Arusha National Park

The lower, shadowy montane forest is inhabited by inquisitive blue monkeys and colourful turacos and trogons and the acrobatic black-and-white colobus monkeys are easily seen. In the midst of the forest stands the spectacular Ngurdoto Crater, whose steep, rocky cliffs enclose a wide marshy floor dotted with herds of buffalo and warthog.

Further north, rolling grassy hills enclose the tranquil beauty of the Momela Lakes, each one a different hue of green or blue. Their shallows are sometimes tinged pink with thousands of flamingos. The lakes support a rich selection of resident and migrant waterfowl, and shaggy waterbucks display their large lyre-shaped horns on the watery fringes. Giraffes glide across the grassy hills, between grazing zebra herds, while pairs of wide-eyed dik-dik dart into scrubby bush like overgrown hares on spindly legs.

Although elephants are uncommon in Arusha National Park, and lions absent altogether, leopards and spotted hyenas may be seen slinking around in the early morning and late afternoon. It is also at dusk and dawn that the veil of cloud on the eastern horizon is most likely to clear, revealing the majestic snow-capped peaks of Kilimanjaro, only 50km (30 miles) away. Mount Meru is the fifth highest peak in Africa at 4,566 metres (14,990 feet) and it dominates the park. Meru offers unparalleled views of its famous neighbour, while also forming a rewarding hiking destination in its own right and an day trip here is perfect day for game viewing while you benefit from spending minimal time driving there from either Arusha or Moshi.

Arusha National Park - Departs Daily 9.00 am (Minimum 2 customers)

Non game-viewing travel time: 1 hour 
Distance: 67 km from Moshi Town. 

After breakfast you are met by your guide who will tell you about the flora and fauna of the area. Your guide will then drive you to Arusha National Park in a safari jeep. Within the Arusha National Park there are a range of activities to enjoy. These include; a walking safari accompanied by an armed ranger, a game drive within the national park, bird watching at the Momella lakes and hiking on the lower slopes of Mount Meru. 

Arusha National Park offers abundant wildlife including capped African buffalos, elephants, hippos, giraffe, warthogs, antelopes, zebras, blue monkeys, velvet monkey, colobus monkey and various species of of reptiles. At the Momella Lakes you will see numerous birds. Common species include the pink flamingos and pelicans. Circa 450 different species of birds have been recorded in the park. 

The park is famous for being one of the few parks in Tanzania where walking safaris are permitted. You will have time to take close-up pictures of animals such as zebra, antelopes and African buffalo along with birds. In the late afternoon we leave the Arusha National Park and return to your hotel.

Number of people

What it costs per person




















10 or more


What is included

  • All park fees.
  • 4x4 Safari vehicle with a roof hatch.
  • Professional driver/guide.
  • Lunch boxes & drinking water

What is not included

  • ips for your guide
  • Additional drinks
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, etc.)