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Short Trips and Day Tours

Whether you are in transit, on a business visit or a holiday, there is always something to do to enrich your stay in East Africa. Here are a few ideas of short trips and tours that can be adapted into your itinerary. Experience what Africa’s most cosmopolitan cities and coastal destinations have to offer.

Mombasa
Nairobi
Zanzibar
Arusha
In Safari

Mombasa City

The original Arabic name is Manbasa which is called as ‘Kisiwa Cha Mvita’ in Swahili that means ‘Island of War’. The reason behind this is the many changes in its possession that have got a great impact in its long history. Majority of the Mombasa population comprise of Muslims or Swahili people. Wherein the majority constitute the migrants and merchants from countries like Iran, the Middle East, Somalia and the Indian sub-continent who came and settled there.
The town overlooks a large harbor, where commercial shipping blend with long-established sailing dhows. What actually attract people from a distant land to this island is the striking old town and its splendid Arab architecture. The narrow snaky streets and the air often filled with the scent of spices. The local Men & women wrapped in bright colored coastal wears ‘khanga’ and ‘kikoy’. Women wearing the traditional outfit‘bui bui and the active markets flooded with fresh fish of the coast is the normal scene that a foreigner gets to see on his/her first visit.

La Marina – full day Cruise ( 8 Hours )

Pick up from the Hotel or Port of Mombasa between 7h00 & 08h00 and transfer to the Mtwapa Creek on the North Mainland off the main Mombasa- Malindi Highway. On arrival at 09h00, guests are served with a refreshing tea or coffee. Giriama girls grind some maize and show how chapaties ( local bread ) are made. they then board the dhows for a leisurely sail out to the reef past impressive villas and marinas.

Wet Option :

The dhows anchor off a coral-fringed sand bar time for swimming and snorkeling amongst the many coral heads, feed the fish or just laze around the sandy shallows

Or Dry Option :

Visit the Mtwapa ruins set in amongst a lush rain forest. 600 years of history and the origin of the dhow trade awaits. the ancient Architecture is still intact in many places, revealing perfect arched doorways of another time.

The famous exotic BBQ Lunch

Grilled sailfish (suli suli) Chicken Tika (kuku) an endless supply of delicately marinated sizzling kebabs, spicy salads, pili pili cassava, tropical fruit salad, tea, and coffee.

Sailing Again

The calm inland waterways of Mtwapa creek, baobabs, mangroves, tropical vegetation, local villages. Henna tattoo’s, African hair braiding, learn some sailing knots spectacular limbo and acrobatic display followed by a Kitenge fashion show.
finish the day browsing around the small reptile park and the Makonde wood carvers.

Departure approximately by 15h30 and return.

Haller Park( Bamburi Nature Trails) – Half day ( 3-4 Hours )

The best time to visit this is in the Afternoon between 14h30 and 17h00.

The feeding of the Giraffes at the feeding platform is at 15h00.
The feeding of the Hippo, Buffalo, and Eland is at 16h00 at the Game Sanctuary.
The Crocodile feeding at 16h30.
A nature park that consists of a game sanctuary, reptile park, small demonstration fish farm area, palm garden, crocodile pens and giraffe viewing platform with both entertainment and educative value. It’s considered a botanist and birders have as well with a host of rare and endangered plants that form a home for cheeky velvet monkeys, weaver birds, kingfisher, stocks, heron, egret, owls, eagles, cranes, ibis, sandpipers among others.

Mombasa City Tour – Half day (3–4 Hours)

Complete tour of the city which includes the Old Town with its narrow little streets, the colorful markets, the Port, Fort Jesus (entrance included), as well as the Akamba Carvers and the Indian Bazaar.

Swahili Lunch/Dinner( Local Cuisine)

This cannot be missed for any traveler visiting Mombasa. Traditional Swahili dishes prepared with local spices and flavors. This would include local bread, seafood, chicken or beef. Special sweets and traditionally brewed spiced coffee or tea.

