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Horse Riding Holidays Kenya – Olepangi Laikapia Safari

PRICES & DATES top

Olepangi Laikapia Safari: Prices 2021

Suitable for intermediate and experienced riders

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Rates are quoted per person sharing. We can tailor extra or less nights and riding or non riding activities so just ask us, this holiday can be as flexible as you want. Package prices based on minimum of 2 people but we can also quote for solo travellers.

  • 7 Night Safari $2,939
    • GBP: 2,185
    • EUR: 2,419
  • Olepangi Farm Stay Extra Nights
    $256
    • GBP: 190
    • EUR: 211
    per night
    $383
    • GBP: 285
    • EUR: 315
    single room, 30% deduction for children under 16 applies.

Over Christmas and Easter a small nightly supplement of $125

  • GBP: 93
  • EUR: 103
applies

  • We can also easily arrange tailor made and private safaris on request.

Olepangi Laikapia Safari: Dates 2021

We can organise tailor made safari trips for any length of time so just ask us.

You can stay at Olepangi on any available dates throughout the year.

Includes – 1 hour introductory hack on farm, 1 full day horse riding Mt Kenya big game park, 1 full day jeep safari to Ol Pejeta with picnic lunch, 1 half day trip Ngare Ngare, 1 full day hike to the craters of Mt Kenya, 1 final 2 hour morning ride on farm, all meals and drinks including alcohol, conservancy and park fees.

Olepangi Cottages stay are on a full board, but alcohol ($45 p night) and activities are extra.

Excludes – Flights, transfers, tips, additional activities not on itinerary.

Getting There
International flight to Nairobi.

Transfer
Private road transfer 4.5 hours directly to Olepangi Farm, $250 each way per vehicle. You can also fly internally to Nanyuki airstrip from Nairobi from where a transfer will cost $90 each way (45 minutes).

All our horse riding holidays hold a price guarantee. We believe in your piece of mind on price when you book one of our horse riding holidays and will refund the difference should you find the same horse riding holiday elsewhere at a lower price.

SUMMARY OF THE TRIP top

Your host at the Olepangi Farm is Elizabeth Loker and her wonderful team. Elizabeth is from the USA and has made Kenya and Olepangi her home for over 20 years. A wonderful warm host you will feel like you are visiting a special friend.

Olepangi is a 120 Acre farm close to the foot of Mt Kenya, blessed with views, a river and some spectacular neighbouring properties. The farm straddles a unique ecozone where most of the finest roses in the world are supplied to the markets of Europe, grown in the wild hinterland of Northern Kenya. Using the farm and it’s beautiful accommodation, pool & stables as your base you can visit and ride on neighbouring safari reserves, go hiking, swim in local hidden pools, visit local communities as well as riding on the farm and even having a wee game of arena polo. There is lots to do and this trip works out fantastic value as a bonus. Ultimately Olepangi is a place to switch off, reset your life and enjoy some wonderful wildlife and Africa’s amazing views and culture, it’s a real treat.

Protected by a low-lying elephant fence, from the farm you can see wildlife across the river on Ole Naishu on most days and includes herds of zebra and impala. Each night you may hear the haunting calls of the hyena as they go out to hunt and once every three weeks, you may also hear lion rutting.

The farm also enjoys stunning, uninterrupted long views north to the Lolldaiga Hills and sublime views south to Mt Kenya. On clear days, you can look west to marvel at the full Aberdare mountain range and the Laikipia plains.

There is so much you can do on the Lolldaiga Ranch Safari and when you arrive your hosts will help you settle into one of the beautiful guest cottages on the farm. We have put together a 7 day action packed mix of riding and non riding activities but we can tailor exactly what you want so just ask us, activities include:

  • Day Rides – enjoy a ride in the surrounding area or a picnic ride running along the Ole Naishu border.
  • Riding Lessons – there is an all-weather arena where you can have lessons, from beginners to advanced, plus polo lessons.
  • Bush polo – they have their own bush polo pitch.
  • Walks around the farm, either on your own or with a guide.
  • Archery & Croquet.
  • A School Visit – The family have close links with their community and the local school.
  • Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Visit a Rhino sanctuary, a Chimpanzee enclosure and various other community/wildlife.
  • A half day or full day horse ride in a neighbouring reserve or around Mount Kenya.
  • Full day safari in 4×4 in neighbouring reserve
  • Hike up to one of the craters of Mt. Kenya (if you are fit!)
  • A day trip to Ngare Ngare Forest and hike to hidden waterfall pool.

