Welcome to Arusha National Park

At 552 sq km, it's a small park and, while there is wildlife here, it's nothing compared to that of other northern-circuit parks. But these minor details can be quickly forgotten when you're walking amid the soul-stirring scenery and exploring the meaningful trekking possibilities.

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Arusha National Park activities

$297 Day Trips & Excursions

Arusha National Park Guided Day Tour from Arusha

Your group with a minimum of 2 people can delight on an early morning pick-up from your accommodation to be at the gates of Arusha National Park by approximately 10:00am. The drive to the park is short; coffee plantations and small towns with busy daily life keep you entertained for the 50 minutes it takes until you turn onto a gravel road and start ascending towards the park gate.Here, an armed ranger will join before setting out across open plains for your leisurely morning walking safari in the shadows of Mt Meru. Heading up the ascent route of Mt Meru gives an interesting perspective on viewing wildlife with great panoramics of the park below. Once back down at the gate, drive the short distance to Momella Lakes for a picnic lunch (additional cost of $10 USD). Here, you can take enjoy a canoeing safari (optional) on the lake or continue with afternoon game drives through the park at a relaxed pace. Late afternoon leave the park to head back to your accommodation.

$160 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Arusha National Park Safari

Visit: Takims HolidaysPick up from your hotel in Arusha in the morning where you will be met by your guide.  Enjoy a drive from your hotel to the Arusha National Park.  You will spend the day in a private and 4x4 safari jeep customized for safaris and wildlife viewing. Your guide will make all the park fee payments at the gate and you will continue onwards to an enjoyable day exploring Arusha National Park including various sights, lakes and wildlife sightings.  Be prepared with your camera to photograph a wide variety of animals.  Some of the species that live in this park include zebra, giraffe, buffalo, warthog, monkeys, flamingo and various other birdlife.  Your guide will select a special area to stop for lunch.  After lunch you will continue with a game drive and thereafter return back to your hotel in Arusha. Inclusions: Pick up and drop off from your hotel, picnic lunch, park entrance fees, a private professional driver-guide,

$250 Day Trips & Excursions


In the morning you will be picking up from the Hotel, and you will deliver a short safari info briefing, after which the travel start to the Arusha national Park. This small but beautiful Tanzanian National Park is the closest national park to both the famous Arusha “safari town” (30 km) as well as the Moshi town (75km), thus making it ideal for 1-day safaris. Not only is the animal life in the park abundant, but it is also one of the most beautiful and topographically varied parks in Tanzania. The park’s three most significant features include the rugged Tanzania’s second highest peak (Mount Meru), the notably different coloured Momela Lakes, and the 3km wide Ngurdoto Crater, which was formed about fifteen million years ago! You will enjoy an exciting morning game drive, lunch at picnic and afternoon game drive, visiting both the Momela Lakes and the Ngurdoto Crater. Wildlife which could be seen includes African buffalos, elephants, hippos, giraffe, warthogs, antelopes, zebras, blue monkeys and sometimes a rare leopard or hyena. Late afternoon we depart for Arusha or Moshi where we will end our safari adventure.

$228 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Arusha National Park Day

Visit: African ExpediaAfter breakfast we depart Arusha City or Moshi Town at 8:00 am for the drive to Arusha National Park. Once you arrive, you’ll stretch your legs on an  out-of-this-world walking safari, accompanied by a ranger who will guide you through rainforest up to a sparkling waterfall where you’ll be able to spot black and white colobus monkeys going about their day. After a tasty lunch on the picnic site you’ll hop in the Land Cruiser for a game drive that will take you through a wider scope of the park, including the  Lakes of Momella  dotted with pin flamingoes and the Ngurduto Crater, and you’ll most likely spot  buffalo, waterbuck, giraffe, warthogs, zebra and gazelle as well as a host of different bird species. If you’re lucky you’ll catch a glimpse of the shy leopard or elephant. Don’t forget your camera! After the drive, you’ll be driven back to ARusha City or Moshi Town.

$5200 Cultural & Theme Tours


Day 0: Pick up  from  the Air port drive to The Charity Hotel.Day 1: Arusha to Arusha National ParkPick up from your hotel in Arusha  and drive to Arusha National Park with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight at The Charity Hotel.Day 2:Arusha to TarangireAfter breakfast starting safari to Tarangire  for game drive in the park then have a  lunch and afternoon game then drive for dinner and overnight at  Sangaiwe  Lodge. Day 3:Tarangire to Lake Manyara. After breakfast we drive   to Lake Manyara Morning and afternoon game drives. with a lunch box.  You will have a picnic lunch, dinner, and overnight Octagon Lodge Day 4: Octagon to SerengetiAfter early breakfast you leave to Serengeti  with game en route. Then drive for dinner and overnight  Mawe Luxury Camp   Day 5:Full game drive in Serengeti  After breakfast you start a day with the morning and afternoon  game  drives in Serengeti National Park  drive to the Camp for dinner and overnight at  Mawe Luxury Camps Day 6:Serengeti to NgorongoroAfter breakfast, depart from Serengeti to Ngorongoro. with lunch and game  en route to Ngorongoro Crater rim for dinner and overnight   Rhino Lodge Day 7: Ngorongoro to Lake EyasiAfter breakfast, drive to the crater for game drives highlights, Stop at the picnic site for lunch and after make a  game en route to lake Eyasi to visiting Bush man tribe. Arrive for dinner and overnight at  Lake Eyasi  Lodge Day 8:Lake Eyasi to Mto wa MmbuEarly in the morning before breakfast we leave the Camp and going to visit The Hadzabe people and is a an original hunt. Then after  lunch drive  for Dinner and  overnight at  Flamingo  Lodge Day 9 Walking Safari Tour in Mto wa MmbuAfter  breakfast, drive  for a walking safari at Mto wa Mmbu village. Visit 120 Tanzanian tribes and learn how they can live together without conflict. Then drive to lake Natron for dinner and overnight at  Flamingo Lodge Day 10.Mto wa Mmbu to Lake Natron After breakfast  drive with a lunch box to  Lake Natron arrive  for dinner and overnight at  Lengai Safari Lodge. Day 11:Lake Natron to arushaEarly breakfast in the sunrise time you will  visit the Lake of Natron to see the Flamingos  then Drive back to Arusha for overnight at  Charity Hotel Day 12: Arusha to KilimanjaroAfter breakfast  drive to Kilimanjaro  Gate at Marangu, and starting the trekking to the  mount  up to Mandara Hut and have a lunch there.  then drive back to Arusha /Kilimanjaro air Port.

$200 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Arusha National Park day tour

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. Main Destination: Arusha National Park Best Time to Visit: June to October (Animals are easier to spot) High Season: July to March (The park never gets too crowded) Best Weather: June to October (Little rainfall) Wildlife: Elephant: Occasional Giraffe: Common Hippo: Occasional Buffalo: Common Zebra: Common Wildebeest: Rare

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