4 Days Arusha national park ride

Arusha national park fees for Tanzanians

4 Days Arusha national park ride : On this ride with Kaskazi Horse Safaris your ride in Arusha National Park, which is where  Margerete lived until she passed away in 1957. On the ride we follow her old hidden pathways through the bush where this legendary lady rode on her two loyal thoroughbred mounts, always accompanied by her two Alsatians. Margarete Trappe arrived on an ox wagon 1906 from the coast. Her courage and pioneering spirit set the tone when she travelled the picturesque Meru-Pass, at which her new home-Momella-was situated. A big farm was created and built by the Trappe family where they kept cattle, horses and goats and enjoyed the surroundings and the abundant wildlife

Day 1,

Arrive to Kilimanjaro International Airport, here you will be picked up by one of the team from and driven for thirty five minutes to the 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. This is a good opportunity for everyone to get to know their mount before heading into the National Park the following day. The afternoon ride takes place on a 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 lodge in time for showers and sundowners before dinner is served.

Day 2,

On the 2nd day of your 4 days Arusha national park ride, 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.

4 days Arusha national park ride
Buffalos in Arusha N.P

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. “If, as children, we were thrilled by Buffalo Bill we should have been still more spellbound by Mrs. Trappe’s adventures, the adventures of the fearless woman with her two legendary horses, Comet and Diamond, and her two inseparable Alsatians. Like a phantom she would suddenly appear, like a phantom she would vanish; as intimate with wild beasts as though they were tame.”

These are some of the tales about Margarete who’s old riding paths this horse safari follows through the holy forests of the park. Arrive to camp, based on the foot of Mt Meru in time for showers and sundowners then dinner under the stars.

Day 3,

On the 3rd day of your 4 days Arusha national park ride, 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.

4 days Arusha national park ride
Momella Lakes

Day 4;

On the 4th day of your 4 days Arusha national park ride, Wake up to Colobus monkeys chatting in the early hours of the morning. Breakfast is served and everyone mounts and start heading back towards civilization. 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 stay another night or two at the lodge and practice and play polo for a few days.to Arusha which will bring the tour to an end.

Price includes

  • Permanent camp / Lodge

The first night is spent at a family run wildlife lodge situated on a golf, polo and wildlife estate, only 30 minutes drive from the international airport. Each room has its own en suite bathroom, flush toilet and white fluffy towels. There is WIFI, a swimming pool to be enjoyed and SPA treatments, yoga, golf etc. can be organized upon request. (www.girafferesidence.com)

  • Mobile camp

Under our private canvas Two nights is spent under Kaskazi’s tailor 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).

  • All meals included (lunch upon arrival and breakfast upon departure
  • Drinks included however excluded at the lodge
  • Qualified private guide, horses and riding
  • WD (Wildlife department) fees
  • WMA (wildlife management area) fees
  • Arusha National Park fees
  • Village fees

Price excludes

  • International flights
  • Drinks excluded at the lodge
  • Transfers excluded from the airport
  • Gratuities for the camp team and guides (guideline of 25-40 USD per guest per day)
  • Any personal purchases
  • Visas, medical and travel insurance, which has to be arrange prior to arrival