Famous as a gateway to Tanzania Safari and home for Maasai giraffe, the Arusha National Park is a multi-faceted jewel with its dazzling rich biodiversity.
Situated 1 hour from Kilimanjaro International Airport and Arusha town, Arusha National Park is the only northern park that allows walking safari and was established in 1960. It is the most accessible park with an area of 552 square kilometres.
Though it is one of the smaller parks of Tanzania, the natural spots like Ngurdoto Crater, Momella Lake, the highland montane forest and Mount Meru, the second highest peak of Tanzania, make it the most unique of Tanzania Destinations.
Arusha National Park offers untamed wildlife view, canoeing safari in Momella Lake, bird watching, walking safaris, hiking to Mt. Meru, and picnic. With outstanding wildlife diversity, this park is famous for the highest population of Giraffe. You can witness waterbuck, zebra, elephants, warthog, black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, turacos, trogons, leopards and other animals during game viewing.
On your Tanzania Safari Tours to this national park you can spot more than 400 bird species on the shorelines of Momella Lake which include pink flamingos, peregrine falcon, silvery-cheeked hornbill, red-fronted carrot, bearded vulture, bar-tailed trogon, etc.
For the wildlife game view it is recommended to plan your trip from Junes to October which is the Best Time to Visit Tanzania. For birding, November to March is the best time to visit this park, as there are a lot of migratory birds during this season.
Situated at an hour’s distance from Kilimanjaro International Airport and 45 minutes from Arusha town, the Arusha National Park is one of the smallest parks in northern Tanzania. It covers 552 square kilometres of area and was established in 1960.
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