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One Day Tanzania Tours From Arusha

Highlights: Game Drive, Game and Bird Watching, Picnic Lunch, Photography, Scenery

Just as it is possible to indulge in one day tours in Kenya, Crocodile Racers Adventures understands that we have travelers who are on transit, short business visit or simply voluntary visit in Tanzania and can spare a day to indulge in an African Safari. This page brings you a selection of four most visited National parks within a distance of 2-3 hrs drive from Arusha for one day excursions. Lake Manyara , Lake Tarangire, Arusha National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Tanzania's national parks and game reserves cover almost 25% of the country and protect an estimated 20% of Africa's largest mammals.

Lake Manyara lions have developed a liking for residing in the branches of trees, where they can both sleep and watch for prey whilst Arusha National park offers beautiful landscape and a diversity of game within its small boundaries. By contrast, Tarangire is most active during the dry season while Ngorongoro Crater is darling to all and a Must visit.

Departing from Arusha Town early morning

At 0630hrs - Crocodile Racers Adventures Representative will pick you up with packed lunch from the lodge or hotel to either Arusha National Park; Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National park or the famous Ngorongoro Crater Conservancy area.

We will indulge in intense game drives making the most of our time from the respective parks. We have Picnic lunch and later an afternoon game drive as we exit the respective park returning to our base hotel in Arusha just before dusk.

Price includes:

  • Return transfers from Arusha
  • Park entry fees to the respective park(s)
  • Game drives
  • Picnic lunch
  • Complimentary bottled mineral water

CRA-T 07: One 1 Day Hike/Trek Mt Meru National Park Arusha Tanzania

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One 1 Day Hike / Trek Mt Meru National Park Arusha Tanzania

1 Day Mt Meru One Day Trek / Hike is designed for guests who have limited time and who are not interested in reaching the summit of the second highest mountain in Tanzania. This day hike offers participants two routes the first being lighter than the second option.


This trek will take a forest trail on the Outer Ring Route towards Miriakamba hut. The trek is meant to bring you closer to the flora and fauna of this area and therefore it is more of a nature walk on one part. Trekking time and nature study will take from 3 to 6 hours to and from the starting point at Momella gate. This includes resting time for picnic lunch at Jikukumia waterfalls.


Miriakamba Hut is the first stage on the 3 - 4 days trek to the peak of Mt. Meru (4566m). The hut is approached by two routes of which one is a direct ascent from the Momella Gate starting point. The other route is an open loop with a gentle ascent on the montane forested zone.

For an avid hiker, you can do the direct route up to Miriakamba Hut. It takes 4 – 5 hours depending on your stamina and pace. Picnic lunch and a good rest at Miriakamba Hut. Afterwards, descend by the Outer route which is an easier hike down to the gate approximately 3 hours.

Treks above allow you to see;

The magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro in the background, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Warthogs, Dikdiks, Antelopes, Bushbucks, Black and white Colobus Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, birds including Turacos (Hartlaub) Hornbills, Butterflies such as the Golden winged forester, Mocker Swallow tailed among others.


CRA-T 06: Moshi 1 Day Lake Chala Safari Tour One Day Tanzania Arusha

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Highlights: Tourist Attraction, Caldera Lake, Beautiful Landscapes, Mt Kilimanjaro & Mawenzi Peaks, Variety of trees and Wildlife, Birding and Nature walk, Savannah Woodland, Swimming, Fishing among others

Crater Lake Chala also known as Dschalla is a unique caldera located at the border of Tanzania and Kenya on the eastern edge of Mt Kilimanjaro. This Crater Lake was created as a result of volcanic eruption and its believed to be the deepest inland body of water in Africa. Lake Chala is protected by crater walls which are about 100 meters high and its fed by underground springs flowing from Mount Kilimanjaro. Views from the Rim of the crater are breath taking. Depending on the time of year, the colour of water varies from Deep Blue, Turquoise or Green. A walk by the shore of Lake Chala is an experience that lasts for a long time as it connects you with real


At 0730hrs, Crocodile Racers Adventures Representative will pick you up from your hotel and head to Lake Chala Crater located south of Moshi near Holili border. After driving for approximately 1.5 hours arrive Lake Chala and proceed for a guided tour of this magnificent crater lake. Enjoy your picnic lunch as you relax and appreciate nature's tranquility. After a well spent day, embark on our journey back to Moshi ETA 1700hrs

NB: Departures from Arusha Town at an extra cost

Package inclusive of:

  • Return road transfer to Lake Chala
  • Picnic lunch
  • Entry fees
  • Services of our English speaking guides

Package exclusive of:

  • Medical, travel & personal insurance cover
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Any other item not mentioned in the inclusive list

Arrangements for an overnight extension can be made at the famous Lake Chala Safari Camp. 
Luxury tented rooms with self contained amenities or basic camping where you can bring your own tent or hire the same at the camp for a reasonable fee.

Kindly enquire for more detail on the one day rates as well as accommodation / meals options. 


CRA-T 05: One Day Mt Kilimanjaro Hike 1 Day From Moshi Town

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1 Day Mt Kilimanjaro One Day Trekking is designed for guests who have limited time and who are not interested in reaching the summit of the Rooftop of Africa. This safari is gentle but steep tailored for hiking through the cool and wet tropical forest offering beautiful scenery along the trail of the mountain with sounds of surrounding streams, abundant bird species, towering Eucalyptus trees, Colobus Monkeys among other genus found in this ecosystem.