NOTE :
The City tour can be combined with a visit to the Haller Park including the Swahili Lunch to make it a full day excursion

Tamarind Dhow

The largest dhow on the coast. Pick up from the port at 12h00 and transfer to the Tamarind restaurant and jetty. You will embark on the Arabic dhow at 13h00, cruise around Mombasa Island passing through the old port. Lobster lunch on a cruise and other sea-food with cool sentimental music in a dhow. Return to the jetty by 15h00. Transfer to the port. Arrive at around 16h00.
Note: The dhow requires a minimum of 15 persons to operate.

Aqua Sport

Water Sports and activities are available on the North Mainland in the Bamburi Beach Region.

The Aquadrom is an Ideal location for watersport lovers to have a fun-filled day with a wide choice of equipment to choose from wave runners, crazy scramblers, family sofa to banana boats, waterskiing, knee & wakeboarding

Fishing

For those seeking the Indian Ocean fishing experience, Big Game fishing is available. The best season is from November to March. Big fish sport fishing located just north of Mombasa is also known as the mecca for big game sports fishing anglers from all over the world. The location is unique to catch billfish species such as black marlin, striped marlin, and sailfish. Pelagic species also found in this includes yellowfin tuna, dorado, kingfish and barracuda among others.

Red Elephants Day Trip (Tsavo East National Park)

Depart very early morning from the port for the Tsavo East National Park.

Arrive and enter through the Bachuma Gate where you will commence your game drive in the park. Lunch will be at the Voi Safari Lodge. In the afternoon depart with a game drive en-route to Mombasa.

The Sable Day Tour (The Shimba Hills National Reserve) – Half Day

Visit the reserve that is famous for its concentration of the rare sable antelope, among other animals. The reserve is located on the South Mainland.

Drive to the Shimba Hills National Reserve situated on a plateau rising from the coastal strip. Home to a remarkable variety of wildlife including elephant and sable antelope. Arrive at the lodge. for lunch. Afterward, enjoy an afternoon game drive inside the reserve.

Nairobi City.

Nairobi is Kenya’s Capital. The largest and most populous city in East Africa, with a current estimated population of about 4.5 million. The name ‘Nairobi’ comes from the Maasai phrase ‘Enkare Nyirobi’ which translates to ‘the place of cool waters’. However, it is popularly known as ‘The Green City in the Sun’ and is surrounded by several expanding villa suburbs. The city started life as a railways depot in 1899. Today, the city skyline is dominated by modern high rise buildings and is a tourism and trade hub. This city is now one of the most prominent cities in Africa politically and financially.
A vibrant city with a mix of races and cultures, providing the visitor with several sightseeing options such as museums, a national park, golf courses, resorts, and posh night clubs. It is one of the leading cities in Africa.

Sights of Nairobi Tour

This tour covers the modern city, the colorful market offering fruits, meats, vegetables, handicrafts, etc… all under one roof; the parliament buildings, the Dedan Kimathi statue, etc. You will also visit the snake park that is adjacent to the museum.

National Museum Tour

Nairobi National Museum is located at the Museum Hill, approximately 10 minutes drive from the Nairobi city center. Built in 1929, this is the flagship museum for the National Museums of Kenya, housing celebrated collections of Kenya’s History, Nature, Culture and Contemporary Art. The Museum interprets Kenya’s rich heritage and offers a one-stop for visitors to sample the country’s rich heritage both for education and leisure. In addition to the museum, visitors are treated to a variety of shopping and dining facilities, as well as botanical gardens that offer a serene environment.

Discover out of Africa Tour – Karen Blixen/ Giraffe Manor & Ostrich farm

We take you outside to the Karen area, where is situated the Karen Blixen Museum (House and farm of the famous Isak Dinesen, author of “Out of Africa”). You will then visit the Giraffe Manor, Home of the Rothschild giraffe, and then on the Ostrich Farm to see how this large bird is being farmed.

Masai Ostrich Park Tour

The Masai Ostrich Park is located 45 kilometers from Nairobi on the Athi River/Kitengela Plains and 30 minutes from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Set in 200 acres of rolling grasslands, the Ostrich Farm has been supplying Kenya and overseas countries with Ostrich Meat, Feathers, Skins and Livestock since 1991. The Ostriches have been trained and ridden for many years. People all over the world continue to experience riding this giant sized bird.
Masai Ostrich Park borders the Kitengela Game Conservation Area populated with Buffalo, Masai Giraffe, Black Rhino, Eland, Impala, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelle, Common and Defassa Waterbuck, Hippopotamus, Warthog, Olive Baboon, Monkeys and the attendant carnivores – Lion, Spotted Hyena, Cheetah, Jackals, Bat-eared Fox, and smaller carnivores.
A visit to this park with a guided tour of the Ostrich farm enables you to learn about Ostrich rearing from an egg to a fully grown Ostrich. There is also the opportunity to view and hand-feed the ostriches, and if the weather is good, you can even take an ostrich ride!

