Welcome to Alcoholics Anonymous in Tanzania
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lodging and tours

Hotel bookings must be made directly with your hotel of choice and are separated from the convention registration.  There is  plenty of  accommodation nearby the Convention venue (check the flyer). Useful link as follows: www.booking.com  Here below you can find some us info about accommodation as well. 


ACCOMMODATION AROUND ARUSHA TOWN:

City Budget hotels-On Bed and breakfast (BB) from USD$30.00(Twin/Double room)

City Hotels rated 4/5 stars- -On Bed and breakfast (BB) from USD$140.00(Twin/Double room)NB: Rates are exclusive of value added Tax (18%VAT) and of Tourism development levy which is $1.50 per person per night.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Each hotels has got its own payments terms and must be followed.

NEARBY ACCOMODATION:

STD

HOTELS

WEBSITES OR TELL

EMAIL

VENUS PRIMIER HOTEL

www.venushotels.co.tz

info@venushotels.co.tz

3***

MC ELLY’S HOTEL

www.mcellyshotel.com

info@mcellyshotel.com

MERU HOUSE INN

+255754 583455

ARUSHA BACKPACKERS

www.arushabackpackers.co.tz

reservations@arushabackpackers.co.tz

RICH HOTEL ARUSHA

richhoteltz.com

Email: info@richhoteltz.com

RAHA LEO INN-BED & BREAKFAST

Colonel Middleton Rd, Arusha

Phone0753 600 002

Email: rahaleoarusha@gmail.com

ARUSHA CROWN HOTEL

www.arushacrownhotel.com

info@arushacrownhotel.com

NATRON PALACE HOTEL

www.natronpalacehotel.com

info@natronpalacehotel.com

AFRICANA GRAND HOTEL

www.africanagrandhotel.com

reservations@www.africanagrandhotel.com

BRISTON HOTEL

www.bristonhotel.com

bristonhotel@yahoo.com

STEREO HOTEL

+255 (0)754 309 998

www.stereohotel.co.tz

SILVER PALM HOTEL

www.silverpalmhotel.com

info@silverpalmhotel.com

4*/5*

MOUNT MERU HOTEL

www.mountmeruhotel.co.tz

info@mountmeruhotel.co.tz

4*

ARUSHA PALACE HOTEL

marketing@palacehotelarusha.com

www.palacehotelarusha.com

4*/5*

KIBO PALACE HOTEL

4*/5*

FOUR POINT BY SHERATON ARUSHA

Four Points by Sheraton Arusha

SM@fourpointsthearushahotel.comreservations@fourpointsthearushahotel.com

4*/5*

KIBO PALACE HOTEL

https://kibopalacehotel.com

reservations@kibopalacehotel.com

Nearby: Shoppers Kahawa café, Shoppers Supermarket/ shopping Mall, Bus Terminal, Central local Market, Mac Moods café, Meru post office & GYM /fitness center. 

AIRPORT TRANSFERS: Van capacity 4-7 Pax (Noah/min bus)

From Kilimanjaro Airport(JRO)- Arusha Town

US$70.00 per route(One way)

From Arusha Airport(ARK)-Arusha Town

US$35.00 per route(One way)

NOTE:All inclusive rates: AccommodationAirport transfers and travel packages available on request.(+255 (0)785 509188). Otherwise visitors will have access to book hotel directly.

CONTACTS: Indigenous Travel & cultural programs

Edmund Pius Kisombe- Travel & leisure Consultant / professional Tour guide (AA active member Arusha G)

Mobile phone: +255 (0)785 509188(+ What’s up) / +255(0)755 509 188

Email: arushatzconvention@gmail.com



TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAMS -ARUSHA

A SHORT INTRO: ARUSHA TOWN

Arusha, the gateway to the world famous game sanctuaries of Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire and Lake Manyara, is one of the oldest towns in Tanzania. From a tiny German garrison in 1900, Arusha has grown to become the tourist capital of Tanzania with a population of about 400,000 people.

At 1390 metres above sea level, Arusha enjoys a very agreeable climate throughout the year. Positioned at the centre of Africa between the Cape and Cairo on the Great North Road, Arusha is the administrative seat of the East African Community made up of Tanzania, Kenya Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.

