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in kibo crater, kilimanjaro national park

Kibo Crater campsite
Altitude: 5730 m.a.m.s.l
An overnight resting point or campsite that is located on top of the Kibo volcanic cone, one of the three peaks of mt. Kilimanjaro. It lies close to the summit and serves as a resting point fo...

in northern Tanzania

Kilimanjaro national park
Mount Kilimanjaro national park is where Africa's tallest, mt. Kilimanjaro lies with the mountain making up most of the park. It is located in a northern region of Tanzania that also shares its name - Kilimanjaro. The area belonging to the parks is d...

in akheri, Arusha

lake Duluti
A crater lake that is located in a subsidiary vent for mount Meru. It gets its water mainly from rainfall and ground water that seeps into it, keeping it filled throughout the year. It is located just outside the city of Arusha - Tanzania....

in Tsavo west national park

Mzima Springs
An Oasis and the site of four natural springs that produce about 250 million litres of crystal clear water daily, most of which gush out from underneath volcanic rock. It is located on the northwestern end of Tsavo west national park, ...
ol jorowa

in Hell's gate national park

Ol Jorowa gorge
One of the most popular sites in Hells gate national park, and a hiking destination. Known for its picturesque — vertical walls, with patterns made from water gouged volcanic rocks, formed when Lake Naivasha used to drain through it. It is about 1...
lake nakuru

in western Kenya

Lake Nakuru national park
A national park in western Kenya, situated entirely in the great rift valley with lake Nakuru at its heart.
It is k...
uwanja wa mbogo (buffalos glade)

in Arusha national park

Uwanja Wa Mbogo (buffalos Glade)
A large grazing field for buffaloes, girrafe and warthogs where walking safaris to Tululusia waterfalls or mount Meru climbers normally go through. It is located a short distance west of the Momela gate....

in Arusha national park

Ngurudoto crater
One of three beautiful craters located inside the Arusha region. Located just about 20 km from the city, it is the closest....

in bangata, Arusha national park

Cave waterfall
a waterfall as well as one of the many water sources for the Arusha Urban Water Supply Authority that are located just a short distance inside the Arusha national park and on the slopes of mount Meru - Tanzania. They also serve as one of the tourist ...

in arusha rural, Arusha

Maasai crater
The Maasai crater is a large volcanic caldera that is located about 30 kilometres south west of the city of Arusha - Tanzania. From above, it is almost circular in shape, with a maximum length of about 1 kilometre, a minimum length of about 800 metre...

in Arusha national park

Tululusia waterfall
Altitude: 1660 m.a.m.s.l.
A tall and beautiful waterfall that is located deep inside Arusha national park and on the slopes of mount Meru. It normally requires a short walking tour to get there from Momella gate, normally going through a buffa...

in mount Meru, Arusha national park

Maio waterfall
Altitude: 2240 m.a.m.s.l.
One of the best waterfalls that we have seen so far on the slopes of mount Meru, despite its small size. The pools next to it hold catfish - a spectacular site at this altitude, and there is a natural evergreen lawn t...

in Arusha

Equator hotel

in northern kenya, Turkana

lake Turkana
A salt water lake in north western Kenya...

in Arusha

Napuru waterfall
A beautiful waterfall on the slopes of mount Meru, that normally requires a short walk to get to....

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Loduare gate
Altitude: 1760 m.a.m.s.l. The southernmost entrance gate into the Ngorongoro conservation area, and also the closest to a major city - Arusha. It is the most popular of all gates, normally filled with a multitude of tourists at all times.What to do th...
simba a

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Simba A campsite
Altitude: 2320 m.a.m.s.l. One of the public campsites inside the Ngorongoro conservation area, that is located on the rim of the Ngorongoro crater. It is the largest and most frequently used in the area, due to its proximity to the Loduare gate where...

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Simba B campsite
Altitude: 2320 m.a.m.s.l. A private campsite located on the south eastern rim of the , that is normally the location of a tented lodge. Prior booking is required to be able to use the campsite, but while used as a tented lodge, this has to be made wi...

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Olmoti crater
Altitude: 3040 m.a.m.s.l. (rim - highest) 2800 m.a.m.s.l. (floor - lowest) One of three large volcanic calderas that are located inside the Ngorongoro conservation area, and the second highest in terms of altitude of the rim. Its crater floor is a ma...

