Arusha National Park is home to Mount Meru, the second-highest peak in Tanzania, and hosts a rich variety of wildlife in startlingly diverse environments with amazing views of Kilimanjaro. Get your questions answered about the many species and visit the main highlights with your expert guide.
Leave the city behind and begin your adventure aboard a stylish 4×4 safari vehicle on a 40-minute journey en route to Arusha National Park. Admire the scenery along the way and see the impressive Ngurdoto crater, an extinct volcano now heavily forested and enclosing a marsh between rugged cliffs, home to buffalos and warthogs.
Continue to explore the park as your guide brings you to spots off the regular tourist route. Here you see wildlife that normally shies away from the more trafficked areas, including blue monkeys, the colorful turacos, rare black-and-white colobus monkeys, and the Narina Trogon and Bar-tailed Trogon. Enjoy an educational conversation with your expert guide about the many species and get answers to any and all of your questions.
Marvel at the beauty of the Momela Lakes while keeping an eye out for giraffes, zebras, and hyenas, and take in amazing views of the snow-capped peaks of Kilimanjaro and the beautiful Mount Meru before returning to Arusha.
Arusha National Park’s highlights can be seen in a single day, and the park is the only park in Tanzania’s northern circuit in which a walking safari is possible.
Outstanding Wildlife Diversity
Due to the varied landscapes that exist within the park, there is an unusually high level of diversity when it comes to wildlife.
Not only is the park home to Africa’s largest giraffe population, but visitors can also expect to see water bucks, cape buffalo, elephants, blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, turacos, trogons, and even the occasional lion or leopard in the right conditions.
The park also boasts an incredibly diverse variety of bird-life, making it a popular stop for birding enthusiasts.