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Tanzania Itineraries: Northern Tanzania Riding Safari

Highlights Include:

  • 3 nights at the exclusive Manyara Ranch Conservancy, enjoying riding safari, game drives in open vehicles and exploring the conservancy on foot.
  • 3 nights at the exclusive Singita Grumeti Reserve on the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park – Africa’s No. 1 World Heritage Site.
  • A great adventure for riders and non-riders alike.

This riding safari gives you the opportunity to explore two of Tanzania’s best safari locations. Your safari starts out at Manyara Ranch Conservancy. Formed in partnership with the African Wildlife Foundation, Manyara Ranch protects a critical wildlife corridor between Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks. With only 6 classic safari tents, the ranch is truly your private safari playground. Enjoy horseback riding, game drives in open vehicles and explore the African bush on foot with an armed guide. Visit the local Maasai village who partners with the conservancy. Next you will fly to the Serengeti to Singita Grumeti Reserve which spans part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem, on the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park – Africa’s No. 1 World Heritage Site. Situated on over 340,000 acres of exclusive-use concession in the Serengeti, Singita Grumeti Reserve offers an unparalleled horseback safari teeming with magnificent wildlife encounters- year round.

Day 1: Arrive Arusha: Arriving into Arusha’s Kilimanjaro airport in the late afternoon, you will be greeted upon arrival by our warm, friendly guides. You will be transferred to a nearby hotel to rest and relax after the long international flight. Enjoying a leisurely dinner, notice the sounds and smells of Africa all around you!

Overnight Arusha

Day 2: Manyara Ranch Conservancy After breakfast, you will be driven to Manyara Ranch. You will arrive in time for lunch. After lunch you will visit the stables to meet the horses and have a briefing. In the late afternoon you will head out on your first ride. Getting acquainted with your horse as you explore the beautiful and diverse wilderness of the conservancy. Upon return to camp, enjoy sundowners and dinner. After dinner you will have the option of a night game drive.

Overnight Manyara Ranch Conservancy (B.L.D)

Day 3: Manyara Ranch Conservancy Tea and coffee will be brought to your tent as you prepare for your early morning horse ride returning to camp for a late breakfast. After lunch you will visit the local Maasai village to learn about their culture and traditions. On the way back to camp, stop to observe the wildlife from one of the specially constructed hides while enjoying sundowners. Return to camp for dinner.

Overnight Manyara Ranch Conservancy (B.L.D)

Day 4: Manyara Ranch Conservancy Again you wil rise early for your morning horse ride returning to camp for a late breakfast. After lunch you will have the opportunity for game drive in an open vehicle or a walk with one of the armed walking safari guides. Return to camp for dinner.

Overnight Manyara Ranch Conservancy (B.L.D)

Day 5: Singita Grumeti Reserve In the morning you will be transferred to Lake Manyara Airstrip for your flight to Singita Grumeti Reserve. Start your journey as you arrive at Singita Sasakwa Lodge to check in and relax. You will visit the stables for afternoon tea followed by a briefing on the afternoon ride. Then depart for a 2-hour ride to ensure riders are comfortable with the selection of horse and tack before returning to the stables for sundowners and snacks and an overview of the following days riding and expectations. Dinner follows at the lodge.

Overnight Singita Sasakwa(B.L.D)

Day 6: Singita Grumeti Reserve This morning you will ride from Sasakwa Lodge to Faru Faru Lodge exploring the area on your way. The ride ends with a bush lunch near Faru Faru. The horses are taken back to Faru Faru by staff. After lunch the guests will be transferred to Faru Faru by game viewer.

Overnight Faru Faru (B.L.D)

Day 7: Singita Grumeti Reserve Depart Singita Faru Faru Lodge and explore the riverine area around the lodge. The ride is around 4.5 hours with a short break to stretch legs and enjoy a packed snack. Then return to Faru Faru for lunch and enjoy an afternoon at leisure. There will be no riding in the afternoon to allow the horses to rest. Afternoon activities available may include time in the spa, a game drive or relaxing by the pool overlooking the waterhole. Afternoon Tea will be available at the lodge & and an optional game drive/bush walk before relaxing with well earned pre dinner drinks and snacks around the fire followed by dinner at the lodge.

Overnight Faru Faru (B.L.D)

Day 9: Singita Grumeti Reserve/Departure Day An early morning wake up with tea and coffee is brought to the tent while you watch the sunrise and enjoy a light breakfast of cereals, toast, muffins and fresh fruit. Guests depart directly from the mobile camp to Sasakwa airstrip for departure. If guests are departing later, they can enjoy a short morning ride before departure. (B.L) * Please note that this itinerary is only a sample and is flexible and subject to changes based on the weather or the trip guide's discretion

Starting From $8,100 USD per person min 2
Private Departures only. Substitute Mobile camping option at Singita on nights 6 and 7: Starting from $8,400 USD per person min 2
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