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“Short and easy walk up the river”

Ranked #9 of 28 things to do in Arusha
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

The short walk 20-30 min up the gorge crosses the river a number of times. Water was knee deep when we visited. The river has rock and an uneven river floor so you'll need some footware that can get wet, flipflops will not do. Given the power of the equator sun, whatever shoes you wear will be dry in a couple of hours.

You can "swim" in the river at the first waterfall and continue to the second one after scrambling some rocks.

Thank LukeFields
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

If you go on your own to Engare Sero without a tour company don‘t forget to get your wildlife&conservation permit for lake Natron in Arusha (30$ per day). At the moment you can only get it in Arusha and they accept just US$. The entrance fee is 35 US$ (once not per day) but you can pay this one in Tsch. If you come by bus it wont stop at the gate so the guards come to the camp to collect the fee.

The waterfalls, lake natron and the foodprints cost together 20US$ which included a guide and which you pay st the tourist office next to the gate south of engare sero. The guides get their share and the rest of the money goes to the local communities.

I visited the waterfalls on mid January and there was a lot of water! The walk along the river and river crossing can be very slippery so bring adequate footwear.

At the end of the 10-15min walk you arrive at waterfalls and natural pools!

Apparently it‘s possible to explore the source of the ricer which must be an adventure. Unfortunately my permit ended and I was not able to do that hike.

1  Thank Yan N
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Thank you Déo. You know the area by hart! We had a very amazing time together! Remember to wear firm waterproof shoes, no flip flops... You need grip in the river!

Thank Lode_VDC
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Great fun negotiating the river crossings to get to the waterfall; but definitely need reef or Neva-Type sandals! Doing the hike and crossing bare foot is not a smart option...

Thank sargeh58
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Nice trekking, at times slippery and arduous but not very long, to get to a waterfall and two pools. Worth it

Thank Philippe G
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