Kenya - Offbeat Safaris, The Mara
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Horse Riding Holidays Kenya – Offbeat Mobile Camping Safaris, Maasai Mara



Offbeat Safaris Maasai Mara: Prices 2024

Arguably one of the best riding safari adventures in Africa. Riding deep into the Maasai Mara to find the best big game, Offbeats Mobile “Out of Africa” Camp follows you around setting up in the most beautiful locations..truly an adventure but camping in style. The beauty of this trip is you are far away from the lodges of the normal mass tourists route. Suitable for confident intermediate plus riders who are secure in the saddle as this ride encounters big dangerous game. 

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  • 7 Night Mara Safari $9,803
    • GBP: 7,715
    • EUR: 8,993
  • Single Supplement if not willing to share twin tent – $114
    • GBP: 90
    • EUR: 105
    per night

Prices 2025

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Rates are quoted per person sharing.

  • 7 Night Mara Safari $10,775
    • GBP: 8,480
    • EUR: 9,885
  • Single Supplement if not willing to share twin tent – $114
    • GBP: 90
    • EUR: 105
    per night

Note: Rates are subject to daily exchange rate fluctuations, please refer to our Terms & Conditions for full details.

Includes – All the riding, accommodation, meals, drinks & alcohol, transfers, activities on safari including bush walks & game drives.

Excludes – Flights, tips & champagne.

Offbeat Safaris Maasai Mara: Dates 2024

9 – 16 March – SOLD OUT
15 – 22 & 22 -29 June
29 June – 6 July – SOLD OUT
6 -13 & 13 – 20 July -SOLD OUT
10 – 17 & 17 – 24 August – 1 PLACE LEFT
31 August – 7 September-2 PLACES LEFT
7 – 14 & 14 – 21 September – 2 PLACES LEFT
5 – 12 & 12 – 19 October
7 – 14 December

Dates 2025

18-24 January – SOLD OUT
25 January – 1 February
8 – 15 March
14 – 21 June & 21 – 28 June
12-19 July & 19 – 26 July -SOLD OUT
9 – 16 August & 16 – 22 August
13 – 20 September & 20 – 27 September
11 – 18 October  & 18 – 25 October
13 – 20 December
27 December – 3 January

We can also tailor make safaris and there are many options in the Mara including an add on to Deloraine house or Sosian Lodge after the safari. Please contact us for a personalised itinerary.

Getting There
International flight to Nairobi & internal flights to the Maasai Mara

Transfers from airstrip to start point

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.


Offbeat Safari Maasai Mara is a very well known & extremely popular horse-riding safari travelling across the Mara in Kenya in the Great Rift Valley offering adventurous riding in remote wilderness areas. This is a mobile camping safari (meaning your camp moves every few nights) and it’s quite possible to ride on this extraordinary safari for 200 miles without seeing a fence post, giving riders ample opportunity to view the most wonderful & varied game.

Embarking on a riding safari with Offbeat embodies the essence of an exceptional holiday – it’s a thrilling, meticulously organized, and tailored adventure that leaves you eager for more. The exceptional experience is not solely attributed to Offbeat’s exceptional horses, the abundance of wildlife, and massive playground that is the Masai Mara, although they undoubtedly contribute significantly. What sets Offbeat apart is their unwavering commitment to ensuring your experience surpasses expectations, going above and beyond to cater to your every need. There’s an incomparable charm to evenings spent gathered around the campfire, basking in the glow of adventure, savoring your favourite drink and delightful dinners, followed by a peaceful night’s rest in a secluded camp, eagerly anticipating the adventures that tomorrow will bring. It’s the perfect conclusion to an unforgettable day.

On Offbeat Safaris Mara safari the landscape is typical of East Africa, open plains and grassland interspersed with bush, ideal for long canters and gallops. Nothing beats viewing the African wilderness from horseback – there is something thrilling about cantering alongside giraffe or wildebeest and blending into the bush with no car or sound of an engine for miles.

One of the most popular safaris and challenges is to catch the ‘Great Wildebeest Migration’ which can happen any time from July to September. Guests can expect to see vast herds of game traversing the great plains of the Mara, a real wonder and privilege to see. There are limited dates on which guests can join this exciting adventure, and it books out well in advance – it’s always a good idea to plan this trip at least a year in advance.


