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ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK - 1- DAY EXCURSION

Enjoy the highlights of Arusha National on a one day excursion. Pick from your hotel.

ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK – 1- DAY EXCURSION

 

 

 

Pick up from Springlands hotel/alternative hotel at 9:00am and drive to and tour Arusha National Park.

 

HIGLIGHTS OF ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK.

 

Formerly Ngurdoto Crater Highland National park until 1967. The national Park covers an area of about 137sq. km. It is located near Arusha town between the peaks of Mountains Kilimanjaro and Meru. The park and the town derive their name from Wa -Arusha people who traditionally leave in this area. The Ngurdoto Crater, Momella Lakes, the highland montane forest and the rugged Mount Meru (4575m) are the four distinctive features of the park. The park has a wealth of wildlife including Colobus monkeys, velvet monkeys, bushbucks, buffalos, red forest duikers, hippos, elephants and giraffes.Birdlife especially waterfowl is abundant and interesting.

 

 

 

Size & Location: 137km², 25 km northeast of Arusha town in Northern Tanzania
When to visit the park: July - October (Game-Viewing season), June - February (climb Mt. Meru)
Climate: Dry in the cooler months with low humidity. Daytime maximum temperatures at 32° C Rainfall: 600mm per annum
Altitude: 1500m above sea level

 

 

 

MAIN ATTRACTIONS:
* Ngurdoto Crater (little Ngorongoro), * Momella lakes, * Black and white Colobus Monkey
* Mount Meru (14,990 feet) and the Meru Crater.

 


SAFARI IN NORTHERN TANZANIA

 

Price includes:

 

·       Driver-guide, and transport

·       Accommodations and all meals during safari

·       2 nights at the Springlands Hotel Bed & Breakfast

·       Transport during safari

·       National park gate fees and

·       park fee supplements

·      18% VAT

 

Price excludes: 

 

·       Tips for your driver-guide during safari

·       Transfer to/from airport $20 per person- 1 way

·       Alcoholic drinks during safari

·       Walking safari AND ranger for Guiding and canoeing safari or any other activities not mentioned above.

 

 

 

Health Requirements

 

Please note you will need a Yellow Fever Inoculation, this must be done no later than 10 days prior to departure. If you have had any previous history of Liver Disorders you must consult your physician first. Malaria prophylactics are a must.

 

 

 

Travel Insurance

 

Please ensure you have sufficient Medical Cover for the duration of your trip and in particular to cover you while doing the Kilimanjaro Climb.

Zara tours recommend WORLD NOMADS

 

 

 

TIPPING

 

 

 

Tipping is highly appreciated at the end of safari/ hiking:

 

 

 

Tips will vary depending on the length and complexity of the trip, the number of staff on the trip and the number of clients on the trip. Generally, groups like to meet together before the end of the safari to discuss how much they would like to tip safari driver based on the individual experience.

 


You should prepare an envelope after the safari for your tip money at the Springlands Hotel.

 

You can use US dollars, Euros, TZ Shillings or a combination of these. The envelope will be submitted to driver guide/ himself/ safari coordinator.

 

RECOMMENDED TIP: Driver Guide for the safari: US$ 25-35 per day per vehicle , If is camping safari there will be a cook which the tip for a cook US$ 10 per da y

 

NB: These are just guidelines and tips can be given to safari staffs according to services provided . It might be less or more than the mentioned amount.

 

Safari Packing List Notes

 

  • You can leave extra luggage in a locked storage room at the Springlands Hotel for no charge.
  • You can leave valuables in a safe deposit box at the Springlands Hotel for $1/day.

