ABOUT ARUSHA

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Arusha is a medium sized city located in Northwest Tanzania at the base of Mt Meru and about 100kms from Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Arusha is the gateway to The Serengeti National Park, the largest and most impressive game reserve in Africa, as well as the Ngorongoro Crater, which is one of the most pristine and spectacular sights in Tanzania.
 
Arusha also offers a wide range of restaurants with a decent selection of western and local food. There are many small supermarkets and one very large supermarket where you can find pretty much anything you might need. You can easily get around town on the local transport, dala dala, but there are also a vast number of taxis that can take you anywhere you need to go. Arusha also has a movie theatre, some nice bars/pubs and a very comfortable climate. 

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DAY TRIPS FROM UJAMAA HOSTEL

Hot Springs

Located about 2 hours from Arusha the hot springs are an Oasis in the middle of the desert landscape near Boma N’gombe. A fantastic place to spend a day relaxing, swimming and hanging out.

 

Make sure you bring your own food, toilet paper, drinks, towel, sunscreen and something to sit on it you don’t want to be on the ground.

 

Cost of Transport, guide and entry fee (minimum 4 people)

4 people - $30 per person

5-7 people - $20 per person

 

Visit Newlands Orphanage (Saturdays only)

Newlands is an orphanage we support which is located 15km south/east of Moshi. It houses over 65 children in a very poor village. They struggle to cover their costs and support the kids. It is a wonderful place to visit  spend time with the kids. They love having visitors and appreciate any games or crafts you might like to do with them.

 

Make sure you bring your own food (you can stop for lunch in Moshi at your own costs), toilet paper, sunscreen and drinks. There are a few small shops in the village where you could buy a soda or water.

Also bring anything you want to do with the kids and a small donation of money or food.

 

Cost of Transport and guide (minimum 4 people)

4 people - $30 per person

5-7 people - $20 per person

 

Marangu Waterfalls and Coffee Tour

Take a stunning hike to the Marangu fall in the foothills of Kilimanjaro. You can choose to just hike straight to the falls (approx 2hrs) or you can have the full village coffee experience as well. With the Coffee tour you will go through the village on your way to the falls and see how the coffee is grown and get the chance to roast, grind and drink your own coffee. Lunch is included as part of the coffee tour.

Make sure you bring your own snacks, toilet paper, drinks, bathers (if you want to swim), towel and sunscreen.

Depart 9am – Return 6pm

 

Cost of Transport, entry fee and guide (minimum 4 people)

4 people - $40 per person

5-7 people - $25 per person

 

Coffee Tour is an additional $20 per person

 

ALL DAY TRIPS DEPART THE HOSTEL AT 9AM AND RETURN AT 6PM

Please arrange with Gasper +255 753 960 570


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WEEKEND TRIPS FROM UJAMAA HOSTEL

 

 

Lake Chala 

 

Located about 2 hours from Arusha Lake Chala is a crater lake fed underground from Mt Kilimanjaro. Right at the Kenyan Border it is a stunning place to go to visit the lake and see the open plains. While there you can swim in the lake and hike around it. Camping is available. They set up tents, which has a mattress etc inside so all you need is your sleeping bag. There is a bar and restaurant on site as well as toilets and showers.

 

Make sure you bring your own clothes, towel, toiletries, toilet paper, towel, sunscreen and bathers.

 

Cost of Transport, guide and camping fee (minimum 4 people)

4 people - $55 per person

5-7 people - $40 per person

 

Masai Land 

 

Go and spend a night in a local Masai Village. This is not a tourist village, just a simple local family who are happy to have visitors to come and see how they live their lives. Spend a night in a boma or tent and live alongside the Masai people.

 

Make sure you bring your own food, sleeping bag, wet wipes (no showers available) toilet paper, sunscreen and drinks.

Also ensure you bring a small donation of flour, sugar or rice to give to the village.

 

Cost of Transport and guide (minimum 4 people) 

4 people - $45 per person

5-7 people - $30 per person

 

 

ALL WEEKEND TRIPS DEPART THE HOSTEL AT 9AM SATURDAY AND RETURN AT 4PM SUNDAY

 

Please arrange with Gasper +255 753 960 570

 

 

SAFARI
 
While you are in the area it is well worth taking a safari to The Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater to see some of the world's most beautiful scenery and spectacular wildlife.
 
If you would like more information or price details we recommend you contact African Scenic Safaris. They are a reputable company that offers reasonably priced, quality safaris and can arrange a trip to suit your needs and budget. They can also provide information about climbing Mt Kilimanjaro or Mt Meru.

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AFRICAN SCENIC SAFARIS