For those of you that like to explore different areas in small sections, and not be confined to a safari vehicle for long periods, Arusha National Park is definitely worth putting some time aside for. Enjoy this full-day adventure with lunch and optional drinks (at own expense) that includes walking, gravel road riding, and an optional canoe safari.
• 8 hours
It is a popular destination for day trip visitors who are about to embark from the town of Arusha on longer northern circuit safaris. The small national park includes the slopes, summit, and ash cone of Mt. Meru, the Momela Lakes, Ngurdoto Crater, and the lush highland forests that blanket its lower slopes. Game viewing around the Momela Lakes is at a laid-back and quiet pace, and while passing through the forest many visitors stop to search for troupes of rare colubus monkeys playing in the canopy.Passing first through wooded savannah where buffalos and giraffes are frequently encountered, the ascent of Meru leads into forests aflame with red-hot pokers and dripping with Spanish moss, before reaching highly open heath spiked with giant lobelias. Everlasting flowers cling to the alpine desert, as delicately-hoofed klipspringers mark the hike’s progress. Astride the craggy summit, Kilimanjaro stands unveiled, blushing in the sunrise.
• 6 hours
Mt Meru is (4566m) fifth highest mountain on the African continent and the second highest in Tanzania. About 250,000 years ago, a massive volcanic eruption blew away the entire eastern flank of the mountain and left it with the distinctive appearance it has today. The Mt Meru ascent passes through many different vegetation zones. The dry forest of the lower region changes to a dense mountain rain forest, which then turns into scrub land. Closer to the summit, vegetation becomes less and less and gives way to alpine terrain.During the ascent, you might come across large game such as giraffes, buffaloes, baboons, colobus monkeys and antelopes. For safety purpose, it is obligatory to be accompanied by an armed park ranger on your tour.
• 3 days
Arusha National Park is the closest national park to Arusha town covering an area of 137 sq. km and is about 60kms from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The Park has a wide range of habitats, from the string of crater lakes where many water birds can be watched, through the highland montane forest and on up to the imposing summit of Mt. Meru. The interesting geology of the area is reflected in the impressive view of the ash cone and cliff face leading to the summit of Mt. Meru.
• 9 hours
If you have a free day, maybe before or after a Kilimanjaro trekking, We have a choice for one day safari tour to Arusha National Park. This 1-day African safaris tours provides just the answer for you, to get a brief but unforgettable African wildlife safari experience in our country Tanzania. Packages for our 1-day safaris to Arusha National Parks can be arranged to start from Moshi or Arusha town.
• 9 hours
Arusha National Park lies 35 Kilometers out of Arusha City, the little-known jewel of Tanzania. At its heart is the 4566m Mount Meru, Arusha National Park is less visited than the more famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, but it’s for you if you want a beautiful landscape with an incredible variety of flora and fauna.It has an awe-inspiring blend of vegetation which includes swamp, grasslands and montane forest and, of course, the mountain slopes of Meru which are swathed in tropical rainforest. It’s a unique eco-system that attracts thousands of animals and birds especially pink flamingoes.This Day trip will give you an opportunity of getting up close and personal to the animals on a walking safari, but also lets you take in the landscapes on a glorious game drive.
• 12 hours
The park is just a few kilometres north east of Arusha, though the main gate is 25 km east of the city. It is also 58 km from Moshi and 35 km from Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA). Arusha National Park covers Mount Meru, a prominent volcano with an elevation of 4566 m, north eastern Tanzania. Ngurdoto Crater in the south-east is grassland. The shallow alkaline Momella Lakes in the north-east have varying algal colors and are known for their wading birds.
• 1 day
Canoe Momella Lake on this 1-day tour from Arusha Town. This scenic tour is a guided canoeing safari on Momella Lake inside Arusha National Park in Tanzania. Take part in an exciting game drive from a canoe where you get up close to buffalo, giraffes, bushbucks, and waterbucks. Witness over 600 species of bird life and view Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro from the same spot.
• 8 hours
3 Day Mount Meru Trekking is the best for acclimatization prior to Mount Kilimanjaro climbing; The Mountain is the third highest peak in Africa and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,568m.The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. This prime location gives trekkers the chance to spot some of the wildlife that inhabits the area.Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International or similar Airport, pick up and transferred to the Mc- Elly’s Hotel in Arusha for overnight bed and breakfast.
• 3 days
Day 1 Arusha National ParkIn the morning, we will collect you from your hotel in Arusha and take you to the Arusha National Park. Hollywood also chose this region to film the movie “Hatari” in which Hardy Kruger starred alongside the legendary John Wayne. Your day trip will include a visit to the Ngurdo Crater. Buffaloes, waterbucks, giraffes, warthogs, zebras and baboons can be seen all year round as well as many different bird species. At the Momella Gate, an armed ranger will be waiting for you to accompany you on your walking safari that will give you the chance to experience the wildlife up-close. Only a few other national parks in Tanzania give you such an opportunity and it is something that should not be missed. Lunch will be taken at a picnic place and in the afternoon, you will continue your tour in the safari vehicle through the Arusha National Park. After plenty of time allocated for you to observe the wildlife, we will take you back to Arusha.
• 9 hours