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Arusha Momela Day trip

  • Arusha

Arusha, a city in northern Tanzania, serves as the gateway to many of the country's iconic national parks, including Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, and Kilimanjaro. While Arusha itself is not a safari destination, there are several day trips and activities you can enjoy in and around the city. Here's a suggested itinerary for an Arusha day trip:

Arusha Day Trip Itinerary:

  1. Arusha National Park:

    • Start your day early with a visit to Arusha National Park. It's a compact park that offers a variety of wildlife, including giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, and various bird species. The park also features the stunning Momella Lakes.
  2. Ngurdoto Crater:

    • Explore the Ngurdoto Crater, a volcanic crater within Arusha National Park. Enjoy the scenic landscapes and look out for wildlife in the area.
  3. Momella Cultural Tourism Program:

    • Consider participating in the Momella Cultural Tourism Program, which provides insights into the local Meru culture. You can visit a traditional Meru village, interact with locals, and experience their daily lives.
  4. Lunch:

    • Have a packed lunch or dine at one of the lodges within Arusha National Park, enjoying the views of Mount Meru.
  5. Visit the Shanga Shangaa Workshop:

    • Head to the Shanga Shangaa Workshop, a social enterprise that employs people with disabilities to create handmade crafts. You can purchase unique souvenirs and support a good cause.
  6. Meserani Snake Park:

    • Optionally, visit the Meserani Snake Park, located just outside Arusha. It features a variety of reptiles, and you can learn about snake conservation efforts.
  7. Cultural Heritage Center:

    • End your day with a visit to the Cultural Heritage Center in Arusha. Explore the art and crafts shops, galleries, and enjoy a cup of Tanzanian coffee.
  8. Return to Accommodation:

    • Return to your accommodation in Arusha, or if you're staying in a nearby safari lodge, relax and reflect on your day.


  • Check park regulations and fees before entering Arusha National Park.
  • Respect local cultures and communities during your visits.

This itinerary provides a mix of nature, wildlife, culture, and crafts, making for a well-rounded day trip from Arusha. You can customize your plans based on your interests and preferences.


  • Transportation
  • Food
  • local guide
  • water, snacks.


  • Visa
  • Personal Amenities
  • sunscreen and a hat.

Kidua African Adventure
Kidua African Adventure
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Locally owned and operated, Kidua African Adventure is a  Tanzania safari company dedicated to crafting unforgettable, genuine Tanzania safari experiences that transform hearts and minds and have a lasting effect on both visitors and the community. Every safari itinerary is specially designed to accommodate your unique travel preferences, style, and interests in addition to the month of travel.

(Arusha momela day trip)