Arusha offers a cornucopia of things to do. Whether you are a nature lover, sports entousiast, culture buff or dolce far niente afficionado, you are sure to find an activity that will make your heart beat slightly faster. Browse through all the possibilities and count on us to help you organize an unforgettable experience.
Tanzania is famous for its impressive nature and wildlife. Lake Duluti, Monduli Mountains, Arusha NP, Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire NP are all within a daytrip distance. Those who want to leave the ‘safari capital’ for several days can visit a combination of these parks and/or go to the world famous Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge or Serengeti NP or lesser known pearls like Lake Natron and Lake Eyasi. We can bring you in touch with recommended specialists to organize your trip.
Probably the most beautiful balloon flight in the world and the ultimate safari experience. Closest to Arusha are the flights starting from Tarangire. All other flights take off from your central or southern Serengeti lodge/camp. In each case you are picked up and transferred to their launch site by 4×4. This safari is in high demand and therefore spaces are very limited. To secure your place we suggest you inquire with us in time.
The Duluti-tour takes you to the caldera lake where you can choose between a lake forest walk or a canoe-trip on the lake. What makes this trip so interesting is that, according to local beliefs, the lake hides many stories and is a popular place for worshipping.
Hiking gives you unparalleled contact with local people and nature. Whether you prefer a short walk in the neighbourhood, meet the Hadzabe bushmen, Datoga nomads or want to climb the, Mount Meru, Kilimanjaro or Ol Doinyo Lengai. We can bring you in contact with experienced Tour Operators to organize your adventure.
You will be taken to the slope of Mount Meru for an 8km walk through the Mount Meru forest, an old, thick forest with a magnitude of birds, Colobus monkeys and small antelopes. You will have lunch in a beautiful spot at the top of the waterfall where you have a stunning view over Arusha town.
If you like sports, you will love Machweo. So wether you are interested in fitness, tennis, squash, swiming, mountain biking, canoeing, horse riding, golfing, walking, jogging, scuba diving or snorkeling, we are ready to help you to keep you fit and healthy during your stay.
Over five hundred species of birds occur in the Arusha area. From the ONSEA HOUSE garden on Namasi Hill, you have a fantastic view on the birds flying over the valley in front. For real ornithologists, there are also great bird watching opportunities in the diverse habitats on the slopes of Mount Meru.
Arusha is the base for many of Tanzania’s groundbreaking community-run cultural tourism programmes: Ilkinding’a , Mkuru , Mulala , Ng’iresi , Longido ,… A series of activities in collaboration with Via Via cultural café provide an enlightening and respectful encounter with local villages, their people and crafts.
Via Via cultural café organises also frequently cultural events which we promote and try to attend.
This trip will take you to a local organic and Fair Trade coffee farm. As you walk through the plantations you will be educated on the entire coffee-processing. You’ll enjoy a cup of coffee with the farmers while having a homemade Tanzanian lunch. You will also get the chance to visit the oldest church on Mt. Meru and to visit a local primary school.
Visit the Baraa Primary School project which we are supporting in collaboration with the iThemba Foundation.
The first part of your walk will submerge you in the local way of life, housing, social structure and agriculture of Tanzania. In the school your guide will be joined by a pupil and together they will tell you everything about a Tanzanian primary school and all past and future iThemba projects. You will see the brand new classrooms, sanitary block, kitchen and all the other infrastructure iThemba built for the school and will learn everything about the projects to ensure a greater quality of education and a higher quality of life.
After that you will visit a local crafts shop, a daladala trip to the Banana Beer Factory and then a meal in a local restaurant. Your day ends with an unforgettable visit to the local market.
Our local guide will show you the centre of Arusha. You will get a chance to visit the busy local market, see some beautiful African artifacts in the Cultural Heritage Museum or buy some local souvenirs at the Masai market.
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