Short Overview of Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park covers Mount Meru, a prominent volcano with an elevation of 4566 m, in the Arusha Region of northeastern Tanzania. The Arusha national park is small but varied with spectacular landscapes in three distinct areas. In the west, the Meru Crater funnels the Jekukumia River; the peak of Mount Meru lies on its rim.

Arusha National Park is a perfect trip for day safari and walking safari tour, as it is close to both Arusha town and Moshi town. With terrain that ranges from open savannah to tropical rainforest, the park is dominated by the shadow of Mount Meru – whose summit offers an unparalleled view of Mount Kilimanjaro.

About Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park Safari

Size: 542 square kilometres.

Location: North-east of Arusha.

Best Time: Year round for climbing Mount Meru, the best time is June-February. For views of mount Kilimanjaro, the best time is December-February.

To Do: Game drive, canoeing, walking safari, Mount Meru climb, and picnic sites.

Known for a perfect for a day trip from Arusha, and a great place to mix a traditional game drive with a walking or canoeing component.

Arusha National Park is a perfect trip for day safaris, as it is close to both Arusha and Moshi. With terrain that ranges from open savannah to tropical rainforest, the park is dominated by the shadow of Mount Meru – whose summit offers an unparalleled view of Mount Kilimanjaro.

The park’s highlights can easily be seen in a single day, with a morning or afternoon game drive accompanied by either a walking safari or canoeing in Small Momella Lake where the hippos are at play.

Arusha National Park is also home to Africa’s largest giraffe population, and its diverse landscapes are also home to antelopes, buffalo, monkeys (including the blue monkey and the black and white colobus monkey), hyenas, and even the ever elusive leopard.

Arusha National Park is the ‘odd one out’ in Tanzania’s northern safari circuit. It doesn’t offer the usual range of wildlife that the other parks do. Of the Big Five, only buffalo are regularly seen, and lion and rhino are absent. Its appeal lies in the scenic beauty and unusual animals.

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