Wildlife & National Parks: A New Taste

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:

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 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.

Mountain cycling on Mt. Kilimanjaro

TANAPA has introduced this activity in Arusha and Kilimanjaro National Parks. This activity provides physical exercise and recreational use of the natural environment with minimum impact while enhancing visitors’ experience. Summit bound visitors will use Kilema route (19km) and cyclists will meet their porters at Horombo and continue to the summit. For non-summit bound visitors, cycling starts from Londorosi gate or from Morum Picnic Site then back to Morum (a 44km ride).

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. 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 (E.A.)
Tel: +255 (27) 250 3471
Fax: +255 (27) 250 8216
Email: info@tanzaniaparks.go.tz or
Website: www.tanzaniaparks.go.tz