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Horseback Safari

Horse Riding in Tanzania | Horse Back Ride Safaris

Tanzania offers a remarkable setting for horseback riding enthusiasts seeking adventure amidst breathtaking landscapes. Picture yourself trotting along the Serengeti plains, where the golden savannah stretches endlessly, adorned with acacia trees and roaming wildlife. The experience of exploring on horseback allows for a unique connection with nature, granting riders an intimate encounter with Tanzania’s diverse ecosystems and abundant wildlife. From cantering alongside herds of zebra and wildebeest to witnessing elephants gracefully roam in their natural habitat, every moment on horseback becomes an unforgettable journey through the heart of Africa. Whether it’s riding through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area or exploring the lesser-known trails around Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania’s horseback adventures promise an exhilarating and awe-inspiring way to explore this captivating country.

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Horseback rides in Tanzania offer a unique and immersive experience, taking you through a variety of landscapes both within and outside national parks. One of the prime locations for horseback riding is the Kilimanjaro National Park, where riders traverse expansive mountain forests and open savanna plains, encountering diverse wildlife along the journey. This adventure provides a distinctive perspective on the majestic Kilimanjaro and its surrounding ecosystems.

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Horseback safari possibilities

There are various options for exploring the Tanzanian wilderness by horse.

Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park emerges as an ideal haven for families, couples, and adventurous solo travelers seeking an authentic African horseback riding adventure. The vast open grasslands and endless plains of the Serengeti serve as the perfect playground for horseback riding enthusiasts, with the assurance of experienced and capable guides enriching the adventure.

Embarking on horseback rides within the Serengeti ecosystem promises not only breathtaking vistas but also some of the most remarkable wildlife encounters known to humanity. For those not riding with companions, the option to join an epic safari by car is available, with gatherings for meals and storytelling around the nighttime campfire creating a sense of camaraderie. The Serengeti National Park’s horseback safari extends beyond the boundaries of the park, offering a chance to explore the Ngorongoro Conservation Area within the broader Serengeti Ecosystem. This adventure provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to satisfy one’s sense of adventure, venturing into some of the Serengeti’s most remote and less-traveled areas.

Beyond the captivating Serengeti landscape, horseback riding can be strategically scheduled to coincide with the epic wildebeest and zebra migration to and from the Maasai Mara. Following the migration route on horseback, you’ll witness the vast numbers of wildebeest accompanied by zebra and gazelles moving in unison from one part of the Serengeti to another. Keep a keen eye out for predators like lions, who migrate with these herds for easier hunting and a steady source of food. This immersive horseback riding experience promises not just an adventure but a deep connection with the dynamic rhythms of the Serengeti’s wildlife.

The Kilimanjaro horse safari, led by skilled and well-trained guides, is an expedition filled with new and exhilarating challenges. Unlike the well-trodden paths, horseback riding on Kilimanjaro takes you deep into the bush, unveiling the wonders of Africa. This unique adventure encompasses encounters with incredible wildlife, vistas of breathtaking landscapes, and authentic interactions with indigenous tribes, providing a truly immersive experience.

Set against the majestic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, a horse safari in Kilimanjaro is nothing short of unforgettable. The off-the-beaten-path trails offer a rare perspective, allowing riders to connect with the natural beauty of Africa in a way that is both intimate and awe-inspiring. The journey is characterized by the magnificent scenery of Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro, creating an ambiance of grandeur and adventure.

In essence, horseback riding in Tanzania, particularly on Kilimanjaro, promises to be a memorable and enriching experience. It traverses some of Africa’s most renowned landscapes, offering a unique blend of wildlife encounters, stunning scenery, and cultural immersion set against the backdrop of two iconic mountains that define the Tanzanian landscape.

In addition to the renowned Serengeti, horseback riding in Tanzania offers a captivating experience at the Arusha National Park. This equestrian safari introduces riders to a landscape immortalized in classic films like “Hatari!” and “Momella, a Farm in Africa,” making the wilderness of Mt. Meru and Arusha Park globally renowned. The opportunity to encounter animals from horseback amid the iconic scenes captured in these movies adds a unique and memorable dimension to the Arusha horseback riding experience.

The riding area in the Arusha National Park provides panoramic views of the world-famous Mount Kilimanjaro and the nearby dormant volcano, Mount Meru. The lush foliage of the park serves as a habitat for a diverse array of big game animals, as well as several primate species such as the black and white colobus monkey, flamingos, and a variety of birds. Elephants, too, roam the park, and some horseback riding companies, along with experienced guides, carefully navigate routes during horseback riding safaris, allowing riders to safely observe these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

As you traverse the landscapes on horseback, you follow in the footsteps of hunters and actors, retracing the paths once taken in pursuit of buffalo, elephants, giraffes, and more. However, instead of a pistol, riders now wield cameras, capturing the beauty of these encounters in unforgettable images. This equestrian adventure in the Arusha National Park offers not only a connection with wildlife but also a glimpse into the cinematic history that has shaped the perception of this stunning African wilderness.

Embark on a unique adventure as you explore the beauty and wildlife of the stunning Lake Manyara on horseback – an experience that transcends imagination. Horseback riding in Lake Manyara National Park, while still a growing activity, is gaining popularity and offers a rare and exceptional opportunity for intrepid travelers.

