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1 extra day, what to do?

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1 extra day, what to do?

Hi I have a trip that ends in Arusha and I have a day and a half before my flight leaves from Nairobi. In reality I have one extra day since half of a day will be spent traveling to Nairobi. Any recommendations on how to spend that day? My tour includes Arusha, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge. I was considering Arusha National Park or perhaps head back to Nairobi and see either the animal orphanage or giraffe center? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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1. Re: 1 extra day, what to do?


I'm not sure how long you will have already spent in Arusha, but recently I spent some time in Arusha and you can easily spend a day there going to the Masaai market, visiting the UN Rwanda trials and just wandering around relaxing.

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2. Re: 1 extra day, what to do?

I would recommend visiting Arusha national park. Its a lovely park with a few different options - i.e. watching the colobus monkeys and taking a walk with a ranger to get up close on foot with buffalo and giraffe. You can also canoeing on the lake if thats your thing.

i think this is a nice way to spend a final safari day!


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3. Re: 1 extra day, what to do?

Dear friend!

if your acommodation will be in moshi kilimanjaro i can helpe you to make a daytrip to climb mt kilimanjaro up to mandara hut / visit to marangu walter falls and back to arusha or moshi town.

that is my adevice



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4. Re: 1 extra day, what to do?

We would recommend doing a Cultural Tour - visiting one of the many interesting villages around Arusha. Your safari operator should be able to book a guide for you.

We visited Ilkidinga village on arrival in Arusha end of Dec2009 on a half-day tour where we also got to see the farmlands, walked among the plantations, visited the school and so on, and it was very interesting seeing and hearing about everyday life of the Arusha people living in this village.

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5. Re: 1 extra day, what to do?

Arusha National park is my favourate park. Just the walk alone is stunning.

But if you think you would be all safari'd out, you can try the UN (on Fridays they only work half day!!) try to get your safari company to check the times with the UN. This way if there is not a case on you can choose something else to do.

Also there are walks leaving from the INfo place and Via Via in town. And some lodges, L'Oasis, Ilboru, Arumeru do have locals that can take you for walks to water fals and Maasai villages.

As I spent too much time shopping every week in the Fruit and vegmarket. i would not recommend it. I 'hate' it with a passion.. But if must, then I would also get someone to take you around.

The Mt meru markets (Maasai Markets) is a big curio store. You can get some great things there.

Also you can just take time out for a massage. or even a pedi/meni cure or all ofabout $US10. Sit and watch the world go buy while you get hat safari dirt scrubed off your feet. Nice!

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