Seeing the wilds of Africa from horseback is one of the best experiences Borana has to offer. Our home-bred horses and knowledgeable staff can lead you right alongside animals that people wait a lifetime to see in their natural habitats.
Here is a sample itinerary for one of our tailor-made excursions.
First Day: Arrive at Borana. Take an evening walk, ride or game drive. Stay this night at Borana Lodge.
Second Day: Meet the horses. Ride amongst the wildlife with plenty of opportunities for fast gallops. Evening ride or walk. Stay the night at Borana Lodge.
Third Day: Early departure on horses. Take a beautiful ride across the northern end of Borana and into the Mokogodo forest. The ride descends down a knife-edge ridge with outstanding views of the northern frontier. Have a picnic brunch en route arriving early afternoon. Relax and siesta followed by exploring the rock kopjes and sand rivers on foot in the evening. Stay the night at Tassia.
Fourth Day: Easy late morning. It is beautiful in the morning with uninterrupted views of the sunrise accompanied by a cacophony of song, so take it easy and enjoy it from your bed or walk out to a picnic breakfast. Spend the rest of the morning by the pool.
3.30 pm we ride out and follow a sand river down to the Ngare Ndare River – this is an exhilarating evening ride with plenty of gallops in the river bed and usually lots of elephants for added excitement. Lots of logs to jump! We then follow the riverine woodland riding under giant Acacia tortillus and Boscia angustofolia groves. Arrive at Il N’gwesi in time for cocktails and a swim.
Stay the night at Il N’gwesi.
Fifth Day: We ride out after an early breakfast following the Mokogodo escarpment heading south towards Borana. This is a steep climb with lots of cantering. Rest the horses after the climb and then ride on to a fly-camp on the Ngare Ndare river, arriving in time for a late lunch.
After a siesta in your tent, explore the river on foot or wander into the hills behind in search of exquisite bird life – with a guide of course. Dinner under the stars.
Sixth Day: We have a delicious camp breakfast and then ride back to Borana. This day is an opportunity to see a lot of plains game, buffalo and elephants on the way back up the escarpment. A cold lunch by the pool, Pimm’s in hand, followed by a well-earned massage from Lucy, our very popular masseuse.
This is a sample itinerary and we pride ourselves on our flexibilty.
We have rides down into the Seiku Lugga – a totally wild valley, just a couple of hours ride away. We also do safaris onto the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy – either day trips with a picnic or fly-camping in the conservancy.
Note: it is very important that all our guests are riding fit.
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