Arusha offers an excellent opportunity for authentic souvenirs shopping, including the bold Makonde carvings, and the colourful Tinga Tinga paintings works and colorful batiks. Tanzanite, the native gemstone of Arusha, and one of the most beautiful and exciting gems to come from Africa, is sold in all gemstone shops in town alongside other locally mined stones like Ruby, Rhodolite and Tourmaline. Tanzanite was first discovered in 1967, some 40 kilometres to the southeast of Arusha at Mererani. To date Mererani remains the only commercially viable source for Tanzanite in the world. Tanzanite was named after Tanzania.

Ready pre-programmed tours and excursions to the region are available bellow:

Arusha National Park– (Just 45min) the Arusha National Park is Tanzania's most accessible national park and the perfect place for a day trip.- (closest Park in Arusha)

Ngorongoro Crater-(Conservation Area NCAA)– 4/5 hour by road – One a day tour. One among seven of Africa"wonders in Tanzania The Ngorongoro Crater  where wild animals and human live together . You will enjoy picnic luncj inside the Crater.

Lake Duluti: Lake Daluti  is a crater lake that is located in one of the subsidiary vents for mount Meru, in the outskirts of the city of Arusha (30min)

Chemka-Hot Spring: for a picnic excursion to Kikuletwa (1.5hrs)  place is a site tropi"cal swimming paradise in the middle of a dry and dusty valley.

Cultural Tour + Waterfalls- Machame Uduru Village (Approx. 2hrs drive), will understand the culture, customs and history of the Chagga people, a Bantu-speaking agriculturalist group in the Kilimanjaro region.

Mount Kilimanjaro Day Hike(1980m) Marangu gate through Montagne Forest – Mandara Hut (2700m), Hiking time: 3-4 hours(The highest peak in Africa) 

 

OPTION 1.ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK TOUR/ NATURAL TRAILS WALKING

Depart from the Hotel in Arusha with packed lunch boxes,  for a day game drive, located just a short drive from Arusha and Moshi, the Arusha National Park is Tanzania's most accessible national park and the perfect place for a day trip or as the first or last stop on a longer itinerary. At just 552 square kilometers, it's a small park with a lot to see. Option;  a perfect place to get out and stretch your legs - with both natural walking safaris escorted by an park ranger and also canoe safaris available within the park .With diverse wildlife that includes herbivores such as elephants, hippos, buffalo, zebra, and known for its unique attraction of black and white clolobus monkeys,(Mbega) Arusha National Park is also home to the world's largest population of giraffes, making it a great place to visit for fans of these long-necked, beautiful animals. Later in the afternoon drive back to Arusha drop off at your hotel.

 

Arusha National Park- Day trip/Excursion/Activities

  • 2People- $190.00/Per Person sharing.
  • 4-5People-$135.00Per Person sharing.
  • 6-7People -$120.00 Per Person sharing.
  • 8-9People -$135.00Per Person sharing.
  • 10-14 People- $125.00Per Person sharing.
  • +15People -$120/Per Person sharing

OPTION 2:  NGORONGORO CRATER- NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA (NCAA)

Depart from Arusha at 6:00AM with packed lunch boxes drive to NCAA (4/5hrs) for a day tour.and then descend to Ngorongoro Crater for game drive, enjoy picnic lunch inside the Crater, Within the Ngorongoro Crater itself, and Lake Magadi, shallow, azure blue, fiercely alkaline from sodium carbonate, is fringed by hundreds of long-legged pink flamingos. Most are lesser flamingos, distinguished by their dark red bills, which eat blue-green algae. Will see the iconic Maasai of the Ngorongoro and Serengeti wilderness have been herding their cattle for thousands of years , huge variety of wild animals , lions prides,  jackals, hyenas , Zebras, wildebeest, Cheetah,  Ostriches,  Thomson gazelles, grant gazelles, etc. . Later in the afternoon after sun set return to Arusha Town.

Ngorongoro Crater (NCAA)- Day Tour:

  • 2People- Transport $455.00Per Person sharing.

  • 4-5People- Transport $280.00Per Person sharing.

  • 6-7People - Transport $205.00 Per Person sharing.

  • 8-9People -Transport $290.00 Per Person sharing.

  • 10-14 People- Transport $230.00Per Person sharing.

