Horseback Riding Safari in Kenya’s Big Game Country Celebrates 25th Anniversary

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Equitours is proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its challenging horseback riding safari through Kenya’s best big game country. Hundreds of intrepid riders regard this holiday as the adventure of a lifetime.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of this trip was the interaction with the Masai. Their culture is so dramatically different from ours

Bayard Fox, president of Equitours, takes great pleasure to announce that Equitours has completed the 25th year of its highly successful horseback riding safari in Kenya.

“Hundreds of our clients over the years who have been thrilled by this unique riding vacation feel it is the adventure of a lifetime,” says Fox, who has participated in more than 100 riding trips in 20 countries.

The safari has been successful with strong riders because it gives them a firsthand opportunity to experience Out of Africa. They will interact closely with wildlife and nature while also enjoying an equestrian holiday on splendid horses.

Riders can gallop alongside zebra and wildebeest on well-trained mounts accustomed to the country and the challenge of racing wild animals. At other times, riders can quietly watch animals such as giraffes, gazelles or exotic birds.

The tour winds far from normal tourist haunts through the back country of the Masai Mara. Riders have a chance to observe the colorful Masai villages and watch them with daily tasks like milking cows. One can even hear the roar of hunting lions and hyenas nearby while watchful Masai guards keep the camp and tethered horses safe.

“One of the most enjoyable aspects of this trip was the interaction with the Masai. Their culture is so dramatically different from ours,” said Susan Luria, an Equitours client.

At night, riders enjoy private, mobile camps that are as comfortable as Hemingway's glory days in East Africa. The food is delicious, with superb service and hot showers available every night. The tents are spacious and furnished with comfortable beds.

The next safari is particularly special because Mel, co-owner of Equitours, and her son, Richard, will accompany the riders. Mel was raised in East Africa, so she speaks fluent Swahili and will provide riders with a wealth of information about the area. Richard has recently helped guide many of the Kenya safaris. This trip takes place Dec. 28, 2005, to Jan. 4, 2006, at a price of $3,465 per person. Nine other departures are scheduled for this safari in 2006.

Equitours, America’s oldest and largest riding tour company has been organizing horseback riding vacations worldwide for more than 25 years. The owners of Equitours also own a working ranch in northwest Wyoming where they raise Arabian horses and Angus cattle. They have welcomed riders at their horseback riding ranch since 1971.


Ellen Vanuga, Equitours


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