Arusha National Park Daytrip
A combined walking and jeep safari tour as a day tour, gives you a wonderful varied view of the Arusha National Park.
In the morning, we will be picked from your hotel and taken 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 “Hartari” in which Hardy Kruger starred alongside the legendary John Wagne. Your day trip will include a visit to the Ngurdo Crater, often labelled as the little Ngorongoro and is called 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 a little shyer than the elephants in the Serengeti but can also be seen at Arusha National Park. Occasionally, one may also spot a leopard. 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, continue with 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 for Lunch
Chagga Experience Daytrip
Best travel period: all year round
The Chagga people live in the magnificent foothills of the Kilimanjaro; a tribe rich in history, ingenuity and legends. On this day trip, you will not only learn about their folklore and history but also get to see the wondrous facets of their daily lives.
In the morning, we will collect you from your hotel and take you to Marangu, which lies in the fertile hills of Kilimanjaro where an accredited village guide will be waiting for you. Firstly, the guide will show you the Chagga Live Museum where you will get a good insight into the traditional lifestyle of this agricultural society as well as the family history. After the visit to the museum, the guide will lead you through the coffee and banana plantations to a spectacular waterfall. On the way, he will point out the fauna and flora of the region. At the waterfall, you will have lunch and if you fancy you may take a plunge in the refreshing waters of the waterfall. In the afternoon, you will be driven to the village of Mamba. This small village is famous for its caves, which were once used to hide the women and children for weeks during the Chagga – Masai wars. At Mamba, you will also visit a local blacksmith who still forges spearheads in the traditional manner. Late in the afternoon, we will take you back to your hotel.
Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park is famous for its diverse wildlife, its relatively small size makes it ideal for an exiting day trip filled with many adventures.
In the early morning, we will collect you from your hotel and drive you to Lake Manyara National Park. The park encompasses the northwest bank and part of the alkaline Lake Manyara which itself rests in the Great Rift Valley. The park is perhaps best known for its flamingos, pelicans and cormorants but it is also the home for a few hundred other species of birds; it is therefore a paradise for ornithologists. Next to a great variety of birds, the “Big Game” can also be seen in which elephants can often be spotted in the wooded regions along with the tree-climbing lions. Indeed, it was thought for a long time that this spot is the only place where lions can be found with this atypical behaviour of climbing trees. Baboons and guenons are also found amongst the forested areas and in the more open spaces, giraffes nibble at the fresh leaves while the various types of antelopes common to the region browse for tasty shoots. After a picnic lunch, there will be more time for further game and wildlife watching before it is time to return to Arusha.
Tarangire National park
This day excursion leads you into the Tarangire National Park, which has a vast variety of wildlife, especially in the dry season.
We will collect you from your hotel and following a 2 – 3 hour drive, you will arrive at the Tarangire National Park. 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 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 either to your hotel or to the airport. Lunch