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Welcome To Arusha National Park

About The Park

Arusha National Park, with its alluring landscapes and diverse wildlife, holds a special place among Tanzania’s impressive range of parks. Nestled on the Great Rift Valley’s eastern edge, the park spans 552 square kilometres.

Despite its modest size, it has got a wealth of unique habitats – from the lush rainforests of Ngurdoto Crater to the tranquil beauty of the Momella Lakes and the towering majesty of Mount Meru. Arusha effortlessly enthrals visitors with its dramatic shift from pristine mountainous terrain to vibrant urban scenes, a captivating contrast that remains unparalleled across the globe.

Unlike its famed counterparts – Serengeti and Ngorongoro, Arusha National Park offers a distinctly quieter yet equally fascinating Tanzania Safari experience. This spectacular park also serves as a crucial gateway to the Northern circuit of East Africa’s iconic safari destinations.

Best Time To Visit

Arusha National Park is rewarding to visit throughout the year, with wildlife easily spotted against the diverse landscape.

  • However, the dry season from June to October offers the best conditions for walking safaris, with clearer skies and fewer mosquitos.
  • On the other hand, the wet season from November to May brings with it a rejuvenated landscape, rich birdlife, and fewer visitors.
  • It’s an excellent time for birdwatchers, as migratory species make the park their home.
  • The flourishing greenery during this season makes for spectacular photo opportunities.


Home to a wide array of wildlife, Arusha National Park lets you experience the unique thrill of an African safari. Here, the verdant landscapes echo with the sounds of the wild – the trumpeting of elephants, the rustling of monkeys in the tree canopy, and the lapping of hippopotamus in the Momella Lakes. While the park may not boast the vast herds of wildebeest and zebras of its southern counterparts, it offers the rare chance to spot some interesting species.

Like, the black and white colobus monkeys swing through the lush forests, and graceful giraffes roam the savannah, while families of warthogs can be seen foraging. The park is also a sanctuary for the rare and beautiful bushbuck and reedbuck.

Arusha National Park is also a birder’s paradise, home to an array of colourful avian species, including flamingos, kingfishers, and the majestic African fish eagle. Whether you are a dedicated birdwatcher or a casual observer, the park’s birds promise a captivating display.


Arusha National Park, though less frequented, offers experiences as unique and enthralling as its famous neighbours. Here are some of the highlights of visiting this serene paradise:

  • Unique wildlife – from colobus monkeys to bushbucks and giraffes.
  • Enthralling birdlife – over 400 species, a birdwatcher’s paradise.
  • Spectacular landscapes – from mount Meru to jungle forests and tranquil lakes.
  • Walking safaris – experience Tanzania’s wildlife up close.
  • Unforgettable wilderness experience – delve into the diverse habitats of wild Africa.

If you are planning to take the first step towards your Arusha adventure, get in touch with us today to plan your Tanzania Safari Tours. Step off the beaten path and into the heart of Tanzania’s wild beauty – Arusha National Park is waiting for you!


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