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Arusha National Park Wilderness Ride

Itinerary for Arusha National Park Wilderness Ride

Sample Itinerary- subject to changes

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.

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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Arusha National Park Wilderness Ride
Tour Code: IT-TZRT06M
4 days / 3 nights ~$2,885.00
Dates : Jan-Mar, June- Dec

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2020 01/01 - 03/29 4d / 3n 4 day trip, AP 2 /6 Reserve
A 2020 07/15 - 12/31 4d / 3n 4 day trip, AP 2 /6 Reserve
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Tack: Tack is usually bitless (Hackamore and...
Horses: Partbred- and Anglo-Arabian, Thoroughb...
Pace: Slower riding to due dense bush. About...

Airport: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
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