1 day lake naivasha
Nairobi - Lake Naivasha
Depart Nairobi and head north towards the Rift Valley town of Naivasha. On route we will stop for views across the Great Rift Valley, Mount Longonot and Lake Naivasha. Drive around the southern end of the lake, past the flower farms to the entrance of Sanctuary Farm.
On arrival at Sanctuary Farm, you will be met by your horse-riding guides who will give you a safety briefing and get you kitted-up ready to mount your horse.
For two hours you will explore Sanctuary farm and enjoy riding amongst the wild game including giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, impala and gazelle. Then enjoy a picnic lunch before heading along to Lake Olodian for an hour-long boat ride where you can view flamingos, hippo, African Fisheagle and other birdlife. Depart Naivasha, returning to Nairobi arriving around 17:00.
This horse-riding safari is suitable for experienced riders - or those with minimal or no horse-riding experience. The guides and horses are well trained, and you will receive a brief training before your safari on the basics of controlling your horse. Basically, you will only go at a pace that you feel comfortable.
You will encounter wildlife on this safari, however the horses live and interact with this game daily and are not scared by close up riding. There are no predators in the areas where you will ride. All horse safaris are accompanied by two or more guides, so riders within groups have the opportunity to temporarily separate, allowing more experienced riders to ride at a more advanced pace and those not so confident to stay within their comfort zone.
Mandatory safety helmets are provided for each rider. All horses have saddlebags, ideal for storing camera, wallets, sunscreen and water etc while out riding.