THE RIDING top

Horses – A wonderful set of 10 quality safari & polo horses, from 14.2hh plus on height, mostly Thoroughbreds and crosses with a couple of beautiful Friesian’s too. On the farm there are also some young stock and brood mares.

Level of Riding & Pace – Beginner to Advanced if you are staying at Olepangi farm but you will need to be intermediate plus if you choose to ride on safari.

Tack – English style wintec synthetic saddles and mostly snaffle bridles.

Weight Restriction – 16 stone / 102 kg / 224 lbs

Group Size – Maximum 6

ACCOMMODATION top

There are lovely guest cottages at Olepangi Farm where you start and finish your safari, all very comfortable with stunning views. Each of them house gorgeous antique furniture and beautiful objects d’art, which have been collected by the family over the years as they travelled the world.

There are four double and one twin cottages all en suite with antique four-poster beds from the British Raj and fine old Persian carpets. Those who make an early booking may be able to secure the fabulous “Round House”, which has 360 degree views over the ranch, a floating balcony, private lounge and bedroom loft with star-bed and indoor/outdoor private bathroom.

There is also a main house with 3 bedrooms and 2 bedroom villa beside it which is generally booked for groups.

There is a main meeting area, called the “Party House” which is perched on multiple levels and hangs over the Ngishishi River with stunning views to the hills in the north. It houses the dining room, bar and lounge with a large stone fireplace.

Just completed during the 2020 lockdown is stunning infinity pool!

The food at Olepangi Farm Safari is delicious – the chefs are wonderful and make full use of the organic garden on site.

Together the chefs and host’s main aim is to create delicious and interesting menus using local, fresh produce. There is a mix of Western and African dishes including dishes like Sakuma Wiki, a traditional Maize flour and spinach food, eaten across East Africa.

Guests Olepangi Farm are also encouraged to join the staff in the kitchen to swap recipes and see what he creates day to day – this can be a really fun activity!

We have travelled the world testing a huge variety of horse riding holidays to make sure we offer you, our client, the best horse riding holiday experience possible.

Our horse riding holidays are thoroughly researched – we consider all the elements that go towards making our horse riding holidays collection the best in the world. We check the quality of the horses, if they are fit for the job, well produced and looked after. We make sure the riding terrain is good going, the countryside is interesting and, for example, on Classic Dressage horse riding holidays, the arenas are in good condition. We make sure the accommodation, whether it’s a five star hotel, a farmhouse or camping, is clean and comfortable, and offers a great night’s sleep. The food is all important too – we take the time to make sure we tell you if it’s cordon bleu, home cooked, or regional and locally sourced – above all it has to be delicious, plentiful and nourishing. Last but not least, we choose the horse riding holidays that have the best hosts, who are friendly, warm and welcoming.

It’s only when all these elements come together that we add a horse riding holiday into our hand-picked collection of horse riding holidays.

Horse Riding Holidays at on the Lolldaiga Ranch Safari are part of the Zara’s Planet Horse Riding Holidays Kenya collection.

Please Ask About

  • How about adding on a trip to Tanzania?
  • For Safari and Beach we can organise an add on to paradise’s such as Lemu or Zanzibar

SAMPLE ITINERARY top

There is no set itinerary at Olepangi, this is the joy. We will tailor a trip for you with as much or little activity as you want. We recommend leaving time to just enjoy the beautiful environment, do some gin tasting and soak up the rays in the gorgeous infinity pool! It will be hard to leave!

DESTINATION MAP top

Olepangi Farm has been personally vetted and visited by Zara Stassin, our founder who cites it as one of her all time favourite safaris. All of our Horse Riding Holidays Kenya have been vetted and checked. We do this to ensure that the quality of the horse riding, accommodation, food and scenery combine to provide only the best Horse Riding Holidays in Kenya for our clients but also so we can personally explain what to expect.

Don’t forget our Horse Riding Holidays GUARANTEE. You won’t find any of our Horse Riding Holidays in Kenya at a lower price through any other source… and if you do we will refund the difference.

All our horse riding holidays hold a price guarantee. We believe in your piece of mind on price when you book one of our horse riding holidays and will refund the difference should you find the same horse riding holiday elsewhere at a lower price.

If you are having trouble finding exactly the right horse riding holiday for you from our horse riding holidays collection, please contact us directly using the form below and tell us in your own words what you would like to do and we will use our extensive knowledge to make sure we find that perfect horse riding holiday.

 

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