Best things to do in Arusha and sightseeing in Arusha
Serengeti Nationalpark - Arusha
Swahili, Savannahs and Serengiti. This National park in Tanzania provides a unique ecosystem where you find the most number of endangered species in the world. Also a number of exotic species of animals, that are found nowhere but here. The safari started from Arushi, 50kms from Kilimanjaro Airport. You get cars - either chauffeur driven or self driven to use for your entire safari. Some really useful information about the good hotels and deals can be found at - http://www.serengeti.org/.
Kibo Palace Hotel - Arusha
Nasikia Tented Camp - Arusha
Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha
After an early breakfast drive 60 Minutes and descends 2000 feet to the Ngorongoro Crater for a full day game drive with picnic Lunch. This caldera is an extinct volcano and the largest unbroken caldera in the world. The cone is believed to have collapsed nearly two million years ago, and while the cone was standing, it could have been as tall, if not taller, than Mount Kilimanjaro. The crater (2000 feet deep and 102 square miles) is a microcosm of East African scenery with abundant wildlife including more than25, 000 larger animals. This area offers an outstanding opportunity to see black rhinos, as they are protected around the clock. Over the years, the floor of this crater has become mostly savannah (grassland), with a soda lake whose size changes depending on the rains that are the lifeline of this amazing land. On this lake, marvel at the colorful flamingos and a variety of other water bird. Resident Species such as Ostriches, Crowned Cranes, and Kori Bustards are joined seasonally by migrant flocks of White and Abdim’s Storks. Patience may also reward you with glimpses of cheetah, hyena, jackal, elephant, warthog, buffalo, buffalo, hartebeest, eland and many other antelopes. Your wildlife-viewing will be dramatic, and the experience memorable. You will enjoy Picnic Lunch in the Crater Floor by the Hippo Pool. After Picnic Lunch you will continue with a short game drive before you return to your Lodge.
Arusha National Park - Arusha
After breakfast we meet Augustine for briefing then drive to Arusha National Park with Picnic Lunch for game drive. The closest National park to Arusha town (DRIVING TIME TO THE GATE IS 45 minutes). Arusha National Park is a multi-faceted jewel, often overlooked by safari goers, despite offering the opportunity to explore a beguiling diversity of habitats within a few hours. Lying between the peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Meru, Arusha National Park is an outstandingly beautiful area. This small park, 137 sq km is located 25 km from Arusha. There are three distinct areas that are found within Arusha National Park namely Ngurdoto Crater, the Momella Lakes and the rugged Mt. Meru. The vegetation which occurs in the Park is correlated to the altitude and geology of the area. Ngurdoto Crater is surrounded by forest whilst the crater floor is a swampy area. The Momella Lakes, like many in the Rift Valley, are alkaline, and their shallows sometimes tinged pink with thousands of flamingos, the lakes support a rich selection of resident and migrant waterfowl. Mt. Meru is a mixture of lush forests and bare rocks. At noon enjoy your picnic Lunch and be driven to Tarangire. DINNER AND OVERNIGHT MARAMBOI TENTED CAMP - Full board.
Olduvai Gorge - Arusha
After breakfast drive to Olduvai Gorge. The drive to the gorge is breathtaking – passing through a spectacular mix of savannah grassland and acacia woodland where red-robed Masai graze their cattle before you reach the gorge itself. Oldupai is one of the world’s most important pale anthropological Sites. This is where, in 1959, Dr Louis and Mary Leakey found fossil evidence of the 1.7-million-year-old Australopithecus boisei (Zinjanthropus) and Homo babilis (Handyman). Thousands of stone tools, some of which have been used by Homo habilis, have been found at Oldupai. Outside the museum, the guide will explain the geological features of the gorge and the work of the Leakey’s.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Arusha
Set in 50 acres of virgin Tanzanian bush in the Ngorongora volcanic landscape, this all suites wood log cabin style retreat is located a few steps from the Game Reserve Gate and 20 minutes drive away from the Ngorongora Crater that is said to have the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa. This all inclusive property features 20 spacious private log cabins with fire place, a restaurant, a bar and conference facilities. Indulge in moments of relaxation at the swimming pool or at the Mvua African Rain Spa after a full-day game drive. 20 luxury suites in individual cottages with open fire places in the bedroom and living room and large private viewing terraces with sofa and dining area. Facilities in the tent include: King Size canopy bed with fine linens Butler on call En- suite facilities with solar water heating Spacious bathroom Large shower Two hand wash basins Private WC Comfortable living room with armchairs, sofa bed and coffee table In-room safe