One Day Safaris in Tanzania
One Day Safaris in Tanzania are short tours that start early in the morning and end late in the evening, the one day safaris favor budget travelers or visitors who do not have enough time on the safari. During the one day safari you will visit various destinations in Tanzania which can easily be accessed from Arusha, Dar es Salaam and other nearby places and they include Arusha national park, Ngorongoro conservation area, Lake Manyara national park, Tarangire national park, Serengeti national park, Saadani national park among others.
One day safari in Arusha national park
Arusha national park is located in the north eastern part of Tanzania and its one of the national parks that can be visited on a one day safari because its located one hour drive from Dar es Salaam and about 40 minutes drive from Arusha. The national park was established in 1960 and covers a total area of 552 square kilometers which makes it one of the smallest protected areas in Tanzania. Arusha national park has rich biodiversity which is comprised of vegetation types like savannah, alpine, lush rainforest, Montane forest, breathtaking alkaline Momella Lakes, Ngurdoto crater and rugged Mount Meru which is the second highest mountain in Tanzania and fifth highest in Africa.
During the one day safari in Arusha national park you will be picked from your hotel in Arusha early morning and start the journey to the park where you will participate in one of the exciting activities in the park such as game drives where you will be able to view animals like giraffes, leopards, zebras, waterbucks, elephants, buffaloes, hippos, primates like blue monkeys, guided nature walks which give you an opportunity to explore the park on foot and get close and personal with animals, mountain climbing where you will climb Mount Meru, bird watching where you will view migratory, water, endemic and near endemic bird species like red fronted parrot, African fish eagle, augur buzzard, spur winged goose, secretary bird, tawny eagle, bar tailed trogon and canoeing activity which is done on the small Momella Lake.
One day safari in Tarangire national park
Tarangire national park is one of the most visited protected areas in northern Tanzania due to abundant wildlife. The national park was established in 1970 and covers a total area of 2,850 square kilometers which is comprised of vegetation types like savannah, grassy plains, baobab and acacia trees and mixed woodland vegetation which act as habitats for wildlife including large herds of elephants, other animals like gazelles, elands, buffaloes, lesser kudu, warthogs, wildebeests, wild dogs, giraffes, lions, zebras, impalas, different bird species among others.
Tarangire national park is located about two hours drive from Arusha town which makes it one of the protected areas in Tanzania for one day safari and during your one day trip you will be able to engage in amazing activities like game drives where you will view different animals grazing in the open plains such as elephants, zebras, giraffes, waterbucks, elands, buffaloes, lions, bird watching where you will view endemic, migratory and water birds like African grey flycatcher, great white pelican, bare footed go away bird, vulturine guinefowl, ashy starling, slate colored boubou, rufous tailed weaver, ostrich, yellow collared lovebird, cultural tours where you will visit the local people in the neighboring communities, guided nature walks where you will explore the park on foot, enjoy the natural environment, cool breeze, breath fresh air, listen to sweet sounds of birds singing, view animals at a close range among others. during the one day safari, Tarangire national park can be visited all year round though the best period is during the dry season in the months of June to October because during this time there is little rainfall in the park which implies that access roads will be passable, vegetation will be less and animals will gather around the water bodies which gives you an opportunity to view various animals and take great photos.
One day safari in Lake Manyara national park
Lake Manyara national park is located at the base of the Great Rift Valley in northern Tanzania along the road to Serengeti national park and Ngorongoro conservation area. The national park was gazetted in 1960 and covers a total area of 330 square kilometers which makes it the smallest protected area in Tanzania. Lake Manyara national park is comprised of woodland, rainforests, marshlands, savannah vegetation, Marang forest reserve, Maji Moto springs, ground water forest, Lake Manyara which is a shallow alkaline lake that covers two-thirds of the park, wildlife species among others. During the one day safari in the park you will be picked by tour driver guide from your hotel very early in the morning and start driving to Lake Manyara national park in the northern part of Tanzania which takes about two to three hours drive to reach the park headquarters.
Upon arrival you will pay entrance fee and then engage in one or two of the fascinating activities such as guided nature walks where you will get close and personal with animals, bird watching where you will view colorful bird species like pink backed pelican, African fish eagle, great white pelican, emerald cuckoo, crowned eagle, black heron, little stint, yellow billed stork, game drives where you will view animals like dik dik, elephants, zebras, buffaloes, bushbucks, banded mongoose, tree-climbing lions if you are lucky among others while in the comfort of a pop up safari vehicle. You can also participate in mountain biking an incredible activity that allows you to explore the park, visit the surrounding communities, view farmlands, animals, tree and plant species while on a bike, canoeing an amazing activity that is done on Lake Manyara where you will paddle along the shoreline with an experienced guide and have spectacular views of beautiful scenery, water birds, hippos in water and other animals drinking water along the shores.
