Tourist Attractions

Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most accessible high summits, a beacon for visitors from around the world. Most climbers reach the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination. And those who reach Uhuru Point, the actual summit, or Gillman’s Point on the lip of the crater, will have earned their climbing certificates.

And their memories.

About Kilimanjaro National Park

Size: 1668 sq km 641 sq miles).

Location: Northern Tanzania, near the town of Moshi.

Getting there

128 km (80 miles) from Arusha.

About one hour’s drive from Kilimanjaro International airport.

About Arusha National Park

Size: 552 sq km 212 sq miles).

Location: Northern Tanzania, northeast of Arusha town..

The Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa

About Serengeti

Size: 14,763 sq km (5,700 sq miles).

Location: 335km (208 miles) from Arusha, stretching north to Kenya and bordering Lake Victoria to the west.

Getting there

Scheduled and charter flights from Arusha, Lake Manyara and Mwanza.

Drive from Arusha, Lake Manyara, Tarangire or Ngorongoro Crater.

Arusha National Park is a multi-faceted jewel, often overlooked by safarigoers, despite offering the opportunity to explore a beguiling diversity of habitats within a few hours.

About Arusha National Park

Size: 552 sq km 212 sq miles).

Location: Northern Tanzania, northeast of Arusha town.

Getting there

An easy 40-minute drive from Arusha. Approximately 60 km (35 miles) from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The lakes, forest and Ngurdoto Crater can all be visited in the course of a half-day outing at the beginning or end of an extended northern safari.

Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. Stretching for 50km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-metre high Rift Valley escarpment, the compact game-viewing circuit through Manyara offers a virtual microcosm of the Tanzanian safari experience.

About Lake Manyara National Park

Size: 330 sq km (127 sq miles), of which up to 200 sq km (77 sq miles) is lake when water levels are high.

Location: In northern Tanzania. The entrance gate lies 1.5 hours (126km/80 miles) west of Arusha along a newly surfaced road, close to the ethnically diverse market town of Mto wa Mbu.

Getting there

By road, charter or scheduled flight from Arusha, en route to Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.

Ngorongoro conservation area covers over 5149 sq miles and one of the most spectacular sights you are ever likely to see while on safari lies in the Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is a microcosm of the East African savannah and a natural wonder unique in the world. Upon descent to the crater floor you are treated to a magical experience where herds of zebra rub shoulders with wildebeest, gazelle and buffalo. The crater provides a great chance of seeing some of Africa’s biggest bull elephants and many predators among a myriad of other animals.

Olduvai Gorge is famous for its fossil finds – about 150 species of prehistoric mammals including the Dr. Leakey’s discovery of 400 fragments of a skull. A  small museum dsiplays a number of copies of the finds. Olduvai gains its name from the Masai word for the wild sisal that is prolific here.