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Our timetable is completely flexible and we design each day according to the wishes of our guests.

A typical day

You can ride at dawn and return to camp for a late breakfast.
Your Ride

Rides last for between one and four hours, and cover a distance that suits your ability. You can ride at dawn and return to camp for a late breakfast. You can stay out all morning with a picnic breakfast in the wild and return for lunch. You can take a picnic lunch and stay out all day. Or you can go for a short evening ride, stopping perhaps for a sundowner as the sky blushes pink and the sun slips over the horizon.

A horse safari is like no other experience. The thrill of being at one with nature never fades.
Early Rise

A day might start at first light as the dawn chorus resonates in the trees. Set off with your horse as the sky glimmers and the shivering grasses dance to the dawn breeze. Watch the animals waking after the long night, shaking off the cool darkness and rising to a new day. Frisky at this time, gazelles skip and dance, giraffes stretch out their long legs and baby elephants shake their cumbersome trunks. You might spot a troop of warthogs trotting through the grasses their tails held high, or an eland sauntering seriously along the horizon. At a scenic spot you’ll stop for one of the great joys of safaris: a bush breakfast. Out in the wilds, with animals around you, dismount from your horse for a traditional safari fry-up.

A horse safari is like no other experience. The thrill of being at one with nature never fades.
After Breakfast

After breakfast, take a leisurely ride back to camp. Your afternoon could be spent in the mess area watching the animals that pass by, on a nature walk spotting the smaller species, or in your riverfront tent enjoying a well-deserved siesta. The animals also take it easy during the heat of the day, staying away from the sun-baked plains, often snoozing beneath shady bushes or hiding out beneath the trees.

A horse riding safari in the Maasai Mara.
In the evening

In the evening, head out again either on your horse or in one of the camp’s open-sided vehicles. Watch the animals as they become frolicsome in the cool of the evening. The big cats often choose this time to hunt and you might be lucky enough to see a lion bring down a wildebeest or a cheetah career after a Thompson gazelle. As clouds glimmer and the sky sizzles, stop for another of Africa’s great traditions: the sundowner. Whether your tipple is a gin and tonic, Kenya’s popular Tusker beer, or simply some fresh spring water, the glass in your hand is sure to make the sky pinker and the views finer.

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Ensuring safety & comfort

Horse riding is an inherently dangerous activity. We will be riding in Big 5 area, where we may unexpectedly encounter potentially dangerous game such as lions, elephants and buffalo. So, to ensure safety, please read our guidelines.

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Featured stay

Lerai Safari Camp

The only permanent safari camp in the 5,000 acre Olerai Conservancy, Lerai Safari Camp offers an exclusive safari within easy reach of Maasai Mara and the Serengeti.

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Experience a safari on horse back that is unlike any kind of safari

The Experience

The Experience

A horse safari is like no other experience. The thrill of being at one with nature never fades.



Located southwest of Kenya in East Africa, there are various safari opportunities.

Ride Maasi Mara
"The stables and horses are kept immaculately. The horses are in great condition and have been well trained for safari riding. John, who has set all of this up is a fantastic horseman and a wonderful guide. I had the most magical morning riding out with them seeing three of the big 5. At all times I felt confident and well looked after. And to round the morning off we finished with the most delicious bush breakfast. A perfect morning in the bush on horseback, my very happy place. Thank you to everyone that made this experience possible."
"Ride Maasai Mara was an incredible experience. We rode with giraffes, elephants, zebras, and much more... the guidance was fantastic and we topped it all off with a breakfast in the savannah. I was with a friend who had never ridden before and he felt like a pro by the end of it. Highly recommend Nadine and her team."
JD Maresco
"I have never enjoyed safari horse riding until I met Nadine and rode at Lerai Conservancy- and I have been riding all my life! Nadine has an intimate knowledge of each of her horses as well as the dynamics in the conservancy, leading to a very safe ride, where I could relax and immerse myself in the wilderness!! The horses are healthy, happy, fulfilled and therefore beautifully behaved."
Lisa Lim Ah Ken