  • +15People - Transport- $226.6Per Person sharing

OPTION 3: ARUSHA-LAKE DULUTI

After breakfast depart from the Lodge in Arusha with packed lunch boxes and then drive to Lake Duluti while on the way will coffee farms. Lake Duluti is a crater lake that is located in one of the subsidiary vents for mount Meru, in the outskirts of the city of Arusha (30min) LAKE DULUTI BIODIVERSITY AREA. This Crater Lake offers good chances to see many water birds, including the most spectacular such as White-breasted Cormorant; they can be seen actively fishing or perching on the dead snags to dry their feathers. This cool place can also offer patient bird watchers a rare chance to see African Fish Eagle swooping down to catch a fish as they come up to the water surface. Lake Duluti is surrounded with forests and bushes, and the best way to see other birds is to walk through these Forests, although it is a small area but it offers many fascinating bird species. Optional activities- canoeing activities at around the Lake .Later after in the evening return back to the same hotel in Arusha.

Lake Duluti excursion/Canoeing/Birds watching/forest hike:

  • 2People- $110.00 Per Person sharing.
  • 4-5People- $66.00Per Person sharing.
  • 6-7People -$50.00Per Person sharing.
  • 8-9People -$66.00 Per Person sharing.
  • 10-14 People- $60.00 Per Person sharing.
  • +15People - $50.00Per Person sharing

OPTION 4: ARUSHA-HOT SPRING KIKULETWA/CHEMKA

Depart from Arusha for a picnic excursion to Hot Spring Kikuletwa / Chemka(1.5hrs)along the way will see resident’s crops plantation such as Coffee, maize, potatoes, Sunflower etc.This place is a site tropical swimming paradise in the middle of a dry and dusty valley. And other than at most swimming paradises, perfect site for picnic. Stories say the water here is the same water as from Lake Chala and definitely it feels as nice. Even though it’s called hot springs, the water is lukewarm at best, but very nice for a swim. There’s these little fishes who nibble on your feet,J! Might spot beautiful birds by the pool such as kingfishers, fish angle, mountain wag tails e.t.c and if you get lucky you’ll see a turtle or mountain lizards, later after swimming then will drive back to Arusha.

Hot Spring-Chemka Excursion/Activities:

  • 2People- $125.00Per Person sharing.
  • 4-5People- $85.00 Per Person sharing.
  • 6-7People -$66.00 Per Person sharing.
  • 8-9People -$85.00 Per Person sharing.
  • 10-14 People- $75.00 Per Person sharing.
  • +15People - $70.00Per Person sharing
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OPTION 5: CULTURAL TOUR+ WATERFALLS-KILIMNJARO THE CHAGGA LAND

Meet for Orientation and briefing (a day before. In the morning after breakfast depart from hotel in Arusha/ Moshi Town drive all the way to Machame Uduru Village (Approx. 2hrs drive), Upon arrival orientation into the culture, customs and history of the Chagga people, a Bantu-speaking agriculturalist group in the Kilimanjaro region.(Host tour guide)

         HOME GARDEN TOUR

Chagga herbalist-Introduction to an elderly Chagga herbalist to learn about Wa-chagga              traditional medicine, grown in her medicinal home garden, or test medicinal herbal tea. Followed by a tour of the coffee farm. Participate in coffee berry picking and pulping, learn natural ways of coffee processing and of course taste it!

        HISTORICAL SITES VISIT/WATERFALLS HIKES

After a relaxing hot lunch, proceed in the afternoon with a visit of the historical caves, used by the          Chagga during the wars with the Maasai, the Nkwarungo Kusirye-U Evangelical Lutheran Church built by the first missionaries in Kilimanjaro-1840’s. Also an opportunity to visit the places where the fist German Missionary to Machame areas visited many years ago. Explore some of remain memorial stones some put in place by Mr. Johannes Rebmann.

Chagga Museum: While enjoying the tour in Machame along the way to waterfalls hike you will explore chagga house (A corn sharped -Mbambii”) with roof thatched by dry banana backs. Aside set a Chagga museum with collections of various old tools which were used by ancestors?

Followed by hiking to and bathing in the Nkuu natural spring fresh waterfalls drained from the roof of   Mount Kilimanjaro. Drive all the way up from Uduru to Machame gate for a beautiful view over the village and the greeneries. You might see some monkeys at the picnic shelter, later after sun set Transfer to Arusha Town.

