Tanzania Shore Excursion: Heritage Beach Horse Ride

What’s more breathtaking while in Tanzania than horseback riding on the beach? Depart your cruise Bus for a Mafia Island adventure on horseback. You’ll learn some history of Mafia Island as you ride your horse through Mafia beach where Persian Arabs used to practice slave trade. Then you’ll head to the beach where you’ll enjoy local snacks before riding through the warm Indian Ocean waves.

Tanzania Shore Excursion:

Heritage Beach Horse Ride

What’s more breathtaking while in Tanzania than horseback riding on the beach? Depart your cruise Bus for a Mafia Island adventure on horseback. You’ll learn some history of Mafia Island as you ride your horse through Mafia beach where Persian Arabs used to practice slave trade. Then you’ll head to the beach where you’ll enjoy local snacks before riding through the warm Indian Ocean waves.

Tour Highlights

  • Covered by Zanziplanet’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your Hotel.
  • Complimentary Hotel pickup and drop off.
  • Comprehensive narration and detailed information about the culture and history of Mafia Island.
  • Visit Mafia ruins and Heritage Park.
  • Horseback riding shore excursion in Mafia countryside.

Spend your time in Tanzania admiring the beautiful countryside and coast on horseback. You’ll be picked up from your Hotel and start your tour with a visit to Mafia Ruins and Heritage Park on Mafia’s north coast, where you can see a wealth of artifacts relating to the island’s history and culture. Then it’s time to mount your horse and visit all the places that you just learned about, riding on horseback by castles and salt factories dating back nearly 500 years.

Learn about the culture of Swahili before Arabs landed and the island was colonized under the Arabs. Ride through a natural wetland, shaded by almond and coconut trees, and see the excavations carried out by archaeologists, keen to uncover the history of this area.

Then it’s time to head to the beach for the real fun. Sample some local produce in a shady beach hut before stripping down to your bathing suit and riding through the Indian Ocean waves on horseback. It’s an experience you’ll never forget – splashing through the water on a beautiful horse. For your safety, the saddles are left on the horses, so you don’t have to worry about falling off.

Your return ride takes you along the deserted beach, where herons and other water birds fish in the shallow waters. You’ll travel through the mangroves, which hide the remains of an eighteenth century warehouse and by an ancient waterwheel which powered the old salt mill on this former salt production.

No experience is required – the ride is suitable for all skill levels. You’ll be returned to your Hotel in time to exhilarate yourself and head out to your next nightlife of call.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to your Hotel for this activity. In the rare case of exceptional weather, we will arrange the tour next day. See our terms and conditions for full details. AUD ($)

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Additional Information

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Helmet
  • Visit to Great House Museum
  • Taste of local Produce
  • Fruits on completion of the Ride

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Refreshments available for sale

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability.
  • Weight Limit: Passengers must not exceed 240lbs to participate in this tour.
  • There is no age limit on this tour; however, all children must be able to handle their own horse which will be led by an experienced guide. Children are NOT permitted to ride on the same horse as their parents. All passengers must be at least 3 ft tall to participate.

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Latest Reviews from Other Travelers

Fantastic, could not have been better. We were picked up at our Hotel and driven to our excursion. Small group, just us and another family. Both guides were informed and very nice. They stopped many times along our trip to take photos of us with our camera and answer questions. Riding in the surf was amazing. Wish I could do it again today. Highly recommend.

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