Arusha National Park

Short Overview
Arusha National Park is a perfect trip for day safaris, as it is close to both Arusha and Moshi. With terrain that ranges from open savannah to tropical rainforest, the park is dominated by the shadow of Mt. Meru – whose summit offers an unparalleled view of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
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Details of Arusha National Park

Size: 542 square kilometres.

Location: North-east of Arusha.

Best Time: Year round. For climbing Mt. Meru, the best time is June-February. For views of Kilimanjaro, the best time is December-February.

To Do: Game drive, canoeing, walking safari, Mt. Meru climb, and picnic sites.

Known For: Perfect for a day trip from Arusha, and a great place to mix a traditional game drive with a walking or canoeing component.

Arusha National Park is a perfect trip for day safaris, as it is close to both Arusha and Moshi. With terrain that ranges from open savannah to tropical rainforest, the park is dominated by the shadow of Mt. Meru – whose summit offers an unparalleled view of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

The park's highlights can easily be seen in a single day, with a morning or afternoon game drive accompanied by either a walking safari or canoeing in Small Momella Lake where the hippos are at play.

Arusha National Park is also home to Africa's largest giraffe population, and its diverse landscapes are also home to antelopes, buffalo, monkeys (including the blue monkey and the black and white colobus monkey), hyenas, and even the ever elusive leopard.

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SKU
  • TAN11
Destination
  • Tanzania
When to visit?
  • All year round
Safari Circuit
  • Tanzania North Safari Circuit

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Tanzania's most accessible safari park, Arusha National Park is a perfect day trip from Arusha.


Home to Tanzania's second highest mountain, Mt. Meru, the park is also an excellent spot for game-viewing, with Tanzania's largest giraffe population as well as a variety of primates and herbivores.


Highlights from the park include 'Little Ngorongoro', Ngurdoto Crater, the famous fig-tree arch, and the opportunity for a canoe safari on the Momella Lakes.


Arusha National Park is also one of the only places in Tanzania for a walking safari.

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