Serengeti Safari Tanzania

The Equestrian Centre is situated adjacent to Sasakwa Lodge and is home to sixteen horses. Experienced riders can enjoy out-rides on the Serengeti Plains. Tack is English style and guests have the choice of English or Western saddles. Singita Sasakwa Lodge is one of three Singita lodges in this enormous private concession (340 000 acres), which means that you’ll have this wild stretch of Africa all to yourself. Sasakwa Lodge is built in the style of an Edwardian manor house. Stone walls, deep verandas, high ceilings, stately furniture, silverware and ornamental pieces complete the picture. Each cottage has a private infinity-edge pool overlooking ‘where the land stretches to forever’. The bedrooms with inviting four-posters are beautifully appointed, displaying typical African influences with touches of wood, leather and grass, alongside crisp linens, imported chandeliers and hand-crafted furniture.

Sasakwa Lodge

Day 1

Arrive at Sasakwa airstrip, be welcomed by your experienced guide and transferred to the nearby Sasakwa lodge. Check-in and enjoy a brief tour of the Equestrian Centre to meet the team and the horses. Take a short plains ride to familiarise yourself with your equine partner. Spend the night in ultimate safari comfort at Sasakwa Lodge.

Day 2

Settle into the saddle and depart from Sasakwa Lodge for a morning ride across the plains to Faru Faru Lodge. This is a four to five hour ride with a short stop to rest the horses, stretch your legs and enjoy refreshments. As a skilled equestrian you’ll ride through grasslands and open savannah before reaching the spectacular tree-lined Grumeti River. You’ll arrive at Faru Faru lodge for a sumptuous lunch and siesta before deciding on an afternoon activity: your choice of a gentle horse ride, a swim in the infinity-edge pools, spa treatments or a game drive. Enjoy overnighting in a contemporary suite that takes its design cues from nature.

Day 3

Go on a morning ride along the banks of the Grumeti River - this is a savannah and riverine area that begs to be explored at leisure. Your guides will point out for the varied bird life, plains game and any predators before returning to Faru Faru for lunch and afternoon activities. Savour an innovative feast of flavours and the finest wines before retiring for the evening.

Day 4

This is an exciting days riding as you wind your way back to Sasakwa Lodge following the twist and turns of Grumeti River and then out onto the plains. You’ll arrive at around midday. The afternoon is spent at leisure, again with a choice of afternoon activities. The last evening is spent winding down at the Manor House and your secluded cottage with its turn-of-the-century style.

Day 5

The horses are rested on this morning and guests have the option to participate in any of the other morning game activities on offer. After breakfast you’ll be driven to the airstrip and bid a fond farewell before departing for your onward destination.

IMPORTANT — Guests need to be experienced riders.

Fitness/Health Requirements: Riding-fit & able to ride for up to 5hrs a day at all paces. Guest to advise of any allergies, epilepsy, diabetes or other health issues.

Age/Weight Restriction: 14 years minimum, 100kg max. (Horses for heavier riders are available but will be matched to the skill of the rider so their availability cannot be guaranteed.)

Breeds of Horses: Thoroughbreds, SA Boerperds and various cross breeds

Gear: We have a selection of riding gear (hard hats, riding boots, chaps etc.) available at the Equestrian Centre. Although we carry a good range, availability of sizes are not guaranteed. The use of equipment is included in the rate.

Departures: No set departure dates.Duration of Daily Rides4-6hrs depending on distances that need to be covered and guest ability and fitness. Longer morning rides (4-5hrs) with optional shorter evening rides (1½-2hrs).Riding Cost per dayUS$ 200 .00 per person per day (3 riding days - Day 2,3 & 4) Seasons:
01 July - 31 Oct : Best time to ride (short grass, after migration)
01 Nov – 15 Dec: No riding
16 Dec - 31 March: Longer grass can slow the rides down
01 April – 15 May: No riding
15 May - 30 June: Grass is often long so rides may be slower.
Non-Riders will participate in normal lodge activities and will be transferred, along with all the luggage, by road between lodges