Day Trips

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OVERVIEW
day-trip-arusha-national-parkDay trips and other trekking packages are designed to offer visitors, with a free day on hand, a choice between four
different 1-day wildlife safaris or tours. They include Arusha, Lake Manyara, Tarangire or Ngorongoro.Perhaps you have a free day before a Kilimanjaro trekking adventure, or are just waiting for a flight to your next destination? These 1-day Tanzania safaris and tours are an incredibly great way to take advantage of a brief but unforgettable opportunity to have an African wildlife experience. Packages for our 1-day safaris, tours, travel or even photographic safaris to any of the national parks can be arranged starting from Arusha town.

ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK DAY TRIP

After a short briefing from your safari guide, you will depart to Arusha NP. This is relatively small but beautiful. Arusha NPis the closest national park to Kilimanjaro International Airport which is just 18 miles (30 km) away from famous Arusha “safari town,” making this an ideal 1-day safari. The park has an incredible variety of fauna and flora which cannot fail to impress. Hollywood also chose this region to film the movie “Hartari” in which Hardy Kruger starred alongside the legendary John Wayne. Your day trip will include a visit to the Ngurdo Crater, often labeled as the “Little Ngorongoro” and the “Little Serengeti”. Buffaloes, waterbucks, giraffes, warthogs, zebras and Guereza can be seen all year round as well as many different bird species. The elephants are more shy at Arusha NP. than the elephants in the Serengeti. Occasionally, one may also spot a leopard. At the Momella Gate, an armed ranger will be waiting to accompany you on your walking safari. This will give you a chance to experience the wildlife up-close.

Package Price:
PAX        PRICE
1                 $337
2                 $212
3                 $175
4                 $155
5                 $145
6                 $140
7                 $135

The price includes only; private transport (with no mile / kilometer restrictions) in a FWD vehicle with roof hatches will be provided along with VHF radio, GSM contact with our base in Arusha, park fee, walking safari fee, packed lunch & pure drinking water.day-trip-lake-manyara-national-park

DAY TRIP TO MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Your tour day begins with your hotel pickup at a specified time, followed by a 2hr(80 miles/130km) pleasant drive northwestwards to Lake Manyara National Park. The park is green throughout the year because of its underground water sources. Its verdant color attracts hundreds of spectacular varieties of migratory and wetland birds flying overhead. It also attracts huge populations of flamingos because its shallow alkaline-saline (salt) soda lake creates an ideal environment for microorganisms to grow that flamingos eat. Manyara’s natural habitat also includes large troops of baboons, velvet monkeys, blue monkeys, tree climbing lions, elephants, hippos, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, buffalos, elephants, warthogs, impalas, Thomson-gazelles, and Grant gazelles.  Leopards, cheetahs, rock/tree hyrax, kudus, elands, bushbucks, waterbucks, and dik-diks also live in this park.

Optional Activities:

Mountain Biking/ Cycling
Duration; 2.5 to 3hrs

*Forest Hike
Duration; 2.5 to 3hrs

*Nature Walk
Duration; 1hr to 1.5hrs

*Village Walk
Duration; 2.5 to 3hrs

*Lake Manyara Canoeing (depending on the day’s weather)
Duration; 2.5 to 3hrs

Package Price:
PAX        PRICE
1                $370
2                $245
3                $190
4                $160
5                $145
6                $140
7                $135

The price includes only; private transport (with no mile / kilometer restrictions) in a FWD vehicle with roof hatches will be provided along with VHF radio, GSM contact with our base in Arusha, park fee, packed lunch & pure drinking water.

PS: An extra activity listed above can be arranged with an extra cost.

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TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK DAY TRIP
After breakfast, your driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel and enjoy 2hrs(74 mile /120km) of leisure drive south-westward to Tarangire NP. In this region in Tanzania, Hemmingway often went on big game hunting safaris. After the formation of the national parks in 1970, they turned the seasonal marshes and the endless savannah that one sees today into, once again, profitable hunting grounds. Today however, cameras have thankfully replaced elephant guns. The Tarangire National Park has the highest concentration of elephants in northern Tanzania and you can view these animals all year round with herd populations reaching as many as 3,000.The Tarangire River has water all year round. During the dry season, between July and October, many animals from the surrounding areas come to the river to drink. If you visit the park during the dry season, you will observe exotic big mammals such as lions, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests, zebras, and various types of antelopes such as gazelles. Also during the dry season, Tarangire becomes a haven for over 550 different species including the Maasai Ostrich-the world largest bird. Around lunchtime, you will stop at a suitable picnic place. The afternoon is dedicated to more wildlife watching.

Package Price:
PAX        PRICE
1               $370
2               $245
3               $190
4               $160
5               $145
6               $140
7               $135

The price includes only; private transport (with no mile / kilometer restrictions) in a FWD vehicle with roof hatches will be provided along with VHF radio, GSM contact with our base in Arusha, park fee, packed lunch & pure drinking water.

NGORONGORO CRATER DAY TRIPday-trip-ngorongoro-crater
Your safari begins with hotel pickup at a specified time and you will enjoy a2.5 hr drive to the Ngorongoro gate. Ngorongoro crater is the world’s largest volcano caldera formed three million years ago and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world and one of Africa’s most remarkable geological sites. It is 100 square miles and drops a half-mile from its rim and is inhabited by a unique ecosystem inhabited by more than 25,000 animals. The Big Five (rhino, elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard) and most of the animal species found in the Serengeti, including zebra, hippos, wildebeest, and cheetahs, can be viewed close up. The Ngorongoro Crater ecosystem maintains the historic balance between people and nature in a way that is not possible in other parks.

Package Price:
PAX        PRICE
1               $825
2               $460
3               $335
4               $275
5               $240
6               $215
7               $199

The price includes only; private transport (with no mile / kilometer restrictions) in a FWD vehicle with roof hatches will be provided along with VHF radio, GSM contact with our base in Arusha, park fee, crater fee, packed lunch & pure drinking water.