Wake up with tea and coffee, and breakfast is made to order. At around 11am, drive for about twenty minutes to Arusha National Park gate. Here the horses will be waiting, ready to be mounted and ridden into one the most beautiful parks in East Africa. Here the vegetation will change dramatically from bush and open grassland to rain forest. You’ll ride by giraffe, zebra, waterbuck and baboons, and if you’re lucy you might spot elephant and buffalo as well as unusual forest species such as Bushback Suni, Red Duiker, the magnificent Hartlaub’s turaco and so much more.. Lunch is on route, with time for a short siesta. After lunch the ride continues through leopard country and you’ll pass by Margarete Trappe’s former home. This legendary lady known as the Iron Lady from the First World War: “If, as children, we were thrilled by Buffalo Bill we should have been still more spellbound by Mrs. Trappe’s adventures, the fearless woman with her two legendary horses, Comet and Diamond, and her two inseparable Alsatians. Like a phantom she would suddenly appear, like a phantom she would vanish; as intimate with the wild beasts as though they were tame.” There are many tales about this historical figure, whose riding paths the safari will follow through the park forests. In the afternoon you’ll arrive at camp, which is based on the foot of Mt. Meru, in time for shows and sundowners, then dinner under the stars.