Horseback Travel & Equestrian Tradition

TANZANIA Why Go There?

Riding safaris in Tanzania take you off the beaten track and back in time. Tanzania is home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the Ngorongoro crater, Amboseli and the Serengeti as well as bordering the world-famous Maasai Mara. The migrating herds head from Kenya through Tanzania offering superb game viewing opportunities on horseback. Mobile horse riding safaris in traditional tents offer the chance to interact with local tribes as you ride past their homes and cattle corals en-route to the game-rich areas.


  • Enduimet wildlife corridor ride
    Enduimet wildlife corridor ride
  • A sensational riding experience
    Horseback riding in Tanzania
  • Relaxing evenings around the fire in Tanzania
    Mobile riding safari in the Enduimet wildlife corridor
  • Cantering across the open plains of Tanzania
    Safari on horseback near lake Natron Tanzania
  • What a spot to lay camp!
    Horseback riding safari near lake Natron Tanzania
  • Riding as the sun sets in Tanzania
    Sunset in Tanzania
  • An authentic safari
    Horesback riding safari in the Enduimet Tanzania
  • Tanzania boasts incredible ecosystems
    Horseback safari in Tanzania in the lush forest
  • Pink flamingo - Riding in Tanzania
    Horseback safari in Tanzania
  • Canoe in Tanzania
    Tanzania horseback

Entry formalities

A passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of entry to Tanzania is required by all nationals of Australia, USA, Canada, the UK and other EU countries.
While still part of Tanzania, Zanzibar and the other islands are administered autonomously; they have their own immigration procedures and you will be asked to show your passport on entry and exit.

Visas for Tanzania are required by all nationals referred to above, except:
Nationals of Cyprus and Romania, who do not require a visa.
You can obtain single-entry and transit visas on arrival at the port of entry into Tanzania. Passport photos are not required; all other requirements must be in place.

Visa note:
Nationals not mentioned are advised to contact the embassy or high commission to check visa requirements for Tanzania.

Types and cost:
Single-entry tourist visa: US$50 on arrival (the exception is US citizens for whom a single-entry visa is US$100) or £40 in advance.
Multiple-entry business visa: £80 (six months) or £100 (12 months).
Single-entry tourist visa: up to three months from the date of issue. You can re-enter Tanzania on the same visa (providing it is still valid) if coming into Tanzania for a second time from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda or Burundi.

Tanzania has also introduced an ‘e-visas' system which allows applications to be submitted and approved online without the need to visit their High Commission in London. See:

Tanzania has announced that it will ban single-use polythene bags from June 2019 in the war against plastic pollution.

Travellers bringing plastic bags in the country may face heave fines. Please do not try to bring in any plastic bags (including zip lock bags for liquids under 100ml) into the country.

Addresses of consulates

  • Paris | Ambassade de Tanzanie
    7 ter rue de Leonard de Vinci
    75116 Paris
    Tél. :
    Fax :
  • Ambassade de France en Tanzanie
    Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road
    PO Box 2349
    Dar es Salaam
    Tél. : +255 22 219 88 00
    Fax :
  • Tanzanian High Commission
    3 Stratford Place
    W1C 1AS London
    Tél. : +44 (0) 207 569 1470
    Fax :


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Choosing a safari

Horse riding safaris often follow a similar pattern. You are woken early in the morning so that you can be onboard your horse at dawn and riding as the animals are most active. You will normally ride for 3-4 hours in the morning, following game tracks in search of the Big Five and other species. Lunch is taken in a shady spot where a short siesta is possible before being woken again for tea. The afternoon rides set out as it starts to get cooler so that you can appreciate the beautiful afternoon light and watch the bush come to life, before returning to camp before night falls. Typically the morning rides are faster and adrenaline-fuelled, whilst the afternoon rides are perfect for photographs.

A riding safari in Tanzania is also an immersion into Masai culture as you ride through their villages and interact with the warriors.

For an exhilarating riding safari for experienced riders only, with plenty of fast riding and the possibility of jumping, choose the Enduimet Wildlife Corridor ride.

The Safari between Mt Meru and the Kilimanjaro is your opportunity to discover three different ecosystems of forests, plains, and the foothills of the Kilimanjaro. Shorter rides and center-based stays can be arranged on request for families or less experienced riders.

For a truly unique experience, join the Lake Natron ride and marvel at the vast numbers of flamingoes in this remote area of the Rift Valley.

Early bird discounts
Get 3% off all trips booked before 31/12/2019 for a departure in 2020.
Terms and conditions:
  • This 3% early bird discount applies to the cost of the trip, and excludes transfers & supplements, international or domestic flights, and any additional services.
  • This offer cannot be combined with any other current discount.