Ride Wild in Lolldaiga Hills Ranch

Ride well schooled horses into 49,000 acres of undiscovered wilderness

Safari tour package:
A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Price per person*:
$1695 - $1914
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
5 days
Best months:
January - April, June - December
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Active - Hiking, horse riding
Safari type:
Night drive safaris Night drive Camping safaris Camping Birding safaris Birding
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Our riding, 4x4 and walking safaris are operated in Lolldaiga Hills. Lolldaiga Hills is a 49,000 acre cattle ranch and wildlife conservancy. Located 20 km North West of Mount Kenya at an altitude of between 1,800 – 2,300m, the Ranch has outstanding and uninterrupted views of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares. The Lolldaiga range is an ancient land form, comprising of a series of magnificent high folding hills, cedar forests, open grassland and wooded valleys

Ride, walk and drive amongst herds of zebra, impala, eland, gazelles and hartebeest. Come almost within touching distance of the many reticulated giraffe and slowly approach a herd of elephant or buffalo. If you are really lucky we may even stumble upon a pride of lion or track down a leopard.

Day 1

Arrive by road to Olepangi Farm, driving through the beautiful Kikuyu Highlands, arriving in time for a hearty lunch. Spend the afternoon as you like. Perhaps a visit to see our donkeys, tortoises and resident Jersey cows. Enjoy a short ride on our 2 km canter to get accustomed to your horse and enjoy the local scenery. Or just relax ready for sun-downers and followed by dinner down on the river by a roaring fire. With luck we’ll have a magnificent night of glorious stars and “whoops” from the local hyenas.

Day 2

Early risers can watch the sun rise over the mountain. We’ll ride out from our farm after breakfast to Loldaiga Ranch often referred to as the most beautiful ranch in all of Kenya. It is a great privilege that we have use of this private ranch for it is a wonder to behold. We’ll take our time enjoying the scenery and wildlife along the way. We’ll have a good chance of seeing elephant, giraffe, buffalo and, with luck, many other species. We’ll arrive in the afternoon in time for a rest followed by sun-downers and dinner around the campfire.

Day 3/4

Wake up to a cup of tea or coffee in bed, followed by a light breakfast of toast and muesli. We’ll then head off into a different direction each morning, enjoying the quiet and tranquility of this 49,000 acre private game reserve. Depending on the season this may involve some cantering, through the open plains or pushing-on through seas of tall grass following giraffe, zebra, antelope, elephant, buffalo; whatever’s out there. Back to camp for another brilliant lunch outside with the guides and there’s always some wine on offer to encourage a little nap before afternoon tea. The bird-life is some of the best in the world and towards sunset there is often elephant interaction to enjoy. 4X4 game drives are an option too for non-riders and those with a sore saddle. We’ll have sun-downers in one of our special places with views that will take your breath away!

Day 5 – After breakfast ride back through Lolldaigas and Ole Naishu to the farm. Spend your last afternoon relaxing or try your hand at archery or a game of croquet. You may choose to extend your trip with an additional night at the farm to relax before your onward journey.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Olepangi Farm Guest Cottages
  • GoWild Africa Private Bush Camp
  • Lolldaiga Farmhouse

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GoWild Africa

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- We offer group tours/safaris
- Our main focus is: Mid-level safaris
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T: 245 (0)702 557 319
Since: Oct 2014

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

Aardvark
Aardvark
African buffalo
African buffalo
African caracal
African caracal
Baboon
Baboon
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
Cheetah
Cheetah
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Activities you can do

Horseback riding
Horseback riding
Bird watching
Bird watching
Bush walks
Bush walks
Rock climbing
Rock climbing
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Game drives
Game drives
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