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Arusha National Park

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About Arusha National Park

Country found in: Tanzania
Parks total area: 137 km² (53 mi²)
Year established: 1960
Park wildlife: 8 animals listed
Anti-malarial: Absolutely!

What YAS members think of Arusha National Park

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Most-visited month: January
Top animal sighting: Vervet monkey

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Arusha National is located in north eastern Tanzania, about 35 km (22 miles) from Kilimanjaro International Airport.  The bustling town of Arusha is often an initial destination for weary travellers who’ve just landed at JRO (Kilimanjaro airport) after hours of travel. The town of Arusha is sees loads of tourists as they pass through on their way to the parks, and it offers a wide-range of lodging and dining options. There are also several good markets where people can haggle alongside locals for handmade souvenirs.  Mount Meru, the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4566 m (14,980 ft), is located in Arusha National Park. Walking and hiking safaris are possible with a ranger guide, and as one ascends the slopes of Mt. Meru, they will be afforded some stunning views of neighboring Mt. Kilimanjaro. 

Arusha is a great park those seeking outdoor activity. In addition to game drives there is also the option to do hikes, canoeing and mountain biking. Mount Meru receives a very small portion of visitors as most opt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.  A wide-variety of animals can be found in Arusha National Park, from small colobus monkeys to giraffes, hippos and zebra. There are very few elephants here and lions are no longer found in this park.  A few leopards are purported to remain in the park, but they are rarely sited.

When is the best to visit Arusha National Park?

Arusha is best visited during the dry seasons, between the months of June and October and January through March. November and December are the short rain months and visitors may experience an occasional downpour which will then turn to clean skies. March through May is the heavy rains season and most outdoor activities will be difficult during this time of year.

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Tour by: Tropical Trails - Wilderness Trails

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Tour by: RA Safaris

Day 01: Drive from Arusha (your hotel), at 8.00hrs to Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing till late af...

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Tour by: William Cowger Photo Safaris

Off road safari for intimate encounters with huge populations of wildlife in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in...

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Tour by: HM Safaris

Tanzania is home to the big five animals: buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. Come see them with HM Safa...

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Tour by: Tanzania Adventure LTD

Day Location 1 Arusha 2-3 Arusha 4 Marangu 5-6 Mkomazi Game Reserve 7 Usambara 8-9 Usambara 10-1...

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Tour by: SD Safaris

4 DAYS MOUNT MERU TREKKING.

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