Saddle up for an exhilarating seven-night riding adventure in the heart of the Maasai Mara. Enjoy exceptional wildlife encounters on horseback with outstanding guiding whilst moving between mobile camps in wonderfully wild locations.The mobile camps that you will stay in are our in prime positions within private conservancies and the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Olare Lamun is located in a thicket of acacia trees on the southern edge of the Loita Plains in the remote Naboisho Conservancy. Olare Orok Camp in the private conservancy of the same name, which shares a direct border with the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Cross into the Mara Triangle before riding to camp on the top of the Soit Olololol Escarpment which enjoys breath-taking views over the plains below. Your final night is spent camping on the banks of the Mara River, with hippo pools located close by.
You will be collected from your Nairobi Hotel or directly from the airport and transferred to Wilson Airport for a 10.30 charter or 10am schedule flight to Naibosho. It is a beautiful flight passing over the fertile Kikuyu Highlands before reaching the Great Rift Valley. We fly across the volcano-studded floor of the Rift before reaching the Loita Hills and Naibosho Airstrip. You will be met by your guide and there will be an hour’s drive to camp. We reach our camp in a grove of acacia trees by a small stream at the southern edge of the Loita Plains at Olare Lamun (the rhino salt lick) in time for lunch. There will be an evening ride. Overnight Olare Lamun
A full day to explore this remote area with abundant game. Drives, rides and walks may be taken from camp. Overnight Olare Lamun.
Our first moving day and we break camp in good time as it is the longest ride of the trip covering nearly 50kms. We ride across rolling open plains and the game generally becomes more plentiful as we approach the Mara ecosystem. We should see herds of zebra, topi, giraffe, wildebeest, gazelle and there is a good chance of seeing elephant and buffalo as well. We reach our camp on the edge of the Masai Game Reserve on the Olare Orok lugga late afternoon. From camp we are likely to hear lion and hyena at night and the abundance of game is apparent everywhere. Overnight Olare Orok.
A full day of morning and evening rides from camp with the option of driving into the game park for some good photographic opportunities. From the landrovers we can get much closer to lion, elephant and buffalo than we are able to do from the horses. Overnight Olare Orok.
Another moving day. We head west across the Mara plains and reach the Mara River on the Park boundary. We hopefully ford the river (unless in complete flood) at one of the famous wildebeest crossings and then head south west across the Mara Triangle where we have our picnic lunch before ascending the Soit Olololol Escarpment to reach our camp in a forest glade overlooking the whole Mara ecosystem. Overnight Soit Olololol
We ride South West along the top of the escarpment enjoying glorious views to the east on excellent going for the horses. We hopefully see the beautiful Mrs Ross’ and Schalows Turaco as well as much plains game. We descend the escarpment on foot along a rocky cattle track and have a picnic lunch under some acacias at the foot of the escarpment. After lunch we ride back through the Mara Triangle at the foot of the escarpment before ascending on a game trail. Many bachelor buffalo herds are a feature of the afternoon. Overnight Soit Olololol
We descend the escarpment again and ride across to the same wildebeest crossing on the river. We head in a North Western direction and after lunch, we find our final campsite set up on the banks of the Mara River. Close by there are some hippo pools and their grunting at night is a special feature of this camp. Overnight Mara River.
This morning we shall take our last ride before heading back to Nairobi in the afternoon by plane, in time for your international flight home.
Road Package Excludes:
* All internal flights and transfers
* Items of a personal nature
* Tips (at your discretion)
* Cultural visits
Valid: June - 31 October 2017
Max 4 Pax needed for the ride
|Per Adult||USD 6,500|
Road Package Includes:
*Full board accommodation for 5 nights
* All drinks (excluding Champagne)
* All conservation fees
* Day and night game drives
* Flying Doctors emergency evacuation to Nairobi
* Riding guide for 5 days
* Day room in Nairobi