Offbeat Safaris have been operating since 1990 and are well-known for their mobile riding safaris with big game, in addition to their traditional safaris in lodges and camps. Seeing Kenya from the back of a well-schooled, fit horse is a pleasure for riders and there is nothing so special as riding amongst the spectacular wildlife of the Masai Mara and beyond. Guests on the mobile safaris stay in a traditional tented safari camp which moves through the wilderness, fully supported by a knowledgeable, experienced team.
The horses of Offbeat are based at Deloraine House and are trucked out to each safari destination before guests arrive. Deloraine is home to the Voorspuy family, your hosts, and is also a base for their safaris - we can also organise stays there on request. Offbeat's Masai Mara ride is considered the ultimate riding safari as the Mara never fails to provide incredible game viewing throughout the year. During this exciting adventure you are joined by a professional, passionate guide who will escort you through this big game country, crossing open plains interspersed with bush.
Riders for the mobile safaris need to be experienced, confident riders who are balanced in the saddle with an independent seat. Riding is generally for 4 - 7 hours a day so good fitness is required, as is the confidence to get out of trouble calmly and at the necessary speed. The short grassy plains are ideal for riding (but do keep a look out for holes!) and there are plenty of chances for long canters.
Game drives, night drives and bush walks are all available for non-riding companions or for anybody who would like a break from the saddle. Enjoy days of exhilarating sightings, be it on horseback or by vehicle, before sipping on a cold drink as the sun goes down and you wait for a delicious three course dinner.