Day Trip Arusha National Park
Non game-viewing travel time: 1 hour
Distance: 67 km from Moshi Town.
After breakfast you are met by our tour guide/driver, who will deliver a short safari briefing. Your drive will drive you to Arusha National Park with a jeep. Upon your arrival to Arusha National Park you can have number of activities to be done. These includes, walking safari accompanied with an armed ranger, game drive with the national park, bird watching to Momella lakes, hiking a little bit to Mount Meru which is located within the park and the second highest mountain in Tanzania after the Mount Kilimanjaro standing at 4566 m and have picnic lunch to the beautiful waterfalls of Meru.
Arusha National Park is one of the few parks offering a ranger guided walking safari. Enjoy varieties of wildlife including capped African buffalos, elephants, hippos, giraffe, warthogs, antelopes, zebras, blue monkeys, velvet monkey, colobus monkey and varieties of retiles. At the Momella lakes you will see numerous numbers of birdlife which includes the resident and migratory once. Common species include the pink flamingos and pelicans but there are other 450 species of birds have been recorded to the park.
Late afternoon we depart for Arusha
Day Trip to Arusha National Park
The closest national park to Arusha town – northern Tanzania’s safari capital – Arusha National Park is a multi-faceted jewel, often overlooked by safari goers, despite offering the opportunity to explore a beguiling diversity of habitats within a few hours
The park’s appeal is mainly its scenery. The habitat diversity spans from montane rainforest to moist savannah to alpine moorland. The most prominent landmark is Mount Meru. Other highlights are a massive extinct volcano and several scenic Momela lakes with thousands of flamingoes, with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background on a clear day.
Arusha National Park Day Trip
Forgotten Pearl Day Safari
Tucked just this side of the Kenyan border and near to the busy city of Arusha lies the little-known jewel of Tanzania, Arusha National Park. At its heart is the 4566m Mount Meru, popular with mountaineers avoiding the too-well-trodden paths of Kilimanjaro. Arusha National Park is less visited than the more famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, but it’s for you if you want a beautiful landscape with an incredible variety of flora and fauna – but less people!
Arusha National Park has an awe-inspiring blend of vegetation which includes swamp, grasslands and montane forest and, of course, the mountain slopes of Meru which are swathed in tropical rainforest. It’s a unique eco-system that attracts thousands of animals and birds.
Our Forgotten Pearl Day Safari will give you the opportunity of getting up close and personal to the animals on a walking safari, but also lets you take in the landscapes on a glorious game drive.
Our Package Includes
- Transport (4×4 Land Cruiser) with open roof
- Park fees
- Professional English speaking safari guide
- Lunch box
- 1,5l bottle of water
- Personal items
- Travel Insurance
- Gratuities / “tip” for safari guide
- Increases in park fees where applicable