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Andovoke Bay

Andovoke Bay (Anakao 602) — on the southwest coast of Madagascar lies the small fishing town of Anakao (19-hour drive from the capital, or a one-hour flight to nearby Toliara Airport). This beachside town and its surrounds make the perfect tropical holiday getaway. Resorts such as the Anakao Ocean Lodge situated on Andovoke Bay hosts […]

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Usambara Mountains

Usambara Mountains – located 9 hours (491 km) southeast of Arusha, the Usambaras consist of two mountain blocks; the smaller is the East Usambaras lying closer to the coast with slightly higher rainfall. This block is less populated and its primary attraction is the Amani Nature Reserves, approached from Muheza, with its botanical garden, butterfly […]

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Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park – located three hours (140 km) southwest of Arusha, Tarangire National Park deserves much more and should be added to any Tanzanian eco-tourist itinerary for two reasons: First, not only does Tarangire boast a variety of wildlife as exotic as its landscape, but the park is also home to Tanzania’s largest population […]

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Selous Game Reserve

Selous Game Reserve – located 17 hours (1,000 km) south of Arusha, Selous is Africa’s oldest and biggest game reserve, and one of its last great wilderness areas. Measuring twice the size of Switzerland, it is the largest protected wildlife sanctuary in Africa and is widely accredited as being the most pristine wilderness. This UNESCO […]

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Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater – located 4 hours (191 km) west of Arusha, this is a deep volcanic crater, the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world. About 20 km across, 600 meters deep, and 300 sq. km in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder. The Ngorongoro Crater is also part of a […]

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Kahawa Shambani Afrika Coffee Tour

Kahawa Shambani Afrika Coffee Tour (Uru West Village, Moshi Rural District, Kilimanjaro region) – located 2 ½ hours east of Arusha, just south of the Mt. Kilimanjaro Park, tourists can take part in this coffee tour (conducted by the farmers themselves). Visitors will come across a coffee farm, be able to pick coffee berries, hear […]

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Meserani Snake Park

Meserani Snake Park (Duka Bova) – for those fascinated with snakes and reptiles, a Meserani Snake Park tour is a must for your visit! Located 20 km west of Arusha (on the way to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro center), you’ll have the chance to see some of the most dangerous snakes in the world, such […]

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Marangu Waterfalls

Marangu Waterfalls (Mt. Kilimanjaro area) — with 150 meters in height, this is considered the highest waterfall in the Kilimanjaro region. In the local dialect, “Marangu” means “a place with too many water streams” – noting the abundance of water in that area. Within these waterfalls, if you want to swim in chilly waters, don’t […]

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Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park — located 126 km west of Arusha (on the way to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti), Lake Manyara National Park is worth a stop in its own right (but only as part of a safari group – given the wildlife in the area). Its ground water forests, bush plains, baobab strewn […]

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Lake Duluti

Lake Duluti – this is a crater lake in the Arusha region of Tanzania, on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley. It is located in Arumeru District near the town of Tengeru and is 14 km from Arusha city. The Lake provides the perfect habitat for water birds, and […]