7 Night Masai Mara Safari

  • Trip Duration
  • 8
    days
  • 7
    nights
  • Riding Time
  • 8
    days riding
  • 4-7
    hrs per day riding
  • Group Size
  • 4 - 12
    Guests per group

7 Night Masai Mara Safari

Ride Overview

Spend 7 nights on the Masai Mara, as an alternative to our 8 night trip. This is the land which was so loved by Ernest Hemingway and Karen Blixen. How fortunate for us that it remains much as it was in their day. The Masai are still there, herding their cattle, and living as they did in past centuries. Their fierce pride and strong culture survive. So do the wild animals in almost the same abundance as amazed the early explorers.

Riding through the country on horses, we breathe the dust, gallop after the zebra which cut our path, share our camp with the Masai and are part of age-old Africa. Our route avoids the clamor of tourist vans, roads and lodges. You are totally cut off from the noise of the modern world and life takes on the more gracious rhythms of a bygone era.

This archetypal riding safari has been one of our most popular for 30 years.

Please view our trip video from this ride and read over this day-to-day journal from a guest.

Accommodations

Comfortable camps are set up each night by an extremely capable and amenable staff. When you reach camp at the end of the day, the showers are hot, the beer is cold and a delicious dinner is being prepared over wood fires.

Meals & Drink

All food is fresh and the hosts provide English breakfasts, light lunches and 3-course dinners. There are often picnics and eating in the open air if the weather is good. Ice cubes are available and the safari is self sufficient. Bread is baked daily on open fires and the chefs are extremely good. All house wines, beers and spirits are included, except Champagne. Please let ask if you have any dietary requirements or preferences ahead of time so that we can try to cater for you.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Overview:
    The horses are Thoroughbred and Thoroughbred cross that have been bred and raised on local ranches. They are accustomed to the wildlife and riding in the bush, are well trained and fit, and are used for polo and eventing when not on safari. They are therefore responsive, tough and fit. You will be pleasantly surprised! Traditional English saddles and snaffle bridles are utilized, although many of the horses neck rein. Some Australian stock saddles are available on request. Saddlebags are attached to carry raincoats, water bottles, cameras, binoculars and a picnic lunch on moving days. Some seat savers are available, but riders are welcome to bring their own.
  • Horse Breeds:
    Thoroughbred Cross
  • Trip Pace:
    Moderate to fast with opportunities for lengthy canters and gallops
  • Tack:
    English
  • Weight limit:
    210 lbs

Activities for Non - Riders

Non-riders often join safaris, when their spouse or friends are riders but they are not. We can cater very well for anyone who does not wish to ride and have an excellent team of guides
and spotters who take them out by vehicle, meeting up with the rest of the group for meals, picnics and sundowners. All our guests enjoy game drives, night drives and walking, as well as riding, so the non-riders are still very much part of the group. Game drives are always available, even for the riders, if they prefer a break from the saddle every so often.

Meeting Point

Nairobi

With first-hand knowledge of the exciting tours we offer, the ride consultants at Equitours look forward to answering any questions you might have about this ride. We want to help make sure that you select the trip of your dreams. Please call or email and get ready to pack your bags for a wonderful adventure!

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1.800.545.0019