Adventure Travel in Arusha

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Adventure travel refers to traveling around and discovering new places, all outside your comfort zone! Adventurous trips give you an adrenaline rush, which is why they’re so rewarding at the same time.

However, “adventure” can mean different experiences to different people according to their threshold. Here, we discuss mildly as well as dangerously adventurous experiences waiting for you in and around Arusha!

Here are some of the best places to visit/things to do for an adventurous traveling experience in/around Arusha:

  • Quad-biking

Head over to Olerai Lodge located in the outskirts of Arusha and go on a quad-biking trip. It’s a fun and adventurous experience that lets you get off the tracks! There are many villages around the area so you can take a cultural tour as well.

Your guide will tell you all about the local culture and traditions on your ride!

  • Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park is full of fun and adventurous activities! Here are some of the most adventurous activities in Arusha National Park

  • Explore wildlife on a horseback safari.

A horseback safari in Arusha National Park will take you off the tracks to the most untouched parts of the park where you can spot giraffes, buffalos, zebras, and antelopes.

  • Canoe safari

Go canoeing in the Small Momella Lake inside the park! You’ll spot a lot of flamingoes as well as other wildlife on the edges of the lake!

  • Climb Mount Meru

A lot of people climb Mount Meru as a warm-up for Mount Kilimanjaro. However, Mount Meru offers more than just a warm-up experience. It’s a beautiful mountain that gives you spectacular views of the surroundings, as well as of Kilimanjaro!

  • Lake Duluti Canoe Ride

Lake Duluti is an excellent place for a rewarding birdwatching experience! You can also hike in the forest around the lake. It’s an excellent place for spotting reptiles like snakes and lizards. It’s a fun and adventurous experience spotting a snake in the wild! Your guides will be with you, so you don’t need to worry.

  • Chemka Hot Springs

Head over to the Chemka Hot Springs and have an adventurous picnic in the woods by the hot springs. You can swim in the springs or just dip your feet in the water and relax. The hot springs are surrounded by a forest filled with monkeys and baboons. You can also set up a campfire here and go for a bush dinner!

  • Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is home to some of the largest elephant herds in Tanzania. You can spot about 300 elephants in the Park as part of a single herd! Coming face-to-face with these many elephants at once is adventurous and thrilling!

  • Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is close to Arusha. It’s perfect for an adventurous day trip! This is one of the few places in Tanzania where you can go on a night game drive and spot leopards and other nocturnal animals. You can also spot the unusual tree-climbing lions here.

The treetop walkway in Lake Manyara National Park offers an adventurous tree-top experience where you can spot monkeys! Some of them might even come in your way during your treetop walk!

  • Arusha City Cycling Tour

What’s more adventurous than taking a tour of the entire city on two wheels? Rent a bike or a cycle and take a tour of the entire city. Don’t forget to stop at Khan’s barbecue for a delicious dinner meal!

So, what are you waiting for? Have an adventurous traveling experience in Arusha and don’t forget to try the local Swahili cuisine while doing so!

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