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Arusha National Park Wilderness Ride


Itinerary for Arusha National Park Wilderness Ride



Sample Itinerary- subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival to Tanzania

We will pick you up from the airport and drive to the Farm, our starting point for the safari. The 358-acre plantation and horse farm is nestled into the lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The house and rooms are situated to take in spectacular views of this impressive mountain, Africa’s highest peak. After arrival we will introduce you to the horses and start on a ride so you can become familiar with horses, tack and riding style. For the non-riders this is time to settle in their rooms or to stretch their legs on a relaxed walk. Both, ride and walk, follow the boundary of the farm through plantations, bush and grass land which is used for grazing horses and cattle. Wild animals also inhabit the area; these include Sykes monkeys, yellow baboons, duikers, bushbucks, reedbucks and bush pigs as well as nocturnal animals like aardvarks, porcupines and jackals. In the evening you will receive a briefing on all details about the safari and riding in game area.
Meals: Lunch & dinner. All drinks (except for spirits/liquor)
Accommodation: Guest house / cottages at the Farm.


Day 2: Riding in Arusha National Park
Transfer to Arusha National Park from where we soon will depart on horseback. Expect to see buffalo, zebra, giraffe, antelope and more at the "Little Serengeti". Often spoor and fresh smell will remind us of the close proximity of forest inhabitants and we will pass through breathtaking scenery with various glades and forests. After a short stop and a saddle picnic we continue towards Meru, passing the original home of the famous "White Huntress" Margarete Trappe. We will find our mobile camp set up in the middle of the fantastic setting of this impressive mountain. Spacious tents of 3m x 3.80m are equipped with comfortable beds and linen, private verandah and en-suite bath tent with toilet, sink and a shower, which the crew fills up with hot water every night. Enjoy a hot shower and delicious meal and go asleep with the stars that are visible from your pillow, and the night noises of Africa that are the background to your sleep. Nothing brings the experience of Africa closer.
Meals: All meals and drinks included (except for spirits/liquor)
Accommodation: Private mobile camping inside Arusha NP

Day 3: Buffalo Glades, Fig Tree Arch, and more!
Wake up with a cup of steaming tea in your tent. We will head off to the buffalo glade where these massive animals can be watched excitingly close whilst they are grazing or resting. Watch out for giraffe and antelope, also warthogs which feel most comfortable in close proximity of a buffalo herd. We will be back at camp for lunch and a siesta, thereafter change horses for a vehicle and drive to the Momella lakes. The first impression are pink flamingo flocks shimmering from far away. Hippos may be seen and there are good chances to watch other game near the water edge such as buffalo, giraffe and also some smaller species. The evening ride will lead us up the mountain through a “fairytale” forest with tree ferns and moss. The “Fig Tree Arch”, is a well-known landmark of Arusha Park, a natural feature created by assorted animals and birds. A few meters further there is a breathtaking view over the West Kilimanjaro area and Mt. Kilimanjaro glowing in the evening sun.
Meals: All meals and drinks included (except for spirits/liquor)
Accommodation: Private mobile camping inside Arusha NP

Day 4: Departure
Wake up with the sun, enjoy early breakfast and get on the horse to head back to the farm. Transfers to the airport in accordance with your flight.
Meals: Breakfast and non-alcoholic drinks included

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* Please note that the itineraries only serve as a guide, all scenarios are dependent on the season and the migration of game. We reserve the right to alter the itineraries in any way. Local weather conditions may also affect game movements.
 
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Arusha National Park Wilderness Ride
Tour Code: IT-TZRT06M
4 days / 3 nights ~$2,885.00
Dates: Jan-Mar, June- Dec

Trip Rating :
Level : Fitness Level
Difficulty Levels Explained
1. Easy
Easy pace and an average-to-sedentary level of fitness. You should be in good health and fit enough for full day of normal sightseeing and walking.
2. Easy to Moderate
An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended.
3. Moderate
Requires you to have performed the featured activity regularly, with some periods on challenging terrain. Activities are mandatory and you may be traveling at high elevations. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy these trips, with adequate muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
4. Demanding
You must be extremely physically fit and are expected to hike or ride four to six hours over steep or more rugged terrain.
5. Strenuous
Prolonged hiking/biking on moderate to difficult terrain (five to nine hours a day).
May include high altitude, rugged terrain etc..
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Airport: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Activities:
Hikes, game drives, and birdwatching

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