The New Taste for our Parks

Exciting new adventure opportunities are now available in our National Parks. Game drives through our National Parks remain the most popular activity for visitors to the National Parks. Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) has come with new activities for adventure lovers planning to visit our national parks. The following activities are now allowed in our parks:


Ruaha Ballooning Safari

Ballooning Safari provides a magical way to see the wild life and scenery of the beautiful Ruaha landscape at large. It is known to be one of the most beautiful balloon flight in the world and the ultimate safari experience.

Ruaha Balloon Safaris will collect the tourist from the lodge or camp, and transfer by closed safari vehicle to the launch site near the Great Ruaha River.

The pilot will sometimes flying at treetop height, sometimes lower, offering a unique perspective and great photographic opportunities of the wildlife below. At other times the pilot may ascend to 1,000 ft or more, to see the enormity and wonderful panorama of Ruaha.

The experience ends by visitors celebrating in traditional manner with champagne (well, an excellent sparkling wine) before sitting down to a full English breakfast prepared and served in the bush.

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Mawenzi Peak Technical Climbing – Kilimanjaro

Mawenzi is the second highest peak on Kilimanjaro. The rugged peak of Mawenzi (5,149 m) lies to the east of Kilimanjaro. The top of its western face is fairly steep with many crags, pinnacles and dyke swarms. Its eastern side falls in cliffs over 1,000 m high in a complex of gullies and rock faces, rising above two deep gorges. Mawezi peaks have seven peaks.

The terrain of Mawenzi makes most of its peaks unreachable but by technical roped ascents. There will be three routes for the climbers to Mawenzi peak these include: Rongai Route down Marangu Gate, Marangu Route via Zebra Rock down Marangu Gate and Machame, Lemosho and Londorosi Routes via the Northern Circuit down Mweka gate.

Paragliding off Mt. Kilimanjaro

Paragliding is appropriate recreational activity in the Mountainous areas under specific conditions. Experienced paragliding pilots can now fly off this highest point on the African continent for their records.

Canopy walkway in Lake Manyara National Park

This will take place in the Ground Water Forest in the North part of Lake Manyara National Park. The Canopy Walkway is in a series of boardwalks and suspension bridges. The total length is about 500m with the height ranges from 4m to 18m.

Crater camping Mt. Kilimanjaro.

This has been introduced to give our visitors a different experience of the Mountain. The crater is rich with ice and remains of volcanic eruptions. Spending an overnight in this area is a life time experience that you should not miss.

Chimps habituation experience in Rubondo Island National Park

Chimpanzees are man’s closest living relative, sharing about 98% of genes. Chimpanzee habituation experience offers visitors a chance to participate in the process of getting these primates used to the presence of humans. Visitors have a chance of staying with the chimps the whole day together with park rangers.

Cycling in Arusha National Park

Cycling in Arusha National park is conducted in the rich montane forest areas endowed with varieties of wild life which necessitates presence or escort of an armed ranger during cycling. Cyclists have the opportunity to see buffaloes, zebras, warthog, baboon, giraffe, elephant and other species. Enjoy the forest canopy with different birds species such as Hornbill, Turacco, reptiles such as python and spotting black and white Colubus Monkeys.

Special Rhino Watching in the Serengeti

Tourists will have a rare opportunity of leaving their vehicles and travel in the rangers’ vehicle who will take them for a rhino game drive in designated areas.

Except for canopy walkways in Lake Manyara the rest of the activities require advance booking. We encourage you to contact the park well in advance if you wish to conduct these activities.

Please visit our website for guidelines, fees and more information.
Director General
Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA),

P.O. Box 3134, Arusha Tanzania
Tel: +255 (27) 250 3471
Fax: +255 (27) 250 8216
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