World Reviewer rating

Worth a visit
Rating 0.8 (132 votes)

Trailing the Great Migration on horseback

Listed under Horse Riding Adventures in Tanzania.

  • Photo of Trailing the Great Migration on horseback
  • Photo of Trailing the Great Migration on horseback
  • Photo of Trailing the Great Migration on horseback
  • Photo of Trailing the Great Migration on horseback
  • Photo of Trailing the Great Migration on horseback
  • Photo of Trailing the Great Migration on horseback
  • Photo of Trailing the Great Migration on horseback
  • Photo of Trailing the Great Migration on horseback
Photo of Trailing the Great Migration on horseback
Photo by flickr user wendylin20
Pin It

Many safaris on horseback give you the opportunity to gallop alongside gazelle and giraffes. But few afford the spectacle of riding alongside more than two million animals (wildebeest, zebra and gazelles) as they take part in the greatest land migration on Planet Earth. You can only do this on horseback, and don’t even think about it unless you are an experienced rider.

The Great Migration of these animals takes them between Tanzania and Kenya so look for tour operators in these two countries. You are likely to sleep in mobile camps as you follow the migration; the level of opulence helps set the price tag, which in any case will not be cheap. Each operator has his/her own dates and locations, as the migration route changes each year on the basis of rain, temperature, and predator populations. (You don’t want to cross a crocodile-filled stream along with the wildebeest).

One Tanzania-based operator is run by two veterinarians who take pride in their well-trained horses: Makoa-Farm P.O. Box 203,
 Moshi Tanzania


Written by  Claudia Flisi.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
Question
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?
 

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Riding on Rapa Nui

    Tropical beaches. Mystical Moais. Volcanic craters. What a riding vacation on Easter Island lacks in technical challenge, it…

  • Lake Mburo National Park horseback Safari

    You probably don’t think about horse riding in Uganda, but a primate-focused safari in the country CAN encompass an equestrian …

  • Riding high in the Ecuadorian Andes

    Riding in the Ecuadorian Andes is always a breath-taking experience, not only because of the height but also the beauty of the …

Nearby Experiences

  • Climb Kilimanjaro

    Imagine experiencing sunrise near the summit of Kilimanjaro, with the African plains below and the retreating glaciers glimmeri…

  • Kilimanjaro

    The highest mountain of Africa is 5895m/19,340ft high, but technically the easiest of the continental highpoints. The gentle sl…

  • The Great Walk of Africa

    For those who enjoy a serious hiking trip, but want something very unusual, this is a unique trip sharing the trail with lions,…

Related links

Contribute to this page