What are the vehicles used for Daytrips?

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Tanzania Horizon Safaris uses 4x4 Toyota Landcruiser Jeeps that are specified for all Safari terrains and a pop-up roof to spot animals easily and offering a panoramic view by standing up. All Jeeps are modified for long distance drives with very comfortable seats, air-conditioning and a fridge for cold drinks. Every Jeep has 8 seats (including your driver’s seat) and enough room for your luggage & personal belongings. On a private trip the Jeep is exclusively for you so you will have enough space. All our Jeeps are getting cleaned after every Safari and are regularly checked by our mechanics to be in good condition for your daytrip.


For our Daytrip to Gombe Stream Nationalpark we are renting private boats for our clients that will take you to the entrance of the park. All boats are equipped with life jackets. Our guide will accompany you during the entire trip to make sure you will have an entertaining and safe trip. The trip from Kigoma to the entrance gate takes about two hours in which we will provide you with water and small snacks. Our guides will tell you all about beautiful Lake Tanganyika and the history of Gombe Stream Nationalpark from its native people, famous explorers like Dr. Livingstone and the extraordinary work of Dr. Jane Godall until today.

How does a Daytrip schedule look like?

All Tanzania Horizon Safaris start early in the morning (usually around 8AM or as written in your itinery PDF that we will send you) when we pick you up at your accomodation. Our guide will help you with your luggage or daypack and start driving to your booked destination. We encourage you to ask questions to fully enjoy and understand about the environment that you visit. Your guide will assist you to know as much as possible about Tanzania. During your daytrip we will provide you with cold water and small snacks. Depending on your booked daytrip our packages include different items. Our Coffee Experience includes a coffee tasting at the Tanzania Coffee Board in Moshi Town but can also contain a visit of a local coffee farm - please contact us to provide a tailor made tour for your timetable!

Usually all our daytrips are full daytrips - that means that you will start in the morning and spend the whole day with us. Please communicate with us if you have any specific requirements for your meals and your timetable. We will provide lunchboxes at around 1 PM and according to your activity can also provide dinner. Usually all daytrips finish around 6PM and we will drop you off at your accomodation. A drop off at the airport can be arranged but must be communicated with us in advance.

Please note that returning time for daytrips to Lake Jipe, Mikumi National Park and Gombe Stream Nationalpark can be later than 6PM as it depends on the time when you finish your safari and weather conditions. Please contact us if you have any questions!

What do I have to prepare for a Daytrip in Tanzania?

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As a daytrip is a limited time that you will spend travelling, you don’t have to bring as much things as you need for a long safari travel or Kilimanjaro climbing. Nonetheless we reccomend you prepare your daypack according to your booked daytrip. A daypack bag can be rented if needed.

A minimum preparation for a daypack includes the following items:

  • good shoes

  • a safari hat

  • sunglasses

  • sun screen

  • mosquito repellant

  • binocular if needed

  • your camera

  • a light jacket

  • a towell (if your activity includes swimming and waterfalls)

  • cash for tips or souvenirs

  • an additional shirt

  • rain jacket (especially for a daytrip to Gombe Stream Nationalpark)