Tanzania - Kaskazi

  • Open Jun-Sep, Nov
  • Set arrivals
  • 7 nights / 6 days of riding | 3 to 7 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Kilimanjaro
  • Weight limit: 13st 5lbs (85 kg) (187 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 10

These mobile horse safaris take you off the beaten track and promise to be an unforgettable experience. Your experienced and knowledgeable guides will take you deep into the bush to witness the wonders that Africa has to offer; the wildlife, the scenery, and the interaction with the local tribes who inhabit these areas.

Kaskazi TanzaniaKilimanjaro Elephant Safari
This seven night safari takes you through the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro northwards over Tanzanian farmland and the Maasai steppe. There are many possibilities for cultural interactions with the local people.

On safari you follow in the footsteps of the largest mammal on earth, the elephant. Plains game abound and there are opportunities for some long gallops. The first night is in a lodge near Arusha and the following six nights are in mobile safari camps.

The Kilimanjaro Elephant Safaris are for experienced riders due to the opportunities for faster riding and as you will be riding in areas of big game.

The Arusha National Park Safari (three nights) is the first three nights of the Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari.  This is suitable for slightly less experienced riders, but who are still secure in the saddle at all paces. This is also a good option as part of a longer itinerary in Tanzania.

You will be riding for approximately four to six hours a day, with stops for refreshments and lunch. For these safaris you must be a fit and experienced rider in the outdoors at all paces. Since this is an area with dangerous game all riders should be confident and secure in the saddle and able to stay on your horse should you need to react quickly. The pace can be fast and challenging at times. There will be occasions when you need to lead your horse on foot, so general fitness is important.

The horses are all purpose trained safari horses, with a mix of local breeds and thoroughbreds. They range between 14.2hh and 16hh. All the horses are given lots of love, care and attention and have nice characters and strong personalities. With a range of temperaments, there is a horse suitable for different abilities and your guides take great care in finding the perfect fit for each rider.

Tanzania ridingRiding style is English although many of the horses are polo trained and so used to being ridden with the reins in one hand. The horses are mainly ridden in snaffle bridles. There is a choice of saddles, either general purpose English leather or Wintec saddles, and South African trail saddles - although some horses may go better in one or the other. Please let us know if you prefer an English saddle, although this may limit the selection of horses available for you. Each horse also carries two pommel bags for your water bottle and camera.

The Arusha National Park Safari is suitable for slightly less experienced riders as the pace can be adjusted to suit the group.

Hard hats are mandatory.

The first night is spent at a comfortable lodge on a wildlife estate not far from Kilimanjaro and Arusha.

Whilst on safari, you stay in spacious tents with mosquito netted doors and windows. Each tent has cot beds, cotton bedding, towels and a solar light. There is one bush loo and bucket shower per tent/two people.

Single tents (with a shared toilet/shower tent) are available and a supplement is payable for this.

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Upcoming Dates

Arusha National Park Safaris (three nights) can be arranged for groups of four or more. Please ask us for a price if your group is less than four.

Private Kilimanjaro Elephant Safaris (seven nights) can be arranged for groups of four or more.

Each set date safari needs a minimum of four guests to confirm to run.

