Arusha national park safari

Arusha national park safari  : Arusha national park is among the destinations found in the northern tourist circuit of Tanzania. The national park has varied ecosystems and during a safari around Arusha national park, tourists enjoy the beautiful views around the national park which has attractions such as Mount Meru which is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4566 meters.

Arusha national park is the closest park to Arusha town and the different attractions found at the destination which can be seen during a safari include the Momella lakes, Mount Meru, Ngurdoto crater, the lush highland forests as well as the many primates found in the forest.

When you enter Arusha national park, the safari leads you to the montane forest where the monkeys are found as well as different bird species. Flamingos can also be seen during a safari in the national park.

During safaris to Tanzania, tourists visit Arusha national park for day tours as they visit Arusha town. A number of activities are carried out while on a safari in this national park and they include game viewing, hiking on Mount Meru, bird watching, nature walks among others.

Climbing Mount Meru is an experience to look forward to as you engage in a safari in Arusha national park. During the hike on the mountain, it takes about 3 to 4 days to hike to the top of the mountain and back using different hiking trails. You also enjoy seeing waterfalls and rivers, streams found on the lower slopes of Mount Meru. The hike on Mount Meru takes place along the Momella route which is used for both descent and ascent.

Hiking on mount Meru can be done at different months of the year and the best time to visit Arusha national park is around January and February and also in the dry season from June to October.

This mountain is the 5th highest mountain in Africa and Mount Meru has two peaks. When hiking on Mount Meru, the hikers may not need technical equipment to climb the mountain and time is needed for acclimatization so you can make it to the summit of the mountain. The hike starts through the savannah and then through rainforest, the heather zone, moorland and alpine desert zone.

From the top of Mount Meru, hikers can enjoy seeing the ash cone in the crater as you approach the summit. During a hike on the mountain, rangers go with the hikers as they go to the campsite where the first night of the hike is spent. The hike starts from Momella gate to the first campsite (Miriakamba hut) and then from Miriakamba hut to the second campsite (saddle hut) and then hiking to the summit of the mountain and then back to Momella gate.

  • Mount Meru is among the safari attractions around Arusha national park and it is a strato volcano found in the south eastern region of Arusha. From Mount Meru you can also enjoy views of Kilimanjaro on a clear day as you hike the mountain which is about 1000 meters shorter then Kilimanjaro. A hike on Mount Meru is a good start in preparation for a summit hike on Kilimanjaro mountain without encountering the crowds of tourists who visit Tanzania.

Arusha national park safari

Arusha national park safari
Arusha national park safari

Wildlife viewing is also carried out during safaris around Arusha national park and some of the wildlife species which can be seen in the national park include black and white colobus monkeys, giraffes, zebras, blue monkeys, bushbucks, reedbucks and warthogs among others which can be seen around the diverse habitat at the destination.

Although it is small in size, a wildlife safari experience in Arusha national park is an exciting experience where the diverse landscape of the national park can be explored while looking out for the different wildlife species such as bushbucks, warthogs, zebras, buffalos among others.

Arusha national park is also a good location for enjoying a horse riding experience during a safari in Tanzania. Horse riding in the national park is among the ways that tourists can encounter wildlife species while on horseback. The horseback ride can take about 4 to 6 hours around the savannah plains and forests in the national park.

Description of Arusha national park

Arusha national park covers about 137 square kilometers and is made up of lush forest, lakes, a crater and also Mount Meru.

Park fees are among the requirements for a safari to Arusha national park and the park fee is 59 USD for nonresidents in the peak season and 53 USD in the low season.

How to get to Arusha national park

Arusha national park is about 45 kilometers from Arusha and a drive to the national park takes about 40 kilometers. You can also get to the national park by flight from Kilimanjaro international airport.

Visit Arusha national park and enjoy hiking and enjoy wildlife viewing as you explore the wilderness and engage in a wildlife viewing experience.

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