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Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park is small, but full of spectacular landscapes in all directions. The highlight of the park is Mt. Meru, the second highest peak in Tanzania which is also known as the little cousin of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Arusha National Park is also home to the Ngurdoto Crater and the beautiful Momella Lakes.

Just 25 kms away from Arusha, this park is one of the most accessible national parks of northern Tanzania. It is often overlooked by many travellers because they only receive information about more popular places such as the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti or Mt. Kilimanjaro. This often proves a blessing to those who want a quieter safari experience.

Due to a lack of the chances of spotting wildlife in Arusha National Park, game drive is not a popular option here. Climbing Mt.Meru, on the other hand, is one of the most famous activities in this national park. Travelers will always be accompanied by a game reserve ranger during this easy 4-day climb which can also be done in 3 days by faster hiker.

Another activity that is unique to this place is a canoeing safari following the shorelines of the Momella Lakes. Flocks of flamingos and other water birds can easily be spotted in this area.

Day Safari to Arusha National park highlight

  • Game drive to watch wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy the sight of Mt. Meru, the second highest peak in Tanzania

This day tour will take you to one of the best national parks in Tanzania – Arusha National Park.

We will depart from Arusha in the morning and drive to Arusha National Park. It takes 45 minutes to get to Momela gate.

The day is spent witnessing the wildlife and breathtaking views, though optional activities include walking to the foothills of Mt. Meru and Canoeing on the Momella lakes.

Return to Arusha in late afternoon hours.

The closest national park to Arusha town is northern Tanzania’s safari capital – Arusha National Park, The park is a multi-faceted jewel often overlooked by safari goers despite offering the opportunity to explore a beguiling diversity of habitats within a few hours.

The entrance gate leads into shadowy montane forest inhabited by inquisitive blue monkeys and colorful turacos and trogons – the only place on the northern safari circuit where the acrobatic black-and-white colobus monkey is easily seen. In the midst of the forest stands the spectacular Ngurdoto Crater, whose steep, rocky cliffs enclose a wide marshy floor dotted with herds of buffalo and warthog.

We will return to Arusha town in the evening.

What’s included

  • Park entry fee
  • Ranger/Guide fee
  • Picnic lunch
  • Mineral drinking water
  • Transport in a 4×4 Safari car
  • Safari driver guide

What’s excluded

  • Entry visa
  • Tipping
  • Accommodation