Horse riding in the wild

Without doubt, no place on earth beats horse riding in Africa! Your heart beats while flowing past giraffes, zebras picking up speed and moving past Thompson gazelle - exhilarating! A slow paced saunter around a herd of elephants at a watering hole, watching the morning sunrise while facing Mount Kilimanjaro and the evening sun's salutation to Mount Kenya that concludes an unparalleled day of horseback safari in Kenya. Come, see and feel for yourself!

For anyone looking to combine horseback riding in Africa with luxury accommodation and a wide range of activities, our 4-day itinerary at Ol Donyo Lodge is the perfect choice. Situated in the Chyulu Hills of Southern Kenya, Ol Donyo Lodge offers adventure, relaxation and privacy in abundance. Horseback rides with Kenyan horses are available for lodge guests every morning and evening. These horses have largely been imported from Southern Africa and are well-schooled, athletic and fun to ride. The riding pace and terrain at Ol Donyo is varied and riding groups are kept small.

Guests not wishing to ride can enjoy day/night game drives, walking, mountain biking, swimming, massages, day trips to Amboseli National Park or to some Maasai villages and schools. We design an individual daily itinerary for every guest, with as much or as little riding as you would like.

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival Day Chyulu Hills
Accommodation: Ol Donyo Lodge

Arrive at Ol Donyo airstrip in the morning and enjoy a short game drive en route to the lodge. Upon arrival at Ol Donyo Lodge, you are welcomed by the friendly staff and given time to relax, swim, unpack and enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, you enjoy horse riding and seeing wildlife in the surrounding ecosystem. The ride ends at a picturesque location on the open plains where you watch the sun go down.

Day 1 Chyulu Hills
Accommodation: Ol Donyo Lodge

Take your packed breakfast and horses up to the top of Ol Donyo Wuas hill behind the lodge that affords magnificent views of the whole area. Expect to see a variety of wildlife en route to the summit.Go for short evening ride, while those looking for relaxation can enjoy a massage at the lodge. Hidden within a log-jam, guests watch wildlife arriving for their evening drink at the lodge’s waterholes. Night game-drive in search of nocturnal wildlife.

Day 2 Chyulu Hills
Accommodation: Camping at Crater Camp

A long early morning ride through the woodland and across the savannah awaits you. Enjoy a spoiling breakfast under a large acacia tree in the savannah. Back to the lodge after breakfast, pack a small overnight bag and enjoy lunch by the pool. In the afternoon, enjoy two-hour ride to Chyulu Hills heading to Crater Camp. Enjoy the sunset and an evening by the fire, including bush stories and sounds of the wild.

Day 3 Chyulu Hills
Accommodation: Ol Donyo Lodge

Climb a volcanic crater in pursuit of the Verreaux’s eagle or explore the lava tubes and jagged tube under the crater. Return to the lodge on horseback. In the afternoon, you head out for a game drive and sundowner at our suggested location which is a rocky outcrop that guests can climb up and watch the sunset.


Departure Day

After Breakfast, you are transferred to the airstrip to depart for Nairobi.

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