Horseback Riding in Kenya

Deloraine House

Overview

Deloraine House is set in the middle of the 5,000 acre commercial farm at 6,000 ft. on the lower slopes of Londiani Mountain. It has a forest and bamboo shrouded volcano, on the western edge of the Great Rift Valley.

The home was built in 1920 by Lord Francis Scott, a prominent early settler, and has to be one of the grandest examples of colonial architecture in the country. The house is run by the family who offer the Masai Mara safaris and serves their home and base. They welcome guests with wonderful hospitality, and it’s a fantastic way to experience more of Kenya following a safari.

From Deloraine, more riding including polo can be arranged, and day visits to Lake Nakuru or Lake Bogoria.

There are 3 large double rooms with their own bathrooms in the main house with 2 extra rooms for families with shared bathrooms. There are also 3 double rooms with their own bathrooms in the cottage adjacent to the house.

The mature gardens, pool and tennis court on the grounds offer several locations to relax and enjoy.

All meals are taken in the dining room, on the veranda, or by the swimming pool, and guests become part of the family atmosphere.

  • Overview:
    There are over 60 horses on the farm and although many are used for safaris, there always plenty of polo ponies to ride with the farm and the mountain providing more than adequate countryside to explore.
  • Horse Breeds:
    Thoroughbred Cross
  • Trip Pace:
    Moderate to fast
  • Tack:
    English
  • Weight limit:
    210 lbs

Non-riders are welcome and can join day trips by vehicle, walks on the farm and forest and the amenities of the house, including mature gardens, swimming pool, tennis court, and croquet.

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Itinerary Summary

There is no set length of stay or itinerary. Deloraine is situated on the western side of the Rift Valley at Rongai, ten minutes off the main Nakuru-Kericho road, and is ideally situated for safaris coming from the east of the Rift Valley on their way to the Masai Mara. Lakes Nakuru, Bogoria and Baringo are within easy reach and a day spent on the farm is never wasted. One, two or three night stays are recommended as it is a unique experience to sample a bit of colonial history during a safari to East Africa. During you’re your time at Deloraine we highly recommend you take a half or full day trip to Lake Nakuru National Park which covers an area of 188 km2 and is world famous for its spectacular flamingos, as well as its healthy population of rhinos.

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Trip Dates & Pricing

Open year round.

Pricing & Options

  • Base Price
  • $505
  • Pricing Variation
  • $255

Pricing & Options

  • Base Price
  • $520

    Per adult per night in a standard room, including conservation fees

  • Pricing Variation
  • $415

    Per adult per night in a cottage room, including conservation fees

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My time on safari with Equitours in Kenya was unlike anything I had ever experienced and surpassed my wildest expectations. It was truly the most exquisitely planned and wonderful introduction to Africa that I could have hoped for and is something that I will, and must, do again.

James Strohacker 2007