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Things to do in Arusha National Park. Arusha National Park is the closest National Park to Arusha Town in Tanzania. The park is home to various ecosystems and wildlife with spectacular views of Mountain Meru. Arusha National park habitats range from swamp, grassland, lakes, dense forest and alpine highland to rocks home to the Big 4 animals and a variety of birds. For film makers filming in Arusha town and are interested in adding wildlife to their series filming in Arusha National Park is the best ideal place to film wildlife in close proximity to Arusha town.
What to see in Arusha National Park?
The Park is home to various mammals and birds to see animals include giraffe, Cape buffalo, waterbuck, warthog, leopard, elephant, zebra, dik-dik, hippopotamus, klipspringer, baboon, blue monkey, eland, spotted hyena and black and white colobus. The park is home to over 400 bird species and some notable species include greater flamingo, Egyptian goose, turaco, sacred ibis, Maccoa duck, Narina trogon, lesser flamingo, red-hot poker, giant lobelia. Elephants are uncommon in Arusha National Park and lions are absent as well. Leopards and spotted hyenas are normally sighted early in the morning and late afternoon.
The park also consists of the slopes, summit, and ash cone of Mt. Meru, the Momela Lakes, Ngurdoto Crater, and the lush highland forests that blanket its lower slopes as well it is close to Mountain Kilimanjaro
Accommodation in Arusha National Park
Lodge options to stay in during safari trip in Lake Manyara range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodge options in Lake Manyara National park include Arusha Giraffe Lodge, Original Maasai Lodge, Crest Safari Lodge, Meru View Lodge, Africa Amini, Kiboko Lodge, Lake Duluti Lodge and Arusha Budget Lodge among others.
How to get to Arusha National Park
By road: Arusha National Park is located 52km away from Arusha Town in Tanzania and can be reached by car in an hour and a half.
Tanzania Visa and work permit Advice
You will need to purchase the tourist visa. Many tourists prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Tanzania but visas can be obtained easily upon arrival at any entry point in Tanzania upon paying USD100.00 for Tourist Visa you will be able to get it immediately. Proof of yellow fever vaccination and a COVID-19 free certificate may be asked if arriving from affected countries. Visa, work permit and other entry and exit conditions such as customs and quarantine regulations can change regularly. We advise you contact your local Tanzanian embassy or here for the latest travel information to Tanzania.
Tanzania Vehicle Hire Services
Eco Adventure Safaris will help you organize transport in Tanzania depending on interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations to see in the park. We recommend Customized 4×4 Land Cruisers which costs from USD200-250 per vehicle per day with Driver/Fixer or 4×4 Safari Vans from USD200 per Van per day with driver. For us to estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your schedule to establish mileage and distance to be travelled.
What is the best time to see wildlife in Tanzania?
Safari in Arusha National Park is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris your Safari Trip to Tanzania to see wildlife?
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing safari experiences to Tanzania. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine Tanzania safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about Safari in Tanzania.