Arusha National Park is the closest park to the safari town of Arusha, and is the smallest of all the Tanzanian National Parks of the Northern Circuit. This park is often overlooked in favour of larger parks, but it is the only wildlife national park where walking is allowed.  This allows visitors to explore the African bush on foot, an unforgettable experience!

Lake Momella Tanzania

Apart from game drives in the national park visitors can go for armed ranger guided walks on the slopes of Mount Meru the second highest mountain in Tanzania which is also located in the Arusha National Park. The crater rim of the Ngurdoto Crater is another awe inspiring place to do bush walks guided by rangers in the national park. Some of the animals that can be encountered include buffalo, elephant, Masai giraffe, reed bucks, and shy duikers among other large and small animals.

Other places of interest in the park are the ‘Little Serengeti’ and the Momella lakes. The ‘Little Serengeti’ is a small plain with an amazingly high concentration of animals such as zebra, waterbuck, warthog etc, grazing together and can be viewed at very close range.

The beautiful lakes of Momella are famous for large flocks of colourful flamingos and many other aquatic birds. Canoeing in these lakes is another excellent activity that can be combined with walking safaris for an unforgettable African experience. Stunning views of the gigantic Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru makes Arusha National Park very scenic unlike other national parks situated on the plains.

Arusha National Park can be included perfectly at the beginning or at the end of a safari, or as a day trip excursion that can be done from the lodge in Arusha and back.

In case you would like us to include this ‘forgotten gem’ in your safari to Tanzania, please let us know and we can include it in your private safari itinerary.

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