Borana Lodge Riding
Located in the wonderfully remote Laikipia region is Borana, set in the shadow of Mount Kenya. Guests enjoy the pleasure of riding in varied, stunning surroundings, including dry plains, hills and valleys. Even for non-riders, Borana Lodge is great choice because there are many other activities (see below). Borana specializes in accommodating both complete beginner riders and experienced riders looking for an adventure.
Borana boast 24 horses that vary in size from 15hh to 16.2hh and include thoroughbred crosses, Ethiopian ponies and some ex-polo ponies. For children, there are also a few smaller bush ponies. Guests are sure to have a well-mannered horse to suit their preferences.
Guests at Borana choose between two different styles of riding safari available. Guests can either combine their stay at the lodge with a few nights fly camping, or choose a dedicated mobile riding safari, spending between four and seven hours in the saddle each day. For those who prefer to stay at the lodge, riders of all abilities can be catered for. There is no particular itinerary; you are able to ride as and when you like and for as long as you like and on as many different horses as you like. Mountain excursions are also available, where guests can choose to stay overnight in log cabins, or guests may choose to go on a day ride with a picnic lunch up on the moorland.
Depending on the riding safari that you choose, there are a variety of accommodations available. If you prefer to be lodge-based, Borana offers comfortable stone and thatch cottages, each exclusively with its own special view. There is a central eating and sitting area, complete with a view of the valley below. For those wanting to explore the area for a few days, there are custom trips that can be arranged for you, either by mobile fly camps, or setting you up at locally run community lodges. These comfortable eco-lodges help support the immediate community.
Borana Lodge riding - Fact Box