Travel Creators
About us FAQs Become a travel creator

ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK HORSE RIDING

From $3,000/pp

Created by

From $3,000/pp

Arusha, Tanzania

Trip Length

4 days

Availability

All year round
Created by

ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK HORSE RIDING

The entrance gate leads into shadowy montane forest inhabited by inquisitive blue monkeys and colorful turacos and trogons – the only place on the northern safari circuit where the acrobatic black-and-white colobus monkey is easily seen. In the midst of the forest stands the spectacular Ngurdoto Crater, whose steep, rocky cliffs enclose a wide marshy floor dotted with herds of buffalo and warthog. Further north, rolling grassy hills enclose the tranquil beauty of the Momela Lakes, each one a different hue of green or blue. Their shallows sometimes tinged pink with thousands of flamingos, the lakes support a rich selection of resident and migrant waterfowl, and shaggy waterbucks display their large lyre-shaped horns on the watery fringes. Giraffes glide across the grassy hills, between grazing zebra herds, while pairs of wide-eyed dik-dik dart into scrubby bush like overgrown hares on spindly legs. Although elephants are shy in Arusha National Park and lions absent altogether, leopards and spotted hyenas may be seen slinking around in the early morning and late afternoon. It is also at dusk and dawn that the veil of cloud on the eastern horizon is most likely to clear, revealing the majestic snow-capped peaks of Kilimanjaro, only 50km (30 miles) distant. But it is Kilimanjaro’s unassuming cousin, Mount Meru – the fifth highest in Africa at 4,566 meters (14,990 feet) – that dominates the park’s horizon. Its peaks and eastern foot slopes protected within the national park, Meru offers unparalleled views of its famous neighbor, while also forming a rewarding hiking destination in its own right. Passing first through wooded savannah where buffalos and giraffes are frequently encountered, the ascent of Meru leads into forests aflame with red-hot pokers and dripping with Spanish moss, before reaching high open heath spiked with giant lobelias. Everlasting flowers cling to the alpine desert, as delicately-hoofed klipspringers mark the hike’s progress. Astride the craggy summit, Kilimanjaro stands unveiled, blushing in the sunrise.

Description

The entrance gate leads into shadowy montane forest inhabited by inquisitive blue monkeys and colorful turacos and trogons – the only place on the northern safari circuit where the acrobatic black-and-white colobus monkey is easily seen. In the midst of the forest stands the spectacular Ngurdoto Crater, whose steep, rocky cliffs enclose a wide marshy floor dotted with herds of buffalo and warthog. Further north, rolling grassy hills enclose the tranquil beauty of the Momela Lakes, each one a different hue of green or blue. Their shallows sometimes tinged pink with thousands of flamingos, the lakes support a rich selection of resident and migrant waterfowl, and shaggy waterbucks display their large lyre-shaped horns on the watery fringes. Giraffes glide across the grassy hills, between grazing zebra herds, while pairs of wide-eyed dik-dik dart into scrubby bush like overgrown hares on spindly legs. Although elephants are shy in Arusha National Park and lions absent altogether, leopards and spotted hyenas may be seen slinking around in the early morning and late afternoon. It is also at dusk and dawn that the veil of cloud on the eastern horizon is most likely to clear, revealing the majestic snow-capped peaks of Kilimanjaro, only 50km (30 miles) distant. But it is Kilimanjaro’s unassuming cousin, Mount Meru – the fifth highest in Africa at 4,566 meters (14,990 feet) – that dominates the park’s horizon. Its peaks and eastern foot slopes protected within the national park, Meru offers unparalleled views of its famous neighbor, while also forming a rewarding hiking destination in its own right. Passing first through wooded savannah where buffalos and giraffes are frequently encountered, the ascent of Meru leads into forests aflame with red-hot pokers and dripping with Spanish moss, before reaching high open heath spiked with giant lobelias. Everlasting flowers cling to the alpine desert, as delicately-hoofed klipspringers mark the hike’s progress. Astride the craggy summit, Kilimanjaro stands unveiled, blushing in the sunrise.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival into Kilimanjaro International Airport

Arrival into Kilimanjaro International Airport; here you will be picked up by one of the team from Tanzania Footmark safaris and drive for 50 minutes to planet Lodge where the first night is spent.

Settle into the new surroundings and meet the other participants on the safari. Over lunch a briefing will take place and shortly thereafter an afternoon introduction ride takes place.

