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Songota Waterfalls by car – Arusha

Songota falls, Arusha, Tanzania
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4 to 5 Hours


Up to 2 days

Group Size

20 people


English, Espanol, Francais


Songota waterfalls from the riverOn this half-day trip to Songota Waterfalls, a small waterfall not far from Arusha on the slopes of Mount Meru. The drive will take you up from your hotel/Lodge to the Songota Waterfalls in about 30 to 40 minutes where we will spend about 1 to two hours all depending on the weather, your desire for time around or in the waterfall if you should want to take a swim in the pool at the bottom of the waterfall.
During the visit, we will serve a small snack and a refreshing drink, before the car will drop you off back at your Hotel/Lodge.

The waterfall is not far from Arusha and is a great way to escape the city with. In a short 10-15 minute walk from the area where the car is parked, you will reach the Songota waterfalls down through Banana, avocado plantations, and fish ponds before you reach the waterfall at the end of some stairs dug out in the hill. The walk will bring you to a slender cascade surrounded by trees, where you can swim, and wade. Remember to wear some sandals with straps as it can be hard to walk out into the waterfall on the stones in the small waterfall lake.
When on the excursion from Arusha to the slopes of Mount Meru to the Songota falls, you will also be able to see some of the local wildlife like chameleons, birds, and the occasional monkey as you hike through the forest and cool off in the pool at the base of Songota Waterfall.

This is a beautiful little waterfall, with its principal advantage being its proximity to Arusha.

NOTICE: We have 3 different trips to the Songota Waterfalls.

  1. Drive to and from the waterfall. The total walk distance is about 1 km, plus stairs. (This activity)
  2. Hike from the main highway, along the small roads to the waterfall. The total walk distance is about 10 km, plus stairs. You can be picked up by car at the waterfall to drive back which will shorten the distance by about 4 km.
  3. Hike up to an entry point for the river,  then walk through the river, climb the boulders, and challenge yourself. (you should be reasonably fit) The total walk distance is about 10 km, 2 km from the highway to the river, then 4 km through the river, plus stairs. You can be picked up by car at the waterfall to drive back which will shorten the distance by about 4 km.
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  • Discover the beauty of the slopes of Mount Meru, the beauty of the people living in the area, and an opportunity to see how people are living, coffee grown at the local farms, and the beautiful waterfall

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
2 3 persons 3 4 10
3 5 People and above 5 20 20
Bulk discount children
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
2 3 to 4 children 3 4 10
3 5 to 10 children 5 10 20

What you will do

Leave your hotel/lodge to drive towards the start of the hiking up to the waterfall.
Arrival at the waterfall. Unless you have included a visit to a local school or alike, add another hour.
Around this time you will be on your way down the mountain again.
Around this time you will arrive back at your hotel/Lodge.


  • Picnic lunch box
  • Transport
  • Complementary bottle of water per person
  • Spirits and cocktails
  • Tips for for the guide
  • Hotel accommodation in Arusha
  • All not mention on Itinerary above



Activity's Location

Songota falls, Arusha, Tanzania


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