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Arusha, Tanzania - Best Tours & Trips 2019

265 trips to Arusha, Tanzania tours from 125 tour companies. 329 reviews. 4.8/5 avg rating.
If you’re climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, or taking a safari or expedition to some of Tanzania’s finest game parks or landmarks -- the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Mount Meru and Olduvai Gorge among them -- you’re likely to spend some time in the city of Arusha, the departure point for most guided trips. Located on the slopes of Mount Meru, Arusha has some attractions of its own as well. Stride’s easy- ... Read More
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Greatest Show on Earth tour
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Greatest Show on Earth

10 days
$ 480 / day
$ 4,795
From : $ 5,898
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Visit Arusha City
  • Explore Kilimanjaro
  • Don’t miss an intriguing Masai village visit!
  • Visit Serengeti the spectacular wildebeest migration and Lake Manyara the magical park.
  • Discover Ngorongoro Crater.
Visits:
Arusha, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
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Essence of Tanzania Safari

Rothschild Safaris
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9 days
$ 716 / day
$ 6,446
From : $ 7,348
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • See tree climbing lions
  • Enjoy going for game drives twice a day
  • Visit the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Know more about the tribes and local culture 
  • See herds of Elephants
  • Witness the great migration
Visits:
Arusha, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
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Game Parks & Gorillas

Topdeck
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28 days
$ 114 / day
$ 3,195
From : $ 4,313
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Maasai village walk
  • Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater excursion
  • Mountain gorilla trekking (part of gorilla permit payment)
  • Chimpanzee trekking (part of gorilla permit payment)
  • Maasai village walk
  • Visit Zanzibar
  • Visit Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater
  • Visit Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Visit the Great Rift Valley
  • Visit Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Visit Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Mountain gorilla trek (part of Gorilla permit payment)
  • Chimpanzee trek (part of Gorilla permit payment)
Visits:
Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam, Kampala, Maasai Mara, Nairobi, Ngorongoro Crater, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Rift Valley, Serengeti National Park, Arusha, Lake Nakuru National Park, Victoria, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
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Tanzania – East Africa Unveiled tour
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Tanzania: Safari & Service

Discover Corps
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10 days
$ 330 / day
$ 3,295
From : $ 4,448
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Volunteering with local children at a village primary school
  • Meeting local families and learning about Tanzanian society firsthand
  • Seeing zebras, elephants, lions, rhinos and more on an African safari
  • Hiking to a waterfall on the side of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Seeing firsthand the nomadic lifestyle of the Masai
  • Learning African dance, percussion, bead making and even how to throw a spear
Visits:
Arusha, Lake Manyara National Park, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
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Johannesburg to Kenya

Intrepid Travel
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37 days
$ 144 / day
$ 5,255
From : $ 7,476
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
Highlights
  • Support local conservation by visiting the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, the only place left in Botswana where both black and white rhinos reside
  • Camping on a remote island in the heart of the Okavango wilderness is an experience you’ll never forget. As night falls, the sounds of the African bush are like nothing else
  • Go wildlife-spotting along the river at Chobe National Park, home of the world's highest concentration of African elephants
  • Experience the rumble and roar of Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side, which gives you the broadest view
  • Discover the magic of South Luangwa National Park, a highly concentrated arena of noble beasts and exotic wildflowers, on a dawn game drive
  • Chill out on the northern beaches of Zanzibar enjoying white sand and sparkling blue sea of the Indian Ocean
  • Explore the home of the Big Five beasts of Africa – the Serengeti, a wildlife arena like no other
Visits:
Dar es Salaam, Lake Malawi, Luangwa, Maun, Nairobi, Ngorongoro Crater, Okavango Delta, Rhodes, Zanzibar, Arusha, Johannesburg, Victoria, Victoria Falls, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Beyond the Big Five: Uganda, Tanzania, & the ...

