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Tanzanian Wilderness Safari, Tanzania

3-8 NightsStrong Intermediate to AdvancedFrom $6,550 USD?Tour costs $6,550 USD which is approximately $10,195 AUD

More than almost any other destination, Tanzania is THE land of safaris. That’s why the riding itineraries offered in this country have us singing {quite possibly – squealing} with excitement.

More than almost any other destination, Tanzania is THE land of safaris. Think: wildebeest stampeding across the plains, hippos jostling for space in muddy waterholes, elephants meandering along their seasonal migration routes, and lions padding around in search of prey. The sheer diversity of species and scenery is mind-boggling. That’s why THIS horseback safari destination has us singing {quite possibly – squealing} with excitement.

Our remarkable Tanzanian ride partners will have you riding in the shadows of Mt. Kilimanjaro – the tallest mountain on the African continent – cantering shoulder to shoulder with herds of zebra and antelope, creeping through acacia forests searching for elephants, marvelling at dense, monkey-filled rainforests, and getting to know the local Maasai. Each day is packed to the brim with beauty, awe, and grace – not to mention gratitude for the miracle that is life!

We have three unique itineraries on offer to suit a wide range of globetrotters. Whether you stay for three days or nine, trust us: you’ll WANT to stay forever!

No feeling can compare to galloping across the savannah astride a fast, surefooted steed, accompanied harmoniously by wildlife that, thanks to your equine partner, sees you as part of their world. The sense of belonging is profound, and it might just change your life.

So, what are you waiting for? Tanzania is calling!

Fast Facts

  • Horse Breed:A mixture of Thoroughbreds and local breeds, all purpose bred safari horses.
  • Pace:This is a fast-paced ride with long stretches of trotting and cantering. Guests need to ensure they’re fit enough to post to the trot for up to 10 minutes at a time, and be comfortable riding in a 2-point seat at the canter for up to 5 minutes in length.
  • Weight Limit:A maximum of 85kg / 187lbs
  • Type of tack:English suede all purpose saddles
  • Seasons:January to March; June to October
  • Group size:A minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 guests.
  • Time in Saddle:On average, between 4-6 hours each day.
  • Riding Ability:Suitable for strong intermediate to advanced riders. ALL riders must be comfortable at all paces (walk, trot, canter, gallop) and able to get out of trouble calmly and at the necessary speed. You should be balanced, with an independent seat, and fit enough to ride for 4-6 hours each day. Not sure what your riding ability is? Watch THIS video to find out.
  • Accommodation:On the first night of the itinerary, guests will stay at the permanent camp set up at our ride partner’s Polo Safari Club. Here you can expect spacious traditional safari tents, each equipped with its own ensuite bathroom and flushing toilet. There is WIFI at the clubhouse and a swimming pool, gym and spa to be enjoyed. For all other nights while on safari, guests will be staying in a mobile safari camp complete with comfortable and spacious 3mx3m tents with camp stretchers, linen and solar lights. Long drop bush toilets and bucket showers are available each night.
  • Ride Length:Serengeti Ride: 9 days, 8 nights (7 riding days); Kilimanjaro Elephant Ride: 8 days, 7 nights (6 riding days); Arusha National Park Ride: 4 days, 3 nights (3 riding days).
  • Inclusions:

    The price includes all riding activities, conservation/concession fees and government taxes, accommodation & meals (from dinner on day 1 through to breakfast on the final day), drinks (excluding fine wines and champagne) except for night 1 when it’s a cash bar, and transfers to and from the ride.

  • Exclusions:

    The price does not include international & regional flights, travel insurance (compulsory), drinks on night 1 when it’s a cash bar, and staff tips (please budget for approximately $25-$30 USD per guest per day).

 

DEPARTURE DATES & RATES

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Kilimanjaro Elephant Ride

June 1 to 8, 2024

Available
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Kilimanjaro Elephant Ride

June 15 to 22, 2024

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Kilimanjaro Elephant Ride

June 29 to July 6, 2024

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Kilimanjaro Elephant Ride

July 13 to 20, 2024

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Kilimanjaro Elephant Ride

July 24 to 31, 2024

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Kilimanjaro Elephant Ride

August 8 to 15, 2024

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Kilimanjaro Elephant Ride

September 4 to 11, 2024

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Kilimanjaro Elephant Ride

September 18 to 25, 2024

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Kilimanjaro Elephant Ride

November 2 to 9, 2024

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Serengeti Ride

January 4 to 12, 2025

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From: $8,585 USD ?Tour costs $8,585 USD which is approximately $13,362 AUD - Twin Share?Happy to share with another solo traveller of the same gender
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Serengeti Ride

January 14 to 22, 2025

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Serengeti Ride

January 17 to 25, 2025

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Serengeti Ride

January 31 to February 8, 2025

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Serengeti Ride

February 28 to March 8, 2025

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Serengeti Ride

March 14 to 22, 2025

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Serengeti Ride

March 26 to April 3, 2025

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From: $8,585 USD ?Tour costs $8,585 USD which is approximately $13,362 AUD - Twin Share?Happy to share with another solo traveller of the same gender
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Kilimanjaro Elephant Ride

June 4 to 11, 2025

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From: $6,550 USD ?Tour costs $6,550 USD which is approximately $10,195 AUD - Twin Share?Happy to share with another solo traveller of the same gender
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Kilimanjaro Elephant Ride

June 18 to 25, 2025

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Kilimanjaro Elephant Ride

July 2 to 9, 2025

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Kilimanjaro Elephant Ride

July 16 to 23, 2025

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Kilimanjaro Elephant Ride

July 30 to August 6, 2025

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Kilimanjaro Elephant Ride

August 13 to 20, 2025

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From: $6,550 USD ?Tour costs $6,550 USD which is approximately $10,195 AUD - Twin Share?Happy to share with another solo traveller of the same gender
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Kilimanjaro Elephant Ride

