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Arusha National Park

A Natural Paradise near Arusha City

Welcome to Arusha National Park, an awe-inspiring sanctuary situated near the vibrant city of Arusha in Tanzania. This captivating park boasts a diverse array of landscapes, ranging from verdant rainforests and shimmering lakes to majestic mountains, offering an ideal retreat for nature lovers and adventurers alike.

Location & Geography:

Nestled in the northeastern region of Tanzania, Arusha National Park shares borders with the bustling city of Arusha. Positioned within the eastern branch of the East African Rift System, the park provides splendid views of Mount Meru, the second-highest peak in Tanzania. Surrounded by iconic landmarks like Mount Kilimanjaro and the Great Rift Valley, its terrain features the Ngurdoto Crater, Momella Lakes, and expansive montane forests.

Historical Significance:

While lacking in ancient ruins or historical events, Arusha National Park holds cultural significance for local tribes. Indigenous communities such as the Maasai and Meru have long inhabited the area, preserving their unique traditions and folklore. Cultural immersion opportunities abound, allowing visitors to gain insights into their rich heritage.

Main Attractions:

Ngurdoto Crater: Delve into the scenic Ngurdoto Crater, often dubbed the “Little Ngorongoro,” renowned for its panoramic vistas and diverse wildlife, including buffalos, monkeys, and vibrant bird species.
Mount Meru: Embark on an exhilarating trek up Mount Meru, Africa’s fifth-highest peak, offering breathtaking panoramas and encounters with distinctive flora and fauna.
Momella Lakes: Explore the picturesque Momella Lakes, a cluster of seven shimmering lakes reflecting varying hues. These lakes harbor abundant birdlife, creating a haven for avid birdwatchers.
Colobus Monkey: Keep a lookout for the endemic black-and-white colobus monkeys, frolicking amidst the park’s lush forests, adding to its charm and biodiversity.

Activities and Experiences:

Game Drives: Set out on thrilling game drives across the park, encountering a plethora of wildlife, from graceful giraffes to majestic buffalos, amidst the diverse landscapes.
Walking Safaris: Immerse yourself in nature with guided walking safaris, led by knowledgeable guides who unveil the park’s hidden treasures, including unique bird species and indigenous flora.
Canoeing: Glide serenely across the tranquil waters of Momella Lakes in a canoe, absorbing the serene ambiance and spotting myriad bird species amidst the scenic backdrop.
Cultural Visits: Engage in cultural exchanges by visiting nearby Maasai and Meru villages, gaining insights into their age-old traditions, lifestyles, and profound connections with the natural world.

Best Time to Visit:

The optimal time to explore Arusha National Park is during the dry seasons, from June to October and January to February. Mild weather and increased wildlife activity enhance the visitor experience. However, the park’s allure persists year-round, with the rainy season (November to December) offering lush landscapes and fewer crowds.

Getting There:

Accessing Arusha National Park is convenient via Kilimanjaro International Airport, just an hour’s drive away. From there, private transfers or taxis provide seamless access to the park. For those already in Arusha, guided tours or private vehicles offer convenient transportation options to experience the park’s wonders firsthand.


  • 4×4 land cruiser top-up roof.
  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • All accommodation while on Safaris.
  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional}
  • All Taxes/VAT


  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Tips. 
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees

Safari Destinations

Mount Meru

Mount Meru

Experience the Majesty of Tanzania’s Second-Highest Mountain in the Scenic Arusha National Park

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