Galloping with the Migration
An Offbeat Adventure
Riding amongst Africa’s animals on horseback is an active, exhilarating and adrenalin fuelled safari. You are no longer an ‘arm-chair’ traveller but a real participant riding right amongst the wildlife that abounds in Masai Mara eco-system.
The riding safari outfitter, Offbeat Safaris, is one of Africa's top horseback safari operators with over 25 years’ experience organising mobile riding
safaris in Kenya’s Masai Mara, Amboseli and Laikipia Plateau. The Mara ride travels from east to west (or vice versa) across the Mara Plains
including a ride up onto the Soit Olololol escarpment for those classic views across the expansive wilderness.
Home for your traverse across the plains is a ‘mobile tented camp’ - meaning it is erected and dismantled each time you move from one site to the next. The camp has between 4 and 6 mobile tents each with an ‘en-suite’ toilet and shared ‘bucket’ shower facilities which are most welcomed after a day in the saddle. The tents are setup in a twin/double configuration and are comfortable and spacious enough for your afternoon siestas and a good nights' sleep at the end of a long day. Informal meals are hosted in the mess tent or around the campfire with delicious English breakfasts, lighter lunches and three course home-cooked dinners prepared by the cheery camp staff on open fires. There is also a library mess furnished with comfortable chairs, a writing desk and a fully stocked bar - the perfect place to unwind and share your tales from the day.
You will finish off your safari with a night camping on the Mara River before chartering up to the Rift Valley for two nights enjoying the colonial elegance
of Deloraine House, the home of Offbeat Safaris and Tristan and Cindy Vorspuy. Deloraine House was built in 1920 by Lord Francis Scott and is a grand
example of early Kenyan colonial architecture. Here you can enjoy magnificent gardens, a croquet lawn, tennis court, swimming pool and around 80 horses,
including polo ponies, to ride through the surrounding countryside and enjoy at your leisure.
A trip with Offbeat Safaris is a journey like no other and one you will never ever forget.
Why we like it
- The totally immersive experience of game viewing on horseback
- Mobile, camping safari
- It‘s an adrenalin rush
- The ever-smiling crew
- The luxury of Deloraine House to conclude.
- Set departures December-March & June-October
- Seasonal rates
- Minimum 4 | Maximum 12 guests
- Weight limit: 95kgs