Arusha National Park

Located in northern Tanzania between the towns of Arusha and Moshi is the unique treasure of Arusha National Park. Covering an area of 552 sq. km. the park is characterized by a range of ecosystems. These include swamps, crater lakes, savannah grasslands, highland forests, etc.

Tanzania Safari Tours to this corner of the country will allow you to descend into its rich environment, history and culture. You shouldn’t be fooled by its relatively lower size as Arusha National Park more than makes up for this in terms of scenic surroundings and exciting outdoor and hiking opportunities.


Below are some of the key highlights that you should know about before you head off on an Arusha National Park Safari

Diverse Wildlife

Arusha National Park offers a captivating safari experience with its rich biodiversity, showcasing a wide range of wildlife, including giraffes, zebras, buffalos, elephants, and various primate species.

Spectacular Landscapes

The Park’s landscapes feature a unique combination of lush forests, open savannahs, and stunning volcanic formations, such as the iconic Mount Meru, providing an extraordinary setting for wildlife sightings.

Canoeing in Momella Lakes

One of the distinctive features of Arusha National Park is the opportunity to explore the picturesque Momella Lakes by canoe. This is a great way to get up-close encounters with numerous bird species and a serene experience amidst the tranquil waters.

Cultural Encounters

In addition to its natural wonders, Arusha National Park offers cultural insights with the opportunity to visit local communities like the Meru tribe.


Some of the most popular activities that safari-goers take part in on Tanzania Safaris in Arusha include:

Game Drives

This is the perfect way to explore diverse landscapes and encounter a wide range of wildlife, including elephants, giraffes, buffalos, and zebras.

Walking Safaris

Experience the thrill of a walking safari, guided by experienced rangers. This allows you to intimately connect with nature, spot smaller wildlife, and observe the park's flora up close.

Hiking Mount Meru

For those seeking a more adventurous experience, hike to the summit of Mount Meru. It is the second-highest peak in Tanzania, offering breathtaking views, challenging terrain, and a chance to witness incredible wildlife and plant species along the way.

Bird Watching

Arusha National Park is a paradise for bird enthusiasts, boasting over 400 bird species. Spend time bird watching and spot unique and colourful birds, such as flamingos, hornbills, turacos, and many more.

Picnic at Momella Waterfall

Take a break from your safari adventures and enjoy a picnic at the beautiful Momella Waterfall. Relax in nature, soak in the refreshing atmosphere, and appreciate the serene surroundings.

Our enthusiastic guides are experts in all things about Arusha National Park and they will be delighted to share their knowledge about how you can make the most out of your Tanzania Safari Tour.