Kilimanjaro Elephant Ride

Horse Safari
Horse Safari
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8 days
Max People : 4
min 4 people – 8 days Arusha area

In the footsteps of the greatest mammal on earth, the elephant…

Please be aware of that the itinerary below is subject to change due to movement of game and whether conditions. The routes are designed for the best possibilities of viewing wildlife and follow suitable terrain for horses. If the itinerary would change prior to the safari, this would only be to the benefit of the journey on horseback.


Day 1

Arrive to Kilimanjaro International Airport, here you will be picked up by Kaskazi and driven for 35 minutes to our permanent lodge, where the night is spent. Settle into the new surroundings and meet the others that are participating in the safari. The lead guide will join the dinner party and briefly introduce the itinerary for the next upcoming days.

Day 2

After a big breakfast, you depart in vehicles and drive for 2 hours to our fly camp. Upon arrival, the crew will await you with welcome drinks and opened arms, making you part of the Kaskazi team from day one. After introduction to the tents, it will be time for lunch where a briefing takes place. Thereafter you walk over to the horses, and the guide will introduce you to your horse and shortly thereafter an afternoon ride takes place for you to get to know your horse and settle into the saddle. The day ends around the campfire.

Day 3

You wake up with the sun and a big breakfast is served, thereafter it is time to get on your horse. The directions are north bound, with Mt Meru towering in the west. The days ride is amongst Tanzanian farmland and the Massai steppe, its scenic with many cultural interactions as the rides goes along. We make use of the cooler hours in the morning and try to cover as much ground as possible. The lunch is served under a big acacia, sometimes near to a dam where the Massai’s water their cattle and we our horses. You will have a good 3 – 3 1⁄2 hour’s stop for lunch, with time for a siesta to regain some strength. The afternoon continues across opened plains, making sure to reach our night stop before the sun hits the horizon. The night is spent in an area called Nyumbu, named after its usual frequent abundance of wildebeests.

Day 4

Early wake up calls followed by an English breakfast. Everyone mounts their companion and the safari starts heading towards the so–‐-called Seven Sisters. After have crossed the seven hills (seven sisters) we ride through Sinya Village and continue towards lunch, served under a shady tree. The terrain varies from opened grassland to beautiful canopy forests. The day offers good chance of seeing plains game such as zebras, giraffes and wildebeests but most important is the presence of the shy antelope, the Gerenuk that we will keep an eye for as we ride along. The night is spent at an astonishing place, hopefully the night is clear and you will get the feeling being watched by four powerful mountains, Mt Meru, Namanga, Longido and the most legendary of all, Mt Kilimanjaro.

Day 5

Early wake up with coffee and tea before a bush breakfast is served. The day will be spent tracking the biggest land living mammal, the elephants. The terrain differs from thick scrublands to the never-‐-ending dessert flats near to the lake that caters for great gallops. Before sunset, we return to the previous nights camp to enjoy another night in this remote and remarkable place on earth.

Day 6

This day will be spent tracking the footsteps of the biggest land living mammal, the elephant. Hopefully we have good luck tracking and get the chance to see these giants from the back of a horse. The night will be spent overlooking the pans with its plains game on constant alert for predators.

Day 7

Wake up with the sun, taking directions for the Kenyan border. The riding will take place in good cat country and everyone needs to be on constant alert on what might be encounter around the corner. The night is spent in a new location, chosen the same morning as we leave camp. Hopefully this night is clear, as apart from the view of the mountains within this area, the night sky is a mind-‐-blowing site.

Day 8

The last morning has arisen and the safari has come to its end, enjoy a big breakfast before directions are taken towards civilization, depending on road conditions about 3 hours journey back to the airport. For those who fly out late there is a day room available at Kili villa.

Price Detail

Group departures (minimum four riders required)

  • Rates are per person sharing
  • Single supplement, if unwilling to share – $50/night
  • In the event of a change on government taxes, levies, concession /wildlife/ community fees, we reserve the right to pass on any increase.

USD 4875 per person (excluding WMA fees)
USD 870 per person in WMA (Wildlife Management Area) fees
Total price: USD 5745

*For cheaper alternatives ask for the Arusha National Park Ride from USD 2800 per person.

Price Includes

  • Permanent lodge / Kili Villa The first night is spent at Kili Villa. A private villa based only 35 minutes from Kilimanjaro International Airport. Beautiful located in the bush with great views of Mt Meru and on a clear day Mt Kilimanjaro. The Villa is of exclusive use for each group that participates on safari with Kaskazi. You arrive to what almost feels like home, with the great service of the Villas own butler, private chef and waiter. The Villa is equipped with double and twin rooms, each with its own on suit bathroom. There is WIFI and a small swimming pool to be enjoyed. Full board accommodation and locally sourced beverages, (other requirements can be arranged prior to arrival and will then be charged at cost price).
  • Under our private canvas Six nights is spent under Kaskazi’s custom made mobile camp. The tents are of our own design with on suit bush toilets and hot bucket showers. Full board accommodation and locally sourced beverages, (other requirements can be arranged prior to arrival and will then be charged at cost price).
  • Kili Villa Day room The last day of the safari a day room at Kili Villa is available before flight departure (however please book this in advanced).
  • All food and beverages included
  • Transfer back and forth from the airport (at KHS set times and departures)
  • Qualified private guide, horses and riding
  • Flying doctor membership for each client (fly out insurance)
  • WD (Wildlife department) fees
  • WMA (wildlife management area) fees
  • Village fees
  • Arusha National Park fees (TANAPA)

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Gratuities for the camp team and guides (guideline of 15-25 USD per guest per day)
  • Any personal purchases
  • Visas, medical and travel insurance, which has to be arrange prior to arrival
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