Top 3 Popular Safari Destinations In Kenya To Explore On A Horse Back

by Eric Floral Owner
You may have been on many riding holidays around the world, but there is nothing like a Kenya horse riding safari. Seeing the beautiful wildlife of Kenya on a horseback is an experience that is simply unmatchable.

A horse riding safari in Kenya is truly a dream adventure for many travel enthusiasts worldwide. Though most Kenya horse riding safaris are for the courageous and confident riders who enjoy thethrill, there’re also some rides where less seasoned riders can be accommodated. No doubt for most travelers Kenya is synonymous with theamazing game & jeep safaris. But there’s nothing more incredible than experiencing all the wilderness of Kenya from a horse back.

Let’s talk about some of the popular safari destinations in Kenya that can be enjoyed from the back of a horse:

Explore the Masai Mara on a horse back:

Lies to the south-west of the country the Masai Mara is perhaps the best recognized national park in Kenya. The Masai Mara is popular for both its game & friendly people. The tall & welcoming inhabitants of this region put on colorful clothes & are the ultimate trackers. They’re in absolute tune with their environment. Of course, you get to see the Big 5 (Lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino) -on the back of a horse. There is also an incredible range of birds to be explored such as vultures, long-crested eagles, marabou storks, hornbills, secretary birds, cranes, etc. However, the biggest attraction to be witnessed from the back of a horse is the Great Migration. From July to October every year nearly 2 million wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelle leave the Serengeti heading to the grasslands of the Mara.

Pay a horse riding trip to Tsavo:

Tsavo is one of the largest game parks not just in Kenya but all over the world. Rests between Nairobi and Mombasa this game park is a must visit if you want the best of Kenya horse riding safari. For management purposes, the park was divided into two – Tsavo West and Tsavo East. There’re just 2 rivers in this park but fortunately, the underneath springs at Mzima offer a stunning sanctuary – a haven for hippos, elephants, crocodiles and unlimited other wildlife. Though known as an elephant park, Tsavo is home to many other animals such as eland, hippos, lion, leopard, giraffe hartebeest, dik-dik, zebra, and cheetah among others.

Horse riding safari in Amboseli National Park:

Amboseli National Park, the 2nd most renowned animal park after Maasai Mara, is 260km from Nairobi, on the border with the adjacent country of Tanzania. The park is well-known for its massive herds of free-ranging African elephants. There are more than 900 African elephants in Amboseli, and large herds of wildebeests and several other animals encompassing giraffes, African lions, monkeys, zebras, hyenas, and antelope. With its magnificent view of Mt Kilimanjaro Amboseli National Park provides a unique & breathtaking background for viewing Africa's animals. There’s also a range of Kenya birds, both large & small, to observe if you keep your eyes open & stop at every sighting.Horse ride along the treks of Amboseli National Park and surrounding is truly stunning.


You may have been on many riding holidays around the world, but there is nothing like a Kenya Horse Riding Safari. Exploring the real wilderness of Kenya on a horse back is an experience that is simply matchless.

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