Sosian Ranch

Sosian Ranch

Ride Overview

During the colonial era a strong ranching industry was built on the Laikipia Plateau with enormous ranches of over 100,000 acres and herds numbering in the thousands. This ranching tradition carries on but has of course changed with the times. Now ranchers realize that the wildlife populations, once seen as competition for scarce grazing, are a huge asset with the rise of eco-tourism. Sosian Ranch still raises cattle and sheep, but also works to encourage the return of wildlife and the ranch now boasts resident lion prides, leopard and the rare wild dog. This unique background makes Sosian Ranch an ideal location for a horse riding holiday in Kenya.

In addition to walking and game drives, Sosian is perfect for horseback and camel riding. The ranch has numerous trails of varying levels of difficulty, and a ready supply of well-trained horses. It is home to 18 horses and going for a ride is one of the most wonderful ways of blending into the bush and seeing wildlife. You can get up close to the game, but also get away quickly if you need to! Not for complete beginners, but not to be missed by anyone keen on riding. Most of the horses are thoroughbreds and crosses, ranging from 14 hands to 16 hands and a combination of English saddles and Australian Stock saddles are used.

Accommodations

The lodge, a beautifully restored African ranch house, was built in the 1940s by Italian artisans. It accommodates up to fourteen people in the atmosphere of a private home. Four cottages lie in the tropical garden, each with its own private veranda.

Meals & Drink

Sosian is known for its delicous home cooked African safari food using as many local and fresh ingredients as possible, often home grown. There is a large organic vegetable garden onsite, providing all vegetables used in the cooking.

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, and are well trained and fit. Traditional English and McClellan-type saddles are available; Snaffle bridles are utilized, although many of the horses neck rein.
  • Horse Breeds:
    Thoroughbreds, Somali Cross Ponies
  • Trip Pace:
    Flexible depending on ability
  • Tack:
    English saddles and a few Australian stock saddles
  • Weight limit:
    210 Ibs

Activities for Non - Riders

This is a great destination for non-riding companions. Please have a look at the itinerary page for details.

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!

Call Us Toll Free

1.800.545.0019