Nairobi Crocodile Village tour

The Nairobi Mamba Village is home to the Nile crocodile, a predator feared for its ruthless aggressions and formidable strength.
Mamba” is a Swahili translation for the term “Crocodile“. A visit to the five crocodile pens at the Nairobi Mamba Village unearths interesting information about the only wild carnivores that cannot be domesticated. You can even watch the spectacle of crocodiles feeding every Sunday evening at 4.00pm East African time.

Nairobi Railway Museum Tour

The Nairobi Railway Museum was opened in 1971, and much of the credit for its foundation goes to the first Curator, Mr. Fred Jordan, who had been with the railways in East Africa from 1927. Realizing the speed at which changes were taking place within the railway system he saw the need to preserve as many links with the past as possible. He began to gather items which were to form the nucleus of the present day museum’s fascinating and growing collection.
To the curious visitor, the Nairobi Railway Museum provides answers to many unanswered questions concerning the early history of the rail and Kenya’s development. Nairobi Railway Museum consists of the Main Gallery, the Resource Center, the auditorium and an outdoor collection of locomotives, wagons, and coaches.

The Country and People Tour

You will drive towards Ngong Hills and countryside to visit a local Maasai manyatta. You will see their traditional dances, see their way of life, and learn about their customs and form of art. We take you for lunch to the famous ‘Carnivore’ restaurant where you will have the opportunity to taste some of our game meat like Zebra, Antelope, Ostrich, etc…

The Rhino Tour – Lake Nakuru National park

Lake Nakuru is one of the eight lakes, which formed on the bed of the Great Rift Valley thousands of years ago. The 160km drive from Nairobi city passes through highland farms of the Kikuyu people with breathtaking views of the valley and surrounding landscape. Lake Nakuru is famous for the pink flamingos and during the feeding season, you can see millions of them, an almost ‘pink’ lake. Since the late 1980s, it is also Kenya’s premier Rhino sanctuary home to many of both black and white species. Lunch will be at a lodge that overlooks the lake.
Return to Nairobi in the afternoon.

The Nairobi National Park Tour

This half-day trip takes you to the unique wildlife sanctuary on the outskirts of Nairobi. You will also visit the animal orphanage outside the park.

The Glass Art Tour – Kitengela Glass Research & Training Trust

Kitengela Glass is located opposite the Nairobi National Park. The magical ambiance of the place is peppered with sculptures, animals and secret mosaic pathways which lead to niches of busy artisans all transforming recycled glass and scraps of other materials into beautiful artworks, jewelry, and homeware.
The founder, Nani Croze, tries to help the locals as much as possible – over fifty people have been trained and work in various disciplines at the Kitengela Glass Research and Training Trust. Nani has planted thousands of trees and saves raw materials by recycling glass and other resources.

The Bomas Tour – Bomas of Kenya

A ‘Boma’ is an African homestead. Kenya is rich in its culture and heritage with 42 ethnic tribes and just a few kilometers outside Nairobi, several “bomas” have been recreated for visitors to see display of traditional dancing, music and songs; and from Mombasa the gateway to Kenya and East Africa… home to the 1000-year-old Swahili culture, and an exotic mix of cultures and traditions…

Chai (Tea) Centric Tour – Kiambethu Tea farm

The Kiambethu Tea Farm is located in Limuru, a 40-minute drive from Nairobi. It was built in 1910 by AB McDonell – the first person to grow, make and sell tea commercially in Kenya. A visit to this farm will provide you with a tranquil insight into life on a settler farm, giving you a memorable experience. The visit includes a lunchtime buffet, a visit to the indigenous forest, an insight into the growing and making of tea, a gentle stroll through the fields, all provided by the descendants of AB McDonell.

