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Tanzania Itineraries: Serengeti, Singita Grumeti Reserve Luxury 9 Day Riding Safari

Highlights Include:

  • 7 nights in the famed Singita Grumeti Reserve in the Serengeti. Considered one of the worlds best game reserves and the best riding safari experience in Africa.
  • 4 nights in an exclusive mobile camp under canvas, a vintage safari experience!

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. This reserve offers Africa’s most exclusive mobile-tented safari experience on horseback. The equestrian mobile safaris takes guests on a journey of exploration to some of the Reserve’s most remote and romantic sites.

In northern Tanzania, Singita Grumeti Reserves spans part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem, on the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park – Africa’s No. 1 World Heritage Site. The word ‘Serengeti’ comes from the Maasai word ‘Siringit’, which means ‘the place where the land stretches to forever’. These captivating plains are teeming with the most incredible wildlife- year round.

Day 1: 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: Singita Grumeti Reserve In the morning you will be transferred to the Arusha airport 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 3: Singita Grumeti Reserve Depart early from the lodge and ride across the wide open plains with a short stop along the way to stretch your legs and have a snack. Around noon you will arrive at the mobile camp in time for a shower before lunch followed by a welcome siesta. Then enjoy afternoon tea before setting out on an afternoon activity of either a short ride around the camp or a game drive. Return to camp to freshen up and relax around the fire before dinner while reliving the days adventures.

Overnight Mobile Camp (B.L.D)

Day 4: Singita Grumeti Reserve You'll be woken up with tea and coffee brought to the tent where you may watch the sunrise while you enjoy a light breakfast of cereal, toast, muffins and fresh fruit. Set off to explore the area for 5 hours with a short snack and time to stretch your legs along the way before returning to camp around noon for a well earned lunch. Later, an afternoon tea can be enjoyed before setting out for the afternoon activities. This is a short ride for approximately 1.5 hours around the camp enjoying the beautiful evening light. The ride ends with sundowners and snacks in the bush near camp. The horses are returned to camp by the staff while guests have the option to take a drive to spot game. Horses and game viewers can meet up at the sundowner location. Guests are driven back to the mobile camp in time for a shower or to freshen up before dinner.

Overnight Mobile Camp (B.L.D)

Day 5: Singita Grumeti Reserve Tea and coffee are brought to your tent early in the morning so you may watch the sunrise while you enjoy a light breakfast of cereals of toast, muffins and fresh fruit before setting off early to Singita Faru Faru Lodge. This is a long morning ride as there is a lot of ground to cover. The ride ends with a bush brunch/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. Due to the longer morning ride there will be no riding in the afternoon to allow the horses to rest. Afternoon activities available include time in the spa, a game drive or relaxing by the pool overlooking the waterhole. Afternoon Tea will be available and an optional game drive / bush walk followed by pre-dinner drinks and snacks around the fire and then dinner at the lodge.

Overnight Faru Faru (B.L.D)

Day 6: 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 7: Singita Grumeti Reserve Depart Faru Faru and ride out towards the second location for the mobile camp site. Enjoy a packed snack stop along the way. Arrive at the new mobile site in time for a shower before lunch. The afternoon activity is a short ride 1.5 hours around the area, enjoying the evening light. Alternatively you may take an evening game drive, returning to camp in to freshen up and enjoy a drink at the fireside before dinner.

Overnight Mobile Camp (B.L.D)

Day 8: Singita Grumeti Reserve Tea and coffee will be brought to the tent while you watch the sunrise and enjoy a light breakfast of cereals, toast, muffins and fresh fruit. Set off to explore the area for approximately 5 hours with a short break for a leg stretch and snack on the trail to then end the ride at a bush brunch/lunch site. Guests enjoy a leisurely meal and then are transferred to the mobile camp in a game viewer. The horses return to camp with the staff. The afternoon activity is a short ride 1.5 hours around the area enjoying the evening light. The ride ends with sundowners and snacks in the bush near to camp and the horses are returned to camp by the staff. Guests are driven back to camp in time for showers before dinner.

Overnight Mobile Camp (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.* 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.

2012 Set Departure Dates: 22-31 August, 17-25 September, 07-16 October or by Private Arrangement all other times. Min 2 pax on Private Departures.