ARUSHA NATIONAL PARKS
Arusha National Park can be reached by means of an easy 60 minute drive North West from Moshi. Despite the closeness of this Park to Arusha, it is probably one of the least visited, making it a wonderful and rewarding off-track excursion. Arusha National Park covers 137 sq km and has three major attractions which can all be visited in the course of a day outing.
Arusha National Park is home to Mount Meru, the second-highest peak in Tanzania, and hosts a rich variety of wildlife in startlingly diverse environments with amazing views of Kilimanjaro. Get your questions answered about the many species and visit the main highlights with your expert guide.
Leave the city behind and begin your adventure aboard a stylish 4×4 safari vehicle on a 40-minute journey en route to Arusha National Park. Admire the scenery along the way and see the impressive Ngurdoto crater, an extinct volcano now heavily forested and enclosing a marsh between rugged cliffs, home to buffalos and warthogs.
Continue to explore the park as your guide brings you to spots off the regular tourist route. Here you see wildlife that normally shies away from the more trafficked areas, including blue monkeys, the colorful turacos, rare black-and-white colobus monkeys, and the Narina Trogon and Bar-tailed Trogon. Enjoy an educational conversation with your expert guide about the many species and get answers to any and all of your questions.
Marvel at the beauty of the Momela Lakes while keeping an eye out for giraffes, zebras, and hyenas, and take in amazing views of the snow-capped peaks of Kilimanjaro and the beautiful Mount Meru before returning to Arusha.