Not surprisingly, inside they
are also finished to the highest
standards. Four-poster beds are a
welcome retreat after a long day in
the African sun.
Head chef Stephen learned
much of his trade in Spain, and,
as expected, did not waste any
time in impressing me and my
five fellow riding guests with his
culinary skills at our welcoming
lunch and again that night at
dinner, with filet steak being the
order of the day.
Ready for Riding Adventure
A few hours earlier we’d all had an
opportunity to meet our horses at
the stables and enjoy a leisurely
ride across the private farm to
become acquainted with our trusty
steeds, and also to give Louise an
idea of our riding ability.
Although the riding is not as
fast-paced as other outfitters in
Kenya, riders must be competent
at all paces on varied terrain.
Over dinner I had a chance
to meet Clinton’s son, Stewart,
Many of the horses have come
following short careers on the
racetrack, with others being
sourced through Louise’s many
connections within the Kenyan
After a lazy evening chatting in
the spacious lounge, I was happy
to retire to my bed before 11 p.m.
The next morning, we had a 7: 30
a.m. breakfast ahead of what
would be a four-hour ride into
our campsite on the privately-owned Lolldaiga Ranch for the
next four days.
Owing to my obvious
rustiness after a lengthy absence
from the saddle, I was paired up
with a delightful Thoroughbred
mare named Segera. I was
assured she would take good care
of me throughout my stay.
I need not have worried though,
as within the first hour I was
totally relaxed and enjoying every
minute of our many canters across
Riders set off on a morning’s
adventure in the Lolldaigas.
enjoy a leisurely
afternoon on the