ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK

Arusha National Park has a rich variety of wildlife, but visitors shouldn't expect the same game-viewing experience they find in other national parks of Tanzania's northern circuit. It’s a mountain park different compared to the other parks in North Tanzania and full of animals like giraffes, zebras, buffalos, antelopes, primates, flamingos and other birds. Walking safaris inside the park are accompanied by armed rangers where you walk in the bush up to the waterfalls. You may see giraffes, buffaloes, monkeys, baboons, zebras, and other wildlife along the way. This is a different experience compared to the jeep safari. Another peculiarity of Arusha National Park is the white and black colobus monkey population that is hardly spotted in other northern circuit parks.

The park is excellent all the year for bird watching, and especially between November and April when migratory birds from Europe and North Africa are present and the local birds have their breeding plumage on display. In the months of September and October many pink flamingos inhabit the Momela lakes, a sight not to be missed.

Size: 552 sq km

 

Activities: game drive, walking safari and canoeing

 

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Here is the map of the park with the most interesting sites like the Ngurdoto Crater, the Momela lakes and milestones for the climb to the summit of Mount Meru.

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Safaris & Treasures is based in Southern California and offers customized guided tours and safari consultancy services to Tanzania. We specialize in tailor-made safaris to Tanzania's northern and western zones, as well as beach destinations in the island of Zanzibar.

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REQUIRED:

  • Valid passport (and photocopy of picture page)

  • Visa (you may get upon arrival for $100 for US citizens and $50 for citizens of other countries

  • A picture ID (e.g. driver’s license) other than passport

 

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  • Driving in the parks is allowed between 6 am and 6 pm only.

  • The speed limit in the parks is 50km/h and 25km/h in the Ngorongoro Crater.

  • Animals always have the right of way.

  • Never feed animals. It will upset their diet and lead to an unnecessary dependence on people.

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