In the midst of a coffee estate on the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro you will find Makoa Farm, a delightful farm that offers guests horse-back safaris on a number of different levels, including horse riding in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro and horseback riding safaris; varying in length from half a day up to eight days. Safaris will take you through the rugged terrain that is steeped with beauty and abundant in wildlife, including Big Game. Makoa-Farm is a 90 minute drive from Arusha, 40 minutes from Kilimanjaro International Airport and just 20 minutes from the old German town of Moshi, providing you with an easily-accessible platform to acclimatise for the challenge of the mighty Kilimanjaro or for a leisure holiday enjoying the benefits of open safari on horse-back.
Accommodation at Makoa Farm consists of:
4 cottages, each with a private veranda and stunning views of Mt. Kilimanjaro await you at Makoa Farm. A guest house is suitable for families with a comfortable en suite guest bedroom in a colonial style farmhouse. Some foods are produced directly on the farm, delightfully prepared and brought to your plate. Meals are sumptuous home-cooked farm meals. The farm-feel is wonderful for kids, with various farm animals around to feed and pet. A small rescue station for wildlife and a veterinary clinic is on the farm, too. Guests can participate in activities around animals, join the rescue monkey troop on a walk or the enrichment feeding and can learn a lot about wild animals in Africa. Bordered by two rivers, the farm plays home to many species of birdlime, monkeys, small antelope and nocturnal game.
Nearby, Machame Gate and the spectacular rainforests on the mountain's lower slopes give you glimpses into an uninhabited, unspoiled world beneath the canopy of trees. Immersed in these lush surroundings, in the shadow of the mighty Kilimanjaro, Makoa Farm is the perfect place to acclimatise yourself for the great challenge of climbing mount Kilimanjaro, and with views of the sleeping giant nearby an on horse-back, you can easily keep an eye on your challenge while you wait.
Horse-back riding in the foothills of Kilimanjaro are relaxing and supremely scenic, with panoramic views of the mountain and the vast African plains that stretch out immeasurably. The horses are warm blood, with some Arab and some thoroughbred and X, and are all ridden with bitless tack in a loose rein and relaxed style. Safari packages include up to eight consecutive days of horse-back riding through different areas, including: the vast indigenous forests of the Kilimanjaro Reserve - a lush world of exotic scenery; the West Kilimanjaro Wilderness, a mixture of open grassland and thorn bush savanna with plenty animals to spot along the way; riverside camp, which gives you the chance of searching for big game, with frequent spotting of elephant herds; the north camp ride will take you through vast plains with abundant herds of Eland, and sometimes herds of up to 200 elephants, spotted hyena, cheetah and leopard are also seen. With supreme views, sightings of game, luxury accommodation and exemplary service and friendliness, Makoa Farm provides with a delightful African safari experience that is not to be missed.
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