Arusha national Parks

Arusha National Park is park which found in Arusha council and its about 45 min to the main gate.

The entrance gate leads into shadowy montane forest inhabited by inquisitive blue monkeys and colorful turacos and trogons – the only place on the northern safari circuit where the acrobatic black-and-white colobus monkey is 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.

Move toward north, rolling grassy hills enclose the beauty of the Momela Lakes, each one a different mixer of green or blue. Their shallows sometimes have a slight admixture of 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, zebra herds, while finding dik-dik run into scrubby bush.

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. When there is clear sky on eastern you can view beautiful snow-capped peaks of Kilimanjaro, only 50km (30 miles) distant.
But it is Kilimanjaro’s unassuming cousin, Mount Meru - the fifth highest in Africa at 4,566 metres (14,990 feet) – that dominates the park’s horizon. Its peaks and eastern footslopes protected within the national park, Meru offers unparalleled views of its famous neighbour, while also forming a rewarding hiking destination in its own right.

Relevant Information


Size: 552 sq km 212 sq miles).
Location: Northern Tanzania, northeast of Arusha town..
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.
NOTE: Mountain Climbing Permits duration time is 12 HOURS
Two lodges, two rest houses, camp sites, two mountain huts inside the park; more lodges at Usa River outside the park and many hotels and hostels in Arusha town.

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Contact us

  • Address Arusha, Tanzania
  • phone

    +255 689 427 080

    +255 689 427 083

  • emailinfo@safaritoremember.com

When To visit

June - February

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

November - February

Best views of Mountain Kilimanjaro

June - October

(Animals are easier to spot)

March - April

Worst Weather: wet season