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Local Excursions Arusha, Tanzania

Local excursions in and around Arusha you easily plan and book with the professionals from African Heart Expeditions.

City walk in Arusha

On this trip you will get an idea of every day life in one of the most colorful cities of Tanzania. People of various tribes and religions live together in Arusha. Your guide will tell you more…
Depending on your own personal interests, you can visit colonial buildings, AICC (which houses the International Rwanda Tribunal), the railway station, monuments, a mosque, a local market and local bars.
Not only tourist places will be visited, but also places you would not easily find by yourself. Duration : approx. 3 hours.

Price: 20,- USD per person

Duration: +/- 3 hours

Visit the Sanawari neighbourhood

On this tour you will visit a batik artist, a local coffin carpenter, a knife grinder, a kettle maker, a hairdresser, a secondary school, a tour guiding school, a village court, have drink in a local bar and get a feel of daily life in this neighborhood near Arusha. You will also pass by a viewpoint with a magnificent view over Arusha town. This tour can also be done by mountain bike. Duration : approx. 3 hours.

Price : 25,- USD per person

Duration: +/- 3 hours

Meru Falls hike

The hike starts at 8.00 am and ends at around 2.00 pm. It leads you to a waterfall on the foothills of Mt. Meru, passing several villages and crossing some woodland. Duration : approx. 6 hours.

Price : 50,- USD per person, including village fees.

Duration: +/- 6 hours

USA River route

This tour brings you to some rice and coffee plantations in the area of USA River. Transfer to USA and back to Arusha is by public ‘dala dala’. The tour starts at 9.00 am and ends at around 1.00 pm. Duration: approx. 4 hours

Price : 50,- USD per person, including local transport.

Duration: +/- 4 hours

Lake Duluti nature walk

Hop in a dala dala (local transport) that brings you within 20 minutes to Tengeru, a lively village along the Moshi/Arusha road and beautiful green countryside. Your guide will take you through rich coffee and banana plantations and on a relaxing walk around Lake Duluti Forest Reserve where many different bird species can be found.
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 local market. Duration : approx. 4 hours.

Price : on request

Duration: +/- 4 hours

Local Masai market

On Masai market days many Masai gather to buy and sell cattle and all kinds of goods. It is a social gathering as well. You will get a first glimpse of Masai life here. Take a look at traditional tools, enjoy the colorful outfits, get an insight in traditional Masai medicine, see how cattle is being inspected and sold, observe a goat being slaughtered and taste the nyama choma ya mbuzi (grilled goat meat).
There is a Masai market in Kisongo, Ngaramtoni, Monduli chini or Meserani, depending on the day of the week. Transfer to and from the market is by public ‘dala dala’. Duration : 3-6 hours

Price : 50,- USD per person, including local public transport costs.

Duration: +/- 3-6 hours

Visit to the Snake Park

Visit to the snake park of Meserani; this little zoo has a comprehensive collection of most snakes that live in Tanzania. There are also turtles and crocodiles.
Price : on request.
On Tuesday and Friday, a visit to the park can also be combined with a visit to Meserani Masai market.

Ngeresi Mountain Biking

A biking trip approximately 9 hours on the slopes of Mt. Meru. 

Price : on request.

Duration: +/- 9 hours

African Food cooking

Your guide will give you a short introduction on Tanzanian food and explain about the different local dishes. After you have decided on the menu you'd like to cook, you'll go and buy all ingredients at the local market.
At a local household in Arusha your guide will show you the cooking utensils that are used in Tanzania, before you can start the actual preparations.
You'll have your meal outside on reed mats under the banana trees. After your meal you can have a short walk around the neighborhood. Duration : 3-4 hours.
Price : 25,- USD per person + costs of the ingredients.

Safari to Arusha National Park

A full day safari with picnic lunch; a walking safari with an armed ranger in the morning can be arranged and the rest of the day in a 4wd safari Land Cruiser with open roof. From here you’ll have splendid views on Mt. Meru in the west and Mt. Kilimanjaro in the east. Duration : full day
Price : 250,- USD pp (if 4-6 people) | 285,- USD per person (if 2 people)
Including :
  • 4wd vehicle with open roof and English speaking driver/guide
  • national park entry fee,
  • picnic lunch,
  • 2 liters of mineral water per person,
  • Flying Doctors Emergency Rescue verzekering

Flights around Mt.Kilimanjaro or to the National Parks

Enjoy a flight above some of the highlits of Tanzania. The flights are done in a small aircraft of 13 or 18 seats.
Circling Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru and/or OI Doinyo Lengai volcano.
Flight above the Ngorongoro crater, the Serengeti, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Arusha National Park,...
Prices on request.
(*) All rates are based on a minimum of 2 people.