Arusha National Park covers Mount Meru, a prominent volcano with an elevation of 4566 m, in the Arusha Region of north eastern Tanzania. The park is small but varied with spectacular landscapes in three distinct areas. In the west, the Meru Crater funnels the Jekukumia River; the peak of Mount Meru lies on its rim.
Arusha City to Arusha National Park
You will be picked up in the morning by our expert guide at your hotel. Together, you will head to the entrance of Arusha National Park, the Ngongongare Gate. After the formalities are finished, the day's adventure can start.
Arusha National Park is one of the smaller parks of Tanzania and is a popular destination for day trips due to its proximity to Moshi and Arusha. Despite its size, the park offers a spectacular landscape and a diverse wildlife population.
Giraffes, zebras, antelopes, buffalos, warthogs, baboons, colobus monkeys, blue monkeys and other animals can be seen all year round - as well as a large variety of bird species. With luck, you will also see leopards, elephants and hyenas.
The park’s three most significant features include Mount Meru, the notably different colored Momella Lakes, and the 3km wide Ngurdoto Crater, which was formed about fifteen million years ago.
First, we will drive to the Momella Gate where an armed ranger will be waiting for you, he'll accompany you on a walking safari. Here you will have the unique opportunity to observe the wild animals close up. Only a few other national parks in Tanzania give you such an opportunity and it is something that should not be missed.
After strikingly enjoying the walking safari, you will have lunch at a picnic spot with a wonderful view over the Momella lakes. In the afternoon you will continue with an exciting game drive, where you will see the Ngurdoto Crater and other places. During the drive, your expert guide will tell you everything you need to know about the park.
In the late afternoon, you’ll exit the park and your expert guide will escort you back to the hotel.