Maasai Mara - Kenya

Maasai Mara Starting at KO 8

5 star rating   10 July 2022

Tim (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Masai Mara Ride - an amazing experience | The horses were all in tip-top condition and were responsive and well behaved, It was clear that Felicia had taken great care to match the horses to the riders. All of us really enjoyed our horses. We specifically booked this holiday for the wildlife experience and as such fully expected a leisurely pace getting very close to a wide variety of game, yet feeling totally safe in the experienced and capable hands of Gordie
I have to say we had heard great things of this trip from a few years ago and, with that in mind and the Covid wait we had built up very high expectations of the holiday. Our expectations were very much exceeded. Where this safari really excelled was the personal hands-on involvement of Gordie and Felicia in every aspect of the holiday
The whole camp team were simply wonderful, it was great to see that everyone was so happy, friendly and obliging. The service was first class, the tents and beds excellent and the food was superb
We can can certainly recommend anyone seeking a true wildlife experience to book this trip.

[Abbie from In The Saddle replies - Thank you so much for providing feedback on your long-awaited trip to Kenya. We are thrilled that you had such a memorable and special experience. It was a pleasure to arrange your safari].


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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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

We both very much like our comforts, especially as we suffer with back pain, the accommodation and the beds were great and we woke up each morning feeling supple and ready to go
We eat well at home and cook healthy and different meals each night. The food throughout the holiday was of a high standard and was very varied very much home from home. We both have a few food quirks and these were very well catered for with imaginative substitutes. We have indeed brought a few food ideas back with us from the safari.


Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

We did find some of the on-line procedures tricky and not overly user friendly. It would be useful to perhaps provide further detailed information as to how to navigate through the admin needs.

[Abbie from In The Saddle replies: Some countries still require travellers to complete health forms and/or upload their proof of vaccination to online portals. Individual country requirements are out of our control, but we are always on hand to assist as necessary].


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

The booking and payment were fine with no problems at all.


Do you have any other feedback for us?

The holiday was absolutely perfect in every respect, we felt totally immersed in the African wildlife experience and so privileged to have been able to enjoy such a holiday. We fully intend to return within the next three years.