Air Ticket Prices
When planning your travel keep in mind that the peak fares are around Xmas and New Year, immediately after which they fall dramatically on both the Intercontinental and domestic routes.
American style saddle availability
In Tanzania we ride english style and have english saddles and tack. This obviously means that we post to the trot. Unfortunately we do not have any western saddles at the moment.
In Chile and Argentina we ride on local saddles that are lighter and more comfortable than western saddles while the riding style is similar to western.
No visas are required for entry into Argentina.
Agents brochures are available from Ride World Wide Ltd.
in the UK , and from Hidden Trails Ltd.
in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Finding general visa, passport and health information for travelling abroad.
The Medical Advisory Services
for Travellers Abroad (MASTA) have a useful web site on staying healthy abroad.
have contacts for embassies worldwide. Visa and passport information is also available by entering your nationality, country of departure, destination and any countries visited on transit.
Flights to Argentina from South Africa
Malaysian Airlines, SAA.
How to get here from Nairobi
Take the Davanu or Impala shuttle service to Arusha and get off at the farm drive.
Our original ride! This is an 8 night itinerary with 7 days riding between Mt. Meru to the south, Lake Natron Game Controlled area to the West, Mt. Kilimanjaro to the East and the Kenya border and Amboseli National Park to the North. The ride follows a circuit starting and ending at Uto Farm, our base. We ride about 3 hours during the morning, break for lunch and siesta during the heat of the day, and then ride another 2 to 3 hours in the afternoon. Distance covered averages 35 to 50 km per day depending on the speed of the group. Each evening when you arrive at camp there is a large campfire ready to go and your tents are all set up with your gear inside; all you have to do is tie up your horse on our picket line and make sure your mount gets a bucket of water.
LADE Argentine internal airline
In addition to Aerolineas, Austral and Lan Argentina, LADE (lineas aereas del estado) also fly to destinations like Ushuaia and Rio Gallegos inside Argentina from Buenos Aires. Their fares are much lower than the other operators because this is the public arm of the Argentine Air force and most planes are propeller driven and the routes in-direct. Their website can be accessed at www.lade.com.ar
Rides can be confirmed for 4-5 participants in total depending slightly on the location in question.
Several of our riding holidays are suitable for novice riders. These are classified as level A in the ride headings. However, you ought still to be fit and to have a good sense of balance.
Places to stay in Buenos Aires
If you are staying in Buenos Aires for a week or more, an interesting option instead of staying at one of the many hotels is to rent a flat. This works out much cheaper on a daily basis, especially on a per person basis. One of the best services is that provided by www.bytargentina.com
who offer fully furnished apartments all over town.
Recommended airlines to Chile
American Airlines, LAN-Chile, Iberian Airlines.
Recommended airlines to Tanzania
These are the airlines flying into Kilimanjaro Airport: KLM, Ethiopian Airlines.
These are the airlines flying into Dar es Salaam Airport: KLM, Ethiopian Airlines, British Airways, Alitalia.
Tanzania - nearest airports
The nearest airports are Nairobi (4 hours drive) and Kilimanjaro (1.5 hours drive)
Tanzania - Required riding skills
Riders need to be comfortable in an English style saddle at any pace
including canters and trots. They should expect to ride on average 6
hours per day, resting during mid-day and camping at night.
Uttermost Part of the Earth
E. Lucas Bridges, August 1948. 510 pages. Hodder and Stoughton Ltd. London.
A detailed account of pioneer life in Tierra del Fuego in the 19th century and of the Ona and Yamana indian customs, social organization and language.
Visas for Chile
There are no visa requirements for entry to Chile. American citizens, Canadian nationals and others from the NAFTA area are required to pay a "reciprocal entry fee". $100 for US Citizens. I believe it is $50 for the others. Europeans do not pay this fee.
What is a Quarteron?
This is a popular cross of the Criollo mare with a Criollo/Perceron cross stallion. The resulting animal is taller and heavier than the classic Criollo horse. Surprisingly it is also just as agile and nimble of foot while having greater power and stamina. My favourite horse - Jan.
Where we ride on Kilimanjaro
On the Ndarakwai Ranch belonging to Peter Jones
Will the horses be fit and well looked after ?
We organise our own rides to ensure that the horses are up to the work required, that they are well fed, groomed and cared for. There are many riding locations that we scouted which did not make it into our website and we would not offer a ride if we thought the horses were not treated with respect. One of the key benefits you get when booking with Equestrian Safaris is the knowledge that you will be riding good quality horses, whether this is in Tanzania or in South America.