A Typical Day on Horse Riding Safari
A horse riding safari at Sosian Lodge normally follow an itinerary spanning the duration of 7 days. Far removed from modern civilisation, the Laikipia wilderness is best discovered in one of the most natural ways possible; horseback. Reconnecting man and beast, travelling the open plains on horseback certainly allows for a more intimate safari experience. Viewing the natural wildlife in such an unobtrusive manner heightens the overall safari experience. For those of you who haven’t experienced the horseback safaris at Sosian Lodge, here are some typical expectations of what you may see or do when on safari. Safaris are tailored to different groups so no two safaris are exactly the same.
The First Night at Sosian
On your arrival into the International Airport you will be transferred to the Domestic Airport. This is where your Safari journey to Sosian will begin. The drive to Sosian from the local airstrip will be the first opportunity to experience your first sightings of Laikipia wildlife.
Breakfast with a view. Or many views
A day riding through the Laikipia wilderness always starts with a hearty breakfast. For you and the horses! As you make your way from the different camps spread across Laikipia, 200,000 acres of private wilderness, you will wake up to some incredible early morning sights. The advantage of travelling such distances on safaris lasting longer than a day is that you get to experience much more of the landscape. The home cooked authentic food is also a benefit!
Rides with Wild Dogs
Laikipia is home to Kenya’s only growing population of Wild Dog. Horse riding alongside packs of Wild Dog is not an experience guaranteed for all riders however it is a truly memorable privilege for those who do.
Riding the Open Plains
Finally, with the nature of the landscape and wide open plains there are endless opportunities for long stretches of exhilarating canters. Laikipia is excellent riding country for thrill seeking riders with many obstacles to jump along the way. Combined with the sightings of numerous wildlife that you will come across such as reticulated giraffe, elephants, zebra, ostrich, hippo, lion and leopard (to name just a few!) this will be the best ride of your life!
These are just a few things to expect on a typical horse riding safari with Sosian Lodge. Furthermore, have a look at our website to see some examples of the thrill seeking adventures other guests have enjoyed!