Arusha National Park | Tanzania Vacation and adventure Travel

Arusha National Park.


Despite its proximity to the small town that bears its name, Arusha National Park is a small, perfectly formed haven for a wide range of birds, primates and mammals including elephant, buffalo, zebra and Giraffe. A number of endemic species add allure for ornithologists, whilst the acrobatics and flowing finery of the Black and White Colobus bound across the canopy of the semi-montane forest.


About Arusha National Park

Size: 137 sq km (53 sq miles).

Location: Northern Tanzania, northeast of Arusha town.


Getting to Arusha National Park

An easy 40-minute drive from Arusha. Approximately 60 km (35 miles) from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The lakes, forest and Ngurdoto Crater can all be visited in the course of a half-day outing at the beginning or end of an extended northern safari.


What to do in Arusha National Park

Forest walks, numerous picnic sites;

three- or four-day Mt Meru climb - good acclimatisation for Kilimanjaro.


When to go to Arusha National Park

To climb Mt Meru, June-February although it may rain in November.

Best views of Kilimanjaro December-February.


Accommodation in Arusha National Park

A lodge, two rest houses, camp sites, two mountain huts inside the park; two lodges at Usa River outside the park and many hotels and hostels in Arusha town.