The equestrian journey begins at the Manyara Ranch Conservancy, a vital wildlife corridor established in collaboration with the African Wildlife Foundation, connecting Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks. Manyara Ranch serves as your private safari playground, featuring only six vintage safari tents for an exclusive and immersive experience.

Within this expansive playground, you’ll have the chance to partake in horseback riding adventures, embark on wildlife drives in open vehicles, and venture into the African wilderness on foot with an armed guide. The conservancy also offers a unique opportunity to visit a neighboring Maasai village, fostering a partnership that adds cultural richness to your adventure.

The charm of Lake Manyara, combined with the freedom of exploration on horseback, creates a truly unparalleled experience. As you navigate this enchanting landscape, the sights and sounds of the wilderness come to life, offering a connection with nature that is both intimate and unforgettable.

The allure of Tanzania extends beyond its vast savannahs and wildlife-rich national parks to include captivating destinations like the spice islands of Zanzibar, making it an extraordinary safari and horseback riding vacation destination. Zanzibar, known for its historical significance, vibrant culture, and pristine beaches, adds a unique and enchanting dimension to the overall Tanzanian experience.

The Spice Islands, encompassing Zanzibar and neighboring archipelagos, are renowned for their historical spice trade, which introduced exotic flavors like cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the world. This rich cultural heritage is woven into the fabric of Zanzibar, creating a fascinating tapestry of aromas, tastes, and traditions. Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcases the island’s historical architecture, bustling markets, and narrow winding streets, offering visitors a glimpse into its storied past.

Beyond the cultural treasures, Zanzibar’s beaches are pristine and idyllic, with turquoise waters and soft sands inviting relaxation and water-based activities. The island provides a perfect retreat after a thrilling safari or horseback riding adventure, allowing travelers to unwind and soak in the beauty of the Indian Ocean.

The best time for horse riding in Tanzania

The optimal time for horse riding in Tanzania aligns with the dry season, spanning from June to October, which also coincides with the peak tourism season for various safaris, including wildlife safaris, hiking safaris, cultural safaris, and beach safaris. Generally, horseback riding is not conducted during the rainy season. Choosing this period for your Tanzania horseback riding safari ensures a more favorable experience, marked by ideal weather conditions and enhanced opportunities to explore the diverse attractions of the region.

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2023-12-18
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An epic adventure My experience with Travel Route Africa was absolutely fantastic. If you're looking for a travel company that combines expertise, personalization, and top-notch service, look no further. I wholeheartedly recommend them for an unforgettable and stress-free travel experience.
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Ema My friends and I went on safari with Travel Route and we had an amazing time!! I recommend Travel Route!!
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asha M
2023-11-05
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Amazing trip with friends ???? We had an amazing trip to ngorongoro … was such a great experience…. Good customer service…. We spent a whole day enjoying the view of beautiful ngorongoro… we had our favorite lunch… everything was perfect… i hope to bring my family again … thank u
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Megz
2023-11-02
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Wonderful Experience!! I really enjoyed spending time with my family visiting the beautiful Tarangire National Park. Tariq and the team were very accommodating and made sure all our need and wishes were catered too hence making the experience one to definitely remember. Looking forward to booking them in the future for a well deserved visit to Serengeti!! would def recommend to anyone looking to enjoy a safari visit
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2023-10-26
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Moshi kilamanjaro I went to moshi and did the waterfall coffee tour. The tour was amazing and fun. The locals were so kind and accommodating. Tariq was a great tour guide. Even though Im afraid of heights they made me feel safe during the hike. Getting to the waterfall was a Beautiful experience. I would recommend this company to a friend. Moshi is so beautiful I wanted to live there.
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gilard
2023-10-18
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well organised trip and affordable prices I loved my trip up Kilimanjaro withTravel Route. I was picked up at the airport by Emmanuel. The hotel I stayed at the day before the trek was nice and even had a pool which was good for relaxing before the climb. I went on the Machame route, which was great. It's beautiful and the climb was manageable. The guides were encouraging, helpful, cheerful and knowledgeable. The tents we stayed in on the climb were nice and we even had sleeping mats, which made for a comfortable sleep. The food on the climb was plentiful and better than I expected it to be. Overall it was a great experience and I would highly recommend Travel Route to anyone thinking about about climbing Kilimanjaro.
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2023-10-18
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Best experience Had a lovely Trip in Tanzania thanks to travel route would definitely recommend them for your trips they have fair and suitable prices and service .Be assured to get the best experience with them cheers!
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Charlie R
2023-10-15
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Trip was absolutely amazing, From the Itinerary to the Wildlife our guide was so professional with a lot of stories Highly recommended. Best in the Wild, the team is so friendly makes every guests feel comfortable, very professional and informative
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2023-08-16
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Highest Point of Africa with Friends An incredible experience with Travel Route Africa on Mount Kilimanjaro! The guides (Inno, Tadei, Urio, Tariq, too many names to mention:) were knowledgeable and supportive, ensuring safety and comfort. Well-planned itinerary from Niko and the team, breathtaking landscapes, and a fantastic team. A dream fulfilled with my friends as we summited Kilimanjaro together. Highly recommended!
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6 DAY MARANGU ITINERARY if you need to enjoy your tour in Tanzania especially hiking mount kilimanjaro this company are the well expert. Every single day towards our Dream was spotless. The whole team made the experience unique and precious and something that we will never forget.
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