Arusha Excursions.

City walk in Arusha (3-4 Hours).

On this trip you will get an idea of day-to-day life in one of the most colourful cities of Tanzania. People of many different tribes and religions live together in Arusha. Your guide will tell you all about it.
Depending on your own personal interests, you will visit colonial buildings, AICC (which houses the International Rwanda Tribunal), the railway station, monuments, a mosque, a local market and local bars.

AGAPE Womens'S Traditional Activities Tour (1-3Hours).

Visit the farms of the Agape Women's Group. The women will explain their farming methods and show you the various economic activities they have started, like chees-making, bread-making, flower seeds, chilli growing and sewing.

Mount Meru Forest Reserve Tour (2-3Hours).

Walk into the forest reserve and climb up to the foothills of Mount Meru, crossing the beautiful natural forest, home to many species of birds and monkeys.

Lake Duluti nature walk (3-4Hours).

Drive towards Arusha – MoshI road that brings you in 20 min to Tengeru, a lively village along the Moshi/Arusha road. You'll find yourself in the middle of a beautiful green countryside.
Your guide takes you through abundant coffee and banana plantations and on a relaxing walk around Lake Duluti Forest Reserve. You'll identify the many different bird species that can be found here.
The walk ends in the village, where you can enjoy a refreshing drink in a local bar and try a chips mayai (chips in an omelet) or a delicious nyama choma, the typical Tanzanian barbeque.
On Wednesdays and Saturdays, you can also take a stroll through the interesting local market.

Ng'iresi Cultural Tour (3-4Hours).

Ng'iresi is situated 7km out of Arusha, on the slopes of Mt. Meru. It is inhabited by the Wa-arusha tribe.The villagers of Ng'iresi and Olgilai have the following on offer for visitors: -


• A guided tour of the farms on the lush slopes of Mt. Meru
• A visit to several development projects in the village - soil conservation, irrigation, cross-breeding, biogas
• Climb Kivesi hill, an old volcano topped with natural forest
• A glimpse into the Wa-arusha culture
• A walk to Songoto and Navuru waterfalls
• A delicious lunch and dinner prepared by the Juhudi Women's Group


Visitors can choose between half day and full day tours .

Mulala Cultural Tour Program (3-4 Hours).

Mulala Cultural Program is a grass root eco-tourism program at work, which has created a support system for women at Mulala Village, a settlement built on the slopes of Mount Meru. The Mulala Cultural Tour Program experience begins with your drive through the lush green vegetation and darting through the various farms striving to practice a fusion of modern farming techniques built on yesteryears traditional experiences. Such methodologies are the success stories where one gets to experience (1) cheese production at work with the finished product being supplied to the nearby hotels and markets (2) a scenic walk through the coffee and banana farms providing a glimpse of every day challenges at work (3) a talk and interaction with local Mulala women and villagers (4) guests on the Mulala Cultural Program also have the opportunity to enjoy the organic food samples prepared by the women.

At the farm, you can enjoy a wholesome lunch prepared by the local women. These experience are refreshing as well as entertaining. Mulala Cultural Program stands as Tanzania’s first eco-tourism program initiated, managed and operated by women who are committed to making a difference and wanting a different outcome from every day life.

Arusha National Park (1 Day).

Arusha National Park, often overlooked, is in fact a treasure, a rich tapestry of habitats, teeming with animals and birds. From the lush swamps of the Ngurdoto Crater to the tranquil beauty of the Momela Lakes and the rocky alpine heights of Mount Meru, the terrain of the park is as varied as it is interesting. The setting for Arusha National Park is magical: Zebras graze on the park's red grasslands, and leopards lurk next to waterfalls in the shadowy forest. More than 400 species of bird, both migrant and resident can be found in Arusha National Park alongside rare primates such as the black-and-white colobus monkey. Delicate klipspringer antelope watch the progress of hikers from the top of huge boulders, and everlasting flowers cling to the alpine desert underfoot. Both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru can be seen from the park on a clear day.