One day safari in Ngorongoro conservation area
Ngorongoro conservation area is located in the northern part of Tanzania and was established in 1959 mainly to promote conservation of natural resources, encourage ecotourism and to safeguard the interests of natives. Ngorongoro conservation area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its rich biodiversity in 1979 and awarded the status of cultural conservation area in 2010. The conservation area has a number of attractions such as wildlife, bird species, different vegetation types, Ngorongoro crater, Gol mountains, Olduvai gorge, Oldupai museum among others and offers fascinating activities such as game drives where you will be able to view the big five mammals which include the lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards and black rhinos, other animals like cheetahs, spotted hyenas, zebras, giraffes, wildebeests, warthogs among others, bird watching activity where you will view forest birds, migratory and endemic species such as white eyed slaty flycatcher, Kenya rufous sparrow, black kite, greater flamingo, namaqua dove, crowned crane, kori bustard, secretary bird, double collared sunbird, secretary birds.
You can also engage in guided nature walks where you will view animals at a close range, listen to sweet sounds of birds singing, view colorful birds flying up in the air, chill and relax your mind in a quiet environment, take clear pictures among others, cultural tours where you will visit the local people in the neighboring communities which gives you an opportunity to interact with them, know more about their lifestyle, dressing, culture, way of living, taste their local dishes, enjoy their traditional entertainment inform of music, dance and drama. During your one day safari in Ngorongoro conservation area your driver guide will pick you up from the hotel in Arusha town and then start the journey to the national park which takes about 3 to 4 hours drive therefore in order to spend more time in the part you will have to start the journey very early at around 5:00am and return back to your hotel at around 8 or 9: 00pm.
One day safari in Serengeti national park from Mwanza
Serengeti national park is the most famous and oldest national park in northern Tanzania bordered by Ngorongoro conservation area in the southeast, Maswa game reserve in the southwest, Grumeti game reserve in the west and Loliondo game control area in the east. The national park was established in 1952 and covers a total area of 14,763 square kilometers which is comprised of wildlife, bird species, savannah shrubs, grasslands, woodlands, Riverine forests, acacia trees, kopjes, Seronera river valley, retina hippo pool among others. Serengeti national park is famously know for the great wildebeest migration where over a million wildebeests, zebras, gazelles and other animals annually cross the Serengeti- Mara ecosystem.
Serengeti national park can be visited on a one day safari only if you are coming from Mwanza because it’s the only shortest distance to the park headquarters and during your one day trip you will be picked by your driver guide from the hotel in Mwanza and start the journey to the park which takes about 2 hours drive. Upon arrival you will be able to participate in breathtaking activities like game drives where you will view the wildebeest migration as wildebeests struggle to cross River Grumeti, view animals like Kongoni, impala, elephants, buffaloes, lions, rhinos, giraffes, zebras, gazelles, cheetahs, leopards, bird watching where you will view migratory, near endemic and endemic species in the Serengeti Masai Mara ecosystem including Usambiro barbet, Fischer’s lovebird, grey breasted spur fowl, rufous tailed weaver, silver birds, rd backed scrub schalow turaco, grey chested helmet shrike, hildebrandts starling, verreauxs eagle and also engage in guided nature walks an exciting activity that gives you an opportunity to get out of the comfort of your safari vehicle and explore the park on foot, view habitats of animals, get close to some animals like elephants, giraffes, zebras, listen to birds singing in the trees, view colorful butterflies, landscape, sunset, different plant and tree species, enjoy the cool breeze, take pictures among others. the one day safari in Serengeti national park can be done all year round though the best period is during the dry season in the months of June to October and December to February because that’s the time when there is less rainfall in the park therefore access roads will be passable, vegetation will be less which allows you to clearly view wildlife, wildebeest migration and during the months of January to February you will be able to experience wildebeest calving.
One day safari in Saadani national park from Dar es Salaam
Saadani national park is situated on the shores of the Indian Ocean between Dar es Salaam and Tanga. The national park has breathtaking attractions like Wami river vegetation types like tall savannah, grassland, mangrove forests, wildlife species including elephants, giraffes, warthogs, reedbucks, wildebeests, hartebeests, greater kudus, sable antelopes, hippos, birds, beautiful beaches where you will enjoy the sun, see breeding turtles among others. During the one day safari in Saadani national park your driver guide will pick you from your hotel in Dar es Salaam and then start the journey to the park which takes about 3 hours drive.
The national park offers incredible activities that you can engage in during your one-day safari such as boat safari which is carried out on Wami River, game drives where you will view different animals like elephants, waterbucks, sable antelopes, wildebeest, lions, leopards, buffaloes, hartebeests, reedbucks, primates like yellow baboons, vervet monkeys among others. During the safari you can also engage in bird watching activity where you will be able to view migratory and Riverine birds such as bateleur, pels fishing owl, African skimmer, little bittern, purple heron, African cuckoo hawk and guided nature walk an interesting activity that gives you an opportunity to get close and personal with animals like elephants, warthogs, giraffes, view butterflies, colorful bird species, primates like yellow baboons, listen to sweet sounds of birds singing in the trees, breath fresh air, enjoy the cool breeze among others.
Visitors who want to have unforgettable experiences, breathtaking views and engage in interesting activities on a one day safari in Tanzania should contact Focus East Africa Tours for more information about the destinations to visit.