Horseback Riding Lake Naivasha Day Tour Sanctuary Farm

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Sanctuary Farm Naivasha Horseback Riding & a Boat Ride on Naivasha

Horseback riding Lake Naivasha Day Tour Sanctuary Farm is a guided full-day safari to Sanctuary Farm, a Conservancy covered in pristine Acacia forest on the southern shores of Lake Naivasha. Sanctuary is a 400-acre farm on the shores of Lake Naivasha about 95 km from Nairobi. This action-packed day safari begins and ends in Nairobi. Spend the morning out in the African bush on a 2 hour guided horseback safari exploring the Great Rift Valley up close, see plenty of giraffes, zebra, wildebeest, and impala, plus various other species and birds, and enjoy the fantastic panorama of Sanctuary Farm or Hells Gate National Park. Novice riders are welcome!

Enjoy a healthy Gourmet cuisine lunch at the farm’s Al Fresco restaurant then later take a one-hour boat ride with an experienced local boating guide where you get an opportunity to get closer to rafts of hippos, watch fish eagles darting for fish and experience the lake from the water. A truly unique experience! 

Sanctuary Farm Conservancy animals include hundreds of hippopotami and other large mammals such as Cape Buffalo, Maasai Giraffe, Waterbuck, Thomson’s Gazelle, Grant’s Gazelle, and Impala. Smaller animal species include Serval Cat, Spotted Hyena, Silverback Jackals, Bat-eared Fox, Aardvarks, Clawless Otters, White-tailed Mongooses, Skunk, Python, and other snakes. The conservancy is also home to more than 350 species of water birds.

Horseback Riding Lake Naivasha Day Tour Sanctuary Farm

Horseback Riding Lake Naivasha Day Tour Sanctuary Farm is one of our most popular day tours from Nairobi. The highlights of the excursion include horse riding amongst wildlife and a beautiful landscape.

A day tour on horseback at Sanctuary Farm in Naivasha is a unique and incredible experience because you are able to get so close to the animals. Sanctuary Farm is a 500-acre dairy farm on the shores of Lake Naivasha which belongs to Francis Erskine who also breeds and trains racehorses.

The Sanctuary farm is carpeted in Acacia trees and leads down to Lake Naivasha. There is an abundance of wildlife including giraffes, wildebeest, impala, zebra, gazelle, dik-dik, hippo, and buffalo as well as an extraordinarily concentrated variety of birdlife.

The Farm borders Lake Naivasha and offers horse riding, cycling, bird watching, and wonderful walks among zebra, wildebeest, and even giraffes. Our horse-riding day safari is suitable for experienced riders or those with minimal or no horse-riding experience.

The guides and horses are well trained, and you will receive brief training before your ride on the basics of controlling your horse. Basically, you will only go at a pace that you feel comfortable with. You will encounter wildlife on this safari; however, the horses live and interact with this game daily and are not scared by close-up riding.

There are no predators in the areas where you will ride. All horse safaris are accompanied by two or more guides, so riders within groups have the opportunity to temporarily separate, allowing more experienced riders to ride at a more advanced pace and those not so confident to stay within their comfort zone.

Mandatory safety helmets are provided for each rider. All horses have saddlebags, ideal for storing cameras, wallets, sunscreen, water, etc. while out riding.

Horseback Riding Lake Naivasha Day Tour Sanctuary Farm Itinerary

0800 Hours: Our Horseback Riding Lake Naivasha Day Tour departs Nairobi after breakfast and you drive north towards the Rift Valley to the town of Naivasha. En route, you will stop for breathtaking views of the Great Rift Valley, Mount Longonot, and Lake Naivasha. Our drive continues further to Lake Naivasha past the flower farms to the entrance of Sanctuary Farm.

1000 Hours: On arrival at Sanctuary Farm, you will be met by your horse-riding guides who will give you a safety briefing and get you kitted up and ready to mount your horse. For 2 hours you will explore Sanctuary farm and enjoy riding amongst the wild game including giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, impala, and gazelle.

1300 Hours: Enjoy lunch picnic lunch/ Hot lunch at the Sanctuary Farm.

1400 Hours: After lunch proceed to Lake Oloidien for a boat ride. This Lake has flamingos, hippos, and lots of water birds.

1600 Hours: After an hour’s boat ride you will depart Naivasha and return to Nairobi arriving at about 1800 Hours.

Horseback Riding Lake Naivasha Day Tour Sanctuary Farm Prices

2024 Sanctuary Farm Horseback Riding 1 Day Tour from Nairobi Rates include:

Bottle water on Safari + Entrance fee to the Sanctuary + Boat ride on Lake Lake Olodian + Lunch at Sanctuary farm Naivasha + Horseback Riding at Lake Naivasha + Round Trip Transportation from Nairobi to Lake Naivasha & Professional English speaking driver guides. All are experts in African wildlife, culture, and tour guiding, many of who speak other European languages

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* Each ride requires a minimum of 2 riders
* Horse riding hats are provided during the horse riding safari
* The weight limit is 92 kilograms. Insurance is also necessary, both medical and travel as this is an activity experience
* Please remember to take with you closed-in shoes, a sunhat, sunscreen, warm fleece, a camera, binoculars, and drinking water
* Children are welcome from the age of 10 years of age and above (if children are below 10 years of age they must be competent riders)
* Guests must have boots/ good shoes (not too wide as they must easily fit in and out of a stirrup) and Jodhpurs/ good tough long trousers

Horseback Riding Lake Naivasha Day Tour Sanctuary Farm Rates Exclude:

* Tips or gratuity, drinks; travelers insurance; laundry, communication charges, visas
* International airfares and airport taxes; meals, sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)

Horseback riding Lake Naivasha Day Tour Sanctuary Farm

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