The Masai Soko (Market) Tour

The colourful Masai market is one of the most famous markets in Kenya, and can be found on different days at different chosen locations in Nairobi as follows:

When and Where
Tuesdays – At the upper floor car park at the Westgate Shopping Centre in Westlands
Fridays – On the upper car park at the Village Market
Saturdays – City center at the High Court Car Park
Sundays – Car park outside the Yaya Shopping Centre

Masai Markets in Nairobi were started by Masai women who wanted to sell directly to visitors. The markets have blossomed over the years.
Curios, paintings, drawings, African garments, jewelry and carvings are some of the items to be found in this market. With a distinct quality of being hand-made in Kenya by local artisans, these items are sold at a fair price.
Shopping at the Masai market provides a great experience for souvenir hunters; and the nice thing about buying items from these markets is that sometimes (but not always) you are dealing with the actual people who make the craft items.

The Shanga (Beads) Tour – Kazuri Beads factory

The Kazuri Beads Factory is a project aimed at providing and sustaining employment opportunities for disadvantaged members of Kenyan society.
Kazuri, which means ‘small and beautiful’ in Swahili, began in 1975 as a tiny workshop experimenting on making hand-made ceramic beads.
Visitors can find a beautiful collection of beads, bracelets, necklaces and other ornaments in a showroom situated within the factory.

Zanzibar
Zanzibar is an archipelago made up of Zanzibar and Pemba Islands, and several islets. It is located in the Indian Ocean, about 25 miles from the Tanzanian coast, and 6° south of the equator.

Zanzibar Island (known locally as Unguja, but as Zanzibar internationally) is 60 miles long and 20 miles wide, occupying a total area of approximately 650 square miles. It is characterized by beautiful sandy pristine coastline with fringing coral reefs, and the magic of historic Stone Town with its winding cobbled streets and Omani style architecture said to be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa.

Stone Town Tour

Follow the trail of the sultans, slaves, and explorers in the winding streets of Stone Town. Your guide will tell you about the events that shaped Zanzibar, leading you through the buildings where it all happened, such as the former Slave Market and Anglican Cathedral, the House of Wonders and the Sultans’ Palace Museum, the Old Arab Fort and Dispensary.
While tracing the steps of the past, the walking tour provides you with a window into modern life in Stone Town. Explore the markets, seafood, and fish piled in the fish market, fresh loaves of bread in wicker baskets and the neat stacks of fruit and vegetables as traders sell their wares from their stalls. Children play in the streets in the residential areas; mamas sit out and gossip while the men play board games. An optional stop at The Zanzibar Coffee House provides a rest from the heat and hustle and bustle. A selection of drinks, local sweets & seasonal fruits acts as the perfect pick me up, for you to continue your tour.
The City Tour is very flexible and can be adapted to suit your interest and time frame if you’re a shopaholic, culture vulture or history enthusiast. If you want to hunt for antiques and souvenir shop, follow David Livingstone’s time in Zanzibar and walk the path of the slave trade, your guide can recommend and develop routes and itineraries that will optimize your time and get the most out of your trip.

Advisable
• Closed walking or hiking shoes.
• Please dress conservatively when walking through Stone Town.
• Women should cover their shoulders and wear long skirts or trousers.

Spice Tour

In days past, Zanzibar was known as a spice island, exporting cloves, vanilla, nutmeg, and cardamom across the world. The spices were brought over from Asia and South America and flourished in the tropical climes. Nowadays the plantations are a tribute to the island’s past, swapping spices for tourism, combining both in a spice tour, one of the most popular excursions on the island.
Walk through the spice farm with your guide. Touch, smell and taste different spices and tropical fruits. Try to guess which is which, from the crushed leaves, the fruit, shoots and vines and creepers crawling up the trees. Learn about their properties, their origins and their use as medicines and in food and drink.
A visit to a spice farm village gives you an insight into local life and the opportunity to try some Swahili dishes, taste the fruits in season and try some spiced tea. An optional lunch is available, a special menu, prepared with the best of the seasonal fruit and spices introduced to you during the tour.
Depending on the season you are visiting, you can find anything from vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, lemon grass, cloves, ylang-ylang, cumin, garlic, ginger, coriander, pepper, allspice, tamarind, chili, oregano and more!
Fruits can include banana, pineapple, jack fruit, custard fruit, oranges, star fruit, tangerine, passion fruit, mango, avocado, pear, papaya, grapefruit, and many others.

