Arusha National Park Safari in Tanzania

In northern Tanzania, you will find Arusha National Park, a protected reserve of 552 sq km (212 sq miles), 40 minutes northeast from Arusha town and one of Tanzania’s best kept secrets often overlooked by guests on a Tanzania safari. From rolling hills to forest, open grasslands to lakes, the Arusha National Park has an immense diversity of habitats for various species of animals and birds. In Arusha National Park you might not find lions or elephants, but it is a bird-watchers heaven with the thousands of Flamingo’s and other bird species resident at Momela Lakes, and there is still the charm of herds of grazing zebras, buffalos and giraffes set against the backdrop of Kilimanjaro’s impressive snow-clad peaks in the distant and the closer neighbor Mount Meru in Arusha National Park itself – in its own a very rewarding hikers and mountain climbers paradise in Tanzania. Activities are not surprisingly therefore centered around hiking, forest walks, and climbing Mount Meru which is what the Arusha National Park is most famous. For the safari-goers there are also guided game drives available at private Tanzania safari lodges. Arusha National Park in Northern Tanzania is best visited between June to February if you want to climb Mount Meru. Accommodation include campsites and private game lodges as well as numerous hotels in the town of Arusha in Tanzania. Below are a few suggestions for your next visit to Arusha National Park.

Hatari Lodge

Hatari Lodge is a superb Tanzania game lodge in Arusha, offering formative and interesting game drives and guided walks in Arusha National Park....more

Tanzania Travel Guide to Arusha

The majority of Tanzania safari operators plying the northern safari circuit are based in Arusha. Probably the most intriguing part of the Arusha...more

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