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Kerimasi crater
Altitude: 2600 m.a.m.s.l. (rim - highest) 2300 m.a.m.s.l. (crater - lowest) A volcanic crater that is part of the great east African rift and located inside the Ngorongoro conservation area. Along with Ngorongoro crater, it is one of the older volcan...
nasera rock

in Ngorongoro conservation area

Nasera Rock
Altitude: 1800 - 1840 m.a.m.s.l. A gneiss inselberg that is located near the northern border of the ...
simba kopjes

in Serengeti national park

Simba Kopjes
A group of Koppie or rocky hills located inside the Serengeti national park - along the road to Seronera from Naabi hill gate. They act as a home to several plant and ...

in Serengeti national park

Seronera village
A small bustling village located at the heart of the Serengeti national park, inhabited by TANAPA staff and students in training. It is one of the only places in the whole park with shops, along with several bars and restaurants - all o...
small momella

in Arusha national park

lake Small Momella
One of the multitude of alkaline lakes that are located within Arusha national park's north eastern end, in northern Tanzania. It is the second largest in the park - by volume after big ...
lake manyara viewpoint

in Arusha

Lake Manyara Viewpoint
The only official view point for lake Manyara national park that is located outside it - nestled high above it on the rift valley wall, and on the road to Ngorongoro....
momella lakes viewpoint

in Arusha national park

Momella Lakes Viewpoint
Altitude: 1600 m.a.m.s.l. A picnic site that is situated atop a small hill, a short distance west of the Momella lakes. This makes it one of the few places inside Arus...

in Udzungwa mountains national park

Sanje Falls Top Viewpoint
The top part of one of the Largest waterfalls in tanzania, located near the eastern border of Udzungwa mountains national park. A rock platform and a clearing amidst the rain forest, it offers birds eye views of the Kilombero plantation...

in Kasigau, Taita-taveta

mount Kasigau
Altitude 1641 m.a.m.s.l. A steep sided mountain in southern Kenya near the border with Tanzania. It along with two others named Dabida and Sagala are known as the taita hills, which are also a part of the eastern arc mountains. It has 2 peaks which...

in Tsavo west national patk

Shetani Lava Flows
The remains of a volcanic lava flow that originated from one of the hills in the chyulu hills range. Located on the northwestern end of Tsavo west national park, it measures about 8 km long, with a width that varies from a few hund...

in Masai mara national reserve

Musiara Swamps
Altitude: 1600 m.a.m.s.l. A large marshy area near the early stages of the mara river, in the northern end of Masai Mara national reserve. It is a prominent spot for game drives in the area, due to the large number of resident animals which includes ...

in rift valley, Nakuru

Menengai crater
Altitude: 2278 m.a.m.s.l. (highest) Said to be the second largest volcanic caldera in Africa with a diameter of 12 km. It is located inside a massive shield volcano just a few kilometres north of the Kenyan city of Nakuru. Its highest point — the r...

in rift valley, Lake nakuru national park

lake Nakuru
One of the soda lakes inside the great rift valley, around which lies lake Nakuru national park. The lake is home to both lesser and greater flamingos, and about 450 species of water birds What to do thereHiking, camping, sight seeing, game drives, s...
lake nakuru main

in rift valley, Lake nakuru national park

Lake Nakuru Main gate
The main entrance point to lake Nakuru national park and also where the KWS headquaters for the park are. What to do thereAcquisition of permits, payments,...

in rift valley, Lake nakuru national park

Makalia waterfall
A waterfall on the southern end of lake Nakuru national park, along one of the rivers that flow into the lake. It has a drop of about 10 m off a sheer cliff, a large plunge...

in rift valley, Lake nakuru national park

Makalia campsite
A public campsite on the southern end of lake Nakuru national park, next to one of the rivers that flow into the lake. It is also next to ...

in Hell's gate national park

Elsa gate
The main entrance/exit point for Hell's gate national park, situated on its northeastern border. It has an ample parking area, KWS offices, a souvenir shop and a tourist information centre. What to do there...
fischer's tower

in Hell's gate national park

Fischer's Tower
A volcanic plug near the northeastern border of Hell's gate national park, with a height of approximately 25 meters. It was named after German explorer — Gustav Fischer, who was sent to find a route from Mombasa to lake Victoria. In Masai ...

in Hell's gate national park

Naiburta campsite
A public campsite inside Hell's gate national park, with facilities such as toilets, shelters where you could cook and eat, picnic benches, bathrooms and a fireplace. It has magnificent views of the cliffs, sitting across the valley from them. S...

in Hell's gate national park

Olkaria Geothermal Spa
A natural warm water spa in Hell's gate national park, heated by geothermal wells. It has a large pool for adults, a smaller one for children and is said to have health benefits, to both the skin and body. Other facilities include poolside bench...

in Nakuru

Lake View Point
A scenic picnic spot near Hell's gate national park, with amazing views of lake Naivasha. What to do there?Enjoy the scenic panorama of the lake — especially if you have a pair of binoculars, or view the wildlife and birds in the area. Picnics...

in Hell's gate national park

Kaparitan View Point
A scenic picnic spot in southern Hell's gate national park, with amazing views of the Central tower, and some parts of Ol jorowa gorge. What to do there?Enjoy ...

in Western, Nakuru

Kariandusi Pre Historic Site
Among the first discoveries of Lower Paleolithic sites in East Africa, found in 1928 by Dr. Louis Leakey and dating back to about 1 million years ago. It is believed to have been an Acheulian site, or stone age tools factory — with several being fo...

