A new horseback holiday is being offered in Kenya, with the opportunity watch the nation’s iconic wildlife from the saddle.
The horseback safari, available through equestrian travel experts In The Saddle, will provide holidaymakers with the rare opportunity to combine an exciting horse riding experience with the chance to learn more about local conservation issues.
Borana is a luxury lodge situated on the Laikipia Plateau in the foothills of Mt Kenya. With more than 35,000 acres to explore, there is an abundance of wildlife and spectacular views.
Pioneered by owners, the Dyer Family, Borana has established a deep-rooted commitment to preserving the wildlife, habitat and people that share the land as part of their dedication to securing the long-term future of Africa.
A large proportion of all revenue generated at Borana goes towards sustaining the surroundings. Guests pay a conservation fee per night and this means that while they enjoy a life-altering trip, they are also contributing to the future of this wonderful and magical part of the world.
Borana has introduced a seven-night adventure for equestrian travellers, known as Pole Pole Laikipia.
Pole (pronounced Poley) is a Swahili word meaning slowly, and the trip encourages guests to take some time out to see the beauty of Africa by horseback and play a part in the unique conservation projects. Visitors will be given the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature and local culture to gain understanding in the plights relating to regional conservation.
In The Saddle says the trip provides the perfect balance of luxury accommodation, exciting adventure, home-cooked meals and time to relax and take in the natural spectacles.
The experience ranges from riding through trees full of rare little red patas monkeys and learning about raptor conservation to seeing the ever-watchful reticulated giraffe whose numbers are bouncing back thanks to the determination of the team at Borana.
Pole Pole Laikipia is just one of the itineraries available at Borana.
More information: Visit www.inthesaddle.com or call 01299 272 997 to speak to equestrian travel experts.