Arusha National Park Day Tour

Arusha National Park Day Tour

Arusha National Park Day Tour

Arusha national park day tour: Embarking on a day tour to Arusha National Park is a truly unforgettable experience. The park is located in northern Tanzania, just a short drive from the bustling city of Arusha, making it easily accessible for tourists looking to explore the rich diversity of the African savannah. The park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including giraffes, zebras, buffalo, and even the occasional elephant. Visitors can also catch a glimpse of the park’s resident predators, such as leopards and hyenas.

One of the highlights of the Arusha National Park day tour is the opportunity to take in the stunning scenery. From the lush forests to the sparkling lakes, the park is a feast for the eyes. Visitors can enjoy a guided game drive through the park, capturing breathtaking photos of the native wildlife against the backdrop of Mount Meru, the second-highest peak in Tanzania.

After a day of wildlife spotting and exploring the natural beauty of the park, visitors can relax and unwind at one of the park’s picnic sites, where they can enjoy a delicious meal while taking in the sights and sounds of the African bush. For those looking to immerse themselves even further in the wilderness, there are also opportunities for guided walking safaris through the park, allowing visitors to get up close and personal with the flora and fauna that call Arusha National Park home. Overall, the Arusha National Park day tour promises to be an incredible experience that will leave visitors with memories to last a lifetime.

Arusha National Park Day Tour

Itinerary for A Day Tour in Arusha National Park 

The Start of Your Tour 

The Arusha National Park day tour begins before the sun peeks over the horizon. Waking up in Arusha, the crisp morning air is filled with anticipation. A quick breakfast, with the aroma of Tanzanian coffee, fuels your excitement. Our guide, an expert in the terrain and wildlife of the park, meets you at your accommodation, and you set off in a 4×4 safari vehicle.

Game Drives and Giraffes

As you enter the park, the golden hour casts a warm glow over the landscapes. The park is a sanctuary for wildlife, and you’re immediately on the lookout for the animals that call this place home. The game drive begins in the lush greenery of the Ngurdoto Crater, sometimes referred to as “Little Ngorongoro.” With binoculars in hand and cameras at the ready, keep your eyes peeled for bushbucks, warthogs, and baboons that are often spotted in the early hours.

Continues with the game drives through the open grasslands, where you might see majestic giraffes gracefully moving across the savanna. These towering creatures, with their long necks and distinctive patterns, are a sight to behold against the backdrop of Mount Meru, Tanzania’s second-highest mountain.

Canoeing on Momella Lakes

As you continue with the day tour in Arusha national park, you’ll arrive at the Momella Lakes, a series of seven alkaline lakes, each with a unique hue due to the algae and minerals. Here, you have the option to engage in a canoeing experience. Gliding across the smooth surface of the water, you’ll have a chance to see waterbirds like flamingos, pelicans, and Egyptian geese from a different perspective. The tranquility of the lakes contrasts with the excitement of the morning game drives, offering a peaceful interlude.

By midday, it’s time to enjoy a picnic lunch within the park. Your guide will select a scenic and safe spot, perhaps overlooking one of the Momella Lakes or within sight of Mount Meru. As you indulge in a delicious meal, don’t be surprised if curious zebras or a wandering giraffe make an appearance in the distance. Lunch in the bush is an experience that engages all your senses, the tastes of local cuisine merging with the sounds and sights of the wild.

Afternoon: Hiking and Primate Encounters

After lunch, stretch your legs with a guided walking safari. Arusha National Park is one of the few parks in Tanzania where you can explore on foot. Accompanied by an armed ranger, hike through the forested pathways and experience the park from a different vantage point. The highlight of this hike is the potential encounter with the black-and-white colobus monkeys. Their dramatic black fur and long white tails make them one of the most photogenic inhabitants of the park.

As you hike, listen to the calls of the diverse birdlife. With more than 400 bird species, Arusha National Park is a haven for birdwatchers. Keep an eye out for the Narina trogon and the bar-tailed trogon, both of which are elusive but rewarding finds for any birder.

Late Afternoon: Mount Meru Waterfalls

As the afternoon sun begins to dip lower in the sky, make your way to the waterfalls near Mount Meru. The journey may involve a bit of trekking, but the sight of the cascading water is well worth the effort. The cool mist and the roar of the falls provide a refreshing end to the day’s exploration.

Dusk: Reflecting on the Day

As the Arusha national park day tour comes to a close and you exit the park, the colors of the setting sun paint the sky. The drive back to Arusha allows for quiet reflection on the day’s experiences. From the thrill of the game drives to the calm of the canoe trip, and the intimate encounters on the walking safari, each moment contributes to the rich tapestry of memories.

