Day 1Arrive 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The price is rate is £3820 (US$ 5 790.00) per rider or £3424 (US$ 5 190.00 ) per non-rider. This rate includes:Two nights at Sasakwa (Fully Inclusive), Two nights at Faru Faru (Fully Inclusive)• Three days of horse riding including gear & refreshments (where applicable)• All game activities as offered by the lodge• Return transfer from airstrip to lodge• Transfer of luggage between lodges. We update our rates regularly but for a precise quote please contact us.
At the Singita Sasakwa Lodge rates include:
Other available services at Sasakwa Lodge include:
Holidays can generally be of any duration and start on any day (except where specified).
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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
You can calculate the CO2 emission of your journey to Tanzania at Climate Care and compensate for your 'environmental footprint'. If you let us know how much it is we will be happy to pay this on your behalf.
In the office, we use paper from sustainably managed forests and recycled material where possible.
We encourage you to travel onwards from your arrival airport by rail when possible, and will book seats on your behalf.
To make a non-binding enquiry or a provisional booking, please fill in the reservations & enquiries form. Once we have checked availability, we will send you a quote with a holiday reference number by email. To secure your holiday, a deposit is required of £200 per person (or half the cost of the holiday, whichever is lower) and forward any insurance premiums to the insurance company. You should book your flights at this stage, and forward details to us so that we can organise your transfers. The balance of payment must be received by us not less than eight weeks before departure. Payment instructions.
Insurance: all riders must be fully insured. We can recommend this travel insurance policy. The application form may be printed out to send with your premiums direct to the insurance company.
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