Situated on over 350,000 acres of exclusive use concession in Tanzania’s magnificent Serengeti, Singita Grumeti offers Africa’s most exclusive horseback safari experience. Equestrian safaris take guests on a journey of exploration to some of the Reserve’s most remote and romantic sites.
Day Rides From Singita Sasakwa Lodge
A horseback ride over the vast plains of the Serengeti is a romantic and exhilarating experience transporting you to the charm and nostalgia of days gone by. Have your very own “Out of Africa” moment with a day ride exploring the area surrounding Sasakwa Hill. Riding on the open plains allows you to actually travel with a herd of zebra or giraffe, an incredible way to be a part of the pulse of Africa. These rides are completely tailored to guests’ needs and skill level, usually lasting several hours. Day rides are offered on request only and are subject to availability of horses and guides. This optional activity cannot be pre-booked, however we can advise the lodge that guests are interested in a day ride. All planning and booking takes place at the lodge once the guests riding ability has been assessed.
The ultimate horseback safari adventure, our tailored Equestrian Safaris combine long rides exploring remote areas of the Reserve with wonderfully relaxing afternoons. The exclusivity of Singita Grumeti means that your experience is sure to be unique and private, just you, your magnificent horse, expert guide and the enchanting Serengeti all around you. Moving on horseback allows you to penetrate herds of zebra and giraffe, travelling among them as if part of the group. Combine Singita Explore Mobile Tented Camp with a stay at one of our permanent lodges, Sasakwa or Faru Faru, to gain the ultimate Serengeti horseback experience. Singita Explore is the perfect base for days of remote exploration and a truly immersive bush adventure, while the luxury of Sasakwa and Faru Faru offer the heights of style and relaxation. Non-riders in a party are welcome and will be offered game drives plus all the facilities of the lodges. Equestrian safaris are available from 01 June – 31 October. No riding is available from November to mid-December and during April and May.
The Singita Equestrian Centre
The Singita Equestrian Centre is located at the top of Sasakwa hill, very close to Singita Sasakwa Lodge overlooking the endless plains of the Serengeti. The stables are home to 18 magnificent horses, ranging from 15.1 to 16.3 hands in height. The stables are superbly well maintained and the horses all in excellent condition. All the horses have been carefully selected for temperament and pace and include South African Boerperd, an indigenous African breed, Thoroughbreds, and a variety of cross breeds. There is a selection of riding gear (hard hats, riding boots, chaps etc.) that can be supplied by the Equestrian Centre at Sasakwa and this is included in rates. Although we carry a good range, availability of sizes or unusual sizes unfortunately cannot be guaranteed.
For guests’ safety, we insist that all riders complete a questionnaire and short assessment before riding out onto the plains. Guests should be intermediate to experienced riders, riding-fit and able to ride for up to 5 hours a day. Minimum group size is 2 riders and maximum is 6 riders accompanied by 2 guides and a trainee guide. Riders should be 14 years and over and of 220lbs/100kg maximum weight.
The equestrian manager and guide will be happy to discuss any further horse riding related details, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org