Horses – Thoroughbred, Thoroughbred & Arab Crosses, Polo Ponies

Level of Riding & Pace – Intermediate to Advanced. A good level of fitness is recommended to full enjoy the riding, which is 5 – 7 hours per day

Tack – English style with various types of saddles – Polo, Wintec, French Trekking and Australian stock

Weight Restriction – 15 stone / 210 lbs / 95 kg

Group Size – Maximum 12


Large walk-in, mobile tents with private long drop loos and hot showers. This is proper adventure and “Out of Africa” style camping. We call it 5* camping. Even if you have never camped before, trust us, this is the only way to explore the Maasai Mara far away from the masses and you will be really comfortable.

Food throughout the safari is of a very high quality and you can expect 3 course, candle lit dinners every evening, with plenty of good wine.

Horse Riding Holidays at Offbeat Safaris Masai Mara are part of the Zara’s Planet Horse Riding Holidays Kenya collection.

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.

Please Ask About

  • Apart from mobile riding safaris, guests can enjoy static lodge & camp-based safaris in a variety of different locations, tailor made and include:
    • Deloraine House, on the Western edge of the Great Rift Valley and home to the Voorspuy family.
  • Beach adds on
    • Zanzibar is a fabulous island to visit and chill at the end of your safari


Offbeat Safaris 7-night Mara Safari

Day 1 
You will either be collected at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or if you have arrived earlier from your Nairobi Hotel and transferred to Wilson Airport for your flight at 10:00 am to Naboisho. It is a beautiful flight passing over the fertile Kikuyu Highlands before reaching the Great Rift Valley. You will fly across the volcano studded floor of the Rift before reaching the Loita Hills and Naboisho Air strip. You will be met by your guide and there will be an hour’s drive to camp. We reach our camp in a grove of acacia trees by a small stream at the southern edge of the Loita Plains at Olare Lamun (the rhino salt lick) Lunch will be served and you will have a little time to relax before meeting your horses and setting off on your first gentle evening ride.

Day 2
After an early morning ride, we will come back to camp for a light breakfast and then set out for a game drive and walk up a hill nearby called Oloiburmut returning to camp for a brunch/lunch. There will be time for a siesta and at around 4pm we will drive up the hill to visit the local Masai Village.

Day 3 
Our first moving day and we break camp in good time as it is the longest ride of the trip covering nearly 50kms. We will meet the vehicles to break the ride with a picnic breakfast and lunch along the way. Riding across the rolling open plains the game generally becomes more plentiful as we approach the Mara ecosystem. We should see herds of zebra, topi, giraffe, wildebeest, gazelle and there is a good chance of seeing elephant and buffalo as well. We reach our camp on the edge of the Masai Mara Game Reserve on the Olare Orok lugga late afternoon. From camp we are likely to hear lion and hyena at night and the abundance of game is apparent everywhere.

Day 4 
A full day of morning and evening rides from camp with the option of driving into the game park for some good photographic opportunities. From the Land Rovers we can get much closer to lion, elephant and buffalo than we are able to do from the horses.

Day 5 
Our second moving day; we head west across the Mara plains and reach the Mara River on the Park boundary. We hopefully ford the river (unless in complete flood) at one of the famous wildebeest crossings and then head south-west across the Mara Triangle where we have our picnic lunch before ascending the Soit Olololol Escarpment to reach our camp in a forest glade overlooking the whole Mara ecosystem.

Day 6 
Today we will descend the escarpment again and ride through the Triangle once more to the same wildebeest crossing on the river. We head in a North Westerly direction and after a picnic lunch we find our final campsite set up on the banks of the Mara River. Close by there are some hippo pools and their grunting at night is a special feature of this camp.

Day 7 
With a full day camped on the river we will follow the same morning and evening ride routine and often take the opportunity to cross the river close to the hippo which is an exhilarating a highlight. A walk or drive will be on offer after breakfast; providing another good opportunity to take photographs.

Day 8
We will have a final early morning ride before breakfast and after saying goodbye to your horses we will drive to the airstrip to meet your flight back to Nairobi at around 11am in time to do some shopping in town and relax before your evening flight or in good time to reach your onward destination.


Zara’s Planet Horse Riding Holidays Guarantee:

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.

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