Safaris Unlimited is the oldest and most experienced horse riding outfitter in Africa. With over 50 years of guiding safaris in big game country. Each safari is personally guided by Gordie Church, the owner of the company. Gordie's father, Tony, pioneered riding safaris in Africa.
Safaris Unlimited riding safaris are fully mobile, using their own exclusive and luxury canvas camp. This safari company has between 25 and 30 horses that are loved, schooled, and experienced for this very particular task. Riding vacations take travelers across the Masai Mara and are without doubt the ultimate in riding safaris. Riders see an abundance of wildlife (lions, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, elephant, gazelle, zebra and more) in sheer numbers and variety.
Guests travel through open, unfenced exclusive conservancies and enjoy cultural experiences with the semi-nomadic Masai people. Laikipia is a vast expanse of wild country in the central highlands of Kenya. It stretches from the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Kenya in the east, across the Equator, to the Great Rift Valley in the west. The landscape is physically diverse with open grasslands, basalt hills, escarpments, rivers and dense forests. It is widely accredited as Kenya’s premier safari destination. This is an epic and magical equestrian safari.
Upcoming Trips & Safari Options
A SHORT RIDE IN THE MARA : 6 night ride
With owner and professional guide Gordie Church by your side, A Short Ride in the Mara Ride takes you across 150 km of the beautiful Mara on horseback. With stunning views of the Mara and abundant game sightings, a short ride in the mara is the perfect safari experience. Moving between three camp sites, the rate includes full board in mobile canvas tents for 6 nights, all food and beverages, professional riding guide, game drives, conservation fees, and memories to cherish for a lifetime! Book by the end of December 2017 and receive free cap and water bottle.
15 ~ 21 January 2023 : (no longer available)
Set departure dates for 2023:
MASAI MARA RIDE : 8 night ride
Vast and unfenced, the great open savannahs of Kenya offer the ultimate riding experience. We have over 25 horses that are loved, cherished and well schooled, who carry us safely across the private conservancies we traverse.In addition to the horses, we have 4 x 4 safari vehicles and walking guides for any non-riders, or those who wish to explore the area in a different way.The Masai Mara Ride includes full board in mobile canvas tents for 8 nights, all food and beverages, professional riding guide, game drives, conservation fees, and memories to cherish for a lifetime! Book by the end of December 2017 and receive free cap and water bottle, a beautiful hand made beaded belt and free internal transfers between the Mara and Nairobi!
Set departure dates for 2023:
12 ~ 20 July 2023 : (12 saddles available)
22 ~ 30 July 2023 : (private ride)
01 ~ 09 August 2023 : (11 saddles available)
11 ~ 19 September 2023 : (private ride)
21 ~ 29 September 2023 : (8 saddles available)
1 ~ 9 October 2023 : (private ride)
THE LOLLBORAN RIDE : 6 night ride - Northern Kenya, booked by private arrangement
The Lollboran Ride takes you through the Laikpia highlands in northern Kenya, stretching across from the snow capped peaks of Mt. Kenya in the east to the great rift valley in the west. Prices include full board in mobile canvas tents for a 6 night ride in Laikipia, all food and beverages, professional riding guide, game drives, conservation fees, and memories to cherish for a lifetime! There are no set departures* for this itinerary and this trip requires a minimum of 6 guests to book.
12 ~ 17 January 2023 : (private ride)
Safaris Unlimited specializes in traditional mobile safaris under luxury mobile canvas tents each with its own toilet and shower. Private camps are positioned in the most beautiful 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.
Fresh and fabulous meals prepared by professional chefs. The dining tent is furnished with tables and chairs for elegant meals in camp, which include a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, fish and fowl. These meals are prepared over open fires by our camp chefs and served by waiters.
Game drives, night drives, sundowners, wildbeest migrations and more wild animals that anywhere in Africa. Guests may also enjoy hot air ballooning, night game drives, mountain trekking, SCUBA diving, snorkelling, kite–surfing and sailing. East Africa is a top destination for bird watching. There are more than 1,000 different bird species in East Africa. For the keen ornithologist, there are a number of recommended locations in very different habitats.
At a Glance
The quintessential Africa horse safari! Explore vast, rolling, open game country in Kenya with wildlife like nowhere else on earth.
Masai Mara, Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta International, Nairobi
Riding Style/ Ability
Competent riders only
For info on our horses, view our Stable of Horses
All year except April, May, and November
We take a maximum of 12 pax (riders/non-riders).
Our current covid protocols may be viewed on our website.
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