Kenya’s Masai Mara is a fave amongst first time safari-goers and considering the plethora of wildlife that calls this savannah home and the profusion of excellent lodges throughout the region, it’s easy to see why. So how can you make YOUR experience even more unique? By exploring it on horse-back.
The Okavango Delta is renowned for its incredible horseback riding safaris, but the riding experience in the Mara is fighting its way to become the destination of choice for this particular experience. So, what is it that makes safari on horseback in this region spectacular? We give you 4 reasons.
From July to October, you can ride with the herd of wildebeest and zebra that make their way to the Mara, on the prowl for greener pastures. On horseback, you are truly in the heart of the action.
Staying in the bush
You have the option of making your safari experience a full-on mobile one and opting for the pure bush experience. You could quite literally traverse the expanse of the Masai Mara in a week, staying in different camp locations along the way. We recommend ending the week-long ride by treating yourself to the most exclusive of lodges before leaving the quietness of the bush.
Crossing the Mara River
Be as brave as the wildebeest that cross the croc-infested river as hippos look on. It’s a thrilling experience and one you are unlikely to forget!
The Masai tribes
Along the way, you will likely encounter the Masai, who still live in the wilderness as they have for centuries, herding their cattle. They are friendly and are always eager to share their culture with travellers from far-off lands. Prepare yourself for singing and dancing !