Global Basecamps
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17 days
$ 528 / day
$ 8,978
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Begin the adventure in the unspoiled forests of Uganda.
  • Witness gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants, lions, and hyenas in their natural habitats
  • As you pass through the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward in a unique boat cruise, be amazed to see high concentrations of hippos and other wildlife drinking at water's edge
  • Journey towards Tanzania's famed northern circuit for a safari centered around the legendary Serengeti.
  • Learning about Hadzabe tribe
  • End your adventure with a relaxing yet fascinating stay on historic Zanzibar.
Visits:
Arusha, Entebbe, Kibale National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Serengeti National Park, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Uganda
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4 Day, 3 Nights Safaris Lodge & Camping Based

4 days
$ 550 / day
$ 2,200
From : $ 2,706
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Enjoy your first game drive in safari vehicles
  • Exploring the Crater - a large, intact volcanic caldera with many resident animals.
  • Vist the Ngorongoro Crater rim, descending the Ngorongoro Highlands on the vast Serengeti Plains
  • See the colorful robes where people of the Maasai tribe herd their cattle
Visits:
Arusha, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
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Cycle Tanzania

Intrepid Travel
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13 days
$ 192 / day
$ 3,595
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
Highlights
  • Cycling is the perfect way to enjoy the incredible landscapes of Tanzania. When the going gets tough, ride in the support vehicle, and when it’s time to see wildlife, swap the bike for a jeep or truck
  • Kick off your adventure with that cornerstone of all cycling adventures – coffee. Roast, grind and taste your own in the village of Tengeru
  • The Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater are two of Africa’s very best wildlife arenas. Fall asleep surrounded by creatures of the African plains and take a safari in search of the rare black rhino
  • Venture to the weird and the wonderful – the far-out Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, Hemingway’s beloved Lake Manyara and the flamingo-dotted, deep-pink chameleon that is Lake Natron
  • Cycle where tourists rarely go, across the remote, barely-charted plains of Lengai in the realm of misty volcanic peaks
  • Enjoy the long and winding descent into the stunning Great Rift Valley, barely pedalling a single stroke
Visits:
Arusha, Ngorongoro Crater, Rift Valley, Serengeti National Park, Nairobi, Tanzania
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Tanzania & Zanzibar Adventure

G Adventures
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9 days
$ 158 / day
$ 1,519
From : $ 1,994
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
Highlights
  • Track the "big five" across the serengeti and the ngorongoro crater
  • Get close to nature by camping in the wilderness
  • Bliss out on the white-sand beaches of zanzibar
  • Experience the hustle-and-bustle of stone town
Visits:
Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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Grand Africa: Cairo to Cape Town

Peregrine Adventures
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48 days
$ 479 / day
$ 22,985
From : $ 28,272
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • This grand adventure takes us from one end of the african continent to the other and offers an in-depth experience that combines ancient history with wildlife and breathtaking scenery.
  • Uncover the mysteries of egypt and admire pharaonic treasures as we embark on a cruise up the nile, witnessing the local rural life along the river as we meander along.
  • A four-night river cruise is the ideal way to experience the nile. rest and relax on the sundeck and in the pool while local riverside life streams by.
  • Experience not only the warmth and charm of nubian hospitality, but also some delicious traditional cuisine with a home cooked meal.
  • Pull up in the serengeti national park and enjoy a refreshing sundowner and some nibbles before carrying on to you camp.
  • Experience a real safari camp in the african bush at our comfortable mobile tented camp; kati kati, a feature stay on this trip located in central serengeti. while here, enjoy a private dinner under the stars while listening to the sounds of the serengeti.
  • The 'big five' await us as do many other members of the animal kingdom. zanzibar is our perfect halfway stop with its stunning beaches and evocative old town.
  • Visit the maasai, known for their vibrant red dress and elaborate jewellery, and enjoy a fascinating talk, full of insights into this remarkable and ancient culture.
  • Southern africa offers us more stunning wildlife experiences, mother nature's landmark places such as victoria falls, okavango delta, fish river canyon and table mountain.head out on an afternoon excursion to the makgadikgadi pans, looking out for meerkats and meandering elephants, and enjoy a sundowner in the shadow of an old baobab tree.
  • The magnificent okavango delta by houseboat and perhaps the hidden jewel of african wildlife reserves - etosha national park
  • Enjoy a wine and cheese tasting experience on a working wine farm in the olifants river valley, with your host ‘sparky’.
  • Rise early and witness the colourful sunrise and a picnic breakfast from the edge of fish river canyon, the second largest chasm of its type in the world.
  • Spend 2 nights in kati kati tented camp, serengeti, 2 nights in vic falls safari lodge,and 2 nights in canyon lodge, fish river canyon, all feature stays on this trip.
  • Step inside faldela's purple house in the bo-kaap region of cape town for an authentic home-cooked dinner. taste some of the traditional dishes such as 'bredie', 'chilli bites' and 'koesisters'.
Visits:
Arusha, Aswan, Cairo, Cape Town, Livingstone, Memphis, Ngorongoro Crater, Okavango Delta, Petrified Forest, Rift Valley, Zanzibar, Nairobi, Chobe National Park, Johannesburg, Serengeti National Park, Victoria, Victoria Falls, Abu Simbel, Botswana, Egypt, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
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2 Peak Challenge In Tanzania With Serengeti Safari
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2 Peak Challenge In Tanzania With Serengeti Safari

