Arusha National Park Travel

This park has three distinct zones: Ngurdoto Crater (often called the 'mini-Ngorongoro'); the shallow alkaline Momella Lakes fed by underground streams (upon which rest thousands of lesser and greater flamingoes, and many migrant birds can be seen between May and October); and the densely forested slopes of Mount Meru (one of the rewarding mountains to climb in Africa and where, among other animal species, live blue monkeys and beautiful black and white colobus monkeys).

Other attractions in the park include the elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, hippo, various antelopes, leopard and hyena. The park is 21 km from Arusha on the main Arusha to Moshi road.
A network of gravel roads and tracks navigable by two wheel-drive vehicle link the park's main features and viewing points. Nevertheless, a few roads require 4WD vehicles. Accommodations in Arusha town::

  • Momella Lodge
  • Dik Dik Hotel
  • Impala Hotel
  • Mountain Village Lodge
  • Novotel Mount Meru Hotel
Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park Highlights

  • wildlife watching tours
  • walking safaris
  • bird-watching tours
  • hiking and trekking
  • climbing mt meru

Sample Arusha National Park Travel Tours

9 Days Tanzania Camping 9 Days Tanzania Camping

Camping Safaris

The Arusha National Park is a peaceful game-rich destination often bypassed by tourists. This ...

3 Days Ngorongoro & Lake Manyara Tanzania Classic Safari 3 Days Ngorongoro & Lake Manyara Tanzania Classic Safari

Wildlife Watching Safaris

This is a quick “highlights safari” that is ideal for those who want to ...

10-Day Migration & Beach Adventure 10-Day Migration & Beach Adventure

Beach Holidays

This safari sets off in Arusha town taking you the rough the best wildlife ...