This day climb along Marangu Route to Mandara hut the first base camp on this route is a great way to experience mount Kilimanjaro environment.


At 0730hrs, Crocodile Racers Adventures Representative will pick you up and head off to Kilimanjaro National Park headquarters at Marangu gate (1980m). After gate formalities, we start our hike with picnic lunch enroute which will take 3 - 5 hours depending on an individuals / group pace to Mandara hut 1st base camp (2700m). After a short break, start an acclimatization hike to Maundi Crater (2973m) which is the highlight of this day tour displaying scenic surroundings as well as views of Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania. Descend through the forest trail to Marangu gate which takes 2hours. After conquering the challenge, we will embark on our journey back to Moshi ETA 1730hrs

  • Rate per person is USD 300

NB: Departures from Arusha Town at an extra cost of USD 100 per vehicle

Package inclusive of:

  • Return road transfer to Marangu
  • Picnic lunch
  • Park entry fees
  • Services of our English speaking guides and porters
  • Uhf Radio communication / advanced Mountain first Aid Kit

Package exclusive of:

  • Hiking equipment and climbing gear
  • Bottled water
  • Medical, travel & personal insurance cover
  • Any item of personal nature
  • Tips & gratuities for the crew
  • Any other item not mentioned in the inclusive list

Other Mountain Climbing Safari Itineraries peruse links below:

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Mt Kilimanjaro Climbing Trips:

Nairobi Day Safaris:

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CRA-T 04: One (1) Day Tour to Ngorongoro Conservancy

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The Ngorongoro crater is the world's biggest whole volcanic caldera at 8300 sq km and is arguably the most stunning arena. It is frequently described as one of the wonders of the world, not only because of its geological magnificence, but also because it serves as an extraordinary natural sanctuary for some of Africa's largest populations of large mammals. Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa's best known wildlife viewing areas and one of Tanzania's most visited. Within its walls are a variety of animals and vegetation, including grasslands, swamps, forests, salt pans and a fresh water lake. You are likely to see Lions, Elephants, Rhinos, Buffalos and many of the plains herbivores such as Wildebeests, Thomson's Gazelles, Zebras, Reedbucks as well as thousands of Flamingos wading in the shallows of Lake Magadi – the soda lake at the craters base.

Approximate time of transit from Arusha town: 2.5 – 3hrs one way


Ngorongoro Crater with a distant Lake Magadi after short rains


Thirsty teenage cabs quenching at pools of Ngorongoro Crater

All season rates:

  • 1 pax – USD 780 pp
  • 2 pax – USD 490 pp
  • 3 pax – USD 410 pp
  • 4 pax – USD 390 pp
  • 5 pax – USD 370 pp
  • 6 pax – USD 320 pp
  • 7 pax – USD 290 pp

CRA-T 03: One (1) Day Tour to Arusha National Park

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Arusha National Park is a petite national park which not only guards Africa's fifth highest mountain, but it also brags obvious views to the continent's highest peak of Mount Kilimajaro; a number of striking lakes, a stunning volcanic crater, a habitat assortment encompassing everything from rain forests to thriving savannah to alpine moor land, as well as a fine variety of great mammals and birds.

Approximate time of transit from Arusha town: 45 minutes drive

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      Views of Mt Meru Tanzania

Maasai Giraffe - Arusha N.Park

Cheetah brothers - Arusha N. P

All season rates:

  • 1 pax – USD 350 pp
  • 2 pax – USD 250 pp
  • 3 pax – USD 220 pp
  • 4 pax – USD 200 pp
  • 5 - 6 pax – USD 190 pp
  • 7 pax – USD 180 pp

CRA-T 02: One (1) Day Tour to Tarangire National Park

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Tarangire National Park becomes most active during the dry season between July and November, when large herds of game attracted to the everlasting waters of the Tarangire River making this reserve every bit as appealing as the Serengeti plains. Tarangire National Park is more densely vegetated than the Serengeti, covered primarily in acacia and mixed woodland including baobab trees and supports similar large mammals to the Serengeti. It is also home to a variety of bird species, large python snakes as well as herds of African Buffalo

Approximate time of transit from Arusha town: 1.5 hrs one way


African Elephants of Tarangire National Park

All season rates:

  • 1 pax – USD 395 pp
  • 2 pax – USD 300 pp
  • 3 pax – USD 260 pp
  • 4 pax – USD 230 pp
  • 5 - 6 pax – USD 210 pp
  • 7 pax – 190 pp

CRA-T 01: One (1) Day Tour to Lake Manyara

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Lake Manyara National park is serene and beautiful with main attractions of a rich bird life, tree-climbing Lions, its Elephants and Hippos which you can view from a closer range than most other parks. Lake Manyara is an Alkaline Lake and at certain times of the year is famous for hosting thousands of flamingos among other range of bird life. Although it is one of the smallest parks, its vegetation is so diverse enabling it to host a variety of wildlife habitats.

Approximate time of transit from Arusha town: 1.5 hrs one way

Tree climbing lions of Lake Manyara

All season rates:

  • 1 pax – USD 395 pp
  • 2 pax – USD 300 pp
  • 3 pax – USD 260 pp
  • 4 pax – USD 230 pp
  • 5 - 6 pax – USD 210 pp
  • 7 pax – USD 190 pp
Approximate time of transit from Arusha town: 1.5 hrs one way
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