17 days
$ 331 / day
$ 5,620
From : $ 7,868
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
Highlights
  • Reach the summit of Meru (4565m) at sunrise with spectacular views of Mt. Meru
  • Enjoy your hike through forest and meadows where it is likely to spot wildlife
  • See across the high altitude Shira Caldera past Shira Cave (views of Arrow glacier)
  • Trek southwest side of Kilimanjaro
  • Reach on the crater rim at Stella Point (5750 m) as the first rays of the sun emerge
  • Enjoy your drive from Moshi to the Serengeti National Park crossing the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Leave early for a sunrise game drive in the Serengeti at Dawn
Visits:
Mt. Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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10 Day Tanzania & Zanzibar Bush & Beach E ...

Ker & Downey Africa
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10 days
$ 1,005 / day
$ 10,046
From : $ 13,562
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Explore Arusha
  • Drive to Ngorongoro Crater, enjoy walking safari or standard game drive including sundowners
  • Visit Serengeti National Park's Mwiba Airstrip
  • Enjoy a world class breakfast at your lodge and a morning at leisure
  • Spend your next 3 days at the Resort & Spa enjoying the multitude of activities on offer
  • Discover Zanzibar
  • Enjoy visiting Dar es Selaam
Visits:
Arusha, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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East Africa & Serengeti

19 days
$ 163 / day
$ 3,700
From : $ 4,186
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Visits to Rwanda Genocide Memorials
  • Guided Gorilla Trek (including permit)
  • Boat trip on Lake Bunyonyi & visit to a Pygmy Village
  • Game Drives in the Masai Mara Nature Reserve
  • Masai Village
  • David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Centre
  • Game Drives in the Serengeti National Park
  • Morning Game Drive in the Ngorongoro Crater
Visits:
Arusha, Nairobi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
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Kilimanjaro Climb - Lemosho Route
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Kilimanjaro Climb - Lemosho Route

Exodus Travels
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12 days
$ 387 / day
$ 4,649
From : $ 6,276
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • A fantastic eight-day route, carefully designed to maximise time in remote wilderness
  • Extra day to aid acclimatisation
  • To stand on top of the largest freestanding mountain in the world - Kilimanjaro
  • 1 guide to every 2 clients on summit day
  •  Why not extend your trip on beautiful Zanzibar for a few days
Visits:
Arusha, Tanzania
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10 Days-Photography-Predators & Migration

10 days
$ 472 / day
$ 4,720
From : $ 5,381
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Tanzania's Top 3 safari destinations
  • See the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire
  • Excellent year-round big game viewing
  • Witness the Wildebeest Migration in season
  • Fully inclusive accommodation
  • Water bar, infinity pool & spa
Visits:
Arusha, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
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Top Arusha, Tanzania Experiences and Attractions

Top Arusha, Tanzania Experiences

  • Arriving at Kilimanjaro Base Camp and gazing in awe at Africa’s highest mountain -- while anticipating the long climb that lies ahead.  
  • Setting eyes on the Serengeti Plains for the first time and imagining what wildlife wonders await.
  • Standing on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater and surveying one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife on earth from on high.
  • Relaxing at a lodge in Arusha with views of 15,000-foot-high Mount Meru rising in the background, and, perhaps, of Mt. Kilimanjaro on a clear day.  
  • Climbing Mount Meru, among the ten highest mountains in Africa and the focal point of Arusha National Park.  
  • Strolling Sokoine Road, Arusha’s main drag, to sample the sights and sounds of an African city.
  • Gawking at the squawking flamingos at Lake Manyara National Park.
  • Photographing the clock tower, Arusha’s main landmark and the center of the city, and wondering if it really marks the halfway point between Cairo and Cape Town, as advertised.
  • Visiting the colorful Central Market stalls stocked with fruits, vegetables, and clothing near the clock tower in downtown Arusha.
  • Journeying to 17,000-foot Mt. Kenya, Africa’s second highest mountain, where a lower (16,000-foot-plus) peak is a popular ascent.
  • Shopping for souvenirs and fabrics at the Masai Market on School Street, near Sokoine Road.
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Arusha, Tanzania Trip Reviews

329 Arusha, Tanzania Tour Reviews - Summary 99% Recommend

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What a great experience

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

What a great experience. I did and seen things I thought I would never be able to do. A lot things I never even thought about. Just great. Leaders were amazing , knowledgeable , patient and encouraging.

