Canoe safaris


"To silently drift past small herds of animals must be one of the most peaceful moments one can have in Africa."

For the country with both the biggest and the deepest lake in Africa, Tanzania visitors have relatively little opportunity for canoeing safaris. The only areas where game viewing can be done from a canoe are in Arusha National Park and in Lake Manyara National Park (water level permitted). This is all canoeing on lakes, not rivers and the safaris are no longer than 3-hours.

Green Footprint Adventures started our canoeing operations in Lake Manyara National Park after El Nino flooded most of the park and a canoe was a very sensible means of game viewing. This was the first adventure activity to be allowed in any Tanzanian National Park and we are still the only outfitter allowed to operate this activity for the parks. Sadly Lake Manyara dried up but now we offer canoe safaris inside Arusha National Park.

Arusha National Park Canoeing Safaris:

Enjoy a peaceful and scenic canoeing safari following the shorelines of small Momella Lake. View buffaloes, bushbuck, giraffes, hippos and many water birds living in and close to the water.

Where do we meet: Small Lake Momella (Inside Arusha National Park)

Starting point: Small Lake Momella

Finishing Point: Small Lake Momella

Starting Time: Morning at 09h30; afternoon at 14h00

Duration: 2 - 2.5 hours

Strenuousness: low

Equipment used: Canoe boats

Price: 65 USD per person

Apart from the above price you need pay TANAPA Canoeing fees $ 20.00 per person and Park fees of $ 35.00 per person at the gate park upon arrival at the Park.


Arusha Town: Canoeing safari on Lake Duluti:

Glide across the smooth surface of this small Crater Lake and view birdlife seldom seen; Giant kingfisher, Fish eagle, Darters and many more. Surrounded by forested crater walls this is a very special and quite canoeing experience. View hundreds of cattle egrets returning to an island in the lake to roost for the night.

Where do we meet: Mountain Village Lodge Reception (Tengeru)

Starting point: Mountain Village Lodge (Tengeru)

Finishing Point: Mountain Village Lodge

Starting Time: Morning at 09h30; afternoon at 14h00

Duration: 1.5 hours

Strenuousness: low

Equipment used: Canoe boats

Price: 40 per person