 

Footwear

 

  • Sturdy, comfortable shoes, preferably waterproof. They will get dirty.
  • Tennis shoes or sandals for lounging in the evening
  • Comfortable, breathable socks

 

Clothing

 

  • Shorts, mid-thigh or longer
  • Lightweight, breathable pants
  • Short-sleeved shirts, cool and breathable
  • Long-sleeved shirt or sweater for evenings
  • Rain racket and pants or rain poncho

 

Baggage

 

·       Day pack, for you to carry

·       Large duffel bag or backpack

·       Sleeping, for camping safaris

·       Sleeping bag

·       Sleeping pad and repair kit

·       Tents are supplied by Zara at no charge

·       Foam sleeping pads are provided by Zara at no charge

 

Other

 

    • Water bottles, and water purification tablets or purifier
      • Bottled water is also available for purchase on safari
  • Sun hat with brim
  • Sunglasses
  • Bandana (for dust, etc.)
  • Money ($400 or more in cash and/or travellers cheques, including some small U.S., Euro, or Tanzanian bills)
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Camera, film/disks, mini-tripod
  • Video camera, tapes
  • Maps, guidebooks
  • Batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Notebook, pencil, and pen
  • Pocket knife
  • Electricity adapter
  • Energy bars, hard candy, snacks, and comfort foods
  • Playing cards, games, books, frisbee, football, kite
  • Chocolate or pens for village children, momentos for guides and other travellers
  • Umbrella, particularly useful in the rainy season, can be purchased in the market for around $2
  • Plastic bags and zip-lock bags for waterproofing
  • Sewing kit
  • Salt, pepper, spices for bland food
  • Business cards
  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator (for currency conversion)
  • Swim suit for hotel swimming pool

 

Toiletries

 

  • Toilet paper (and baggie to carry used paper while walking)
  • Small towel
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hand-wipes (moist towelettes for cleaning)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lotion
  • Glasses, contacts, solution
  • Comb, mirror

 

Documents

 

  • Passport
  • Yellow fever certificate
  • Tanzania Visa
  • Medical insurance
  • Address book
  • Vaccination records
  • Airline tickets
  • Cash, travellers cheques, credit cards
  • Maps, guidebooks
  • Make copies of passport, TZ visa, airline tickets/schedule, travellers cheques numbers.
    Leave a copy with someone at home and put a copy in a separate place in your luggage.

 

First Aid

 

  • Ibuprofin, Aceteminophen, or Aspirin
  • Throat losenges
  • Bandaids
  • Moleskin
  • Sunscreen (SPF 15+)
  • Lip balm with sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Disinfectant, Antiseptic cream
  • Bandages and tape
  • Diahrea medicine
  • Antihistemines
  • Ace bandage
  • Melatonin (1-3mg) or other sleep aid
  • Malaria pills (talk to your doctor)
  • Antibiotics (talk to your doctor)
  • Prescription drugs (talk to your doctor)
  • Diamox (talk to your doctor)

 

Gifts for Guides, Locals

 

  • Shoes
  • Any warm clothing
  • T-shirts
  • Hats
  • Nerf football, frisbees
  • Candy
  • Pens

 

Packing for your flight to Africa

 

  • U-shaped neck pillow (blow-up)
  • Books/magazines
  • Toiletries
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Walkman and music
  • Eye shades, ear plugs
  • Melatonin or other sleep aid
  • Critical items (in case baggage is delayed)

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

 

 

·       Apart from our packages, ZARA TOURS take a serious approach to ensuring that tourism in Tanzania also benefits those who are unable to reap its direct benefits, by helping to bring donations, opportunities, and solutions to the regions in which we run our tours and set-up our properties.

 

 

 

·       15% of the profits from Zara Tours go directly to our social, economic, and environmental initiatives.  This is a fact recognized early on by Zara Charity where we recognized our responsibility to develop and operate in a manner that makes a positive contribution to the natural, social and cultural environment. Contact us through http://www.zaracharitytanzania.org/ and zara@zaracharity.com

 

 

 

·       Please see link to crowd rise here below https://www.crowdrise.com/maasaipre-schoolprojectinngorongorocratertanzania

 

 

 

·       Testimonials http://zaratours.wix.com/video

 

 

 

 

 

Details

Enjoy the highlights of Arusha National on a one day excursion. Pick from your hotel.

ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK – 1- DAY EXCURSION

 

 

 

Pick up from Springlands hotel/alternative hotel at 9:00am and drive to and tour Arusha National Park.

 

HIGLIGHTS OF ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK.

 

Formerly Ngurdoto Crater Highland National park until 1967. The national Park covers an area of about 137sq. km. It is located near Arusha town between the peaks of Mountains Kilimanjaro and Meru. The park and the town derive their name from Wa -Arusha people who traditionally leave in this area. The Ngurdoto Crater, Momella Lakes, the highland montane forest and the rugged Mount Meru (4575m) are the four distinctive features of the park. The park has a wealth of wildlife including Colobus monkeys, velvet monkeys, bushbucks, buffalos, red forest duikers, hippos, elephants and giraffes.Birdlife especially waterfowl is abundant and interesting.

 

 

 

Size & Location: 137km², 25 km northeast of Arusha town in Northern Tanzania
When to visit the park: July - October (Game-Viewing season), June - February (climb Mt. Meru)
Climate: Dry in the cooler months with low humidity. Daytime maximum temperatures at 32° C Rainfall: 600mm per annum
Altitude: 1500m above sea level

 

 

 

MAIN ATTRACTIONS:
* Ngurdoto Crater (little Ngorongoro), * Momella lakes, * Black and white Colobus Monkey
* Mount Meru (14,990 feet) and the Meru Crater.

 


SAFARI IN NORTHERN TANZANIA

 

Price includes:

 

·       Driver-guide, and transport

·       Accommodations and all meals during safari

·       2 nights at the Springlands Hotel Bed & Breakfast

·       Transport during safari

·       National park gate fees and

·       park fee supplements

·      18% VAT

 

Price excludes: 

 

·       Tips for your driver-guide during safari

·       Transfer to/from airport $20 per person- 1 way

·       Alcoholic drinks during safari

·       Walking safari AND ranger for Guiding and canoeing safari or any other activities not mentioned above.

 

 

 

Health Requirements

 

Please note you will need a Yellow Fever Inoculation, this must be done no later than 10 days prior to departure. If you have had any previous history of Liver Disorders you must consult your physician first. Malaria prophylactics are a must.

 

 

 

Travel Insurance

 

Please ensure you have sufficient Medical Cover for the duration of your trip and in particular to cover you while doing the Kilimanjaro Climb.

Zara tours recommend WORLD NOMADS

 

 

 

TIPPING

 

 

 

Tipping is highly appreciated at the end of safari/ hiking:

 

 

 

Tips will vary depending on the length and complexity of the trip, the number of staff on the trip and the number of clients on the trip. Generally, groups like to meet together before the end of the safari to discuss how much they would like to tip safari driver based on the individual experience.

 


You should prepare an envelope after the safari for your tip money at the Springlands Hotel.

 

You can use US dollars, Euros, TZ Shillings or a combination of these. The envelope will be submitted to driver guide/ himself/ safari coordinator.

 

RECOMMENDED TIP: Driver Guide for the safari: US$ 25-35 per day per vehicle , If is camping safari there will be a cook which the tip for a cook US$ 10 per da y

 

NB: These are just guidelines and tips can be given to safari staffs according to services provided . It might be less or more than the mentioned amount.

 

Safari Packing List Notes

 

  • You can leave extra luggage in a locked storage room at the Springlands Hotel for no charge.
  • You can leave valuables in a safe deposit box at the Springlands Hotel for $1/day.

