Offbeat Riding Safaris & Deloraine House, Kenya

Kenya, Africa

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Offbeat Safaris Ltd
PO Box 1146
Nanyuki 10400, Kenya
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Offbeat Riding Safaris is in its 25th year of operation and has a stellar reputation for providing unrivalled horseback riding safaris among big game in Masai Mara and Laikipia in Kenya. The concentrations of game are a last bastion worldwide. The combination of active, homebred Thoroughbred and Thoroughbred Cross horses with camping in the old Hemingway style with excellent home cooking and safari ambiance create the ultimate riding holiday for an adventurous spirit! Big game, untouched tribes and beautiful landscapes make this the riding holiday of a lifetime.

On these horseback safaris, trek alongside the Masai Mara and through the northern ranches are on fairly open plains where you find black cotton soil interspersed with acacia bush. Many areas have short grass plains ideal for riding. Care must be taken for holes but guests can enjoy canters and gallops on the open plains. Depending on the time of year and itinerary, you may spot zebra, topi, giraffes, buffalo, lion, wildebeest, gazelle, hippos and there is a good chance of seeing elephant and buffalo as well.

Offbeat Safaris has a collection of camps and lodges operating at the highest standards of comfort and service in the Masai Mara, Meru National Park, The Great Rift Valley and in the Laikipia region of Northern Kenya, organizing Africa's most exciting mobile horse riding safaris. 

10% Discount on Special Christmas Riding Safari in Kenya

Join Offbeat Safaris for a Christmas riding safari from 20-28 December (8 nights). Offbeat Safaris is one of Africa's top Mobile Riding Safari Companies. Offbeat's thirty years experience of organizing Riding Safaris throughout Kenya, means there are few companies that can equal their Guides knowledge and expertise. Game is plentiful everywhere where you'll be trekking. Game drives, night game drives and game walks are undertaken on every safari whether riding or not. There is no lack of activities on safari!

The 10% discount on the 20-28 December ride, means the cost is now $6910 instead of $7680 pp for the 8 night ride. (all inclusive of full board, all drinks, all riding, gamedrives, walking etc, park fees and internal flights and transfers). Does not include international flights.

Learn more by visiting Offbeat Safaris website or by emailing Charlotte.


Mostly luxury camping with some lodge accommodations. Guests may stay in small, exclusive lodges with a maximum of 14 beds, including Deloraine and Sosian, offering old colonial splendor. Deloraine was built by Lord Francis Scott in 1920. Set in the middle of a 3500 acre farm, it is one of the finest examples of colonial architecture in Kenya. Deloraine reflects the elegant lifestyle of a bygone era. Sosian is an old private game ranch located on the Laikipia Plateau, an area well known for its abundant wildlife and strong ranching traditions. Originally built in the 1940s by Italian artisans, the old ranch house has been beautifully renovated into a comfortable lodge. Other options available as well, depending on the itinerary.


All food is fresh and tasty, including during picnic lunches out on the trails. Guides carry dry ice and cubes and are self sufficient for the week. Bread is baked daily on open fires by well-trained camp chefs. Breakfasts may include full English fare, cereals, freshly baked breads, and porridge. You will be pleasantly surprised by all of the meals. Wine, beer, spirits and sodas are included.


There are a variety of activities that both riders and non-riders can enjoy. Activities are based on bush/ safari experience and may include day and evening game drives, guided bush walks, fishing, riding and camel safaris, tennis, cultural visits, enjoying sundowners and a swimming pool.

At a Glance

Africa's most exciting horse riding safaris to view big game in the wide open expanses of Kenya. Stay in unique camps and lodges in the Masai Mara, Meru National Park, The Great Rift Valley, The Kenyan Coast and in the Laikipia region of Northern Kenya.





Riding Style/ Ability

English. Novice and better.


Open 9 months of the year. The riding safaris close for April, May and November. 


2 - 12

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