Tanzania is a peaceful, stable country even though some neighbours have a more turbulent reputation. The warm waters of the Indian Ocean lap on to its beautiful beaches. To the north, near the border with Kenya, there are two famous areas it is possible to ride: the Serengeti and Mount Kilimanjaro.
Game roams freely in Tanzania, just like Kenya, and follows well established migration routes. Unlike Kenya, hunting is legal in Tanzania and poaching is rife. Outside the reserves the game is rightly elusive, inside the reserves the game relaxes. There has been a crackdown on poaching since 2016 and the elephant population has rebounded.
Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest mountain at 5,900m and the snow-covered peaks of this dormant volcano dominate the landscape. Climbing Kilimajaro is a popular challenge and we can arrange this as an extension to any holiday. If you are considering climbing we highly recommend the slightly longer but beautiful and more reliable Machame route to the top. The slower ascent allows adjustment to the altitude and makes altitude sickness less likely.
Tanzania offers some good possibilities for horse riding holidays in the region of Kilimanjaro Mountain. Choose from a riding holiday based on a beautiful coffee farm which can be tailor made to riders of any ability and extended with a short trail to a hot spring, or a Big Game Safari or a combination of game and seeing the country its colourful people.