You will be collected from your hotel in Nairobi, or directly from the international airport. Transfer to Wilson Airport (the domestic airport in Nairobi) to catch the 10:00am scheduled flight or 10:30am charter flight to the Mara. It is a beautiful flight passing the fertile Kikuyu Highlands before reaching the Great Rift Valley and then the Loita Hills and Naibosho airstrip. Here you are met by your guide for the drive to camp, your first chance to observe the abundant wildlife. The first camp is located on the banks of the Mara River adjacent to a teeming hippo pool. Lunch will be served and you’ll have some time to relax before meeting the horses and setting of on your first evening ride. (about 2 hours riding) Overnight Mara River Hippo Camp.
Thanks for the MAGNIFICENT trip – it really was amazing and the experience seeped into my soul. I feel privileged to have experienced the African bush by horseback – to be immersed in the landscape, to physically travel through the plains and alongside wildlife, to not see other tourists while riding, to feel the crunch of hoofs against dirt and see the bones and dung (it was a drought, so bare ground visible) as well as animals, to camp luxuriously under the stars and hear the night noises as well as laughter of fellow travelers. Thank you all.
Diane Dulken: February 2006