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Offbeat Riding Safaris

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. Explore the iconic Maasai Mara and enjoy stunning game viewing with different discoveries each day.

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) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Offbeat Riding Safaris or take a look at our itineraries to Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya

Description

Offbeat Riding Safaris give you an exceptional adventure on horseback in the heart of the Maasai Mara, exploring the vast plains and enjoying spectacular wildlife sightings on a completely unique safari. The rides vary in length from 8 to 11 days and all comprise some mobile camping while some also include a couple of nights at Deloraine - Offbeat Safaris' stately house - on the edge of the beautiful Rift Valley.

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 matches you with a horse, all of which are well-trained and of high quality stock that are used to the varied terrain as well as the wildlife, including big game, that you are likely to encounter. Their guides are very experienced to ensure a safe and highly enjoyable ride. Guests should be considered as experienced riders and comfortable at all paces and be able to gallop out of trouble. You can expect to spend between four and seven hours in the saddle each day with a generous break for lunch. Set departures take a minimum of four and a maximum of 12 riders.

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) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Offbeat Riding Safaris or take a look at our itineraries to Maasai Mara and Southern Kenya

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