August 23 to 30, 2025

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Kilimanjaro Elephant Ride

September 10 to 17, 2025

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From: $6,550 USD ?Tour costs $6,550 USD which is approximately $10,195 AUD - Twin Share?Happy to share with another solo traveller of the same gender
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Kilimanjaro Elephant Ride

September 20 to 27, 2025

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From: $6,550 USD ?Tour costs $6,550 USD which is approximately $10,195 AUD - Twin Share?Happy to share with another solo traveller of the same gender
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A single supplement charge of $70 USD per night applies only if guests are unwilling to twin share with another globetrotter of the same gender.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
The price includes all riding activities, conservation/concession fees and government taxes, accommodation & meals (from dinner on day 1 through to breakfast on the final day), drinks (excluding fine wines and champagne) except for night 1 when it’s a cash bar, and transfers to and from the ride.

*The Guided Serengeti Ride in January 2024 also includes Globetrotting photography & footage.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
The price does not include international & regional flights, travel insurance (compulsory), drinks on night 1 when it’s a cash bar, and staff tips (please budget for approximately $25-$30 USD per guest per day).

Accepted payment is by credit or debit card only. Depending on the ride you choose to book and your country of residence, there will be a 1.2% to 2.9% surcharge.

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WHY IS THE PRICE QUOTED IN USD?
With our riding destinations, the currency is dictated by our ride partner in that country. Therefore due to fluctuating exchange rates we have to quote in the same currency.

Itinerary

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*Please note, this is a suggested itinerary only and subject to change at the discretion of your guides due to weather and other influencing factors.

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  • The Serengeti Ride

    Running from January through to March, this 9-day, 8-night adventure is perfectly timed to allow guests to tick off the Big Five and get right amongst gigantic herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle in the birthing season. During these months, the wildebeest give birth and raise their young on the famous short grass plains. This is one of the best times to see all manner of animals, from antelope and gazelle to lion, cheetah, elephant and rhino.

    You’ll ride point-to-point through one of the most beautiful regions in all of Africa: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, home to world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater and Olduvai Gorge. Between the two, you’ll be exposed to extraordinary natural phenomena, spine-tinglingly  magnificent scenery, huge quantities of wildlife, and vital pieces of the puzzle of human evolution.

    1 night lodge accommodation, 7 nights camping.

    *For a detailed day-to-day itinerary, please download the ride fact sheet pdf at the end of this page.

  • Kilimanjaro Elephant Ride

    This 8-day, 7-night safari begins at your hosts’ polo club, where you’ll spend the first night swimming in the pool and sipping sundowners. The following morning you’ll head to Arusha National Park, one of the most beautiful protected parks in East Africa. The scenery here changes dramatically, from open grassland and rainforest to savannah, salt pans and soda lakes. You’ll encounter elephant, buffalo, all the plains game, giraffe, leopard, and other rare species such as Suni, Red Duiker, the magnificent Hartlaub’s turaco, and many more!

    Then on day 4, you’ll leave Arusha Park behind and head towards the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s the tallest mountain on the African continent and the world’s highest free-standing volcano (don’t worry, it’s currently dormant). While making your way towards its snow-capped summit, you’ll be able to track the biggest land-living mammal, the elephant, and enjoy many cultural interactions with the locals.

    1 night lodge accommodation, 6 nights camping.

    *For a detailed day-to-day itinerary, please download the ride fact sheet pdf at the end of this page.

  • Arusha National Park Ride

    This 4-day, 3-night ride follows the same itinerary as the first 3 nights of the Kilimanjaro Elephant Ride, although there’s also an afternoon ride on day 1. You’ll explore every facet of Arusha National Park: the depths of the forest, the vast savannah, the lakes and waterfalls, and the crowning glory, Mt Meru. Arusha National Park was the home of the ‘Iron Lady’, Margarete Trappe, and you’ll be riding in this fearless horsewoman’s footprints.

    This safari is perfect for those wanting to tick a lot of experiences and wildlife sightings off their wish list in a short amount of time. It’s also ideal for combining with one or two other Globetrotting rides as part of a grandiose African adventure.

    1 night lodge accommodation, 2 nights camping.

    For departure date options, please contact Globetrotting: info@globetrotting.com.au

  • Transfer Information

    Round trip transfers from Kilimanjaro International Airport or the township of Arusha are included in the ride price on the first and last days of the itinerary only. Pick up is anytime on day 1 of the ride, and you’ll be transferred approximately 40mins to the Polo Safari Club. Should you arrive a day or two early, it is recommended you stay in the town of Arusha and you’ll be picked up from here on day one.

    On the last day of the ride, departing flights can be booked anytime after 3pm.

    *Please take note of the luggage restrictions on your flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport, as some airlines have a maximum 15 or 20kgs luggage limit. All luggage should be packed in a soft bag.

What our valued Globetrotters say about The Kilimanjaro Elephant Ride

Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari, Tanzania - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Robyn Strang

‘This ride surpassed all my expectations. My heart raced, my horse raced, and it was the most wonderful experience to ride with elephants in long green grass.  Then the scenery changed to clay pans and wide open spaces filled with giraffes, zebras, impalas and more elephants. With the setting sun behind us, we headed back for camp, horses’ heads down and strides long. We dismounted, the fabulous grooms took our horses, and I headed for a gin and tonic to breathe in the remarkable day we had shared, just to do it all again the next day. I have done 7 riding holidays and this was the best ride I have experienced! To anyone interested, just do it!’

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