Trips selected by Cap Rando agencies partners
Type
Stationary and progressive trail rides
Comfort
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Level
You must be able to walk and trot
From
4700€
Duration
8 days - 7 nights - 6 days riding

Ride over the 35,000 acre Borana ranch near to Mount Kenya, see a wide diversity of wildlife and stay in a truly luxurious lodge. When the Dyer family first came here, horses were the only means of transport. On morning, afternoon and all day rides, you can explore the length and breadth of the ranch and experience the excitement of viewing game from horseback.There is a good selection of horses to suit a wide range of riding abilities including children. Guest numbers are small and the guides will tailor the riding to suit everyone. There is plenty of faster riding for experienced riders.If you wish to take a break from riding then you might opt for a game drive, guided bush walk, mountain biking, perhaps a tandem paragliding experience (weather dependent) or simply relax by the pool and pamper yourself with a massage or beauty treatment.
Night game drives will introduce you to nocturnal birds and animals found on the reserve. Borana is an ideal holiday for mixed groups of riders and non-riders.
The Riding Wild mobile safari is for experienced riders. Starting from Borana Lodge you ride over the Borana Conservancy to Il Ngwesi Group Ranch. Both are home to black and white rhino and offer opportunities for great game viewing and challenging riding. This mobile safari is available to private groups on request. Occasionally there are set date departures.

Itinerary
Programme intro

HORSE RIDING SAFARI IN KENYA

Guests usually arrive at Borana in time for lunch following which there may be time for an introductory ride, walk or game drive and sundowners. Each evening there will be the opportunity to discuss and plan the following day’s activities with the guides over dinner. The typical daily itinerary includes a morning ride after an early breakfast returning to the lodge for lunch followed by a late afternoon ride. The precise itinerary for your stay at Borana will be agreed once you have arrived. Most people spend their whole time at the main lodge enjoying the accommodation and having half or full day rides on the horses at Borana and Ngare Ndare. If you would like even more variety in your itinerary, then for groups of two or more a night (or more) under canvas at a flycamp may be arranged (weather permitting and at an extra cost).

INDICATIVE ITINERARY *

 

Day 1: Transfer either by road or air charter from Nairobi to Borana. If transferring by air charter, you will arrive at Lewa airstrip. From there the drive to Borana is a game drive in itself, hopefully with the chance to see rhino and Grevy zebra. In the afternoon relax at the lodge or go for your first ride on Borana.

Day 2: Early morning game ride from Borana followed by a long leisurely lunch break and either another ride or a game drive in the late afternoon.

Day 3: This morning drive the short distance to Ngare Ndare and ride out in the early morning followed by breakfast. After returning to Borana for lunch, in the afternoon you may like to ride again or go on a game drive or walk.

Day 4: If you have pre-arranged this, then today you might drive to Kisima to ride the polo ponies. The air is cooler as you climb higher into the foothills of Mount Kenya. After your ride there may be time to have a tour of the fascinating rose farm before returning to Borana. This evening you might choose to ride Rose’s horses at Ngare Ndare again.

Day 5: Ride up the escarpment to a flycamp at Sanga The camp is on the Ngare Ndare river under the shade of Acacia Tortilus trees. Afternoon spent unwinding by or in the many pools and falls on the river. An evening game drive to look at both black and white rhino on the adjacent Lewa wildlife conservancy. Dinner under the stars and a night under canvas.

Day 6: Early morning ride back to Borana. Relax in the afternoon with another ride or game walk.

Day 7: Your last full day and the opportunity to ride your favourite horse either at Borana or Ngare Ndare.

Day 8: If on the scheduled flight from Lewa, you will depart after breakfast and transfer to Lewa airstrip for the flight to Nairobi. If you have a private charter from Borana airstrip or a road transfer, there will be time for a final morning ride and lunch before you depart for Nairobi.

* This is an example of how a seven night stay might be made up for those wanting to experience as much as possible.

MEETING/DEPARTURE

MEETING:
Nairobi Airport. Transfer either by road to the lodge, or by charter plane to Lewa aerodrome, then International flights should arrive into Nairobi by 07:00 to allow you to connect onto the internal flight to Lewa, otherwise you will need to overnight in Nairobi. Return flights should depart in the evening after 18:00.

DEPARTURE:
Transfer by car to Lewa, air charter to Nairobi or transfer by road to Nairobi. Return flights should depart in the evening after 18:00.

TRANSFERS:
Transfer by road (4.5 hours from Nairobi) around 350 € per vehicle. Or you can take a scheduled flight from Wilson Airport to Lewa (around € 400 return - minimum two passengers, single surcharges apply). The scheduled flight returns to Nairobi around noon and international flights usually depart in the late evening. If you prefer to spend more time at the lodge on the last day and less time in Nairobi, you have the option of returning mid-afternoon by private plane to Wilson (around € 1330 per plane based on two sharings) . Road transfers between Nairobi airports are an additional cost.

Riding

RIDING LEVEL: image 435
There are horses to suit all preferences and abilities. Novice riders who are happy at walk and trot will have fabulous game viewing from horseback on the open savannah surrounding the Lodge, whilst competent riders can have more challenging riding.

RYTHM:
You ride 4 to 6 hours on average per day. Each evening, you chat with the team and plan the activities for the next day. The typical daily itinerary includes a morning horseback ride after an early breakfast, return to the lodge for lunch, followed by a ride in the late afternoon.

