Tanzania lies just south of the equator and on the whole enjoys a tropical climate. There are two rainy seasons, the short and the long rains. The long rains called Masika fall from mid-March to May, and the shorter rains called Mvuli fall from November to mid-January. The cooler climate is during the dry season and lasts from May to October.
Massai land rides cater for beginners and have no big game such as elephants and lions. Still, there is game to be seen such as Zebras, Striped Hyenas, Jackals, Impalas, Thompson gazelles, African Wild Cat, Kudus, Dik Diks and plenty of beautiful birds. For intermediate and experienced rider’s animals such as Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffalos and all the plains game can be spotted. At night Africa’s nocturnal animals wake up and can be viewed using a big spotlight out on a night drive. Saying this, everyone needs to bear in mind that any wildlife seen is a bonus and never a guarantee. Even though Tanzania is world famous for its wildlife which is best viewed from what back in the days also used to roam wild, the horse. You will never forget the feeling of galloping alongside a herd of giraffes out on the African savannah; it is a memory that will last you a lifetime.
For those who haven’t had enough of a full days ride, one of the nights the adventure will continue into the night. With a big spotlight, we explore the African bush at night with new species to be added to your list. Bush Babies, Hyraxes, Bat Eared Foxes, Spotted Hyenas, Aardvarks, Genet cats, Civets and not to forget all the nocturnal bird species that will keep you alarmed with their calls at night.
For those who are not keen horse riders or not confident enough, options for vehicle safaris and walking safaris can be arranged. Their itinerary will be tailored to individual needs and sample itineraries are available upon request.
We do allow children, depending on their riding ability. They must be confident and strong enough to ride a full sized horse.
For guests traveling on their own, we do not charge a single supplement. However, for guests traveling in a group (with friends) who are unwilling to share a tent we charge 50 USD pp/night.
Tips are not mandatory; they are a gift to show your appreciation of your safari. If the service provided was above your expectation, gratuities are most welcomed. The guide will collect the gratuities and also be there for your advice. Kaskazi has as a guideline of 15 – 25 USD per guest per day.
Photographs and photography
A reasonably sized camera can be carried within your saddlebag. Photos are most welcomed unless the guide says otherwise. Kaskazi reserves the right to use any photographs taken out on safari for promotional purposes.