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The East African country of Kenya rises from a low coastal plain on the Indian Ocean to mountains and plateaus at its center. Most Kenyans live in the highlands, and Nairobi, the capital, is here at an altitude of 1,700 meters (5,500 feet. Around 30 million people live in Kenya with around 1 million of them in Nairobi itself.

Both free enterprise and political debate has helped make Kenya one of Africa's most stable nations after it achieved independence from Britain in 1963. However, there is still some way to go and to all intents and purposes, Kenya remains a largely undeveloped country.

Forty ethnic groups, including Kikuyu farmers and Maasai cattle herders, crowd the countryside, still home to three-quarters of Kenya's people. This makes it a perfect destination for riders who can enjoy miles of unspoilt countryside. Riding here will take you through vast expanses of untouched Masaai land and the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti - considered the eighth wonder of the world.

In the low lying districts, particularly along the coast, the climate is tropical, hot and humid. On the plateau and in the highlands the climate is more temperate. In Nairobi there are normally two periods of rain, the long rains from April to June and the short rains in October and November.

Kenya is literally teeming with wildlife and visitors cannot fail to spot one of the many species of mammals, reptiles, birds and fish during a stay here. Safari rides will take you through some of the most spectacular landscapes where you can keep your eyes peeled for one or more of the Big Five - lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards and rhinos.

See our horse riding holidays in Kenya below.
 

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Borana, Kenya


The Borana horse riding holiday, in Kenya
Borana Lodge is a family-run and owned destination which plays a special part in the conservation of Kenyan wildlife. Borana Conservancy lies at the foot of Mt Kenya and is a haven for wildlife, considered to be Kenya’s newest and most successful rhino sanctuary - the private conservancy covers 32,000 acres and is home to more than 25 Black Rhino, a population which has grown since the species was introduced here in 2013. The conservancy is dedicated to the sustainable conservation of land and wildlife.


 

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Mara Explorer, Kenya


The Mara Explorer horse riding holiday, in Kenya
Explore the iconic Maasai Mara on horseback whilst staying at a luxurious tented camp in the heart of the reserve. This is the perfect option for groups which contain riders and non-riders, as the game drives are unsurpassed whilst riders can experience fast-paced canters and exhilarating river crossings. Wildlife abounds and every day is an exciting wilderness experience.


 

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Ol Donyo Lodge Safari, Kenya


The Ol Donyo Lodge Safari horse riding holiday, in Kenya
This is a spectacular holiday offering luxurious accommodation alongside riding in the breathtaking Chyulu Hills of Kenya. The landscape is varied and includes high-altitude mist forest, lava fields, woodland and savannah - it's a paradise of discovery. One of only two Relais & Chateaux properties in Kenya, the lodge offers stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro and good quality wildlife viewing on horseback.


 

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Safaris Unlimited, Kenya


The Safaris Unlimited horse riding holiday, in Kenya
Exciting horseback safaris across the untouched wilderness of Kenya. Organised by Gordie Church, an experienced and passionate guide, these safaris are the riding trips of a lifetime for the adventurous rider with a love of wildlife. Experience the wilderness, learn about its people and ride your way across one of Africa's highlights.


 

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