GUIDE: 
English speaking local guide + English speaking support staff. 


image 436HORSES:
mainly Thoroughbred or Throughbred-crosses, many of them former polo ponies of the Dyers.

TACK:
The tack and riding style is English.

Comfort

ACCOMMODATION: 

Guest accommodation is in spacious and secluded cottages. The rooms all have their own fireplaces which are lit every evening. Everyone comes together in the lodge for meals and cocktails, but it is also possible to have dinner brought to your room if you wish. There is an infinity pool with views across the valley and pretty gardens to enjoy a leisurely afternoon. The accommodation is built on quite a steep incline and some of the rooms further away from the main lodge may not suit all guests. Please let us know if you would prefer a room closer to the main lodge. If you can bear to leave your wonderful room, you might choose to have an exciting night or two under canvas at a fly camp.

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Rates
Infos tarif

2021 PRICES / PER PERSON:

Borana Lodge

Per adult
Shared lodge

Per child
(5 - 15 years)

Shared lodge 

Per child 
(12 - 15 years) Sharing in a 'Guide Room'

Single
supplement

06/01/2021 au 14/06/2021

4700 €

2350 €

1950 €

490 €

15/06/2021 au 15/09/2021

5300 €

2700 €

1950

690 €

16/09/2021 au 19/12/2021

4700

2350 €

1950

490

20/12/2021 au 05/01/2021

5300

2700

1950

690 €

       

Single supplement: At certain dates, the supplement may not be applied: contact us.
Transfer from / to Nairobi airport: 350 € / car / way. 4 1/2 hrs drive.
You can take a regular flight from Wilson airport to Lewa (around € 400 per person round trip for minimum 2 passengers).
Regular flights arrive in Nairobi around noon and usually leave in the late evening.
Booking fees: 15 €
Prices may be revised downward or upward depending on changes in the exchange rate.

THE PRICE INCLUDES:
Accommodation (excluding optional camp setup fee payable locally), meals, drinks, Borana ranch activities (horseback riding, game drives, bush walks, mountain biking), Borana conservation fees, transfers from the Lewa airstrip, the financial guarantee of your payments by our travel operator deposit.
At certain times of the year, it is sometimes possible to have a single room without paying extra.

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Fees payable on site: $ 300 per group of camp fees; visits to Lewa ($ 115 per visit per person, $ 58 per child under 15; off-site visits; massages / beauty treatments. Individual insurance, personal expenses, tips, travel to and leave Borana, transfer from Nairobi to Lewa: it is more interesting to book your ticket, a transport package included is generally more expensive with agency commissions. We are however at your disposal to help you find the best rates or offer you a transport trip included on request (free service).

Dates
Dates From Infos Contact
- 4700€ ON REQUEST IN MARCH + Infos
- 4700€ ON REQUEST IN APRIL + Infos
- 4700€ ON REQUEST IN MAY + Infos
- 4700€ ON REQUEST IN BETWEEN 1 & 15 JUNE + Infos
- 5300€ ON REQUEST IN BETWEEN 15 & 30 JUNE + Infos
- 5300€ ON REQUEST IN JULY + Infos
- 5300€ ON REQUEST AUGUST + Infos
- 5300€ ON REQUEST BETWEEN 1 & 15 SEPTEMBER + Infos
- 4700€ ON REQUEST BETWEEN 15 & 30 SEPTEMBER + Infos
- 4700€ ON REQUEST IN OCTOBER + Infos
- 4700€ ON REQUEST IN NOVEMBER + Infos
- 4700€ ON REQUEST BETWEEN 1 & 20 DECEMBER + Infos
- 5300€ ON REQUEST BETWEEN 20 & 31 DECEMBER + Infos
Booking
How to book
HOW TO BOOK:


1. CHECK THE AVAILABILITY, PRICE, DISCOUNT:
Check the availability and price (depending on the type of accommodation and after possible discounts) by contacting us through the availability & quote request form or by phone +33(0)483431234, whatsapp +33(0)609520324, or e-mail: [email protected]

2. BOOKING:
Fill out the online registration form: 
https://www.horsebackridingvacations.eu/form/formulaire-d-inscription


3. INSURANCES:
Cap Rando is covered for its professional civil liability: GENERALI contract n ° AL974010.
To register on a Cap Rando holiday, you must be covered by an individual liability insurance covering your activity, individual accident, assistance, repatriation, and possibly cancellation (strongly recommended not to lose your payment in case of unforeseen your cancellation insurance contract). We offer West European citizens to subscribe the "Cap Protection Insurance" from Chapka Insurance: see information and prices. This covers you for cancellation, interruption of stay, individual accident, assistance 24h / 24h, medical expenses abroad, luggage insurance, civil liability. You can also only take a cancellation insurance if you have insurance covering other risks. If you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
For non West European citizens, you can subscribe directly an insurance for instance on: https://www.axatravelinsurance.com/

4. PAYMENT:
A 30% deposit is required upon booking, the balance being due 60 days before the stay date. Less than 60 days before your departure date, full payment is requested at registration.
You can pay:
- By credit card on our secure payment website: Click here to access the server
- By bank transfer: Bank information

Your payments are guaranted by our GROUPAMA travel agent bond.
If you book a trip through Cap Rando, you have the guarantee not to loose any payment. 
The French law is the strongest and requires all French travel agencies to have an unlimited financial guarantee for their customers in case of financial failure.


5. CONFIRMATION:
You will receive a confirmation file and contract with the invoice and all practical information within 24 hours after reception of your registration form and payment.

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