Spread over an area of 137 sq. km, Arusha National Park is one of the littler and most delightful Tanzania Destinations. Lying between the pinnacles of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru, the Arusha National Park, is a little yet delightful park found 15 Kms from Arusha town.

Depicted as ‘A Jewel Among Parks’ for its magnificence and striking decent variety of wildlife and natural surroundings, the Arusha National Park fantastic highlights incorporate the shallow antacid Momella Lakes, well known for their birdlife, both inhabitant and transient, particularly the flamingos; the Ngurdoto Crater, a 3 Kms wide whole caldera, whose wildlife nearness has earned it an epithet – ‘Little Ngorongoro’ and overwhelming the park is Mount Meru, at 4,566 m it is Tanzania’s second most elevated mountain and the fifth most elevated mountain in Africa. The backwoods contains an abundance of winged creatures and wildlife including bison, elephants, hippos, giraffes, warthogs, wide scope of impalas, zebras and the striking highly contrasting colobus and blue monkeys moving along their branches. Leopards and hyenas are once in a while observed and lions are missing inside and out from the park. In excess of winged creature, both vagrant and inhabitant, including colossal transitory fowls, grebes, African pochards, Egyptian geese and an assortment of herons and egrets, delegated sell falcons can be found in park close by with a wide assortment of butterflies. The park’s having 575 different bird species&that have been seen is specific dates. So choose your Best Time To Visit Tanzania & explore this tremendous national parkwith Jerry Tanzania Tours.

National Park Facts

  • Close to Arusha town
  • Black and white colobus monkey.
  • Cultural interactions, hiking and sightseeing.
  • No lions or rhinos are present.

Reason for Choosing

  • Momella Lakes
  • Ngurdoto Crater.
  • Mt. Meru.
  • Stunning pristine forests and cascading waterfalls.
  • The park has more than 40 species of mammals including black and white Colobus, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, warthog,leopards, duiker, flamingos.

What makes the park unique?

The Arusha National Park is home to some special primates, for example, the blue monkeys in the thick montane forest and it’s the main park in northern Tanzania with the highly contrasting colobus monkey.

Getting There:

Arusha National Park a champ among the most accessible national park in Tanzania because of its closeness to Arusha Town

Roadways: It is only 45 min parking space from the Arusha Town. You can without a ton of a stretch discover convenience along the street.

Airways: You can take flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport or Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam and after that take a close-by trek to Arusha Airport. Charter flights to the Arusha National Park are in like way accessible.

Health & Safety

According to us, Arusha National Park is extremely safe to visit.

Precautions against malaria and certain immunizations are fitting. Safety measures against malaria incorporate taking Malaria Vaccinations and utilizing mosquito repellent containing at any rate 30% DEET. It’s likewise a smart thought to conceal uncovered skin at night.


One of the numerous positive turn offs of being a mixture of societies is the buffet of culinary joys one has on offer. Arusha really is a nourishment heaven with its wide assortment of dishes. The conventional nearby and Tanzanian spread is supplemented by the nearness of various Indian, Mediterranean, mainland and Chinese cooking styles. Giving intense challenge to Ugali – a thick porridge arranged from maize flour is the Ethiopian indulgences served in the numerous eateries of the town. For breakfast, local people lean toward eating rotisserie bananas (ndizichoma), sweet potato or bubbled cassava with a measure of chai. On the meat spread NyamaChoma( grilled meat) is a local most loved however there are additionally kebabs to spark your interest.

Best Time To Visit

Best Time To Visit

Arusha National Park is open for tourist all year round, However, the best time to visit Arusha for wildlife seeing is amidst the Dry season, June to October , as the vegetation is logically dainty and the animals accumulate at clear water sources amidst this period. Regardless, if in case you have to trek Mount Meru, June-February is the month for you while December-February offers you the best perspective of the snow-topped pinnacles of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Health and safety

Health and safety

According to us, Arusha National Park is extremely safe to visit. Precautions against malaria and certain immunizations are fitting. Safety measures against malaria incorporate taking antimalarial prescription and utilizing mosquito repellent containing at any rate 30% DEET. It's likewise a smart thought to conceal uncovered skin at night.

General Info

  • Area: 137 km square (53 square miles)
  • Rating : 4.3
  • Established: 1960
  • Visitors: 66,808 Per Year

Arusha National Park

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Gate Time & Fees

    Gate Time
  • Arusha National Park is open for visitors from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Entrance Fees:
  • Park Entrance fees: US$53.10 per person per day
  • Hut fees: US$35.40 per person per night
  • Guide fees: US$15-20 per person
  • Rescue fee: US$23.60 per person

Park Rules & Regulations

  • Driving in the parks is permitted between 6 am and 6 pm one.
  • Animals always have the right of way.
  • Never feed animals.
  • Keep to the approved tracks only.
  • Try not to irritate or bother the wildlife in any capacity.
  • Radios and music players are prohibited.
  • Kindly don't emulate creature's sounds, applaud or beat on vehicle or hoot.
  • Try not to toss items to pull in creature's consideration.
  • Try not to litter.
  • Try not to smoke while on diversion drive and dependably arrange cigarettes cautiously.
  • Try not to light or make fire be lit. In the event that camping, make certain to douse your flame cautiously.
  • All guests must stay in their vehicle inside 200 meters of any diversion creature. Leaving the vehicle in the parks is illegal aside from in assigned spots.

Tanzania Holiday Ideas

While on a holiday trip to Tanzania you can plan anything to explore. The country has so many varieties that you can discover all most anything you want to discover. Looking for open plains teeming with wildlife or rugged mountain peaks you will meet all.

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