Advisable
• Comfortable closed walking or hiking shoes and pants.
• Sun hat and sun cream.

Sultan Panorama Tour

An informative and action packed day, this tour gives a taste of every-thing found in all other Zanzibar excursions and is strongly recommended as a FIRST excursion.

The Sultan Panorama Tours is ideal for visitors with little time who want to experience a bit of everything Zanzibar has to offer. It’s a full day excursion, starting in Stone Town, covering the history of the sultans, slave trade and invasions that shaped Zanzibar’s history. Your guide will give you a broad overview of the island’s history and current affairs and you’ll pass by many historic sites and visit the Slave Market. A stop at the vibrant Darajani Market helps you to experience city life, with all the hustle and bustle, smells and noise.
You’ll be driven to a spice farm, and given the opportunity to taste seasonal spices and fruits as your guide describes their properties and uses. Throughout the tour, you can sample local delicacies and local staple foods. Your next stop is at a local village for a slice of Zanzibari culture and life. Cooking, weaving, building houses and playing with the children, you’ll have chance to see what life is like for Zanzibaris.
You’ll finish the excursion with a comprehensive view of Zanzibari life and you’ll be able to plan future excursion based on what you enjoyed the most, choosing the most relevant tour from our standard excursions.

Advisable
• Please dress conservatively when walking through Stone Town, women should cover their shoulders and wear long skirts or trousers.
• Comfortable closed walking or hiking shoes and pants.

Prison Island Tour

Prison Island gets its name from the prison built to condemn Zanzibari citizens to the isolation of the island, looking out at the coast. Previously owned by an Arab to house his rebellious slaves, the prison was never used, and the island is now home to a tortoise sanctuary, prison ruins, and hotel.
Prison Island is 20 minutes away from Stone Town by boat and has spectacular coral reefs to enjoy while snorkeling. Giant tortoises shuffle through the trees, with the patience that old age brings you. Originally thought to be from the Comoros Islands and Seychelles, some of these tortoises are said to be over 100 years old. Stately and lumbering, the tortoises have even been known to take children on a ride.
Lunch is available on the island and then you’re left to your own devices. If you’re feeling active, you can explore one of the hiking trails, snorkel in the crystal clear waters in search of colorful tropical fish darting through the reef or soak up some sun on the powder white beach. Thatched ban-das are dotted along the waterfront, available for hire if you wish to stay for the night.
The Prison Island excursion is a great companion to a morning city tour. After an eventful morning of walking through the busy streets of Zanzibar, you can enjoy this slow and relaxing island excursion.

Advisable
• Swimwear, towel, and water-resistant shoes.
• Hat and sunscreen.
• Please do not feed or touch the tortoises.

Kizimkazi Boat Trip

Take one hour drive from to Stone Town to Kizimkazi, on Zanzibar’s South coast for a day of dolphin spotting. Kizimkazi is home to large numbers of bottle-nosed and spinner dolphins, beautiful coral reefs and tropical fish.
On arrival, you’re given a short safety briefing and the dos and don’ts when faced with these wild animals. Then, you board a traditional ocean-going dhow and set sail on the Indian Ocean in search of dolphins.
You can get as close as 10 to 20 meters away from the dolphins. Sleek and grey, they jack-knife through the water, sometimes showing off with jumps and twists. In the past, some tourists have been lucky enough to swim and snorkel with these magical animals. However, the Dolphins aren’t tame and can be shy and elusive. Although visitors see dolphins on the majority of outings, there are no guarantees. Whether you’re fortunate enough to see dolphins or not, you can enjoy two hours sailing and take in the sights of the ocean. There’s superb snorkeling in the pristine coral reef and swimming in the clear, warm water of the Indian Ocean.
You’ll return to the beach for lunch, where you can swim in the shallower waters and talk to the crew, who can tell you see stories about the one that got away.

Advisable
• Swimwear, towel, and water-resistant shoes.
• Hat and sunscreen.

