A Tanzanian holiday is a dream come true and a once in a lifetime experience for most of our clients. We understand that every traveler is different and we are proud to offer a range of optional activities to enhance your safari experience.
Night Game Drive in Tarangire – $182 per person: Night in Tarangire is another world altogether. Witness the landscape waxed in a silver moonlight as giant elephants make their way into and out of the shadows and be sure to keep an eye out for eyes shining back at you from the spotlight. For logistical reasons we must book alternative accommodation at the Tarangire Safari Lodge located inside the Tarangire National Park and additional accommodation costs apply. Please Note: this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 12.
Tarangire Walking Safari – $60 per person: After an early tea/coffee you will be led by a professional walking guide along the Tarangire River for about 2 hours walk. It is a good way to experience the sounds of the bush and provide some exercise and give a different perspective to that gained in the vehicle. Here a wealth of information can be gleaned from the smallest of tracks, including which animals have passed by recently, and whether they could still be in the area. You should expect to encounter zebra, waterbuck, impala, ostrich, elephant as well as a number of birds. The natural setting of the bush gives a thrilling aspect to the sightings, much more than a usual vehicle safari. For logistical reasons we must book alternative accommodation at the Tarangire Safari Lodge located inside the Tarangire National Park and additional accommodation costs apply. Please Note: this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 12. –
Ngorongoro walking safari – $60 per person: Today you will enjoy a walk on the Ngorongoro crater rim – It is absolutely breath taking,but also a great way to appreciate the size and diversity of the Ngorongoro Crater. Please Note: this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 12. –
Empaakai Walking – price upon request: This full-day walk explores the dramatic Empakaai Crater. With a lake on the Crater floor and the entire caldera encircled by a steep, densely forested wall, Empakaai is a scene of vast natural beauty. On clear days the Crater offers views of Ol Doinyo Lengai, Tanzania’s most recently active volcano. The steep slope calls for a degree of fitness, but the walk through the lush forest, with its ancient strangler figs and rich birdlife, is well worth the effort. The trail continues to the lakeshore, where you can view water birds such as flamingo.
A caved in volcanic caldera, Empakaai Crater stands at 300 metres in height and more than six kilometres in width. Rippling at its heart is Empakaai Lake, an 85 metre deep alkaline pool that envelops three quarters of the crater’s floor. Standing at Empakai Crater’s imposing rim, you can see landmarks, such as the distant fleecy snows of Kilimanjaro far on the eastern side of the Valley, the Great Rift Valley, and Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano.
Along your hiking sojourn, while taking in the glorious sights, you are sure to spot a profusion of animals including blue monkeys, buffalo, bush bucks, water bucks, and an extensive array of kaleidoscopic bird life. The walk offers very good birding, with raptors such as the augur buzzard, and daintier forest birds, including the golden-winged sunbird that we spotted. A large array of butterflies is attracted by varied vegetation, with some splendid fern species.
As you walk, you’ll enjoy mountain views and hear the faint chimes of cowbells – long before you spot the cattle that are brought here by Maasai herders to graze on the lush grass.
Please Note: this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 12. –
Olduvai Gorge – $36 per person: Visit Olduvai Gorge which is one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world for early human evolution. The site is significant in showing the increasing developmental and social complexities in the earliest humans. Here you will enjoy free time to discover the museum before continuing to the Serengeti.
Hot Air Balloon Flight and Champagne Breakfast in the Serengeti – $547 per person: Enjoy a hot air balloon flight in the world-famous Serengeti; launch at dawn and rise as the sun rises before gently floating over the plains for around 1 hour. Upon your graceful return to the ground you will feast on a champagne breakfast under an acacia tree before beginning your full day game drive. Please Note: this activity is not suitable for children under the age of 8.
Night Game Drive in Lake Manyara National Park – $182 per person: Experience a whole new world of nocturnal animals inside Lake Manyara National Park as you drive into the thick ground-water forest and continue towards the lake following the Simba River to the hippo pools. This safari will give you an entirely different perspective of the park and wildlife. For logistical reasons we must book alternative accommodation at the Manyara Serena Safari Lodge and additional accommodation costs apply. Please Note: this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 12.
Treetop Walkway in Lake Manyara – $47 per person: Walk among the treetops in Lake Manyara and experience untouched nature and wildlife from a unique perspective on Tanzania’s first treetop walkway, and at 370 meters, it is also one of Africa’s longest. It is an experience you’ll never forget. Duration: approx. 1 hour.
Canoeing Lake Manyara or Arusha National Park: – $135 per person: Enjoy a two-and-a-half-hour long canoe safari on Lake Manyara from the Endala picnic site. The guide will be on hand during the activity to ensure your safety and to explain some of the natural history of Manyara and its surroundings. You can get very close to giraffes, elephants, buffalos and other animals grazing on the shoreline. All from the comfort of your canoe. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and the beauty that surrounds you on this 2.5 hours’ canoe safari.
