Arusha National Park


Arusha National Park is the closest national park to Arusha town, northern Tanzania’s safari capital. The park is a small, versatile jewel that lies on the slopes of the stunning Meru Volcano, a high volcano with an elevation of 4566 m. Park’s location provides visitors with come the most magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain and highest free-standing mountain in the world.


Arusha National Park offers the opportunity to explore a beguiling diversity of habitats. These include mountain forests inhabited by blue monkeys and rolling grassy hills, each one a different hue of green or blue. In the north-east of the park, the visitor can experience the tranquil beauty of the Momela Lakes, famous for their wading birds.


The park offers a diverse selection of wildelife, despite the small size of the park. You can find animals such as giraffe, buffalo, zebra, warthog, the black-and-white colobus monkey, flamingos and more. While there are no lions in the park, travellers can spot African elephants and leopards on rare occasions.


There is especially a lot of bird life at Arusha National Park. Among many other species of birds, bird lovers can hope to see colorful toracos, Narina Trogon and Bar-tailed Trogon, as well as a range of starling species.

Where To Stay?

Mount Meru Game Lodge

Arusha Coffee Lodge

Mount Meru Hotel - Arusha

Mount Meru Hotel

River Trees

Gran Melia Arusha

African Tulip

Other Destinations

Serengeti National Park

Ngorongoro Crater

Tarangire National Park

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Lake Manyara National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park

Exotic Zanzibar

Gombe Stream National Park

Olduvai Gorge