day's adventures
The horses are well schooled thoroughbred and thoroughbred crosses
Offbeat uses English saddles (with a selection of polo, jumping, French trekking and Australian stock) and they mainly use snaffle bridles
Offbeat Escarpment Mobile Camp will be your home for one night on your riding adventure. You will Leave Olare Orok in the morning and head across the Mara Plains to reach the Mara River and Park boundary. This is one of the most exhilarating parts of your trip where you will be able to ford the river at one of the famous wilderbeest crossing sights. The camp is based on a forest glade high up on the Soit Olololol Escarpment with incredible views out over the whole of the Mara.
The tents used on mobile safaris are spacious 10ft by 9ft tents with twin camp beds, mattresses, sheet and blankets. Towels, soap and torches are provided and there is a gas lamp and hurricane lamp in each tent. In addition, each tent has a private long drop toilet and bucket showers are always available.
Offbeat Riding Safaris are not suitable for children due to the fast nature of the activity posing a potential hazard to their safety.
Horses, camping equipment and tack are all provided, but we recommend that you bring your own riding helmet and boots. All the safaris are led by experienced guides who will adapt to the needs of each guest.
Location & Directions
Maasai Mara, Kenya
Offbeat Riding Safaris cover a range of locations from the Maasai Mara in the south of Kenya to Laikipia in the north and can also incorporate Amboseli National Park.
When to go
Offbeat Riding Safaris don't take place in April, May or November. The tourist season is in January and February, when the weather is hottest and driest. At this time, the animals in the wildlife parks tend to congregate more around the watercourses, making them easier to spot.
Northern and eastern Kenya temperatures vary from highs of up to 40°C during the day to less than 20°C at night. Rainfall in this area is sparse and, when it does occur, is often in the form of violent storms. July is usually the driest month, and November the wettest.