 

Footwear

 

  • Sturdy, comfortable shoes, preferably waterproof. They will get dirty.
  • Tennis shoes or sandals for lounging in the evening
  • Comfortable, breathable socks

 

Clothing

 

  • Shorts, mid-thigh or longer
  • Lightweight, breathable pants
  • Short-sleeved shirts, cool and breathable
  • Long-sleeved shirt or sweater for evenings
  • Rain racket and pants or rain poncho

 

Baggage

 

·       Day pack, for you to carry

·       Large duffel bag or backpack

·       Sleeping, for camping safaris

·       Sleeping bag

·       Sleeping pad and repair kit

·       Tents are supplied by Zara at no charge

·       Foam sleeping pads are provided by Zara at no charge

 

Other

 

    • Water bottles, and water purification tablets or purifier
      • Bottled water is also available for purchase on safari
  • Sun hat with brim
  • Sunglasses
  • Bandana (for dust, etc.)
  • Money ($400 or more in cash and/or travellers cheques, including some small U.S., Euro, or Tanzanian bills)
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Camera, film/disks, mini-tripod
  • Video camera, tapes
  • Maps, guidebooks
  • Batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Notebook, pencil, and pen
  • Pocket knife
  • Electricity adapter
  • Energy bars, hard candy, snacks, and comfort foods
  • Playing cards, games, books, frisbee, football, kite
  • Chocolate or pens for village children, momentos for guides and other travellers
  • Umbrella, particularly useful in the rainy season, can be purchased in the market for around $2
  • Plastic bags and zip-lock bags for waterproofing
  • Sewing kit
  • Salt, pepper, spices for bland food
  • Business cards
  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator (for currency conversion)
  • Swim suit for hotel swimming pool

 

Toiletries

 

  • Toilet paper (and baggie to carry used paper while walking)
  • Small towel
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hand-wipes (moist towelettes for cleaning)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lotion
  • Glasses, contacts, solution
  • Comb, mirror

 

Documents

 

  • Passport
  • Yellow fever certificate
  • Tanzania Visa
  • Medical insurance
  • Address book
  • Vaccination records
  • Airline tickets
  • Cash, travellers cheques, credit cards
  • Maps, guidebooks
  • Make copies of passport, TZ visa, airline tickets/schedule, travellers cheques numbers.
    Leave a copy with someone at home and put a copy in a separate place in your luggage.

 

First Aid

 

  • Ibuprofin, Aceteminophen, or Aspirin
  • Throat losenges
  • Bandaids
  • Moleskin
  • Sunscreen (SPF 15+)
  • Lip balm with sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Disinfectant, Antiseptic cream
  • Bandages and tape
  • Diahrea medicine
  • Antihistemines
  • Ace bandage
  • Melatonin (1-3mg) or other sleep aid
  • Malaria pills (talk to your doctor)
  • Antibiotics (talk to your doctor)
  • Prescription drugs (talk to your doctor)
  • Diamox (talk to your doctor)

 

Gifts for Guides, Locals

 

  • Shoes
  • Any warm clothing
  • T-shirts
  • Hats
  • Nerf football, frisbees
  • Candy
  • Pens

 

Packing for your flight to Africa

 

  • U-shaped neck pillow (blow-up)
  • Books/magazines
  • Toiletries
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Walkman and music
  • Eye shades, ear plugs
  • Melatonin or other sleep aid
  • Critical items (in case baggage is delayed)

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

 

 

·       Apart from our packages, ZARA TOURS take a serious approach to ensuring that tourism in Tanzania also benefits those who are unable to reap its direct benefits, by helping to bring donations, opportunities, and solutions to the regions in which we run our tours and set-up our properties.

 

 

 

·       15% of the profits from Zara Tours go directly to our social, economic, and environmental initiatives.  This is a fact recognized early on by Zara Charity where we recognized our responsibility to develop and operate in a manner that makes a positive contribution to the natural, social and cultural environment. Contact us through http://www.zaracharitytanzania.org/ and zara@zaracharity.com

 

 

 

·       Please see link to crowd rise here below https://www.crowdrise.com/maasaipre-schoolprojectinngorongorocratertanzania

 

 

 

·       Testimonials http://zaratours.wix.com/video