Kenya horse trekking holiday

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2019: 4 Mar
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What this trip includes

Trips are on full board basis, and include transport as outlined in itinerary, twin-share accommodation, mineral water and entrance fees.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Kenya horse trekking holiday


We have a strict environmental policy to make sure that the fragile eco-system of the mountains is not damaged or spoilt in any way. On our horse riding in Kenya holidays, our guides are trained to uphold this policy and all clients are fully briefed on appropriate/responsible behaviour whilst in wilderness areas. Our “Leave No Trace” ethic is applied to all trips in all regions, and as tour operators is something we are careful to promote.

On this trip especially we can ensure that your travelling to Kenya and visiting the Borana Conservancy is instrumental in supporting the protection of local wildlife and habitat. The Borana Conservancy is the non-profit conservation organisation dedicated to the sustainable conservation of critical habitat and wildlife. Borana’s mission is to provide a sustainable ecosystem, in partnership with their neighbours and community, for critically endangered species on the brink of extinction. The holistic approach commits tourism, ranching and other enterprise to building local livelihoods and enhancing ecosystem integrity. The Borana Conservancy achieves this by focusing on Rhino Conservation, promoting community engagement and carrying out anti-poaching initiatives to protect animals like Elephants and Rhinos.

Managing the interaction between humans and wildlife is one of the core objectives of the Borana conservancy - a harmonious balance needs to be maintained. Borana works to ensure that their conservation efforts go hand in hand with infrastructure improvements, strategic fencing, maintenance of roads, upgrading of school facilities, access to medicine and healthcare, and efficient management and distribution of water. Advice on all rangeland management and access to certified and appropriate seed along with modern agricultural technology is also provided. Obviously this all takes time and investment, however slowly but surely the conservancy is demonstrating the positive effects of conserving wilderness, by allocating income that has been generated through Borana to community projects. Throughout this trip you will have opportunities to learn more about this and experience first hand the positive effects this organisation is having on the local environment.

When you take one of our trips, we make a contribution to When you take one of our trips, we make a contribution to “Carbon Clear” – an organisation who work with hundreds of organisations to measure their carbon footprint and reduce their carbon emissions. In each area we employ and develop close relationships with drivers, camp staff and guides. We feel the interaction between our friends and our clients offers both parties a valuable understanding between cultures. We also support several NGOs around the world such as the Hope Foundation, A-Cet and Adopt-A-Minefield, which are all carefully selected to improve the standard of living for the communities we visit.


In Kenya we use local ground handlers who in turn book locally run hotels, providing employment for a number of members of staff and support families. The ground handlers also use local drivers and camp staff, and ensure that all supplies are purchased locally for the journey. This means that all the operational costs go directly into the local economy.

In order to facilitate an enduring support structure for the communities we visit, and to show a commitment to these values, in January 2009 we set up a charitable foundation through which we can channel funds to both existing NGOs and our own development projects. In addition to organising ethically sensitive tours, having our own charitable foundation allows us to raise money – through the cost of our tours, charity trips and fund raising events – which can then be used to fund various projects in education, sanitation, reforestations and a number of other important issues facing developing communities. Wherever possible we are happy for our clients to visit these projects to see for themselves where and how this money is being spent. This is a very exciting development for us and something we hope in time will become a major part of our organisation.

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