Visiting Arusha National Park is an experience of a lifetime because it houses the World’s Largest Giraffe Population, making it one of the most interesting places to visit in Tanzania. It hosts a wide variety of landscapes, ranging from vast savannah and rainforest to acacia woodlands and up to alpine vegetation on the higher reaches of Mount Meru.
Arusha National Park has a rich variety of wildlife. Despite the small size of the park, common animals include giraffe, Cape buffalo, zebra, warthog, the black-and-white colobus monkey, the blue monkey, flamingo, elephant, bushbuck and many other African animals. Birdlife in the forest is prolific, with many forest species more easily seen here than elsewhere on the tourist route. Narina trogon and bar-tailed trogon are both possible highlights for visiting birders.
SIZE: 137 sq.km
LOCATION: Northern Tanzania
Arusha National Park is where many Tanzania safaris begin, either by road or by a short regional flight. Explore our Tanzania safari packages starting from Arusha or get in touch with Suricata Safaris and one of our safari experts will tailor-make a safari to your needs!
A scenic park with a range of interesting habitats in the shadow of Mount Meru
A shortlist of the “most wanted” animals in Arusha National Park and the chances of spotting them. Some animals are (almost) unique to each park or only appear in certain areas. It’s important to let us know your wildlife preferences, so we can give you the best chance of spotting your favorite animal.
The numbers listed are an estimation of how often we’ve seen these animals ourselves based on our visits. Some animals we’ve seen 100%, every time we’ve visited. However, it’s not a zoo, so there’s always a chance you miss an animal.
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The best way to get to Arusha National Park is by driving, it is only a 45-minute drive from Arusha, the beginning point of any northern circuit safari in Tanzania.
There are two airports: Arusha Airport (ARK) on the outskirts of town and Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) about 50 km away.
The Best Time To Visit Arusha National Park is from June to September and December to March during the dry seasons. Wildlife spotting and other activities are the most enjoyable at this time of year, and it lines up with The Great Migration if you plan on doing the Serengeti too. Bird spotting in Arusha National Park is best between November and April when migratory birds from Europe can be seen around.
The forest in Arusha National Park is including blue monkeys and black-and-white colobus. If you are lucky, you might also spot a shy red duiker. More common is the even smaller Kirk&rsquo's dik-dik. Giraffes are very common in the area around the Momella lakes.
With diverse wildlife that includes herbivores such as elephants, hippos, buffalo, zebra, and even the occasional wildebeest. Also, it is home to the world’s largest population of giraffes.
Arusha National Park has a good number of accommodation units where to stay will depend on tourists’ budget. Come experience the wilderness in Africa’s treasure and take back home unforgettable memories.
Some Arusha National Park Accommodations include momella wildlife lodge, Mbega lodge, and mount Meru lodge to mention a few.
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Located just a short drive from Arusha and Moshi, the Arusha National Park is Tanzania's most accessible national park and the perfect place for a day trip or as the first or last stop on a longer itinerary. At just 552 square kilometers, it's a small park with a lot to see. With diverse wildlife that includes herbivores such as elephants, hippos, buffalo, zebra, and even the occasional wildebeest, Arusha National Park is also a perfect place to get out and stretch your legs - with both walking safaris and canoe safaris available within the park. Arusha National Park is also home to the world's largest population of giraffes, making it a great place to visit for fans of these long-necked, beautiful animals.
Walking Safaris and Day Hikes On Arusha National Park Safari Arusha National Park has it all when it comes to hiking and trekking! On safari to Arusha National Park, there are more than enough opportunities to add a little activity to the usual game drive from the safari vehicle. Following are...
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