Canoeing on Momella Lakes (1-2Hours).

The Momella Lakes, located in the Arusha National Park, are a collection of multiple lakes. Underground water channels mostly feed the lakes and the water level tables are supported by rainfall at various times of the year. The water feeding into the lake is rich in minerals of varying types allowing various types of birdlife to be attracted to the lakes like flamingoes, little grebes, herons, Egyptian geese and lots more. The canoeing on Momella Lakes actually takes place on Small Momella Lake, with great views of the forest back drop. The canoeing on the lake is relaxing and mildly adventurous. In the distance lay the sleepy hippos basking in the sun, content with the visual sighting of the lake and its familiar home territory. Other great photographic opportunities include buffaloes, waterbuck and bushbuck. The Arusha National Park is home to good numbers of beautiful tall blonde giraffes which are also seen near the lake areas. After your canoeing experience, enjoy a picnic lunch at a nearby site with afternoon game drive enroute before returning to Arusha.

Tarangire National Park (1 Day).

Tarangire (pronounced as Taa-raa-nghee-reh) National Park is one of the few national parks in Tanzania, who flora and fauna have not been elaborately described to prospective guest, making the park being overlooked and skipped during the Tanzania's northern circuit safaris. Tarangire National Park has the highest number of elephants in the whole of the northern Tanzania parks, exceeding Lake Manyara and Serengeti. There have also been a 550 bird species recorded in the Tarangire National Park, making a sure pleaser for any bird lover. The park displays a diverse number of wildlife namely: elephant, lesser and great kudu, African buffalo, cheetah, fringe-eared Oryx, leopard, lion, Maasai giraffe, spotted hyena, common zebra, white-bearded wildebeest, warthog, eland, olive baboon, bat-eared fox, impala, common waterbuck, bushbuck, coke's hartebeest, gerenuk, and bohor reedbuck.

Lake Manyara National Park (1Day).

Lake Manyara National Park is relatively small and the park can be traversed with in a short period of time while viewing a considerable number of wildlife and birdlife. The park is famous for Acacia Tortilis tree-climbing lions. Other animals frequently seen are leopards (also on trees), zebras, impalas, baboons, monkeys, wildebeests, giraffes, buffalos and elephants. Hippos can be seen either basking or submerged in the hippo pools near the forest. The word Manyara comes from the Maa (language of the Maasai) word referring to the Euphorbia Tirucalli tree plant used to creates hedges for the Maasai cattle. The Tirucalli is preferred over tree branches by the Maasai because of its resilience and long lasting characteristicsLake Manyara's relatively small size is home to a favorable ecosystem, which includes varied bird, wildlife and vegetation species. The lake gets supplied with water systems that gush out from the base of the Great Rift Valley

Kilimanjaro N/P- Marangu Route  (1 Day).

Depart after early breakfast to Moshi – Mt. Kilimanjaro N/P- Marangu –Gate to arrive at 0900hrs. Meet you porters and cook,register and then start hiking towards Mandara Hut. Using the lope trails soothing clear air scented with the fragrance of various plants species welcome you. Hike up to the water falls with an option of picnic lunch at this point. Later proceed to Mandara hut and on to Maundi Crater where the rain forest separates with the moorland. Clear view of Mt. Kilmanjaro peaks and the beautiful Lobelia and Senecio flowers. Descend to Marangu gate via the normal route to arrive late after noon bid farewell to your porters and drive to Arusha.

Amboseli National Park (1 Day).

Depart Arusha after an early breakfast and drive to Amboseli N/P via Namanga border point. After immigration process continue to enter the park by mid-morning. Game drives around the park fame for its huge population of Elephants. The snows of the mountain forms a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya's most popular spectacular displays of wildlife - lion, elephant, leopard, cheetah, buffalo and host of plains game, creating Kenya's most sought after photographer's paradise. After lunch in one of the lodges proceed for an afternoon game drive in the Park. Depart late afternoon to Arusha.

 

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