WELCOME TO SERENGETI GREAT MIGRATION HORSE RIDE SAFARI
Experience the best of Tanzania’s nature, wildlife and beautiful lodging on this 11 Day Tanzania Horse Ride Safari. Track the greatest migration on earth. The breathtaking scenery and wildlife of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater will leave you with unforgettable memories and unbelievable photos to cherish for a lifetime!
This safari is privately and guided by qualified & professionally trained guides. You will have your own horse and you will stay in premium class semi-permanent luxury safari tents. Each season, tented camps are conveniently placed according to animal migrations. This is the most efficient and comfortable lodging arrangements offered while on horseback safari.
You will stay in your own luxury semi-permanent tent. While in the city before and after your safari, you will stay in a single-occupancy hotel room with en-suite bathroom and shower.
You will share your luxury semi-permanent tent while with one other traveler or significant other. While in the city before and after your safari, you will stay in a double-occupancy hotel room with en-suite bathroom and shower.
Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be met and transferred to your lodge. This is a 30 minutes drive to the lodge for the first night A comfortable lodge situated beautifully on a golf, polo and wildlife estate. Meet up with the rest of the group, followed by sundowner and dinner. If there is a polo game on, sundowner will be at the polo club house.
This morning after breakfast we will head to Tarangire National Park for some amazing game viewing. The game in this beautiful national park is plentiful and the magnificent bird watching will make a devotee out of even the most reluctant. It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the famous tree-climbing lions. Tarangire National Park, TANZANIA
It is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania which covers an area of approximately 2,850 square kilometers and famous for its high density of elephants and baobab trees. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. NO HORSE RIDE TODAY
Today we will set out for the endless open plains and stunning skies of Serengeti National Park - a famous migration corridor and UNESCO World heritage site. Meet the team of support staff, settle into your tented camp and a welcome lunch in the shade of the mess tent. Then, a short siesta, before meeting the horses and their grooms, and time allowing, an evening ride to try them. Return to camp at sun set for hot showers, drinks by the campfire and your first dinner together in the bush, before tomorrow when the adventure really starts! (B, L, D)dinner.
Serengeti National Park, TANZANIA
It is a Tanzanian national park in the Serengeti ecosystem in the Mara and Simiyu regions, famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white bearded wildebeest and 250,000 zebra and for its numerous Nile crocodile and honey badger
Woken at about 7am with tea or coffee brought to your tent, then breakfast in the mess tent before heading to the horses to mount up at around 8am. Depending on the weather and movement of game, you might ride out for a long morning today returning to camp for lunch and another ride or a game drive in the late afternoon - or you might head out for a full day ride, meeting the back-up team for lunch out in the bush. Either way you should have a good chance of seeing the gathering herds of wildebeest for which the area is famous, as well as giraffe browsing in the acacia scrub, zebra and perhaps predators such as hyena and jackal. Dinner and night in camp (B, L, D)
Woken at about 7am with tea or coffee brought to your tent, then breakfast in the mess tent before heading to the horses to mount up at around 8am. Depending on the weather and movement of game, you might ride out for a long morning today returning to camp for lunch and another ride or a game drive in the late afternoon - or you might head out for a full day ride, meeting the back-up team for lunch out in the bush. Either way you should have a good chance of seeing the gathering herds of wildebeest for which the area is famous, as well as giraffe browsing in the acacia scrub, zebra and perhaps predators such as hyena and jackal
Four more days to explore, riding across the open plains, into grassy valleys dotted with picturesque granite outcrops, swathes of whistling thorn and typically East African flat toped acacia trees. On one of the afternoons or mornings the horses will be given a rest and you jump into the vehicles to visit Olduvai Museum, one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world. The museum includes fossils and artifacts of our human ancestors and skeletons of many extinct animals who shared their world. Throughout the safari we will most definitely cross this gorge ‘Cradle of human kind” on one or more occasions on horseback. Following day another early start with tea or coffee served at your tent, ride out for 3-4 hours of riding, meet the back-up crew for an al- fresco lunch in the bush and time to rest in the heat of the day, before heading off again, aiming to reach the new camp by tea time. Set up ahead by the back-up, tonight’s camp might be spectacularly situated in the middle of the vast open plains, where, at peak migration time, the air will be filled with the braying and mesmerizing grunts of wildebeest. A cup of tea or a cold beer when you arrive in camp, followed by hot showers & dinner, listening to the sounds of the bush (B,L,D)
At one point during the safari (weather allowing) you will spend the night in a lightweight fly camp, sleeping under mosquito nets. This morning you jump into the vehicles (there will be a game drive with a picnic lunch on route, crossing the short grass plains and looking out for cats such as cheetah, lion and leopard which thrive here, as well as elephant and the flamingo which gather on the area’s soda lakes. Later in the afternoon you will reach the fly camp in time for sundowners followed by dinner under the stars. (B, L, D every day)
An early wake-up call to say farewell to the horses and crew. The drive this morning will be up the Ngorongoro highlands and breakfast will be on route overlooking the world famous Ngorongoro Crater. Game viewing en-route to the crater.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, TANZANIA
It is a protected area and a World Heritage Site. The area is named after Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area. Ngorongoro Crater
The main feature of the Ngorongoro Conservation Authority is the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera.It was voted by Seven Natural Wonders as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa in February 2013. we will enter the crater for game viewing and exit the park before 4pm . Overnight at Lake manyara highlands.
DAY - 11: HORSE RIDE SAFARI TANZANIA - SERENGETI - ARUSHA
In the morning after breakfast, we will drive back to Arusha for your departure. Arrive in mid-afternoon, you will be ready for you international departure..
The adventure has come to its end and reality is waiting around the corner. Safari ends...for this time