in Mount longonot national park

Longonot crater
Altitude 2545 m.a.m.s.l. (rim) One of the larger caldera's in Africa, and a part of mount Longonot — an extinct volcano in the rift valley. Today, the crater floor is home to a dense forest and a thriving ecosystem that remains off limits to t...

in northern Tanzania

Arusha national park
Arusha national park is one of the few national parks inside Tanzania that are close to a large city. It has distinct geographical features such as mount Meru, Momella lakes and the Ngurudoto crater and most of the animals you would find here are not...
lake manyara

in northern Tanzania

Lake Manyara national park
A unique national park in northern Tanzania consisting of an area between the western parts of lake Manyara and the walls of the rift valley escarpment. Said to be home of the tree climbing lion, the park also boasts several hot springs, and a ground...

in northern Tanzania

Arusha city
One of the cities in Tanzania, dubbed ‘tourism capital’ due to its proximity to the country’s popular parks and attractions - many of which can be reached in under a days worth of driving. It bears the same name as the region it is in - one of ...
mount longonot

in western Kenya

Mount Longonot national park
Altitude: 2780 m.a.m.s.l. (rim)
Formed around mount Longonot, a stratovolcano in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya that last last erupted in the 1860s 3.
Its name is derived from a Masai word — Oloonong’ot meaning mountain o...
hell's gate

in Western, Kenya

Hell's Gate national park
One of few Kenyan parks to allow walking, horse riding or cycling without a KWS escort, named for the intense geothermal activity that goes on within it's boun...
horombo huts

in kilimanjaro national park

Horombo Huts campsite
Altitude: 3720 m.a.m.s.l.
An accommodation camp that is located along the Marangu route mt. Kilimanjaro. It is one of the largest on the mountain as well as one of the few with with both cabin accommodation as well as...

in kilimanjaro national park

Uhuru peak
Altitude: 5895 m.a.m.s.l.
The summit of mt. Kilimanjaro, and also the highest point of the Kibo volcanic cone. It's name comes from the swahili word for freedom (Uhuru), due to its part in the history of Tanzania's z...

in ngorongoro conservation area, ngorongoro conservation area

Empakaai crater
A volcanic caldera located in the Ngorongoro conservation area of northern Tanzania. It is also where lake Empakaai is located. Empakaai is located about 30km north east of Ngorongoro crater, well inside the eastern rift valley and sharing the same v...
mwalimu nyereres home

in Mara

Mwalimu Nyereres Home
A compound in the small town of Butiama that used to be the childhood home of the first president of Tanzania - Mwalimu J. K. Nyerere and several of his ancestors, such as his father chief Nyerere. It is also the location of his Mausoleum, and the wh...
botanical garden

in kivukoni, Dar es salaam

Botanical Garden
An oasis of greenery that is located in Kivukoni area of Dar es Salaam - Tanzania. It is also the location of the local government offices, a small building that is specifically for the executive officer of the Kivukoni ...
boma natural history

in sekei, Arusha

Boma Natural History museum
Among the best museums in the country that showcases the natural history, wildlife, culture and artifacts of the Arusha region - Tanzania. It is housed inside what was an old German military outpost and has three separate buildings that are open to t...
cultural heritage centre

in sombetini, Arusha

Cultural Heritage Centre
A privately owned collection of shops and galleries that showcases arts from renowned artists around the African continent. It is one of the largest in east Africa and is located along the Arusha - Babati highway on the outskirts of the city of Arush...

in sakina, Arusha

Triple A nightclub
One of the oldest hangouts in the city that only keeps getting better, with a a lounge area, a nightclub and a stage for a live band performance in the same compound....
duluti forest

in akheri, Arusha

Duluti Forest club
A privately owned bar, restaurant and lake side compound that is located at the end of lake Duluti's forest trail in the suburbs of Arusha - Tanzania....

in oltoroto, Arusha

Themi waterfall
Formed at a point where one of the underground tributaries to the Themi river flows into its valley. It is located in the early stages of the Themi river, near its source mount Meru of Arusha - Tanzania. Unlike other waterfalls, this one flows from a...
public campsite number 1 (arusha)

in Arusha national park

Public Campsite Number 1 (arusha) campsite
Altitude:1650 m.a.m.s.l.
One of three beautiful campsites inside the Arusha national park that are accessible to the public - even those not climbing the mountain. It is located on the slopes of mount Meru and can be shared if there is more than o...
public campsite number 2 (arusha)

in Arusha national park

Public Campsite Number 2 (arusha) campsite
Altitude:1650 m.a.m.s.l.
One of three beautiful campsites inside the Arusha national park that are accessible to the public - even those not climbing the mountain. It is located on the slopes of mount Meru and it is termed public because it can be...
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