Holiday Experience LevelExp Lvl Arrive - DepartArr - Dep   Price Itinerary Availability
Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari 1 Jun 2024 - 8 Jun 2024 7 nights 7 ngts £5,355.21 View (.pdf) Book
Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari 15 Jun 2024 - 22 Jun 2024 7 nights 7 ngts £5,355.21 View (.pdf) Book
Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari 3 Jul 2024 - 10 Jul 2024 7 nights 7 ngts £5,355.21 View (.pdf) Book
Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari 13 Jul 2024 - 20 Jul 2024 7 nights 7 ngts £5,355.21 View (.pdf) Book
Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari 24 Jul 2024 - 31 Jul 2024 7 nights 7 ngts £5,355.21 View (.pdf) Book
Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari 10 Aug 2024 - 17 Aug 2024 7 nights 7 ngts £5,355.21 View (.pdf) Book
Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari 22 Aug 2024 - 29 Aug 2024 7 nights 7 ngts £5,355.21 View (.pdf) Book
Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari 4 Sep 2024 - 11 Sep 2024 7 nights 7 ngts £5,355.21 View (.pdf) Book
Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari 18 Sep 2024 - 25 Sep 2024 7 nights 7 ngts £5,355.21 View (.pdf) Book
Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari 2 Nov 2024 - 9 Nov 2024 7 nights 7 ngts £5,355.21 View (.pdf) Full
Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari 4 Jun 2025 - 11 Jun 2025 7 nights 7 ngts £5,355.21 View (.pdf) Book
Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari 18 Jun 2025 - 25 Jun 2025 7 nights 7 ngts £5,355.21 View (.pdf) Book
Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari 2 Jul 2025 - 9 Jul 2025 7 nights 7 ngts £5,355.21 View (.pdf) Book
Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari 16 Jul 2025 - 23 Jul 2025 7 nights 7 ngts £5,355.21 View (.pdf) Book
Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari 30 Jul 2025 - 6 Aug 2025 7 nights 7 ngts £5,355.21 View (.pdf) Book
Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari 13 Aug 2025 - 20 Aug 2025 7 nights 7 ngts £5,355.21 View (.pdf) Book
Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari 23 Aug 2025 - 30 Aug 2025 7 nights 7 ngts £5,355.21 View (.pdf) Full
Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari 10 Sep 2025 - 17 Sep 2025 7 nights 7 ngts £5,355.21 View (.pdf) Book
Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari 20 Sep 2025 - 27 Sep 2025 7 nights 7 ngts £5,355.21 View (.pdf) Book

Prices

INCLUDES Accommodation; meals (from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day); most drinks; guides and riding; National Park fees; Wildlife Department fees; Wildlife Management Area fees; Village fees; Flying Doctor insurance. Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari also includes return transfers from Kilimanjaro/Arusha airport (on arrival and departure days).

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT There is no single supplement if you are willing to share. Otherwise a supplement is payable of £57.23 per night to guarantee a single room/tent.

PAYABLE LOCALLY Gratuities; drinks at the lodge and at the Polo Club; imported wines and spirits on safari.

NEAREST AIRPORT Kilimanjaro or Arusha.

TRANSFERS Included from Kilimanjaro/Arusha on set days for the Kilimanjaro Elephant Safari. At other times, and for the Arusha National Park Safari, transfers can be arranged for £86.06 per vehicle each way (max 4 pax).


Getting There

Return transfers are included from Kilimanjaro airport or Arusha on the first and last days of the safari. Private transfers can also be arranged (extra cost).

Flights can arrive at any time on the first day of the safari. Flights on the last day must depart after 14:00.

On arrival day, check-in is usually from 12:00 midday. If you arrive before this you can make use of the main facilities until your room is ready. Alternatively, it may be possible to pay for early check-in and lunch, so please ask if you would like us to check availability for you.

On the final day, if your flight departs in the evening, please let us know if you would like to book a day room, lunch and separate transfer (at additional cost).

Kilimanjaro airport is served from Europe by KLM, which flies daily from Amsterdam. Qatar Airlines via Doha offer good arrival and departure times. Turkish Airlines also offer a popular route, but the very early morning arrival time will mean additional accommodation will be required for one night.

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Location

Starting from Kaskazi Horse Safaris base on the outskirts of Arusha Town, the area lies at an altitude of 1,400m above sea level, which offers an ideal climate for horses and riding. The stables have a magnificent view of Mount Meru, with Mount Kilimanjaro itself emerging to the north on a clear day.


Weather & Climate

Tanzania lies just south of the equator and on the whole enjoys a tropical climate. There are two rainy seasons, the short and the long rains. The long rains, called Masika, fall from mid-March to May, and the shorter rains, called Mvuli, fall from November to mid-January. The cooler climate is during the dry season and lasts from May to October.

Being close to the equator, and with an altitude of approximately 1,400 m (4,600 ft), the temperature is relatively consistent.

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Guest Review

We have been very spoilt by the Kaskazi safari which was just outstanding. Great game, serious comfort, excellent friendly staff and lots of fast riding. We had such a blast! What an incredible experience.

Paddy

5 star rating Overall rating: 5/5

Ride Report

In June 2015 I had the opportunity to join an eight night mobile safari with Kaskazi safaris in Tanzania. With fantastic riding and game viewing, these days spent on safari in Tanzania produced a treasure trove of memories.

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