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Arusha city tours Tanzania

Tanzania safaris day tours, Mount Kilimanjaro climbing, Meru climbing and Arusha Safari trips are wonderful activities in East Africa.

In Arusha city there Tourist hotels and Lodges for accommodation. Tourists can reach Arusha by Bus shuttles from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport and from Kilimanjaro International Airport. Arusha city is a hub for wildlife safaris and mountain climbing adventures. Travelers can book their Tanzania wildlife safari tours to Serengeti national park, Ngorongoro crater, Lake Eyasi bush men tours and Lake Natron sightseeing tours Tanzania. Kilimanjaro climbing and Mount meru trekking are Adventure Mountain climbing trips which starts in Arusha. Climbing mount Kilimanjaro routes are natural trekking trails on mount Kilimanjaro which lead climbers to the Kilimanjaro summit. Kilimanjaro trekking guides are well trained tour leads which show way to hike to Kilimanjaro summit.

Cheap flight tickets to Kilimanjaro International Airport, JRO are available from Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways. Budget car hire and Airport transfers cane organized with local Tour Operator.

Day trips are below: Travel places and Tour descriptions

Arusha national park: Arusha safari day trips, walking safaris, sightseeing and wildlife safaris are things to do in Arusha.

Near to the Lodge and has 35 kms to Arusha City. Arusha National Park

The park has three distinct zones: Ngurdoto Crater (often described as a mini Ngorongoro), the Momella Lakes, a group of shallow alkaline lakes fed by underground streams, and Mount Meru, one of the most rewarding mountains to climb in Africa.

Animals here include buffalo, elephant, hippo, giraffe, zebra and a variety of antelope, blue monkey and black and white colobus monkey, leopard and hyena. This is the best also for bird watchers and walking safaris.

Ngorongoro crater:

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a huge area containing active volcanoes, mountains, archeological sites, rolling plains, forests, lakes, dunes and of course, Ngorongoro Crater and Olduvai Gorge. The views at the rim of Ngorongoro Crater are sensational. On the crater floor, grassland blends into swamps, lakes, rivers, woodland and mountains - all a heaven for wildlife, including the densest predator population in Africa. The crater is home to up to 25,000 large mammals, mainly grazers - gazelle, buffalo, eland, hartebeest and warthog. Ngorongoro is the Eighth Wonder of the World not only that but also designated as a World Natural Heritage Site. In the northern, remote part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will find Olmoti and Empakaai Craters

Lake Manyara National park:

Lake Manyara National Park is a unique park designated as a Man and Wildlife Biosphere Reserve. Elephants feed off fallen fruit while bushbuck, waterbuck, baboons, aardvark, civet, the shy pangolin and leopard as well as the black rhino, all make their home in the forest.

Manyara is sanctuary to elusive buffalo and hippo, giraffe, impala, zebra and the famous residents- tree climbing lions. Lake Manyara itself is a magnet for birdlife and a kaleidoscope of different species can be found around its shores, including huge flocks of flamingoes. The park is ideal for a day trip. A four-wheel drive is recommended during the rains. The dry season is from June to September and January to February.


Tarangire national park.

Walking safaris, 4 x 4 game drives, bird watching and photographic safaris are things to do in Tarangire.

Tarangire National Park is a home to Lion, Leopard, Elephant, buffalo, Python, Zebra, Oryx, Impala and more…

Over 450 species of birds have been observed. This park has many baobab trees and some Varieties of acacias, whereas Tarangire's pythons climb trees, and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared Oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly seen.

Kilimanjaro View Tour/waterfalls:

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, reaching a height of 5,895 meters, a dormant volcano, with the diameter at its base being 40 miles. There are two main snowcapped peaks, Kibo and Mawenzi. Although it can be climbed year round the best times of the year for climbing are between August and October and January and March. June to September are also better for sightseeing and climbing.

Mount Kilimanjaro has many features like green forest which hosts wildlife, waterfalls, volcanic lake, rivers and natural; streams which attract eyes to see.

Recommended Kilimanjaro climbing routes to choose are Machame route, Lemosho route and Rongai route. Climbing gears like sleeping bags, walking sticks are in good quality and available for hire.

Arusha city tour +Meserani snake park:

Arusha city tour include natural museum, AICC ( Arusha International conference centre), UNICTR(United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda), Arusha Declaration for socialism Museum, Arusha Central Bus stand, Arusha local market, Maasai market, Tanzanite stores, and meserani snake park.

Cultural Heritage Centre:

The Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre is located in Arusha, Tanzania. It is a place where the past and present of the Tanzania's 120-plus tribes can be viewed in a single compound. The center boasts of various carvings, gemstones- Tanzanite, artifacts, clothing and books.

Camel Safaris at slopes of Mount Meru Arusha tribes/cultures:

Is a community-based cultural and environmental tourism initiative, directly managed by local people, under the umbrella of the Tanzania Tourist Board - Cultural Tourism Programme.

It aims at spreading the knowledge of natural and cultural resources of North-western Tanzania, in particular of the Meru-Kilimanjaro-Lengai Mountain Complex, and distributing the benefits of tourism throughout the region, especially to the rural communities.

This is the Maasai sub-village situated on the North Side of Mt Meru, not far from the Arusha National Park, in northern Tanzania. You will walk or ride the camels, bedecked with comfortable and modern leather saddles; you will set off around the savannah with views as stretching as far as you can see. The pace is leisurely and, on the way, wildlife and birds will be pointed out as well as plants and trees traditionally used by the Maasai.

