Arusha National Park Day Trip


Arusha National Park is one of the smallest parks in Tanzania located in Arusha almost 60 minutes’ drive from Arusha city center. At just 552 square kilometres, 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.

Arusha National Park has a variety of landscapes, ranging from open savannah through acacia scrubland to rainforest and, eventually, to alpine conditions on the higher reaches of Mt. Meru.

Detailed Itinerary


In the morning, you will be collected from your hotel in Arusha and take you to the Arusha National Park. The park has an incredible variety of fauna and flora, which cannot fail to impress. Hollywood also chose this region to film the movie “Hatari” in which Hardy Kruger starred alongside the legendary John Wayne.

Your day trip will include a visit to the Ngurdoto Crater. Buffaloes, waterbucks, giraffes, warthogs, zebras and baboons can be seen all year round as well as many different bird species. The park is also known for the black & white colubus monkey and the word colobus id described from a greek word meaning “Thumb” since the monkey has no thumb and it is good at tree climbing and jumping from branch to branch.

Only a few other national parks in Tanzania give you such an opportunity and it is something that should not be missed. Lunch will be taken at a picnic place and in the afternoon, you will continue your tour in the safari vehicle through the Arusha National Park.

After plenty of time allocated for you to observe the wildlife, we will take you back to Arusha.

Location: Arusha

Duration: unlimited game drive

Difficulty: Medium

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