Safari Blue

A full day excursion on a traditional sailing dhow, Safari Blue starts from Fumba, the perfect starting point to explore Menai Bay, an official Conservation Area. Home to beautiful uninhabited islands, the area is stunning, frequented by humpback and bottlenose dolphins.
On arrival at Fumba, clients are given a briefing on Safari Blue and then you board your show and you’re off to explore the bay. Dolphins are sighted on approximately 90% of trips. The anchor is dropped at the Kwale sandbank, where sunshades are set up and guests have the chance to go snorkeling in the coral reefs, helped by the guides. After snorkeling, you’ll be offered refreshments to whet your appetite before heading to Kwale Island, for lunch under the tamarind trees. Drinks are served throughout the day and lunch is a buffet of grilled fish, lobster, calamari, chicken and rice, with a tasting of tropical fruits.
After lunch, you can sunbathe, snooze or visit the beautiful mangrove lagoon. Depending on the tide, you may be able to take a swim in the lagoon. For the adventurous, join the crew to sail in a “ngalawa”, a local outrigger canoe but be careful not to tip the boat! Then it’s back to Fumba for around 17h30.

Advisable
• Swimwear, towel, and water resistant shoes for walking over coral.
• Water resistant bag for cameras and other valuables.
• Sunscreen and Hat.

Sandbank Picnic

Experience the way Livingstone felt discovering untouched land and sail away with us to sandbanks around the magnificent island of Unguja, Zanzibar. Come on board our traditionally crafted dhows, put your feet up and allow our sta. to pamper you as the Sultans of Zanzibar were once upon a time.
We set sail to find an untouched sandbank an hour away from Stone Town. Swim in the crystal clear blue water around the sandbank and snorkel to discover a whole new underwater world filled with marine life and corals of brilliant colors. Tables are set out on the golden sand and a five-star seafood lunch extravaganza, prepared by the talented chefs from the Zanzibar Serena Inn will await you. After lunch relax on the sandbank listening to the hush of waves lapping against the shore or discover more underwater life around it and listen to stories from our crew about sailing the seven seas.
Then sail o. to Prison Island. It is now home to a tortoise sanctuary, the prison ruins, and a hotel. Watch the giant tortoises shuffle through the trees, with the patience that old age brings.
We will slowly sail back to Stone Town, after a day of relaxation and fun.
This excursion is suitable for anyone, from those who wish to completely relax to those who want adventure and excitement…Karibu onboard with us for a day!

Advisable
• Swimwear, towel, and water resistant shoes for walking over coral.
• Water resistant bag for cameras and other valuables.
• Sunscreen and Hat.

Sunset Dhow Cruise

Step onto the deck of our vessels, relax and let us sail you away on a magical sunset cruise to end your day. Our sunset cruises leave Stone Town in the late afternoon to cruise along the coast, slicing through the clear turquoise water.
The sounds of the bustle of busy people in Stone Town grow faint in the distance until they seem only in memory. Musicians take over playing songs of love and loss, as the butler serves canapés and keeps your glass topped up with your choice of a selection of beers, wine, and sodas, encouraging you to sink back into the cushions and enjoy the romance of Africa while watching the scenery drift by.
Onboard our dhow we also have a personal guide who will accompany you on your cruise and give you a tour of Stone Town from the water. Feel free to ask any questions you may have about Zanzibar.
The blue-green of the sea contrasts against the clear blue sky. The sun sets, changing the sky from shades of pinks and blues to magnificent golden colors, as you sail back towards the glimmering lights of Stone Town in the distance, the wind gently blowing you back to shore.
Returning to Stone Town in the evening to the shores of Serena Hotel, we guarantee blissful relaxation after hours of luxurious sailing around the beautiful island of Unguja.

Advisable
• Towel and water resistant shoes.

