Day Trips and Short Excursions in Tanzania

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Day trips and short excursions are perfect for anyone looking for a quick getaway, and Tanzania happens to be the ideal place for it! Listed below are some of the most beautiful and calming spots in Tanzania, where one can relax and unwind from the hectic work-life schedule.


Arusha National Park Day Trip

What’s more exciting than spending an entire day with Africa’s impeccable natural wonder – the wildlife? A day trip to Arusha National Park is perfect for a group of friends or family wanting something different than the standard game viewing. Beginning at 8 in the morning, this park is the best place to embark on walking and canoeing safaris and the ultimate place to view some of the largest herbivores found in Africa!

Highlights: Mount Meru, lakes, iconic wildlife


Zanzibar Island Day Trip

Zanzibar island (formally called Unguja) – a tropical paradise for beach lovers! With bright blue water, sugar-white sand, palm trees that scrape the sky, and fresh seafood that satisfies your taste buds, a day trip to this magical beach is definitely worth your time! Hop on a ferry from Dar es Salaam or get on a quick flight early morning to spend an entire day loosening up and rejuvenating from your stressful routine. 

Highlights: Picturesque beautiful beaches, lively bars, and mouth-watering Swahili food


Dar es Salaam City Tour Day Trip

Explore the colorful, dynamic, and diverse city affectionately known as ‘Dar’! This city is packed with fascinating culture, food, and amazing history.  A day trip in this city begins in the A.M. exploring and learning about it and ends in the P.M., loving and admiring the East African trade hub's hustle and bustle! Visit the Kivukoni fish market, St. Joseph's Cathedral, or the Karimjee hall and find yourself praising the slumberous fishing village morphed into a thriving metropolis!

Highlights: Street food, Coco beach, fish markets, cathedrals.


Chagga Culture Day Trip Day Trip

Reconnect with nature and experience the lush natural beauty of Tanzania. The highlight of this trip is the interaction with the Chagga tribe, their locals, and their culture. Begin your tour from Moshi and head to Marangu, situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. This trip will give you a deep insight into the traditional lifestyle of this agricultural tribe and will unravel exciting living facts about them.

Highlights: Coffee tour, visiting the caves and houses of the tribal people



Kilimanjaro National Park Day Trip

Kilimanjaro National Park – something for the wanderers and adventure seekers! Begin your day walking through the beautiful tropical forest in the foothills of the mountain. On the way to the top, you will spot different species of monkeys and vibrantly colored birds that make the walk exciting and fun. You can also spend some time by a beautiful waterfall that is sourced directly from the glacier on top of Kilimanjaro Mountain.

Highlights: Scenic view from the mountain, lush flora surrounding the mountains


Ngorongoro Conservation Area Day Safari

Ngorongoro is known to be one of Tanzania’s best day trip spots! This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers an astounding view of the Ngorongoro Crater. The thrilling game drives inside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area are the best to see the critically endangered Black rhinos, wildebeest, eland, gazelles, and lions. Located between the Serengeti and Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro is easily accessible from Arusha and the Tarangire. You can also opt for a self-drive safari for a more private and exclusive game viewing experience. 

Highlights: Ngorongoro Crater, The Big Five, vibrant species of birds


So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Tanzania and have a great time at these exciting day trips!

While you’re in East Africa, don’t forget to check out these 8 Things to Know Before You Visit the Masai Mara.

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