Explore Arusha

 Activities for you to explore the beautiful city of Arusha and experience the culture, food, and wildlife.

Waterfall Hike

$53 per person

Consider taking one of our guided walks on the lower slopes of Mt. Meru for one of the most spectacular sights in Arusha. This scenic journey will take you through unspoiled rural land to unforgettable views through peaceful village settings. Start out from the lodge, along with an English speaking Masai guide, sandwiches and bottled water. This walk entails a bit of moderately strenuous hiking but arrival at the magical waterfalls with scenic view will make it worth the effort!

Half day activity includes packed lunch & bottled water.

Swahili Cooking Class

$25 per person

Are you interested in learning to cook African food in an authentic traditional surrounding? Let us take you to the Swahili people who will show you that cooking the African way entails more than just a recipe. It involves using the most basic elements to create an inviting aromatic meal. This fun and rewarding experience will have you chopping and mixing the freshest ingredients, then cooking over an open pit fire. To top off your experience, try eating your freshly prepared meal the Swahili way…with your bare hands. You’ll return home with interesting new skills and an appreciation for the Swahili kitchen.

Half day activity includes the lunch you prepare.

Nine Hole of Golf

$85 per person

The Arusha nine hole, 72 par golf course with spectacular views of Mt Meru is conveniently situated near the centre of Arusha town and supports well kept fairways and greens. The slightly hilly course looks like a very pleasant garden with plenty of majestic ancient trees, providing for a relaxed golfing experience. Enjoy some long drives and exciting putts during your stay in Arusha. Choose between a morning or early afternoon tee time at the local Gymkhana Club. Individuals and groups are welcome. 24 hours advanced booking required.

Half day activity.

Arusha City Tour

$20 per person

Visit the local food market, Maasai craft market and natural history museum in Arusha city. This walking tour departs the lodge with our English speaking local guide accompanying you. Walk from Ilboru village down to the main road where you’ll take local transport (Dala Dala) into town. This zany bus ride only takes ten minutes to arrival at the market sites. Next comes a visit to the museum and a city walk, offering insights to understanding African City life.

Half day activity.

Swahili Art Class

$20 per person

Do you have a creative side or a desire to learn about traditional Tanzanian art? Are you looking for unique African artwork to give as a gift or decorate your home? “Tinga Tinga” is a Swahili art form, combining pointillism (a series of dots) with African animals and other local objects and people as the subject matter. The professional standards at our Tinga Tinga workshop always ensure authentic artwork of the highest quality. These master class workshops are held in our beautiful Ilboru gardens.

Half day activity.

Botanical and Historical Tour

$10 per person

Our local botanical specialist in the Ilboru area loves to shares his vast knowledge with our guests.  Start at the Ilboru gardens and from there you’ll tour the entire Ilboru area where you will find a large variety of beautiful and ancient trees. Learn about the history of the area and how its evolved from before the time of the first German settlers.

One or two hour activity.

African Art & Mask Gallery

$20 for transport

Enjoy a visit to the largest Art gallery on the continent. This unique and beautifully displayed collection of African Masks, plus a large selection of paintings from African artists, makes for an educational experience. In addition to the gallery there is an adjacent shopping centre where you can buy everything from curios to high end Tanzanite.

2-4 hour duration  – minimum four participants

Hot Springs Excursion

$100 per person

Spend a day outside Arusha town and discover a magical spot popular with the locals ‘in the know’. Depart from the lodge with a picnic lunch and drinks and drive about an hour to a secluded tropical setting complete with deep freshwater swimming hole where you can spend a relaxing time, take a refreshing dip and enjoy your lunch.

Full day tour – minimum four participants. Fee includes transport, entry fee and lunch.