Offering horseback riding safaris in East Africa in Kenya’s greater Mara Conservancies and central highlands of Kenya, Safaris Unlimited has been welcoming guests for over forty years. Family run, the Church family welcomes travelers to ride horses to see annual migration of up to one million wildebeest, big cats, flora, fauna and birdlife. Taking a safari on horseback is a truly adventurous and special experience that can only be had in Africa and Safaris Unlimited prides itself in being one of the best.
These riding vacations operate in Southwestern Kenya’s Masai Mara, an area of preserved savannah wilderness located along the Tanzanian border in the Great Rift Valley. Named in honor of the Maasai people, travelers visit to see lions, leopards, cheetah, the zebra migrations, wildebeest and more. The Great Migration takes place from July to October.
This family-run safari company takes travelers on once and a lifetime adventures, including top horseback safaris in Kenya. Guests ride well-loved, well-schooled and cherished horses with big game. The most incredible wildlife experiences, including the migration of wildebeest, can be seen from the back of a horse.
This part of Africa contains huge, unfenced, untamed private wildlife conservancies where you’ll stay in luxury mobile camps. Each riding safari holiday is personally guided by Gordie Church, who has over 30 years experience of riding with dangerous game.
The oldest riding safari company in Africa, Safaris Unlimited has long been a family business. It was started in 1971 Tony Church. Tony had a vision that riding a horse with big game, would be the ultimate experience. Now world renowned for its extraordinary experiences, Safaris Unlimited continues to guide travelers into the wilds of Kenya’s Masai Mara led by Tony’s son Gordie.
Professional chefs prepare fresh meals served in the dining tent complete with tables and chairs for elegant meals in camp. Enjoy full breakfasts with coffee, fresh fruit, granola, eggs, toast and more. Lunches may be served ‘alfresco’ with salads, cheeses, cold meats, pizza, pies, fresh bread and wine. Dinners may include appetizers around the campfire, then starters of fresh soup and a main fish or beef, fresh vegetables and lovely light deserts.
Dietary restrictions can be catered for with fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, fish and more. Meals are prepared over open fires by camp chefs and served by waiters.
Stay in the outdoors in comfort in 1920’s stlye chic safari tents (double beds, douvets, cotton sheets, hot showers) on these traditional mobile safaris. Large canvas tents each have a toilet and shower and are privately set in pretty areas usually under a canopy of trees or overlooking a stream. The mosquito-proof tents are simply furnished in traditional safari camping style with double or single beds, carpets and bedside tables. Egyptian cotton sheets, warm feather duvets adorn the beds and hot water bottles are provided for the cool nights. Separate canvas shower and loo units are placed behind each tent.
Enjoy sundowners amid pristine nature or while watching the wildebeest migration. Go hot air ballooning, on a night game drive, kite surfing or bird watching. There are activities both in and out of the saddle to enjoy. This vacation draws lovers of wildlife and experienced equestrians seeking to explore wide open game country. Daily hours in the saddle vary from 4-8, always with options to explore in a 4×4 safari vehicle for a change of pace.
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