The afternoon ride takes place on our wildlife estate, home to plenty of plains game like zebras, wildebeests, elands and if lucky there is a good chance of seeing one of the shyest and rarest antelopes in Africa, the Gerenuk (also known as giraffe antelope). Back to the Hotel in time for showers and sundowners before dinner is served.

*This program will depend on your arrival time as well.

Home to plenty of plains game like zebras, wildebeests, elands and if lucky there is a good chance of seeing one of the shyest and rarest antelopes in Africa, the Gerenuk

Activities

  • Game Drive

Accommodation

Hotel Accommodation including breakfast and dinner

Day 2

Arusha National Park : Full day game drive

Wake up calls with tea and coffee, breakfast is served anytime from early hours. After breakfast we drive for about twenty minutes to Arusha National park gate. Here the horses will be waiting, ready to be mounted and shortly after we will ride into one of the most beautiful parks in East Africa. Here the vegetation will change dramatically, from open grassland to rainforest.

With good chances of seeing elephants, buffaloes, all your plains game, leopards and rare species such as Suni, Red Duiker, the magnificent Hartlaub’s turaco and so much more. The feeling is magical as you enter into the big canopy forests.

Lunch will be set on route, with time for a small siesta. After lunch the ride continues through leopard country and as we head towards our night stop, we will pass by Margarete Trappe’s old house. The legendary lady known and remembered as the Iron lady from the first world war.

Arrive to the camp, based on the foot of Mt Meru in time for showers and sundowners then dinner under the stars.

The feeling is magical as you enter into the big canopy forests.

Activities

  • Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel including breakfast and dinner

Day 3

"Fig Tree Arch" Horseback Safari

This morning you will hopefully wake up to the very talkative Colobus monkeys. Breakfast is served and shortly thereafter we mount and directions are taken towards the area where the film Hatari was filmed, starring John Wayne. Thereafter half way into the morning ride we start the climb (on horseback), aiming to reach the “Fig Tree Arch”, a massive fig tree arch, big enough to fit five horses underneath the arch.

The ride continues until we reach lunch, beautifully located next to a waterfall. We are now on about 2000 meters above sea level. After lunch we start heading back towards camp and after returning to camp, there will be an option to jump into the vehicles and go visit the Momella lakes, hoping to see some hippos and beautiful water birds.

Sundowners at the lakes before heading back to camp for showers and dinner.

This morning you will hopefully wake up to the very talkative Colobus monkeys.

Activities

  • Horse Back Riding

Optional Activities

  • Momella Lakes

Accommodation

Hotel accommodation including breakfast and dinner

Day 4

Enjoy your final day

Wake up to Colobus monkeys chatting in the early hours of the morning. Breakfast is served and everyone mounts and starts heading back towards civilisation.

Enjoy the last morning with your mount in this magical place on earth, full of wildlife, stories and tales. Late morning, we will get back to the Arusha National park gate where we dismount and say farewell to our four legged friends.

From here there are a few options, some will continue onto other safaris or finish up their stay ready to drive to airport for their flight back home.

We hope that you will enjoy this tour for your lifetime experiences ever. Lest travel together and explore the wonders of Tanzania by discovering unforgettable.

Enjoy the last morning with your mount in this magical place on earth, full of wildlife, stories and tales.

Activities

  • Transfer

Accommodation

Breakfast

What's Included

Flights

International flights and travel insurance are excluded

Accommodation

Hotel accommodation at a lodge including breakfast and dinner

Ground Transport

Transfers and transport are all included

Meals

Breakfast and dinner daily. Including a dinner under the stars.

Created by
Dan Lucas

Award winning Tour operator offering Tanzania safaris, Zanzibar Beach, Tanzania Mountains climbing, cultural & historical excursions since 2014. We are glad to give you the true dreams with quality services for the value of your money and cultural integrity.Tanzania Footmark safaris limited was founded in 2016 with the goal of establishing a truly exceptional travel experience in East Africa. Our team with much experience in the travel and tourism industry is passionate about making you happy, and we go above and beyond to ensure superb customer service. Since we opened our doors, we have dedicated ourselves to plan trips that provide our clients with beautiful memories for years to come. So whatever type of trip you’re dreaming of, we’ve got you covered.

View profile

Sounds good?

Dan Lucas can customise and book any and all elements of this trip for you


Destinations

😀 😁 😂 😃 😄 😅 😆 😇 😈 😉 😊 😋 😌 😍 😎 😏 😐 😑 😒 😓 😔 😕 😖 😗

Price range

Tags

Length

Hey there!

Ready to plan your trip?

Chat

Travel Creators

Month?

SMTWTFS
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - -