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Arusha National Park

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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

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Most-visited month: January
Top animal sighting: Vervet monkey

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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.

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Tour by: Nature Bound Africa

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Tour by: Experience Zanzibar Tours & Safaris Ltd

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Tour by: Euphoria Safaris

The closest national park to Arusha town – northern Tanzania’s safari capital – Arusha National Park is a multi-...

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Tour by: I Dream of Africa

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Tour by: Leyu Tours & Wildlife Adventures

The park is just a few kilometres north east of Arusha, though the main gate is 25 km east of the city. It is al...

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Tour by: Karibu Africa Safaris

An opportunity to experience a part of Tanzanian culture and its wildlife. This safari introduces you to one of ...

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Tour by: Eastland Adventures

This is suitable itinerary for those people who like to explore Tanzania but their don't have enough time. In t...

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Tour by: Northern Masailand Safaris

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Tour by: Planet Africa Safaris

An unforgettable adventure combining game drives, culture, and activities for the family in Northern Tanzania.

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