The concept of horseback safari originated in Kenya, back in the 1970’s. A horse riding holiday in Kenya is a hugely popular way to experience safari, and get up close to Africa’s wildlife. Today, Kenya can give you one of the most exciting horse riding holidays on the planet. With unrivalled game viewing, and during migration, the chance to horse ride alongside the largest herds of wildebeest and zebra in Africa.

Kenya boasts both lodge-based horse safaris and the traditional luxury mobile tented-camp horse safaris. The accommodation is as if lifted from the set in ‘Out of Africa’. Consequently, every single detail is thought of, this is luxury Africa at its absolute best. Immerse yourself and feel at one with Africa’s wilderness, while also lavishing all those wonderful creature comforts. The price for a horse riding holiday in Kenya may be high, but believe us, it’s worth every penny.

Chyulu Hills: Ol Donyo Lodge

Forming a corridor between Tsavo West and Amboseli, Chyulu Hills boasts striking and diverse landscapes in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro.  This is a place where time stands still, and you are more likely to come across the paw print of a lion than a human footprint!  Unrestricted by roads, ride along ancient elephant paths, canter through endless plains of golden grass, or take time out to explore the rugged jumble of extinct volcanic craters. Here you will find the rare Gerenuk, endangered Black Rhino and some of the world’s most magnificent “big tusker” elephants.

Laikipia: Borana Lodge + Sosian Lodge

Stretching from the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya to the rim of the Great Rift Valley, the Laikipia Plateau is increasingly being recognised as one of Kenya’s best kept secrets. A mosaic of farmland and conservancies, some of Kenya’s best conservation success stories are unfolding here. Vast open plains create a haven for wildlife, and you will find yourself riding with endangered species such as black rhino, Grevy’s zebra and wild dogs. This area is made for adventurous travellers with unusual activities like scaling Mount Kenya, visits to chimpanzee sanctuaries and some sensational rhino sightings!

Horse Riding Tours in Kenya

10 Nights: $ 9 900 pp

Masai Mara & Deloraine Horse Safari

10 Days


Sports & Wildlife Focused Horse Safari

It is hard, to sum up in words the magic of a horse riding safari in the Masai Mara.

Horse riders in misty morning light in bushveld

6 Nights: $ 7 240 pp

The Masai Mara with Gordie Church

6 Nights


Wildlife & Scenery Focused Safari

Join the legendary Gordie Church for an unforgettable ride across the Masai Mara.

1 Night: From $ 715 pp

Safari in the Foothills of Mt Kenya



Wildlife & Scenery Focused Horse Safari

Slot into the laid-back way of life in the foothills of Mt Kenya at Borana Lodge

Giraffe looking at camera with horseriders in treeline

1 Night: from USD 550 pp

Laikipia Horse Riding Safari in Kenya



Wildlife Focused Horse Safari

Enjoy exclusive and spectacular game viewing without another tourist in sight.

Giraffe and horseback riders in Kenya

1 Night: From $ 715 pp

Chyulu Hills – Ol Donyo Lodge



Scenery & Wildlife Focused Safari

Horse riding in some of Kenya's most spectacular landscapes