Our Tanzania day trips start from Arusha, Moshi or Marangu. The excursions are ideal: in a short time, you can visit the national park by observing the great diversity of wildlife or experience the everyday life of the indigenous people of Tanzania. At the end of the day trip, you can choose if you want to be dropped off at Kilimanjaro International Airport, at Arusha Airport or at your hotel. These day trips can be any to any of our best hotspots including a day trip to Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Maji Chemka ( Hot Springs), to cultural tours to Ilkiding’a, Mulala Cultural visit, a visit to the Masai villages of Monduli juu or even further a field to Longido.
Pickup from your hotel at Arusha or Moshi, as early as 06.30 hrs in the morning by our driver you will embark on a 3 hours drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We will cross the Great Rift Valley on our way and ascend the stunning escarpments of the rift valley with a brief stop at the Rift Valley Escarpment’s view point (if you wish). We will have a brief stop at the Loduare Main Gate where we will undergo the registration process briefly for some 5 to 10 minutes then proceed to the Crater Rim where we will make another short brief stop to have nice and stunning views over the Crater floor as well as take photos. After taking some photos we descend to the Crater floor and spend the whole day doing game drives inside the world’s unbroken Caldera which is also one of the UNESCO world heritage sites found in Tanzania. Ngorongoro Crater is famous for spotting a lot of animals at a very close range including the Big Five with just a little luck in one day. Other animals that can be spotted include; zebras, hartebeests, wildebeests, impalas, gazelles, topis, hyenas, jackals, and many birds including the flamingos. Picnic lunch will be served at one of the sites in the Crater floor then continue with game drives until 15.30 hrs or 16.00 hrs when we drive out and proceed back to Arusha arriving early in the evening with lots of memories and photos to share!
We will collect you from your hotel in Arusha and following a 2-3 hour drive, you will arrive at the Tarangire National Park. In this region, 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 thankfully have replaced the elephant guns. The Tarangire National Park has the highest density of elephants in North Tanzania and you can view these animals all year round in which the herds often can reach an impressive number of 300 animals. The Tarangire River has water all year round and during the dry season, between July and October, many animals from the surrounding areas come to the river for drinking. If you visit the park during the dry season, you will witness an unforgettable natural wonder as you can observe wonderful creatures such as lions, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests and zebras as well as various types of antelopes and gazelles and with a little luck, you can also spot a python! This area is during the dry season also a haven for bird watchers with over 550 different species including the Masai Ostrich -the world largest bird. Around lunchtime, you will stop at a suitable picnic place before the afternoon is dedicated to more wildlife watching. Before sunset, you will be taken back to your hotel in Arusha.
We will pick you up from any point in and around Arusha town at around 06.00 to 06.30 hrs and we drive across the Masai Steppe and into the base of the Great Rift Valley up to the Gate of Lake Manyara National Park for a day trip in this amazingly beautiful little gem of a park. A few minutes will be spent at the park’s main gate for registration and park entry fees payment then you will venture into the park for a whole day of game viewing fun. The Park is as the name suggests consists the Lake Manyara which covers 2 thirds of the park with lots of aquatic birds to see including Egyptian geese, the soaring flamingos, herons, ibises, and many more, the park having over 400 species registered. As you enter the park right from the gate you are greeted by sights of mischievous baboons and monkeys which rule this park because of the forestry nature of the park. The park is famous for being evergreen because of the many underground water streams that dot the park as making the park very beautiful throughout the year. The Park is more famous for the legendary tree climbing lions and with little luck you might spot them as they laze on top of the branches of the acacia trees and the sausage trees (Kigelia Africana). Apart from these other animals that can be spotted include zebras, herds of elephants, Defassa water bucks, the shy dik diks, Maasai giraffes, warthogs and many more animals. Visiting the Maji moto hot water springs is another interesting point of the day trip to Lake Manyara. Later in the afternoon at around 16.00 to 16.30 hrs we embark on our way back to Arusha arriving at around 18.00 hrs.
In the morning, we will collect you from your hotel in Arusha and take you to the Arusha National Park. The park has an incredible variety of fauna and flora, which cannot fail to impress. Hollywood also chose this region to film the movie “Hatari” in which Hardy Kruger starred alongside the legendary John Wayne. Your day trip will include a visit to the Ngurdo Crater. Buffaloes, waterbucks, giraffes, warthogs, zebras and baboons can be seen all year round as well as many different bird species. At the Momella Gate, an armed ranger will be waiting for you to accompany you on your walking safari that will give you the chance to experience the wildlife up-close. Only a few other national parks in Tanzania give you such an opportunity and it is something that should not be missed. Lunch will be taken at a picnic place and in the afternoon, you will continue your tour in the safari vehicle through the Arusha National Park. After plenty of time allocated for you to observe the wildlife, we will take you back to Arusha.
“I met Goodluck through a friend. At the time I was planning my vist, he did not have his own company but was coordinating tours with others. Goodluck arranged for me a 4 days group tour, being very attentive, prompt and kind in replying, and extremely caring. I will certainly join a tour by his own company if I will be back in Tanzania!.”
“I enjoyed the service with Diakopés, Friendly Guides. This is my second Expert Africa safari and it could not have been any better. All expectations were met, the camps excellent, the access to animals for viewing beyond dreams.”
“Exciting trip. Well planned and organized in terms of activities and timing. Breathtaking the view of the waterfalls. Interesting the explanations of local habits and coffee making.”