Ng’iresi  Maasai Village: Village Ng'resi at the slopes of Mount Meru.

Sightseeing tours, trekking, hiking, walking safaris, bird watching are things to in addition to cultural tours.

We villagers of Ng'iresi offer you:

  • a guided tour to some farms on the green and steep slopes of Mt. Meru

  • a visit to several development projects in our village (soil conservation, irrigation, cross breeding, bio gas, fish nursery)

  • a climb to Kivesi Hill, an old volcano with a natural forest on top

  • a view into the Wa-arusha culture (old stories, traditional houses)

  • delicious lunch and dinner prepared by the Juhudi women's group (for smaller groups, meals are provided by a local family)


Ilkurot Maasai Village: Ilkurot is situated about 20 km west of Arusha town.

- A visit to a Maasai boma to see the traditional houses and lifestyle of the Maasai
- A visit to a Maasai holy tree where the Maasai offer sacrifices as part of rituals

- A traditional Maasai meal prepared by Maasai ladies. Delicacies include ‘nyama choma’ or barbequed meat, green vegetables, herbal tea, coffee, fresh milk, cassava, sweet potato, bread, eggs and fruits.

- Watching Maasai dances, groups of artisans and their handicrafts, traditional healers and bee-keepers
- A visit to the Kilimamoto crater, Ngorora hill, waterfalls, valleys and Mt. Meru.
- Getting familiar with Swahili and Maasai terminology
- Talks with local society members
- A visit to a Maasai women’s handicraft group that makes ornaments from beads and natural products


Mulala Meru Village: Cultural tours, trekking, bird watching and hiking

The Mulala village is a typical rural setting on the southern slopes of Mt. Meru and surrounded by spectacular scenery. It lies 1,600 - 1,700m above see level and wind your way up the mountain through amazing lush, green vegetation dotted with small farms.

- A tour of Mama Anna’s quaint cheese making unit, this being the starting point of the tour
- A nice garden where you can relax and enjoy a beverage or a simple, traditional meal
- Guided tours criss-crossing coffee and banana farms, walking through the forest reserve or by the Marisha river bank and enjoying spectacular views of Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro (1 to 2 hours). The women will explain their farming methods and show you the various economic activities they have started, like cheese making, bread-making, flower seeds, chill growing and sewing. Mt. Meru forest reserve tour (1 to 2 hours) Walk into the forest reserve and climb up to the foothills of Mt. Meru, crossing the beautiful natural forest, home to many species of birds and monkeys.

Marisha river tour (2 hours)
Enjoy the scenic Marisha river bank, thick with tropical vegetation and home to colourful birds and primates. The guide will show you the most common medicinal plants used by the villagers. You may continue to the Ziwa la Mzungu (Whiteman’s lake) to see a big colony of fruit bats.

Lemeka Hill tour (2 hours)
Criss-cross the coffee and banana farms and head up Lemeka Hill for breathtaking views of Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro and of the Maasai plains. Also visit the farm of Moses Karoiya, the traditional healer of the village.

Beach Holidays Tanzania

Zanzibar Island, Bagamoyo, Tanga, Pangani and Mafia Island are travel destinations for beach holidays in Tanzania. These are tropical beaches characterized with sun bathing, swimming, diving, safari blue, tour excursions and snorkeling.

Optional excursion tours: Zanzibar

-Spice Tour is a tour to visit spice plantations - A wonderful opportunity to see spices like cloves, Cinnamon, Black pepper, Nutmeg, turmeric root, actually growing in the plantations., Other tropical fruits such as jack fruit, custard, apple, Rambutan, Carambola can also be seen and tasted. Furthermore you will see plants like the Henna bush, Lipstick tree and Lemongrass

-Stone town historical and sightseeing tours

The three and half-hours tour starts at the House of Wonder (the first long building and had had Electricity in east Africa). We then proceed to the Sultan’s Palace which now is a museum then to the Old Indian Dispensary, Livingstone House and Market (opened 1904), Where local fruits and vegetables are sold. The Anglican Church, (1873).Which was built on the site of the old slave market), State House, and We pass Zanzibar Museum (1925) no longer used. On our way, we pass, the High- court of Zanzibar, Tip tipu House, the first British High Commission, Jamhuri garden, and we end our tour the old fort building (1698 – 1701).


Narrow Street of Stone town and House of Wonder

TOWN TOUR-on foot.

Similar to the normal town tour, without the Zanzibar museum, High court and Livingstone house, but including Sultan’s Palace.

Also chance to explore the shops in the company of a local knowledgeable guide which reduces the possibility of exposure to the more aggressive sales techniques!

-Blue safari – diving- snorkeling

Safari Blue is the safari to The Menai Bay Conservation Area, to the south of Zanzibar, is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Safari Blue starts from the village of Fumba a 20-minute drive from Stone Town. Fumba is the most convenient location for exploring the wildlife, isolated sandbanks and rugged island scenery of the Menai Bay Conservation Area. Include guided snorkeling over the coral reef and visit Mangrove lagoon and also enjoy sea food barbeque.

-Jozani Forest: Jozani forest is a natural forest located 35km from town; it is the only natural forest in the world where you can find the Red Colobus Monkeys, unique to Zanzibar. In the forest there are also different types of animals like Civit cats, Bush baby, Leopard (very few left), Jumping shrew, Red and Grey squirrels, an Elephant shrew to name just some. At the present time the Red Colobus Monkeys are very friendly and easy to see but the other animals are more difficult to spot.



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