Kilimanjaro Ride Safari
This Ride Safari give you the ultimate outdoor experience, feeling active in the middle of the wilderness. During this 8-day ride safari, you will see diverse wild areas, see landscapes with partly very different vegetation, and enter into almost close contact with their inhabitants. Our bush camp lets you feel the nature of the 24 hours and in the evening we gather in a cozy round about the obligatory camp fire, and you can even watch some wild animals …
Highligts of your Kilimanjaro Ride
• the ultimate outdoor experience with bush camping atmosphere
• exciting animal watching on the horse
• unlimited riding in Africa
• Best support on an unforgettable Reitsafari
Itinerary and Highlights of Kilimanjaro Ride Safari
Day 1 Arrival at Makoa Farm
Transfer from Kilimajaro Airport to Makoa-Farm, our starting point for the safari. During the afternoon we will introduce you to the horses, and help you choose one to match your size and skill. Then we take you on a ride so you can become familiar with your horse.
Day 2 Arusha National Park
Early breakfast and transfer of riders and horses to Arusha National Park. Arusha National Park encompasses Mt. Meru which is the 2nd highest mountain in Tanzania and the 3rd highest free-standing mountain in Africa. We begin our ride and soon we reach the area known as “Little Serengeti” which is open pasture, home to plains game. Our private mobile camp is waiting for you and the crew will make sure your stay will be a comfortable one. Spacious tents are equipped with comfortable beds and linen and en suite WC, shower and wash basin which the crew will fill up with steaming hot water every night.
Day 3 Tracking game in Arusha Park
Waking to the calls of Colobus monkeys we will start early and ride through a “fairytale” forest with tree ferns and moss. What we really hope for though, is the chance for a peaceful meeting with a herd of magnificent African elephants. We will reach a well-known landmark of Arusha National Park: The “Fig Tree Arch”, a natural feature created by assorted animals and birds. Brunch is set at a place overlooking plains and lakes with a bird’s eye view ending only at Mt. Kilimanjaro. Back to camp we will change the horses for a vehicle, to visit the Momella lakes a bit further away. The lakes are populated by flamingo and lots of other fowl.
Day 4 Arusha Park and Masailand
A long ride in the morning leads us through dry forest and savannah where we look forward to seeing giraffe, buffalo, antelope and other. Late morning we will cross the border of Arusha Park. Masai herders appear as colourful dots in the afternoon sun as we pass through a mix of plains and their farmlands. We will find our camp at a romantic place under yellow-barked acacia and next to a trail quite regularly used by elephant… Enjoy a hot shower and delicious meal and go to sleep with the sounds of the wild.
Day 5 Heading North
Rise to an African sunrise for an early breakfast. We mount our horses and head out further north. Our ride today starts crossing perfect terrain for long canters through bush and grasslands. This is now Enduimet Wildlife Management Area, the wildlife corridor connecting Kilimanjaro and Arusha National Park. Late afternoon we reach Mgunga Camp. Our private fly camp is set in the shade of an ancient African tree, with stunning views of Mt. Meru, now in the far distance. Relax with a cool drink and take in the rich colours of the African sunset. Your dinner is prepared on nothing more than a wood fire, served under the stars, weather depending there might be a mess tent. After dinner, retire to the campfire and marvel at the enormous night sky before falling asleep to the sounds of the African night.
Day 6 Another day in the savannah
Wake up with the sun and start for a long morning ride of game spotting along small hills. The route of this day and whether we will change camp will be mostly dictated by the game movements. You are in the heart of the West-Kilimanjaro wilderness and many animals use this corridor on their routes between Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru and Amboseli. In the right seasons we may find herds of elephant, buffalo, elands and other game, and may also expect to spot lesser kudu, waterbuck, many other antelopes and smaller species like warthog. Predators are frequently heard although quite secret during the day, with some luck we might encounter such game as striped and spotted hyena, cheetah and leopard.
Day 7 Heading towards Mt Kilimanjaro
Today we will leave the West Kilimanjaro wilderness. We will ride through a mixture of open grassland and thorn bush savannah and explore the riverine forests , favourite routes of animals when they wander between Kilimanjaro forest and the savannah. Later on the fantastic scenery of the montane forests of the Kilimanjaro National Park to the East appears – a lush world of exotic scenery. We will leave the horses on a farm next to Kilimanjaro forest and drive back to Makoa-Farm. Enjoy the view of Mt. Kilimanjaro in its lush environment and watch the bush babies visiting you while you sit on the veranda with a sunset drink.
Day 8 Makoa-Farm and Departure
After a relaxed breakfast there may be enough time to have look around our farm and learn more about our educational projects. Later transfer for Kilimanjaro International Airport and departure.