WATERFALLS+ Cultural Tour: Kilimanjaro

  • 2People- $125.00 Per Person sharing.
  • 4-5People- $85.00 Per Person sharing.
  • 6-7People -$75.00 Per Person sharing.
  • 8-9People -$70.00Per Person sharing.
  • 10-14 People$66.00 Per Person sharing.
  • +15People -   $60.00   Per Person sharing
  •  

ACTIVITIES:

  • Local guide fee/tip per day at US$5.00Per Person in a group (6-15 people or above)
  • Local guide fee/tip per day at US$12.00 Per Person in a group (2-5 people)
  • Herbalist fee/tip -medicinal garden tour US$5.00 Per Person in a group (6-15 and above)
  • Chagga Museum/Old caves tour US$5.00 Per Person in a group

OPTION 6: KILIMANJARO DAY HIKE- MARANGU GATE (1980m) – Mandara Hut (2700m)

Hiking time: 3-4 hours

Distance: Approximately 12 kilometersHabitat: Montane forest

-After an early breakfast at your hotel, with packed lunch boxes and then picked up from Arusha (1400m) and driven to the Marangu Gate (1980m). At the gate, your guide registers with the Tanzania National Park (TANAPA). You will then begin your ascent into the rainforest. During this section of the hike, you should expect rain, mud, and fog. Also, be on the lookout for wildlife, including Colobus monkeys! After 3-4 hours of ascending, you will reach the Mandara Hut (2700m), relax for picnic lunch and enjoy greenery view, mountain breeze, will extend to Maundi Crater, just few minute walk from the Huts, later return and begin to walk back to the gate. Picked up by our driver and the return to Arusha Town.

Marangu gate- Mandara hut Day Trek:

  • 2People- $230.00Per Person sharing.
  • 4-5People- $185.00 Per Person sharing.
  • 6-7People -$165.00Per Person sharing.
  • 8-9People -$170.00Per Person sharing.
  • 10-14 People-$165.00 Per Person sharing.
  • +15People -$165.00Per Person sharing.

  • Guide fee/at US$25.00per day per guide.

NB: In every group of between 8-15 visitors, will be accompanied by 2-3 guides. 

PACKAGE COST ABOVE INCLUDES:

  • 4WD land cruiser with pop-up viewing roof
  • Unlimited mileage on safari en
  • Highly experienced driver guide.
  • Driver allowances
  • National Park Entre fees
  • Conservation fees
  • Picnic lunch/ Lunch box
  • KINAPA fee
  • Village development fee
  • A bottle of mineral water.
  • Provision of cooler box & ice for clients own supply of drinks
  • 10% co-ordination fee per package.

PACKAGE COST ABOVE EXCLUDES:

  • Drinks and Soda.
  • Accommodation in Arusha.
  • items of personal nature
  • Laundry service.
  • Telephone bills and bar tabs.
  • Anything not mentioned above 
  • International and Domestic flight Tickets
  • VISA fee of US$50 per person
  • Breakfast & dinner
  • Airport transfers
  • Guides/driver’s tip

EXTRA ACTIVITIES ON REQUEST:

- Arusha National -Natural walking fee $25.00 per person.

-Sport fishing $12.00(per fishing hook)

-Lake Duluti forest walking + Tour guide(2hrs)around the lake $40.00per person

-Lake Duluti- Canoeing (1.5hrs)$40.00per person

-Canoeing Arusha National Park (2-2.5hrs) $55 per person.

NB: Above trips can be organized up on visitor’s arrival or might organize signup sheet on line?

Visitors advised to book his/her trip as early as possible so we prepare Safari Jeeps/ necessary logistics in advance. 

AIRPORT TRANSFERS: Van capacity 4-7 Pax (Noah/min bus)

From Kilimanjaro Airport(JRO)- Arusha Town

US$70.00 per route(One way)

From Arusha Airport(ARK)-Arusha Town

US$35.00 per route(One way)

NOTE:All inclusive rates: Accommodation, Airport transfers and travel packages available on request.(+255 (0)785 509188). Otherwise visitors will have access to book hotel directly.

CONTACTS: Indigenous Travel & cultural programs

Edmund Pius Kisombe- Travel & leisure Consultant / professional Tour guide (AA active member Arusha G)

Mobile phone: +255 (0)785 509188(+ What’s up) / +255(0)755 509 188

Email: arushatzconvention@gmail.com


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