Maasai Mara - Kenya

Maasai Mara

5 star rating   9 July 2019

Mobile Safari convert! who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Absolutely Amazing! | The riding completely surpassed our expectations - the horses were absolutely just want we requested and more - very well schooled and looked after. As for the holiday itself .... it was
everything as described and so so much more. We had assurances from Sarah (Dale) that it would be an amazing holiday and it was........ the abundance of wildlife was unbelievable - we saw just about everything... Elephants, Lions (including mum and two babies), Hippos (the stay by the river was one of the real high lights if we had to pick) Crocs, practically all the Antelope and Zebras (1000's of!) Giraffes........ i dont feel like missing any of the incredible animals out but safe to say it really was a holiday of a lifetime!
if theres anyone out there thinking of doing this holiday then just press that button!
I will just say how brilliant the guides, Gordie,Felicia, Pete and crew were as well.....absolutley faultless!


The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
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How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

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We were in the middle of the Mara in a tent but really had to keep reminding ourselves of that fact...... honestly the food was superb, from the first cup of tea or coffee to the last nightcap, you wanted for nothing. There was bread baked fresh every day, a hearty breakfast, a great three course lunch or a wonderful picnic if we were moving camp, followed by an amazing dinner. Nothing was too much trouble and no one went hungry despite all the activity of riding.

The accommodation was extremely comfortable even though you were in a tent .... most definely 5 star camping!


Before Your Holiday

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Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

The pre-holiday info was superb i suppose receiving the official paperwork a little earlier would be a slight improvement.


How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

i really cant suggest anything here.....to have Sarah (or colleagues) answering all my queries and reassuring me all the way from initial enquiry to speaking to me upon our return was so helpful, it really is a service i have never found in a holiday company before.

thank you


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One other very nice touch from In The Saddle was to be met in Nairobi Airport and escorted to the Hotel taxi.

All the transfers went smoothly - absolutely just what the brouchure said!

Also forgot to mention the option of the jeep safari if you wanted a change /rest from riding..... ideal opportunity for getting slightly better photgraphs than when on horseback!