Quad Driving through the Coffee Plantations
This is one adventure worth your safari time while in Tanzania. The trail moves through the coffee plantations starting at the center of the farm through to other farms enjoying nice scenes. Your guide will ensure your safety and leads the trail as one gets the thrill of riding on a quad bike through the farms.
The age limit for quad driving is 16 years and above and one has to acquire a valid driving license from their home country.
Exciting activities you can enjoy on a budget Tanzania safaris & tours
Arusha is one lively place you can visit and walk through the streets during the day as you sample its cultural diversity. You can visit the open market’s sample what’s on sale there; visit the church or simply relax with a drink in one of the pubs in town.
Visit the Rundugai Hot Springs
Right in the middle of the Sanya plains, lays the Runduguri hot springs which are about 35 kilometers from Moshi town amidst the dry landscape which you will have a chance to enjoy on your budget safari in Tanzania.
The hot springs of Runduguri are famously referred to by the locals as, “Chemka Maji Moto” which can be translated as, “boiling warm water.” The Bubbling water is clear, fresh, and warm. Looking through the waters, one can see the bottom of the spring.
If you love swimming, you can carry your towel and have a dive in the clear waters of the spring and take a good rest under the palm or baobab trees on your Tanzania budget safari.
The Kuringe and Materuni Waterfalls
This is one of the tallest waterfalls in Tanzania located within the beautiful vegetation in a calm area. The road to the waterfall takes you through a hilly landscape a 40 minutes’ walk through the forests.
This area is 2500metres above sea level an altitude favorable for agriculture such as; coffee, banana, and avocado which do well here. Your guide will take you through the hike as well as answering all your questions and ensure you have the best experience in the area. The water at the waterfall is clean and you wish to take birth you can do so and later on busk in the warm sunshine.
Mountain bike riding
Take time and ride your bike to “Mto wa Mbu” a thrilling adventure to undertake while in Tanzania on a budget safari. The paths cut through the villages, through the farms with scenic landscapes plantations, and from a distance, you can have a view of Lake Manyara.
One good thing about this budget safari in Tanzania activity is that everyone can take part in it since the terrain is fairly flat and it is always not fast-paced. It takes 2 to 3 hours from the start to the last point.
Tanzania has got many Lakes that one can go for canoeing expedition. Such trips provide an opportunity to view some of the wild animals found in the Lake such as the hippos, giraffes, buffaloes coming to quench their thirst, and bird species like the flamingos among others.
Like Lake, Duluti is just a few kilometers from Arusha town. The Lake has several bird species which can be easily spotted all over the surrounding areas. The trip takes about 1 and a half hours and your guide will take you through and ensure your safety and enjoying yourselves.
Visit the town of Karatu
Budget Tanzania safaris & tours – This town has a diverse culture and a thriving open market where you can buy or sample a variety of spices, handmade crafts, vegetables, and many more. You will be provided with a guide who is well versed with the town’s inner streets who will help answer all your questions and take you through the town.
Arusha is one of the major coffee-producing towns in east Africa. If you are visiting Arusha you must ensure that at least they get to visit the vast coffee farms spread all over Arusha.
The coffee farms are big in that there are towns, villages that are fully surrounded by coffee farms. If you visit the farms, you will get to learn how the coffee is grown, tendered, harvested, dried, and even processed.
People living within the coffee-growing regions have a very unique traditional way of brewing coffee that is always full of rich roasted beans.
The traditional banana beer
Tanzania has got many bananas and by driving through the country one cannot miss seeing the large banana plantations. They form part of the countries staple foods alongside maize. Apart from being consumed as food, Tanzanians also ferment bananas to brew beer.
This is a traditional drink and is a favorite to many Tanzanians and it features in most celebrations both in traditional and urban setups.
Mto wa mbu is one place famous for the traditional famed beer. The village is amidst banana plantations and the surplus is always used for brewing.
Gemstones of Arusha
Tanzania produces one of the best gemstones the tanzanite and it is only found and mined there. This precious blue-violet stone is mined at the foot of Mountain Kilimanjaro.
By visiting the Tanzanite museum in Arusha, you will get some useful information about the precious mineral, the grading process, and cutting. There is a shop where you can buy the gems and have the privilege of being among the few owners.
Visit Olduvai Gorge
The historical Olduvai Gorge is a must-visit site when one visits Tanzania. Located between Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park the Gorge is 100 meters and 50 kilometers wide, it is among the famed archaeological sites in the region.
Archaeologists discovered earlier remains of human bones dating back millions of years creating a significant place for Ngorongoro conservation in the study of human origin.
A visit to this site is also incomplete if one does not visit the museum located at the site.
Visit the Meserani snake park
Since snakes are hard to spot in their natural habitat, the only place where one can see the sleuthing snakes and other reptiles is at the Meserani Snake Park.
The park has both the poisonous and non-poisonous snakes found in Tanzania such as the black mamba, puff adder, cobra, grass snakes among others. Other animals at the park include; crocodiles, turtles, and beautiful raptors.
A ranger guide will answer all your questions and give information about the snakes at the park and where they are found.
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