We have never experienced a team as dedicated to creating a life-adventure as the Kaskazi horse safari team built and led by Jo. She was personally involved (as she clearly has been for 12(?) years) in every small part of our family’s week on horseback safari, our first. 10 guests were supported by 19 staff and 17 top-rank horses—most thoroughbreds that had been thoroughly trained for the bush. Marvelous!
The staff gave the horses and riders top care and were super-in-tune with the smallest changes in each. Tara’s deep horse-sense experience boggled my comprehension. Three grooms cared for the horses behind the scenes. Our tents (sleeping and separate shower/toilet for each guest/couple) were set up, cleaned, moved to new sites (with our personal gear). The facilities team never failed.
The food and drink was great. Nothing lacked and all was creative. For a moving camp safari, I don’t see how it could be better.
Our week safari traveled between Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru in Arusha National Park. The variety of terrain (forests, plains, hills, desert(?), bog) was super cool to see and ride. Jo and Tara led the way perfectly.
Animals? Yup. And from horseback, they were uniquely special. What was better? Horses or animals? Hard to tell. The gallops on thoroughbreds across the plains…pretty hard to beat.