More than a quarter of Tanzania is covered by national parks, game reserves and conservation areas making it one of the premier safari destinations in Africa.
Kilimanjaro Climbing Company offers safaris which include all the major National Parks in northern Tanzania including the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park and Arusha National Park.
We work with clients to customise safari adventures based on their interests, schedule, and budget. We have a range of safari itineraries that combine game viewing with physical challenges and cultural exchanges. We can cater for people traveling alone, or as a small group, or if you would like to team up with other travelers to share the costs this can also be arranged.
We recommend and use a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets from fully supported tented camps to established luxury safari lodges. All our safaris use quality late model safari vehicles and our safari guides are among the most experienced in the region.
Two or three day safaris can be included in your itinerary before or after your climb. Longer safaris can also be arranged.
A typical 2 day/one night itinerary would include early morning pick-up at your hotel, Day 1 visit to Tarangire or Manyara National Park, overnight in a tented camp or lodge, Day 2 full day excursion to Ngorongoro Crater and return to your Arusha hotel early evening. Click here for detailed 2 day/1 night itinerary. KCC 2day and one day safari
For those climbers taking the Lemosho trail we offer an optional luxury safari experience staying at Ndarakwai private conservancy prior to your climb. Positioned close to Lemosho Gate on the Western slopes of Kilimanjaro, Ndarakwai provides the perfect opportunity for some low level acclimatisation walks and rejuvenation after your long haul international flight. Click here for our “Savannah to Summit” Ndarakwai option. Savannah to Summit itinerary
Please contact us to discuss your safari requirements and let us tailor a safari to suit your needs.
Suggested Day Tours around Arusha
Kilimanjaro National Park Day Trips – Unique to Kilimanjaro Climbing Company
We are the only tour company offering 1-3 day excursions into Kilimanjaro National Park. These excursions are perfect for travelers who may not have the time or resources to undertake a full summit ascent. And also for those who may find the physical challenge of a summit attempt beyond their capabilities. Routes through Machame Forest, Marangu Forest, and Umbwe Forest each offer a unique experience of the natural beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro. Price on application depending on number of persons and length of excursion.
Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park is relatively small and the park can be traversed within a short period of time while viewing a considerable variety of wildlife and birdlife. The park is famous for its tree-climbing lions. Other animals frequently seen are leopard, zebra, impala, baboons, monkeys, wildebeest, giraffe, buffalo and elephant. Hippo can be seen either basking or partially submerged in the hippo pools near the forest. The total size of Lake Manyara is 330 square kilometres. Its size and proximity to Arusha makes it perfect for a day trip.
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park has the highest number of elephant of all of the northern Tanzania parks, exceeding Lake Manyara and Serengeti. There have also been around 550 bird species recorded in the Tarangire National Park. The park displays a highly diverse range of wildlife including lesser and greater kudu, African buffalo, cheetah, fringe-eared Oryx, leopard, lion, Maasai giraffe, spotted hyena, common zebra, white-bearded wildebeest, warthog, eland, olive baboon, bat-eared fox, impala, common waterbuck, bushbuck, coke’s hartebeest, gerenuk, and bohor reedbuck.
Arusha National Park
Arusha National Park is a treasure, a rich tapestry of habitats, teeming with animals and birds. From the lush swamps of the Ngurdoto Crater to the tranquil beauty of the Momella Lakes and the rocky alpine heights of Mount Meru, the terrain of the park is as varied as it is beautiful. More than 400 species of bird, both migrant and resident can be found in Arusha National Park alongside rare primates such as the black-and-white colobus monkey. Delicate klipspringer antelope watch the progress of hikers from the top of huge boulders, and everlasting flowers cling to the alpine desert underfoot. Both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru can be seen from the park on a clear day.
Canoeing on Momella Lakes
The Mommella Lakes, located in the Arusha National Park, are a collection of multiple lakes. Underground water channels mostly feed the lakes and the water level tables are supported by rainfall at various times of the year. The water feeding into the lake is rich in minerals attracting various types of birdlife to the lakes like flamingos, little grebes, herons, Egyptian geese and lots more. The canoeing on Momella Lakes actually takes place on Small Momella Lake, with great views of the forest back drop. The Arusha National Park is home to good numbers of beautiful tall blonde giraffes which are also seen near the lake areas. After your canoeing experience, enjoy a picnic lunch at a nearby site with afternoon game drive enroute before returning to Arusha.
Marangu Village Waterfall and Cultural Tour
Marangu is a beautiful village located at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro and is a popular starting point for summit expeditions. Marangu is a predominantly Chagga village. The Chagga people are the traditional inhabitants of the Mount Kilimanjaro region. Activities in and around Marangu include visit to the Chagga cultural centre, experience an original underground Chagga home, and a walk to some beautiful and pristine waterfalls in the area.
Your day tour price includes:
- Picnic lunch.
- Pickup from your hotel in Arusha and drop-off to your hotel.
- All park entry fees, service charge and taxes.
- Professional English speaking guides. All are experts in the African wildlife, culture, and tour guiding, many of who speak other European languages.