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Canoeing

Highlights

  • Low level fitness required.
  • Exciting photo opportunities with Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro as your constant backdrop.
  •  Up close and personal with hippo and many species of bird.

About

SafariHQ can include a canoe safari as part of your safari experience. You may choose to do a short canoe ride of a few hours, while the more adventurous may look to partake in a longer canoe safari for multiple days. Either way, SafariHQ will work to accommodate your needs and your budget requirements.

Canoeing along lakes and rivers you will get an opportunity to see many animals as they move towards the waters edge to enjoy a drink. The paddling pace is slow to give you a chance to take in the peaceful tranquility of the landscape and to watch the many animals that live in, or meander closely to the shoreline. The view from the water is breathtaking as you paddle past water buffalo drinking, catch owls seeping during the day, banter with local fisherman and slip quietly past pods of hippos. Other animals you may come across as you drift along the waters of the lakes are bushbuck, giraffes and many species of birds.

The shorter canoe rides are available in Arusha(Momela Lakes and Lake Deluti) and Lake Manyara(water level permitting). A canoe ride in Lake Duluti will see you gliding effortlessly across the smooth surface of this small crater lake as you view the elephants watering themselves down, a pod of grunting hippos jostling for position and exciting birdlife including giant kingfisher, fish eagles, darters, cattle egrets and many more.

Lake Momella is an alkaline lake and as such it attracts the brilliantly bright pink coloured flamingoes, little grebes, herons, Egyptian geese and many more. Other photo opoportunities include water buffalo, waterbuck and bushbuck. Giraffes are often spotted near the lakes area and provide fabulous photo opportunities with Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro as your constant backdrop.

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Duration

1.5 – 2.5 hours for the short tours

Longer safaris are available on request

Fitness Level

Low

Where

  • Udzungwa National Park
  • Mufindi Highlands
  • Arusha National Park
  • Lake Manyara National Park