Princess Salme Tour

Princess Salme. Rebel, outcast, or revolutionary? Salme sent shockwaves through Zanzibar, teaching herself to write, conspiring in a plot to overthrow her brother, becoming pregnant and eloping to Germany with a young merchant, Heinrich Ruete and writing the sensational Memoirs of an Arabian Princess.
This tour takes you to Mtoni Palace, where Salme was born in 1844, the daughter of Sultan Said and one of his secondary wives. She spent her childhood in the palace, served by slaves and playing in the gardens. You’ll then head to Marhubi Palace, built by Sultan Barghash, Salme’s older brother, whom she helped to escape after a failed attempt to overthrow their brother, Sultan Majid.
From here, you’ll travel to Stone Town, where the princess lived in a relative exile, unmarried and shunned by her family for her role in the intrigue. The Palace Museum has a room dedicated to Salme’s life and writings. Your guide will take you to her house, where her romance with Heinrich Ruete began across the balconies, resulting in secret trysts and meetings in the countryside. The tour ends at the Gallery Bookshop, where you can buy Salme’s book, Memoirs of an Arabian Princess, available in many languages.

Advisable
• Walking shoes. Please dress conservatively.
• Closed walking or hiking shoes.

Jozani Forest Tour

In the south of the island, Jozani Forest is a wonder and delight, with tales of Zanzibar leopards, medicinal cures and stunning scenery. Currently, under consideration to become Zanzibar’s second World Heritage Site, the Jozani Bay area is a hotspot of biodiversity. The forest is home to a number of endemic species, including the Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey.
Your park ranger will take you on a nature trail, lined with eucalyptus and mahogany trees and explain the medicinal properties of various plants and tell you about the animals, birds, and reptiles that make their home in the various habitats of this tropical rainforest.
Troops of Zanzibar Red Colobus monkeys can be found scrambling from branch to branch, in search of food. The monkeys have become acclimatized to people and allow you to get close to them to take photographs as they eat, play and jumping from the treetops.
The mangrove boardwalk takes you above the swamp, where, depending on the tide, you can see tropical flitting between the mangrove roots and crabs scuttling across the mud. Mangroves play an important role in environmental conservation and as a resource for villagers and community life. Your ranger will explain the different species found in the swamp and their uses.

Advisable
• Comfortable closed walking or hiking shoes and pants.
• Please do not feed or touch the monkeys.

Arusha National Park Day Tour

The park is just 32 km away from Ashura Town. This park consists of three spectacular features, The Momella Lakes, Meru Crater, and Ngurdoto Crater. On clear days, magnificent views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru can be seen. The park is famous for its 400 species of bird life, both migrant and resident. Also the Black & White Colobus Monkey. Baboons, elephants, giraffes, buffalos, hippos, leopards, hyenas and antelope species are also found in this park. Due to its proximity to Ashura town, it is an ideal place for a day excursion.

Additional Excursion in the park

  • Walking safari with an armed ranger
  • Canoe ride (Momella Lake)

Arusha Town Tour

Pick up from Arusha town / Hotel and drive to the Arusha Museum, spend an entire hour learning about the history of Arusha, proceed to Tanzanite Museum exploring the exquisite Tanzanite gemstone which is only available in Tanzania, proceed for hot lunch at selected restaurant (own arrangements), post lunch drive to the local market, on foot with your guide explore the entire market, later on proceed for a guided coffee tour, walk around the coffee plantation farm, after the coffee tour proceed to a local souvenir shop for shopping (own arrangements), proceed to a local supermarket for last minute shopping (own arrangements), then drive back to Arusha town / Hotel for drop off.

Snake Park & Maasai Museum

The snake park is located 25km west of Arusha on the route to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater.
The snake park provides various activities, take a guided tour and learn about some of the most dangerous snakes in the world, from the Black and Green Mamba, Egyptian Cobra, Puff Adders and many more. Capture your special moment and hold a real live snake. Check out the 3m plus crocodiles at feeding time and touch a baby crocodile.
You can also enjoy your personal Maasai guide who will take you on a spectacular tour of the Maasai Cultural Museum, to jumping on a camel and going on safari to the local village.
Visit the Free Education Centre, where the local Maasai have the opportunity to learn how to read and write and further their education in many different ways.

Full day Village Tour + Local Lunch

Tengeru is located 12 km from Arusha town, along the Arusha – Moshi road. The tour includes the below activities.

  • A glimpse of Meru culture
  • A visit to a local farm owned and managed by members of the Patandi Women’s Group
  • A guided tour to the legendary Chief’s compound to see his handicrafts and artifacts.

Balloon safari

Masai Village Visit

Sundowner

Boat Ride

Walking safari