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Arusha National Park Day Tour cost Includes

Transport in a private 4×4 land cruiser
Picnic lunch
Park entrance fees
Game drives, walking safari and canoeing
Service of the driver guide, an armed ranger
Drinking water

Exlcudes
Accommdation in Arusha
Airport transfers on the arrival and departure day

 

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Tips for Your  Day Tour in Arusha National Park

 

  • Wear Comfortable Clothing: Dress in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes to adapt to the varied activities and changing temperatures throughout the day.

 

  • Bring Binoculars and Camera: To fully enjoy the wildlife and birdwatching opportunities, having a good pair of binoculars and a camera with a zoom lens is essential.

 

  • Stay Hydrated: Carry enough water to keep yourself hydrated during the tour, especially if you’re doing a walking tour.

 

  • Respect the Wildlife: Always listen to your guide’s instructions and keep a safe distance from the animals to ensure a respectful and safe encounter for both you and the wildlife.

 

  • Choose Wilds of Africa: We are a reputable tour operator with experienced guides and a commitment to sustainable tourism.

Gombe Day Trip

Gombe Day Trip

Gombe Day Trip

Gombe day trip departs from Kigoma town each day at 06:00 am by boat which takes about one hour and half to Gombe Stream National Park. This chimpanzee day tour which is sometimes known as weekend break is ideal for travelers with limited time who want to experience the chimpanzee trekking.

Gombe Stream National Park is one of the Tanzania smallest pristine parks located in the Eastern Shore of Lake Tanganyika. This park is like a strip of land with an area of 35 km2 covered by green tropical rain forest lies on Great Rift Valley Escarpment which offers a safe home to wild chimpanzees.

The main highlight of Gombe day trip is chimpanzee trekking but apart from that there are other species of primates which you will see. Among the primates are baboons, red colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, bush babies and blue monkeys. Gombe National Park boast also over 200 species of bird so it is good site for bird watching.

Preparing for Your Gombe Day Trip

To make the most of your day trip to Gombe, it’s important to come prepared. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and lightweight, long-sleeved clothing to protect against insects and the underbrush. Bring a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water to stay hydrated. Binoculars are a must for wildlife viewing, and don’t forget your camera to capture the memories. Remember that the park operates a strict ‘leave no trace’ policy, so anything you bring in must come out with you.

Gombe Day Trip Itinerary

 

At 06:00 am we pick you from the hotel in Kigoma for your Gombe day trip. Transfer to Kibirizi port where you will take boat to Gombe stream National Park the journey of about one hour and half. As we arrive at Gombe you will register at the park headquarters and assign a guide to who will take into the forest for chimpanzee trekking.

Walking in the forest searching for the chimpanzee is very fascinating. From a distance you will hear the sounds made by chimpanzees communicating to each other. Our Gombe day trip guide will help us tracking the chimpanzee to their hiding and feeding areas.  As we continue with the tracking of chimps we shall walk up to hill to Kakombe waterfalls. At this point we shall enjoy the stunning view of the park and Lake Tanganyika which border with the park. We will also take our picnic lunch while also continuing to enjoy this amazing view and scenery of Gombe Stream National Park.

After lunch break we shall continue our with the trek down the hill searching for different families of chimpanzees and other primates. Our guides will also help us to spots different bird and explain to us about different types fruits eaten by chimps.

In the afternoon at 16:00 hour we shall depart Gombe by boat to Kigoma town and then transfer to the hotel in Kigoma town

End of the Gombe Day Trip

Gombe Day Trip Price

Solo Traveler: US $ 550
2 – 3 travelers: US $ 350 per person
4 – 7 travelers: US $ 300 per person

 

Gombe Day Trip Includes

Return Boat Transfers Kigoma – Gombe
Transfer from Hotel to the Port
Park entrance fees
Fees for Trekking guide
Picnic lunch boxes
Pure drinking water 1 liter per person

 

Gombe Day Trip Excludes
Accommodation in Kigoma
Drinks and beverages
Services of the flying doctor
Tip for the guide

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Saadani Day Safari Trip

Saadani Day Safari Trip

Saadani Day Safari Trip

Saadani day safari trip gives you the chance to visit the only park in the entire East Africa region which border with the beach. This day trip starts and ends up in Dar es Salaam and it is suitable for travelers, school children or college students who want to explore the Tanzanian wilderness but with insufficient time.

All participants for the Saadani day Safari trip will be picked up at any agreed picking points within Dar es Salaam city. Picnic lunch and pure drinking water will be organize by us except for the school children and college students who will have to organize for their meals and drinking water and our role will be only to organize for the transport and the payments of their park entrance fees.