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Operator Dragoman

Great holiday thanks to Zama Tours & Safari

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Normally we book our holidays ourselves but as Tanzania is unknown to us we preferred to ask a local agent to do this for us. We wanted somebody who really lives there and knows the country inside out. We contacted Zama Tours and told them more or less what we wanted a week of safari and a beach holiday afterward. They listened carefully to us and came up with a lovely program. Email exchange went so smoothly so we went for it. And it was a really great experience. Wilson, our guide and driver, was very pleasant and knowledgeable. A nice thing was that we didn't visit only the national parks but we also met local people, the real life there. Accommodations were quite luxury and of an excellent standard. Also on Zanzibar, where we spent some days afterward, where again we were very warmly welcomed by Mussa. We saw amazing things, great wildlife, met wonderful people, enjoyed the food. Thumps up for the team of Zama

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Operator Zama Tours & Safaris

Epic Trek to Mount Kilimanjaro & Sensational Safari.

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Our group of seven’s safari experience was nothing short of spectacular!
We cover Arusha, Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks as well as Ngorongoro Conservation Area over a 7 day period. A lot of ground to cover, but what an experience.
Not only did we see the Big 5 but we saw them in spades. We had fantastic looks at some of the large predators like lions, leopards and cheetahs; large grazing herds of wildebeests, gazelles, buffalo and antelopes as well as wallowing hippopotamus, lumbering elephants and stately giraffes.

Our guide worked hard and seemed to have a 6th sense in terms of locating wildlife. Not only were we very close to large herbivores, carnivores and birds but we viewed them in a setting where they seemed quite oblivious to us. They continued to hunt, graze, scavenge, dabble, court and even copulate in a stunning landscape. It was straight out of a National Geographic documentary.
Nothing seemed to escape our guide’s keen eye. He was an avid bird watcher and not only able to spot and identify the many spectacular bird species we saw, but speak to their natural history and behaviour as well. Same went for the mammals large and small, reptiles like Nile crocodiles, lizards and turtles/tortoises. His passion for wildlife was undeniable.

Our accommodation and meals during the safari/game drives were great. Three nights in a ‘bush camp’ in a spacious tent with 2 queen sized beds and a three piece bathroom was hardly roughing it. It was quite luxurious actually. Staff were welcoming, friendly and accommodating. A hot towel and cold drink on our arrival offered another touch of class.

Both our guide, Raymond and his brother Lawrence were shining examples of competent, caring and professional entrepreneurs with a small fledgling company. I highly recommend you consider them if you are looking for a safari trip of a lifetime. It was an epic trip for me that I will never forget!

Expect in Africa Safari also organized a 6 day climb up Mount Kilimanjaro. I’m happy to report all 7 ladies in the group made the summit. Our success had everything to do with the care, support and professionalism of our guides, cook and porters. We climb the Marangu route and stayed in rustic “chalets”. Food was hot and plentiful and our cook dropped by every evening during dinner. Our guides actually sang songs to keep us motivated on the final climb to the summit. It was a total grind but we made it. A huge “Thank you” to our devoted entourage of 21 as well as Expect in Africa Safari organizers. Another trip of a lifetime that I can boost about for decades.

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Operator Expect In Africa Safari

7-Day luxury 4 park safari

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

We had a wonderful 7-day, custom tailored safari through 4 parks (Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater) in northern Tanzania. We saw an incredible number of animals and birds, including the big 5. Our guide, Anderson, was so knowledgeable about the wildlife and the environment, and was great at pointing out animals that we would've missed. Anderson really listened to what we wanted to see and was attentive to our needs.

Our accommodations were top notch and the food at each lodge or tent camp was very good. We were pleasantly surprised by the individual attention we were given by the staff at each place we stayed. During the day we traveled in our safari vehicle, just the two of us with our guide, and still the cost was very reasonable. We can't say enough great things about Walter, the owner, Galloping Safaris, and our guide. We have recommended this company to many of our friends in hopes that they will have the special experience we enjoyed. It was the trip of a lifetime for us!

