Laikipia

9 Days
DIFFICULTY

Medium

MIN. AGE

USD 8,925

Private journey through the Laikipia plains and plateaus

Those who embark in this journey dare cross one of the most important savannahs in Africa, with everything this implies: lions, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes and hippopotamus watched from a very close distance. Given that the lands are private property, there is no possibility of running into other riders, which makes this a really exclusive experience. The adventure will take place under the presence of Mount Kenya, the second highest and magnificent mountain in Africa.

Location

Kenya

Duration

9 Days / 8 Nights

Season

17 - 25 October & Private tours on request dates

Horses

Thoroughbred and Thoroughbred Cross

The Riding

4 – 7 hours per day

Package specifications

Travel cancellation insurance

Breakfast and dinner included

Health care included

Services NOT included

Lunch not included in the package

Baggage protection insurance

Day by day

Day 1. We have to ride carefully: we will pass close to elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards and buffaloes.

We land in Borana, a ranch located in a virgin farm, in the Northern hillside of Kenia Mount, with beautifully snowed peaks on the South mountains. We have to ride carefully: we will pass close to elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards and buffaloes, as well as other species, such as Grevy's zebras, Somali ostriches, reticulated giraffes and other eccentric species. We will have lunch at the camp in a euphorbia forest while we get ready for the adventure.

Day 2. Fauna in movement and the horizon in the distance.

We spend the whole day exploring Borana, either on a horse or on the pickup. We will have a picnic near the Ngare Ndare river. Borana is at the highest point of the escarpment. From the top of it, the outlook is breathtaking: we submerge in the game viewing, fauna in movement, the horizon seen at the far end, that natural green from one of the best areas of Africa. The fact that Borana is a private refuge makes this experience unique, we will be all alone, no other riders in the area.

Day 3. Busy day.

We start our day by moving our bodies and horses. We will head West, passing across peculiar granite rocks, known by natives as kopje, and swine forests. We will reach Lolldaiga Hills, one of the best private farms in Africa. The camp is settled in a valley surrounded by swines. We will stay there for the 2 following days.

Day 4. Horse riding through the Northern lands.

We will saddle up our horses to start our journey towards the Northern lands, taking a picnic to have lunch on our pickup. At some point during the afternoon, we will reach the West border of the Lolldaiga Hills, where we will be able to contemplate the Laikipia plateau, a land known for its exotic fauna, which we will cross the following 2 days.

Day 5. A hidden valley where elephants and buffaloes feel free.

We will leave the Lolldaiga hills and head towards the Karama. In order tp accomplish this part of the journey, we will need to predispose our souls and horses since we will cross 4 ranches, valleys and rivers until we submerge ourselves in a hidden valley where elephants and buffaloes are at ease. We will make a stop here and have a picnic near the bank of the Nanyuki river. We will then cross this river towards El Karama, a private ranch where we will be able to watch animals in their natural habitat, resting, looking for food, nature at its greatest. Our journey continues until we reach the Ewaso Ng'iro river.

Day 6. Traction and strength to ride into the river.

We explore the zone. For those who are not afraid to explore their own limits, we penetrate the river together with our horses, based on our traction and strength, or as a second choice, we may find our way on our pickup. In any case, we cannot lose the chance to watch the autochthonous fauna moving at the edge of the river, such as Grevy's zebras, Jackson wildebeests, elephants, giraffes and hippopotamus.

Day 7. A journey worth of its reward.

An intense day of cavalcade. We head to Sosia, a place characterized by waterfalls and refreshing feelings. However, in order to be rewarded by this, we will first need to go through a journey worth of this reward: we will cross the Ewaso Narok river and through the Segera ranch towards the Northeast. Our path will take us through the valley of the Sugoroi river and the cotton plains, where we will encounter with patas monkeys, a rare species for the African savannahs.

Day 8. Grevy's zebras, giraffes, lions, hippopotamus, and buffaloes.

For those who have saved the energy, we will ride our horses for the entire day, or we can choose to use our pickups, to go around this paradisiac area in which the most exotic species interact -a spectacle worth watching-: Grevy's zebras, giraffes, lions, hippopotamus and buffaloes. That great mountain, Kenya Mount, the second highest mountain in Africa, is now behind us and we can watch it from afar.

Day 9. Farewell.

Our last horse ride. We say goodbye to our loyal partners in this journey, our horses. We have breakfast in Sosian before returning to the Nairobi airport.

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