Horse rides on the slope of Mt Kenya . . . with every journey we wander amongst towering, heavily scented trees which cast a dappled light over the soft, green forest floor. We cross small streams and pass through pretty glades, where we occasionally see zebra, antelope and elephants. The grassy footing within parts of the forest lends itself to long trots and gentle uphill canters. There are also many fallen trees and logs to jump if you wish to add some more excitement to your ride.
There are many different routes that we can take. We can go for a shorter ride of 3 to 4 hours within the Forest Reserve, or a longer trip of 5 to 6 hours up to the moorlands where, emerging from the forest we are immediately confronted by a breath-taking, panoramic view of the Mount Kenya peaks. There are two options:
HALF DAY RIDE
This ride includes a classic picnic lunch consisting of homemade sandwiches and snacks, carried in saddlebags. During the course of the ride we find a pretty spot to rest, untack the horses and lay out our picnic blankets.
PRICE: US$200pp + US$100 for group transport
DURATION: 3-4 hours
FULLY DAY RIDE
This ride includes a delicious homemade lunch which you enjoy whilst seated at a table, in a beautiful secluded glade within the forest. Alcoholic refreshments of house wine and beer are included in the price.
PRICE: US$270pp + US$100 for group transport
DURATION: 5-6 hours