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Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park is located 25km from Arusha town and 35 kilometers from Kilimanjaro International Airport; it is the closest national park to Arusha town. Arusha National Park is a multi-faced jewel, often overlooked by safari goers, despite offering the opportunity to explore a beguiling diversity of habitats within a few hours.

Arusha National Park has diverse topography that can catch your eyes and heart. The notable features are Ngurdoto Crater, Momella Lakes, and Mount Meru, which is among the best places to get a great view of Mount Kilimanjaro rising above the clouds.  The lakes, forest and Ngurudoto Crater can all be visited in the course of a half-day outing at the beginning or end of an extended northern safari.

Bird watching in Arusha National Park

The vegetation that support more than 300 species of birds, some are migratory and others permanently live in the forests. Birds mostly seen here are waterfowls, huge flocks of Flamingos can also be seen at Momella Lakes, and if lucky martial eagle African Marsh Harrier, and Taita Falcons

Arusha National Park Wildlife

includes concentration of the giraffes buffalo, Zebra, Colobus monkey, bushbuck, reedbuck, waterbuck, warthog, Leopards and spotted hyenas. elephant are there, but not commonly seen, no lions in this park.

What to do in Arusha National Park

Forest walks, numerous picnic sites, three or four day Mt Meru climb.

When to go to  Arusha National Park

To climb MT Meru, June-February although it may rain in November. Best views of Kilimanjaro December-February. Accommodation: A lodge, two rest houses, camp sites, two mountain huts inside the park, two lodges at Usa River outside the park and many hotels and hostels in Arusha town.

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Arusha National Park - Zebra
Arusha National Park - view from Mount Meru
View of Mount Kilimanajro from Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park - Giraffe herd



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