Ride Overview

If you’ve been hearing from friends and online about these totally over the top and amazing horseback safaris and wondered, “what’s this all about really?”  Here’s your chance to find out!

There is truly nothing in the world like a riding safari.  It’s actually a bit difficult to explain to give you the real sense of it.  It’s total glamping – true, you sleep in a tent, but a tent with an actual bed, mattress, Egyptian cotton sheets, a hot shower and some amazing home cooked meals.  But at night you see a sky so full of stars you’ll have to search for the dark of the sky itself.  And you’ll hear the zebra braying, and hyenas howling, all snuggled under your warm duvet.  And how is it possible to adequately explain a shoulder to shoulder gallop with a herd of wildebeest or in pace with gangly and huge strided giraffe?

The animals, the smells, the wide open nature, you’ve teleported yourself back into the world of Karen Blixen, when English sportsmen came for getaways.  It’s like nothing you’ll have ever done before – like us trying to explain the Mongol Derby – but with FAR better accommodation and relaxing sundowners (cocktails at the end of the day).  Your hosts Gordie and Felicia Church are the quintessential epitome of what it “is” to be on safari.  Gordie is a second generation guide and his family has been running these rides for over 50 years.

This is a bucket list item, to be sure.  It calls for riders of solid ability as you’ll gallop the plains and jump.  It will take your breath away, and leave you with a grounded sense of what is essentially the crux of being alive.  It is truly, a trip of a lifetime.

Dates and Rates:  We offer several itineraries.

Masai Mara Ride
2021 Dates:  Aug. 12-20, Aug. 22-30 (FULL), Sept. 1-9, Sept. 11-19, Sept. 21-29, Oct. 1-9
2022 Dates:  Jan. 18-26, June 22-30 (FULL), July 2-10, July 12-20, Sept. 1-9, Nov. 11-19 (FULL), Nov. 21-29 (FULL)
Rate:  $9,945.00 USD per person sharing (Single Supplement:  $2,250.00 USD)

Short Ride in the Mara
2021 Date:  Oct. 11-17
Rate:  $7,535.00 USD per person sharing (Single Supplement:  $1,800.00 USD)

Lollboran Ride
Available on request for groups of 6 or more.  Only available on dates that don’t conflict with either of the Mara rides.
Rate:  $7,535.00 USD per person sharing (Single Supplement:  $1,800.00 USD)

***A Small Safari Group fee of $28,000.00 USD for the Short Ride and $35,000.00 USD for the Masai Mara Ride applies to any week of 4 or less.  That is, those are the rates for each ride, divided by the number of travelers of 4 or less.  A conservation fee of $1,350.00 USD per person will be charged in addition.)

Included

  • Full board accommodation
  • All drinks while on safari
  • Certified Safari Guide
  • Full service staff
  • All camp and safari equipment
  • Horse and all tack
  • Support vehicles
  • Game drives
  • Flying Doctors' membership
  • Internal flights from Nairobi to the local air strip
  • Airport Transfers
  • Meet and Greet upon arrival to Nairobi at pre set time
  • Laundry services
  • Conservation Fee (unless otherwise noted)
  • All local taxes

Not Included

  • Airfare to Kenya
  • Visa for Kenya
  • Accommodation/meals not listed on the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Gratuities for the support crew (minimum suggested at $25/day)
  • Gratuities for the guides