Mount Meru Waterfalls
The day starts with a transfer to the village of Ilboru. You’ll be accompanied by one of our mountain guides through several small villages before making your way down into the ravine. When you reach the waterfall, pick a stone and enjoy your packed lunch. If you’re feeling brave, take a dip in the icy cold water. You’ll make your way back to the village of Ilboru before transferring back to your accommodation in the late afternoon.
Arusha National Park
Depart your accommodation in the morning and make your way to Arusha National Park. Home to elusive leopards and an impressive number of flamingos that call the series of Momella lakes home, Arusha is a pleasant surprise nestled at the base of Mount Meru. Start with a walking safari where you’ll see buffalo, zebra, giraffe, and other wildlife and walk to a beautiful waterfall. Next, make your way to Momella Lake for canoeing. A late picnic lunch will be taken in the park before enjoying a final game drive as you make your way to the gate and return to your accommodation.
Kikuletwa Hot springs
A lush tropical paradise is a bit of a trek to get to but worth it once you step underneath the canopy of palms. Spend the day relaxing in the warm water and jumping from the rope swings. An afternoon picnic in the shade is a wonderful way to relax and unwind after a safari.
Kilimanjaro day hike
Are you ready for a taste of Kilimanjaro? Head out early from your lodge where you'll be dropped at Marangu gate. You'll start your trek at 1,980 meters hiking through the canopy forest to the first camp along the Marangu route. Along the way spot colobus monkeys jumping overhead. You can expect some mud along the way. Reach Mandara hut after three to four hours where you'll enjoy a picnic lunch before turning around and making your way back to the gate.
This two-hour horse ride (depending on pace) is led by experienced guides where one can explore the meandering paths outside Arusha, spotting a rich array of wildlife along your way including wildebeest, antelope, and Gerenuk.
Arusha town tour
Begin your day with a tour of one of our favorite social enterprises supporting Tanzanians with disabilities, Shanga Workshop. Employees craft homeware and jewelry from recycled materials and weave beautiful blankets that make the perfect bedspread. Enjoy a quick look around the gift shop or grab a local coffee brewed from the beans grown right on the hotel grounds before making your way to the Cultural Heritage Museum where you can view some beautiful art made by Tanzanians. The afternoon can be tailored to your desire either visiting a few different social enterprises selling beautiful crafts and participate in a beading class or visiting a few of our favorite charities in town. Return to your accommodation in the evening.
The trip starts at 0900 and finishes around 1530. You will learn and see the difference between organic and traditional coffee farming and see how coffee is grown from young trees to when it is ready to be picked. After, enjoy a big Tanzanian lunch in the garden. You can taste chapatti, ugali, roasted banana, rice, spinach, salad, goat meat and fresh fruit of the season. The last stop is the coffee roasting factory where you will see the process of the roasting and grinding coffee. You will get a free bag of your favorite coffee bag to bring home.