Our Farm In Africa
Our "Out of Africa" farm in Tanzania is a nice place to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of an old style cattle and horse ranch. The farm is located some 30km from Arusha at 2000m altitude on the North-western slopes of Mt. Meru volcano, fifth highest mountain on the continent of Africa. The mountain appears to be right in our back garden! In the other direction the house and garden overlook the African Rift Valley with stunning views to the far horizon. We accommodate overnight visitors and people wishing to relax for a few days in the countryside in scenic natural surroundings. Activities at the farm include BIRDWATCHING, RIDING, POLOCROSSE PRACTICE, WALKING, CAVE VISITS and VISITS TO THE LOCAL MASAI MARKET. Uto farm is the base for our riding safaris. More farm photos
The main house was built in 1937 by a South African settler in the distinctive Cape Dutch architectural style. The garden is visited by more than 60 different species of exotic birds, and constitutes a veritable ornithological paradise. Today the farm is a livestock enterprise with dairy cattle, sheep, and many stabled thoroughbred horses that work as our horseback safari mounts. Guest accommodation includes bungalows in the gardens that can accommodate up to 12 guests at a time.
The farm is producing grass fed ecological milk and meat, and does not use any harmful chemicals or sprays in the production process. Additionally we are self-sufficient with our own carbon-neutral electricity supply in the form of a micro-hydro power plant, and our own spring water.
We very occasionally offer young people with good horse training skills the opportunity to work for a while at our farm and to help out with riding safaris. We are interested in people who can document previous experience in a riding/racing stable as a horse trainer. Some of our horses require schooling on a regular basis - particularly before and after each safari. Young foals also need to be handled and taught what is expected of them. An ideal stay at the farm from our point of view would be 3 - 6 months, working in the stable and with the horses - riding out daily on a number of horses and training youngsters in the ring as required. Occasionally the opportunity to assist on one of our safaris may arise. Basic en-suite accommodation is available. Please note that the farm is situated in a remote location and that social life is very restricted as a result. You must be self-sufficient and emotionally mature and ideally have a hobby or spare time pursuit that can keep you occupied off work.