There is still one more chance to join Ride Kenya in 2012! Our December Amboseli ride is fully booked, but several spaces remain open for our final December Chyulu Hills safari departing December 9th. Interested? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on all Ride Kenya safari departures. Some recent images from the Chyulu Hills: [...]
You don’t have to go far at ol Donyo Lodge in Kenya to see great wildlife behavior! Several pairs of Black-Necked Weavers are constructing elaborate nests next to the breakfast area, and their progress is fascinating to see. Grey-headed sparrows, Blue-Naped Mousebirds, Purple Starlings, various sunbirds, and many, many others also frequent the garden surrounding [...]
Early showers in the Chyulu Hills have produced dramatic light and unbelievable rainbows. Imagine an afternoon gallop under these skies!
Another successful Ride Kenya safari season winds down, as the Chyulu Hills await the November short rains. A lovely dry season palette of muted tones is beginning to give way to vibrant greens, and herds of plains game are moving into the area to take advantage of the coming new grasses. All of the Ride [...]
Richard Bonham, founder of ol Donyo Lodge is Kenya, is featured in a Travel & Leisure article here
September has been an exciting month at the ol Donyo hide, as dry season conditions cause elephants to congregate at the waterhole. The resident ol Donyo bulls have a fairly established social order, but order must be continually maintained and interactions among the various locals have been regular. Dry season interlopers from Amboseli National Park [...]
It’s the driest time of the year in the Chyulus, with sun-bleached grasses stretching into the distance on the plains. The resident bull elephants are congregating at the Ol Donyo waterholes, making for great photo opportunities from the hide. In anticipation of the short rains (due to arrive in late October to [...]
Dry grassland in the Mbirikani group ranch means more wildlife is visiting the ol Donyo Lodge waterhole, making for wonderful sightings from the log viewing hide. The resident bull elephants – One Ton, Torn Ear, Ozzie, Pug, Jagged, Kali and Tom – daily dominate the waterhole, their combined massive bulks making it tough going for [...]
Could there be any better location in Africa to enjoy your game drive, ever with the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro whilst at ol Donyo Lodge in Kenya
Ride Kenya Horse Safari’s new Amboseli Route has proven to be a smashing success. We had an amazing safari in August with a truly dynamic group of people. Starting right at the base of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, the first two nights were spent on the border of Amboseli National Park. This is a new [...]
Night game drives have been fantastic recently with pride of lions spotted heading towards the Chyulu Hills from the Emukutan area which is some 15 kilometers from the lodge. The lions are probably following the smell of prey moving to the greener pastures of the hills. Now more than ever is heard the roaring of lions at night, followed by footprints [...]
With Patrick back from his annual vacation, we have been working hard to make sure that the horses are well schooled and fit before the season to the Chyulu Hills and Amboseli kick of. To make sure our guests can enjoy the same quality of riding that Ride Kenya Horse Safaris is known for.
We would like to show you our guides out with Mark Gunn on an early morning game drive. One photo has our magical mountain (Mount Kilimanjaro) in the back ground. Mark and the ol Donyo Lodge guides are brushing up on past safari guiding techniques, as well as learning a lot of new interesting information [...]
The month of March is traditionally hot, dry and dusty around ol Donyo Lodge and it has been no exception this year. The Chyulu Hills are beautiful, slowly changing from their bright emerald colors as the hot sun shines down on us to ones of soft browns, greys and creams. The plains are spectacular in [...]
The iBrochure of Ride Kenya Horse Safaris in Kenya is now available to download for you to look at. Let us know what you think! Ride Kenya Horse Safaris, Kenya iBrochure
February saw the Ride Kenya Horse Safari team heading back to Amboseli. This was our last Amboseli safari of the current season, and was a smashing success, with daily sightings of Kilimanjaro and plenty of wildlife. The dry season is one of the best times to visit Amboseli, as the swamps and springs in the [...]
It has been a hot month in the Chyulu Hills, especially as the air has been thick and heavy with the promise of rain. This promise was delivered near the end of the month, when a strong shower came through and cooled us all off. Since then, we have had quite a few showers, which [...]
Mara Plains Camp and ol Donyo Lodge are included in this Travel and Leisure guide on how to plan your African Safari to Kenya Mara Plains Camp and ol Donyo Lodge in the Travel and Leisure Safari Planning Guide
Limited offer at Kenya’s ol Donyo Lodge – reserve a 2 night stay and receive an additional night free ! Click on the image to enlarge
Ride Kenya is nearing the end of one of our busiest seasons ever. Eight horse safaris since June 2011 have taken the horses and guests across almost 1,000 miles of beautiful wilderness here in Southern Kenya. It is difficult to recall all of the highlights but here are a few that spring to mind; Galloping [...]
We are pleased to announce a last minute departure special for Ride Kenya’s Amboseli safari in June 2011 The Amboseli departure starts on the 26th of June and ends on the 2nd of July 2011 This six night, seven day horseback adventure of a lifetimes takes you through the most exciting landscapes with the very [...]
Three new bull elephants on the Chyulu Plains were spotted on horseback migrating from the Amboseli National Park this evening. The scene was stunning as the bulls crossed the wide open wildlife filled expanse with a backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru.