5 unique activities to do on safari in Tanzania without the Land Cruiser

September 05 2017

There is more than just Cruisers and Carnivores

Don't get us wrong, we love our Land Cruisers as much as our clients do. And there is little that can surpass the adrenaline rush of clients on safari witnessing their first sighting of a male Lion standing proud in all his glory.

But it gets better. Clients no longer have to remain within the confines of the safari cruiser for the entire duration of their safari. There are some great adventures that can be had by dedicating a few hours in the itinerary to exit the comfort of the vehicle... and go face to face with nature.

Here are five ideas to consider for your safari holiday:

1. Arusha National Park Canoeing

Enjoy a peaceful and scenic canoeing safari following the shorelines of Momella Lake, under the shadow of Mt. Meru.  View buffaloes, bushbuck, giraffes, hippos and many water birds living in and close to the water.

2. Lake Manyara Cycling

An easy cycle ride down the Great Rift Valley wall; into the farming village of Mto Wa Mbu. Experience local cultures from the bike, ride through some of the Manyara ground water forest and between small herds of wildlife on the lake shore. We can include a local lunch prepared by a lady in the village.

3. Waterfalls & Elephant Caves

On this two hour hike through the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area you will discover a magnificent waterfall and incredible elephant caves created by elephants digging up the earth and ingesting the mineral rich soil.  You may see buffalo, bushbuck, waterbuck and baboons, also attracted by the soil.

4. Walking safaris in Serengeti and Arusha National Park

Walking is a wonderful way to get close to nature and to learn about some of the smaller species and ecosystems.  The walk is slow paced, stopping under shade to hear interesting facts from your knowledgeable guide. Walks are offered to guests aged 16 and over.

 5. Village Walk in Mto wa Mbu / Karatu

Visit Mto Wa Mbu village for a great cultural experience with an experienced English-speaking guide who grew up in the village! Visit local farms, schools, a kindergarten, local homes, the market and milling machines. A similar experience can be arranged in Karatu, popular for overnight stays before visiting the Ngorongoro Crater.

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