Horseback Riding in Tanzania

This politically stable country has long been renowned for its vast herds of plains game as well as for its awe inspiring scenery. You will be horseback riding through lands traditionally used by the Masai who regard the game as God’s cattle and have preserved it to great extent. Mt. Kilimanjaro provides a dramatic backdrop for two of the rides. Remote, enigmatic Lake Natron, surrounded by the cones and craters of the Rift Valley, is an appealing destination for those who seek the trail less traveled. The iconic Serengeti ecosystem is renowned for the annual migration of 800,000 wildebeest and 500,000 zebra with their attendant predators. In order to truly appreciate this diverse country, extending your stay after the ride and exploring the magnificent game country or historic coast are worthwhile options.

Another easily arranged extension to your riding safari in Tanzania is gorilla trekking in Uganda or Rwanda.

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Serengeti Safari

Serengeti Safari

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This safari will explore the Piyaya area, which is within the wider Serengeti Ecosystem. It is an incredible opportunity to indulge in your sense of adventure and get truly off the beaten track with... Read more

Kilimanjaro Ride

Kilimanjaro Ride

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This horseback riding vacation in Tanzania heads off along the route of the Lake Amboseli safari but continues on along the shore of the dried up soda lake, which offers fabulous opportunities for long... Read more

See vast land and animals on this tour of the Serengeti

The Serengeti Extension

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The perfect complement to a horseback riding adventure in Tanzania is spending time in the magnificent Serengeti National Park. The park is famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeest and 250,000... Read more

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Africa Ride and wildlife viewing

Africa Ride: Lake Natron and the Serengeti

Africa at its Best… Careful not to overtake our leader, we cantered through the long grass towards camp, marked by a line of tents, nestled under spreading acacia trees.The shadows lengthened behind Ol Doinyo... Read more

The Return to Tanzania

The Return to Tanzania

Upon the conclusion of his second ride in Tanzania, George Richardson describes his appreciation for the experience. For more on this incredible trip, please see Mel Fox’s photo slideshow. Having so thoroughly enjoyed the Lake Natron... Read more

Tanzania Safaris and Gorilla trek, 2016

Tanzania Safaris and Gorilla trek, 2016

Mel Fox has recently returned from  the Kilimanjaro ride in Tanzania, followed by gorilla trekking in Rwanda and a stay in the Serengeti to witness the wildebeest calving. The ride around the base of... Read more

Guest Reflections

"My horse had a good strong walk, was comfortable and fit: perfect. Long gallops were a blast. While camping, the Milky way overhead was a halo on our piece of heaven. I wouldn't change a single moment of our adventure."

George Richardson, 2014

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