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Operator Galloping Safaris

An unforgettable trip to Tanzania thanks to Ker & Downey

5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Although being used to organising our travels on our own, for this trip to Tanzania we decided to engage Ker & Downey as we wanted everything to be perfect. From the beginning we felt in excellent hands with Rory. He worked everything together making us quickly an exciting proposal fit in with our budget. Until the moment we actually started the trip, he answered always immediately and had an immense patience with all our tiny questions. The team of Ker & Downey managed to not only fulfil our very high expectations but even exceeded them. We had a fantastic experience, wonderful in every way: all the camps, their staff, the food, the car and its equipment, the parks, the nature, the animals, even the weather with only some short refreshing rains, really everything was perfect.

Ker & Downey organised everything with no problem, booking some wonderful accommodations and allowing us to fully enjoy our trip. Our guide David understood immediately our desire to be away from the crowds and with his kindness and calm, his great respect for nature and its wildlife, he made our journey an unique and amazing experience. He made it possible that most of the time we really were on our own, having the feeling that we were in Paradise on Earth with only animals around us. His enormous knowledge about all kind of animals and their habitat has enriched the experience even more. We thank all those involved for setting up such an awesome trip and recommend Ker & Downey without any doubt!

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Operator Ker & Downey Africa

What A Unique Experience!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Alaitol Safaris offered luxurious surroundings which had a high touch of quality. We can highly recommend this operator. Everything went very smoothly.

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Operator Alaitol Safaris

Arusha, Tanzania Tours and Travel Guide

Arusha, Tanzania Attractions & Landmarks Guide

The once small town of Arusha has grown to a city of 400,000 people on the strength of its strategic location, near many of Tanzania’s (and to some degree, Kenya’s) finest attractions. The entire Arusha region has now grown to 1.5 million people.

Loaded with both legitimate guide companies and itinerant guides (some of questionable merit), Arusha is ground zero for most travelers heading off to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro or Mt. Meru, as well as safari-goers preparing for trips to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park (known for its flamingos). and Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve and Mt. Kenya, among other destinations.

Safari Central

Almost everyone ends up spending a day or night in Arusha either before or after their safari, or both, so -- while it might not otherwise be a prime destination by itself -- Arusha has seen a multiplying of accommodations (both of hotels in the city as well as luxurious lodges and camps on the outskirts), eating places (try the Indian food) and attractions of its own. The climate tends to be pleasant due to its elevation on the slopes of Mt. Meru.

The center of the city is dominated by the clock tower, which is said to stand in the center of the continent as well, midway between Cairo and Cape Town. While the geography is probably off a bit, it makes a nice photo op, as does the Central Market nearby, where fruits, vegetables and clothing items are for sale.

An amble down Sokoine Road, Arusha’s main street, is well worth the time, especially for a first-time visitor to Africa. On School Street, which leads off of Sokoine, you’ll find the Masai Market, or at least the most interesting Masai Market in town, where you can buy souvenirs, handicrafts, jewelry and local fabrics, such as batiks. Bargaining is expected at all the markets; you should pay about half the original asking price, if that.

Nearby National Park

The nearest safari destination to Arusha, Arusha National Park, is just 45 minutes northeast by car, and protects parts of Mt. Meru, the 15,000-foot peak that rises behind the city. This attractive park of forests and lakes won’t make you forget the Serengeti or Ngorongoro Crater for wildlife, but it does have leopards, giraffes, zebras, buffalo, flamingos, some elephants, and black-and-white colobus monkeys, which are more visible here than just about anywhere else in northern Tanzania.

A day visit to the national park might be of special interest to those who have arrived to climb Mts. Kilimanjaro or Meru and aren’t planning on taking additional wildlife safaris. You can hike around the slopes of Mt. Meru or all the way to the summit. At nearly 15,000 feet, Mt. Meru itself can serve as a three-or-four-day warm-up for a Kilimanjaro (19,000 feet-plus) climb or -- as Africa’s fifth highest peak -- as a climbing destination in itself. The two peaks are just 30 miles apart.

If Arusha is serving as your introduction to Africa, make sure you consult Stride to make the most of your stay there -- and the African adventures that are sure to follow.

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