Tanzania boasts such highlights as Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and the spice islands of Zanzibar – making it an unforgettable safari and horse riding holiday location. Recognized world-wide for its wildlife and natural beauty, Tanzania is a wildlife tour location of extreme importance. For many Tanzania has been the ultimate safari destination, with national parks and game reserves covering some 33,660 sq km (or 28%) of the country. Hidden Trails offer three amazing horse riding safaris in Tanzania – each promising an unforgettable experience.
Horse Riding in Tanzania
With Hidden Trails you can experience a true African safari, but on horseback instead of by jeep. For 5-7 hours a day you can horseback ride as fast as the groups of giraffes passing by, or follow alongside herds of zebra, antelope, gazelle, and wildebeest, and from a safe distance watch the "Big Five"- lions, elephants, leopards, buffalo, and rhinoceroses. You will ride between Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro, through savannahs, bush country, and swamps, and stay each night in safari camps. A true equestrian safari.
On the Kilimanjaro Big Game Trail you will have the opportunity to live your “Out of Africa” dream trip – riding in the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro, while elephant, zebra and wildebeest graze nearby.
Our Kilimanjaro Classic horse ride is a mixture of game viewing, birdwatching and fast paced riding – perfect for the experienced rider and nature lover.
The Migration Riding Safari is a once in a lifetime opportunity to view the great Wildebeest migration – the largest movement of land animals on earth. On this trip we will visit the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara.
With out Tanzania horse riding vacations you also have the opportunity to add on a Northern Discovery Tour. This extension allows you to stay in a private safari lodge, and go on day excursions to the Serengeti, Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crate. Additional activities like Serengeti Balloon Rides are also available.
Tanzania Game Safaris
On a Hidden Trails horse riding safari you will see elephants as you approach Kenya, at Amboselia National Park. Our riding safaris are different from the standard bus or landrover safaris. No friendly drivers are in radio contact to draw all nearby tourists to a group of sleepy lions. It will probably take you many hours in the saddle to get the same result, but on horseback you are a part of the natural surroundings and can stay far away from the tourist caravans. You share these special times only with your fellow riders.
The wildebeest migration is a spectacle not to be missed. Check out some of our riding safaris that follow the migration in the spring and fall.
The areas in which we operate are scenically some of the most beautiful in East Africa. We ride amongst 'bush', where access is via dirt-track or cross-country. Volcanic peaks rise from the savannah plains which are interspersed with acacia woodland and thorn bush. Only the nomadic Masai people share this scenic land with the numerous animals and birds of the area. After the rains (April-May and November) the land is green and full of flowers, the dry season can be very dusty but it is often the best time to see game. Temperatures usually range between 20-35 degrees centigrade and the altitude is from 1100 - 2000 meters above sea level.
Optional extensions include safaris to the Tanzania northern-circuit National Parks. The Serengeti National Park is a plain-dwellers' stronghold of 14,763 sq km (5,678 sq miles), claimed to be one of the best places to watch game in Africa. The Selous Game Reserve is larger than Switzerland and covers one-sixth of Tanzania's land surface.
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