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Offbeat Mara River 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 sixth and seventh nights will be spent at Offbeat Mara River 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

Couples, Riding, Family, Off the beaten track

Insider's View

Gallop across the plains alongside a herd of giraffe.

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Insider's View

Ride along the Rift Valley at sunset with spectacular views over the Maasai Mara

Scott Dunn team

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Offbeat Mara River Mobile Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya

Description

After descending the escarpment, you will make your way through the Mara Triangle on route to Offbeat Mara River Mobile Camp. This is the final mobile camp of your adventure and is set up on the banks of the Mara River. The Camp is close to some known hippo pools so expect to hear their grunting throughout the night, this makes the camp special and a fantastic location to spend the next two nights.

The Mara River mobile camp is a good base to explore the area on further morning and evening rides, with opportunities to cross the river close to the hippos cooling off in the African sun. After breakfast there is also the option of a walk or safari drive which will give you further opportunities for fantastic wildlife photography.

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.

Childcare

Offbeat Riding Safaris are not suitable for children due to the fast nature of the activity posing a potential hazard to their safety.

Facilities

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.

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Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Offbeat Mara River Mobile Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya

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