Canoeing Lake Dulutiwith bird watching – $50 per person: Enjoy the breathtaking scenery, surrounded by forested crater while you are going for a 2-hours canoeing trip at Lake Duluti. The guide will be on hand during the activity to ensure your safety, to explain some of the surroundings and view our seldom seen birdlife; Golden Weaver, Kingfishers, Fish Eagle, Darters, Hamerkop, Little Egret, Monitor Lizard. Youwill enjoy a picknick after canoeing in thequiet area of Lake Duluti. Duration from Arusha: Approx. 30 minutes.
Cycling Tour and Mama Lunch in Manyara – $75 per person: Cycle through Mto wa Mbu Village where you will experience local life and enjoy the sights and sounds of this vibrant town before riding to a Mama’s house where you will feast on a traditional Tanzanian meal. Please note: this is a half day tour which runs in conjunction with a half day game drive in Lake Manyara National Park.
Hot Springs ( Maji moto Moshi) – price upon request : This turquoise water natural swimming pool is a perfect half day trip from Arusha. Located approximately 1 and half Hrs drive from Arusha town is Chemka; the hot springs. Hidden in the beautiful green forest lie natural hot springs, ideal for taking a relaxing dip or simply to use as a backdrop for a tranquil picnic at the water’s edge, swim in the beautiful clear waters, relax in the hot springs or explore the surrounding areas, there is something for everyone If lucky, you may be able to spot some baboons hanging in the tree-tops above you. Or
Arusha City Tour – Full Day Tour – price upon request : See the sights of Arusha with a local Guide on a walking tour through the town center. Visit the famous Clock Tower which is the half-way point between Cairo in Egypt and Cape Town in South Africa. Visit the largest produce market in Arusha and watch people buying and selling fruits, vegetables, live chickens and fish plus local butchers in action. Enjoy free time at the largest art gallery in Tanzania before visiting the Maasai Craft Market where you will have the chance to stroll up and down the alleyways and engage with the locals while purchasing souvenirs if you wish. You will also have the opportunity to join us for dinner and enjoy a local dining experience (optional) before returning to your hotel.
Mount Kilimanjaro Day Excursion – price upon request: Marangu Gate 1,860m Today you will be collected from your lodge after breakfast and drive to Marangu then on to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate. Drive 2 hours to the Marangu Gate, you’ll be captivated by the countryside – coffee and banana plantations, through picturesque Marangu village, with Kilimanjaro rising majestically ahead of you, from here you will have amazing view of the mountain because is quit high and you will also visit the Marangu Kilimanjaro climbing gate where people start to climb from there
On a clear day, Kibo will glimmer in the distance, showing off her majestic glaciers in the morning sun. Once you are done taking the pictures and enjoying the views you will walk to the waterfall. The walk itself is extremely interesting, as you will see some smaller waterfalls and lots of waterways which are part of the irrigation system of the local farmers who grow coffee, bananas and many other fruits and vegetables.
At the waterfall, you can even refresh in the cool and crystal clear water – don’t forget to bring your swimwear! Here you will also break for lunch before doing a short tour of village to see the typical life of the Chagga tribe, visit old chagga caves, Local school, insight local coffee productions and the visitors can make their own cup of coffee in local way from the beginning ie, roasting the coffee beans, grinding them and make their own cup of coffee, as well local beer testing known as “mbege”
Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route – Day Hike – price upon request :Marangu Gate 1,860m – Mandara hut (2,715m) After breakfast you will depart Arusha and drive to Moshi, then on to the Kilimanjaro National Park gate. The journey passes through the village of Marangu, which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. Once you reach the park gate, all hikers are requested to sign in at the Park office and make their final preparations for the climb.
You now leave the park gate and ascend on a cleared ridge trail through the rain forest. The forest, suffused with mist and dripping with beards of moss, is also where most of Kilimanjaro animals are found.
Mandara hut 2,715m – Maundi Crater 3,000m
From Mandara Hut the trail passes through a short stretch of forest, skirts the base on the Maundi Crater and then emerges into a transition from rainforest to moorland. It is well worth the short detour to hike up the rim of the Maundi Crater for your first really impressive view of the Kibo Crater. On a clear day, Kibo will glimmer in the distance, showing off her majestic glaciers in the morning sun. Once you are in the open moorland you will get the chance to see some of Kilimanjaro’s most spectacular plants including the endemic giant lobelia which grows up the 3m in height. After a 3-hour descent you ill arrive at the gate you will sign your name in the register You will be met at the gate and driven back to Moshi where you can enjoy some much needed rest.