The Iron lady’s Ride

5.0 (4)
4 days 3 nights
Weight limit
85 kg / 187 lb

Embark on a thrilling horseback adventure in the heart of Tanzania's Arusha National Park. This unique experience offers tourists the opportunity to explore the stunning views and diverse wildlife of the park from a different perspective.

As you saddle up, you'll ride through lush forests, open savannahs, and picturesque landscapes, all while being accompanied by expert guides who ensure your safety and provide fascinating insights about the park's flora and fauna.

Enjoy close encounters with a variety of wildlife, including giraffes, zebras, and antelopes, against the backdrop of Mount Meru, Africa's fifth highest peak.

Whether you're a nature enthusiast, an adventure seeker, or simply looking for a unique way to experience the beauty of Arusha National Park, a horseback ride in this pristine wilderness promises an unforgettable and immersive journey in the heart of East Africa.

from US$ 1 950
per tourist for 4 days
Departing from
Kilimanjaro Region, Kilimanjaro International Airport
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Photo Jo W.
Jo W. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
Our Horse Safaris is a privately guided horseback operation in Northern Tanzania. Due to the owner’s many years of experience within the Safari industry, we design unforgettable horse riding safaris all over Tanzania.

Tour highlights

See the Kilimanjaro Mountain
African powerful mountains - Mt Meru, Namanga, Longido and the most legendary of all, Mt Kilimanjaro
Discover a Rich Fauna
Good chances of seeing, buffaloes, giraffes, all your plains game, elephants and leopards are present however harder to spot a long with rare species such as Suni, Red Duiker, the magnificent Hartlaub's turaco, colobus monkey and the endless bird life
Stay at the Margarete Trappe’s Old House
The legendary lady known and remembered as the Iron lady from the first world war

Route details

Day 1

Arrive to the lodge for lunch, 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 (fenced), 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
Discovering the Arusha National Park
Day 3
Climb towards the best views of Mt Kilimanjaro
Day 4
Departure (optional longer stay available)
Tour provider's comments

Please be aware of that this ride is for strong intermediate riders only and that each itinerary 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 for the safety and to the benefit of the journey on horseback.



Camp Site
1 night
Guest House
2 nights
1 night

The first night is spent at a lodge situated on a golf, polo, and wildlife estate, only 40 minutes’ drive from Kilimanjaro international airport. Each room has its own on suite bathroom, flush toilet, and white fluffy towels. There is WIFI, a swimming pool to be enjoyed and SPA treatments, yoga, golf, polo can be arranged prior to arrival.

2 nights
Margarete Trappe’s House

Tickets to group meeting place

Group meeting place
Kilimanjaro Region, Kilimanjaro International Airport
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Weather during the tour

Weather conditions along the route
You will get a weather forecast for this tour’s route based on
  • the forecasts for this season
  • the statistics from previous years’ trips

Tour conditions


  • accommodation;
  • all meals included (lunch upon arrival and breakfast upon departure);
  • drinks included however excluded at the lodge;
  • qualified private guide, horses and riding.


  • international flights;
  • beverages / lunch at the lodge;
  • transfers from the airport;
  • gratuities for the camp team and guides (guideline of 25 - 35 USD per guest per day);
  • visas, medical and travel insurance, which has to be arranged prior to arrival;
  • single supplement if unwilling to share - $70/night;
  • any personal purchases;
  • government fees - 450 USD per person.

Group size

up to 10 tourists


4 days
3 nights

It's important to know

Cancellation of booking
In case of booking cancellation the next policy applies: Tourists will receive a full amount they paid for the reservation in case they cancel more than 35 days in advance of the tour start date In the event of cancellation within the period of 34 to 16 days before the tour start date - they are entitled to receive 50% of the booking amount Cancelations made within 15 days before the tour starts will not be entitled to a refund.

Tour reviews

Based on 4 reviews
  • M
    18 Jun, 2023
    about provider
    Well, what can I say except that the ride surpassed all my expectations? I enjoyed every single minute of it. Our guide was simply excellent, brimming with knowledge and always making the journey engaging for everyone. The horses were truly fantastic. Being a beginner, I wasn't sure what to expect, but my horse immediately put me at ease. She knew exactly what to do, and I felt completely safe throughout. I'd enthusiastically recommend this experience to anyone seeking something truly special.
    18 Jun, 2023
  • L
    11 Jun, 2023
    about provider
    It was beautiful, especially during sunset! You don’t even need to be an experienced horse rider. The landscape was also amazing and so are the wild animals!
    11 Jun, 2023
  • U
    13 Mar, 2023
    about provider
    The migration ride offered breathtaking scenery and landscapes, teeming with wildlife. The tents were fantastic, the food delightful, and the team operated seamlessly. It truly was a one-of-a-kind experience, filled with wild adventure amidst nature's endless plains. And the horses? Simply outstanding.
    13 Mar, 2023
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