Log In
> > Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park

15 reviews

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

Quality of wildlife:
Crowdedness*:
Quality of lodging:
Most-visited month: January
Top animal sighting: Vervet monkey

* Crowded parks have a lower rating

Arusha National Park map

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.

Write a review

Arusha National Park tour packages

Showing 10 of 145 tour packages. Click here to see all tours.

Tour by: Regional Tours & Safaris

Truly an adventure of a lifetime, designed to maximize your experience in the African bush. Spectacular game vie...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$1200

per person

Get quote

Tour by: Mawere Tours & Safaris Ltd

Tanzania is home to the big five animals which are buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and rhino.

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$3520

per person

Get quote

Tour by: Bantu Pori Journeys

DO YOU HAVE A FREE DAY, MAYBE BEFORE A KILIMANJARO TREKKING ADVENTURE, OR ARE YOU WAITING FOR A FLIGHT TO YOUR N...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$250

per person

Get quote

Tour by: Desire Safaris

Our 1-day swala safaris packages was designed to offer visitors, with a free day on hand, a choice between three...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$139

per person

Get quote

Tour by: GoTanzania

Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4565m and the fifth highest in Africa. With our profess...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$850

per person

Get quote

Tour by: Roy Safaris

9 nights, 10 days Safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Arusha

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$3125

per person

Get quote

Tour by: Amicabre Travel Services

Day 01: Nairobi – Arusha Day 02: Arusha – Ngorongoro Day 03: Ngorongoro – Nairobi

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$1106

per person

Get quote
Showing 10 of 145 tour packages. Click here to see all tours.