Game Viewing Activities in Saadani

The major game viewing activities on the Saadani day Safari trip are the game drive and boat trip along the Wami River which crossing Saadani National Park flowing towards the Indian Ocean. This river host a large population of hippos, crocodiles, flamingos, and many other large bird species. Both game drive and boat safari will provides you with the highest chance to see a variety of large African mammals such as elephants, giraffe, buffalo, warthog, reedbuck, waterbuck, hartebeest, greater kudu, wildebeest, eland, sable, yellow baboon. The Saadani National Park is also boast a large population of birds and reptiles.

in the mid-day your guide will show the picnic site where you will stop for some few minutes to take your picnic lunch. After the lunch you will continue with further game viewing activities in the park until later afternoon hours when you will start driving back to Dar es Salaam.

 

Saadani Day Safari Trip

Early in the morning at 06h00 we shall pick you up from the agreed picking point in Dar es Salaam to start the Saadani Day Safari Trip. The journey from Dar es Salaam to Saadani takes about 2 hours driving through the historical town of Bagamoyo. While on the way we shall pass through local villages, small town and some historical sites. The landscapes along the way are so beautiful featured by valleys, hills and the coastal plains.

As we arrive at Saadani national park you we shall proceed with the game drive into the park searching for a different herds of animals. With no doubt we will be able to spot various land mammals such as elephant, lion, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, waterbuck and sable antelope and birds like the African hornbill.

During this Saadani Day Safari Trip we will be able to spot crocodiles, hippos and marine and riverine birds such as mangrove kingfisher and lesser flamingo along the Wami River. The beaches of Saadani national parks are one of the major breeding sites for green turtles on Main Land Tanzania.

Picnic lunch will be served on the beach and proceed with the game viewing till later afternoon then depart back to Dar es Salaam.

 

 

Saadani Day Safari Price

 

No of People1 Pax2 Pax3 pax4 pax5 pax
Price PP$ 600$ 320$ 250$ 220200

Safari Cost Includes

  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Game drive in a 4×4 Safari vehicle with pop roof
  • Fee for a professional a qualified Safari guide
  • Picnic Lunch and Drinking water
  • Optional game drive and boat safari

 

Safari Cost Excludes

  • All beverages,
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Accommodation at Dar es Salaam

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Dar es Salaam City Tour

Dar es Salaam City Tour

Dar es Salaam City Tour

Dar es Salaam city tour show you through the largest and the commercial city of Tanzania which is full of dynamic, colorful and diverse culture. This tour can be done a day before or after mikumi safari, Selous safari or safari holidays to any other parks in southern Tanzania area. Originally Dar es Salaam city was known as a small fishing village called Mzizima which later grow into bustling city and hub for East African business and trade. During the tour you will explore the interesting culture, history, food and the people among others.

Dar es Salaam City Tour Destinations

Kivukoni Fish Market

After picking you up from your hotel or the resident house in Dar es Salaam the tour will start by visiting Kivukoni Fish Market which is located near the harbor. The market is full of varieties of fish of different shapes and sizes. Every day the fish market is flooded by retail, wholesale, city dwellers, restaurateurs and people from different corner of the city coming to buy fishes of their preferences.

Dar es Salaam Botanical gardens

The Dar es Salaam City tour proceed to the stunning Botanical Gardens which were established several hundred years ago by Germans. Opposite the garden is Karimjee Hall and you’ll be able to see the fantastic architecture while your guide explains the history behind the building.

National Museum

As you proceed with the Dar es Salaam City tour the next destination is the National Museum. The National Museum features many historical treasures with a wide variety of exhibits including archaeological findings, rock paintings, ancient foot prints, the remains of the first humans and more.

Mwenge Carvers Market

The Mwenge Carvers Market is made up of small shops with stands displaying carvings of different kinds, traditional dresses, the Tinga Tinga paints and more. You’ll be able to browse the stalls, chat with the carvers and buy souvenirs if you wish.

Makumbusho Village

Visit the Makumbusho Village museum which shows into details the Tanzania Cultural heritages. In this museum you will get a brief summary of the whole Tanzanian culture and tradition through seeing their housing, shelters among others..

Kariakoo Market

Kariakoo is the busiest and most exciting market in Dar es Salaam so you’ll be able to enjoy an authentic Tanzanian shopping experience here.

Mnazi mmoja

Mnazi Mmoja is another exciting, vibrant place to visit with strong historical significance. You’ll be able to see the Uhuru Torch which was placed here in 1961 to celebrate Tanzania’s independence from Germany.

St. Joseph’s Cathedral to view point

You’ll visit Samora Avenue to see and learn about the historical Askari Monument. Then you’ll visit the beautiful old Azania Front Lutheran Church and take in the views of Dar Es Salaam harbor view from the roof.

In the late afternoon when the tour is over we’ll drive you back to your hotel. It’s been a busy day and you’ll have seen and learnt a lot about Dar Es Salaam.

Total Price

$165 Per Person (Including transport, entrance fees and city guide)

Please note all day trips are for a minimum of two people.