Wildlife Encounters

Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park is a destination in northern Tanzania where tourists can enjoy wildlife viewing and hiking during their safaris. The national park consists of montane forests, savannah plains and moorland where different wildlife and bird species can be seen. Attractions found in Arusha National Park include Mount Meru and the Momella lakes.

Some of the wildlife species found in Arusha National Park include black and white colobus monkeys, baboons, buffalos, waterbucks, giraffes, bushbucks, dik dik, and zebras among others.  

Activities to do in Arusha National Park

Visitors can participate in different activities during safari around Arusha National Park and they include the following;

  • Game drives

Game drives in Arusha National Park are rewarding and can be arranged in the morning and afternoon during safaris in Tanzania and tourists can explore the savannah plains in search of different wildlife species.

Other wildlife species that can be encountered in Arusha National Park are primates such as baboons, colobus monkeys among others. These can be spotted during tours around the forest areas of the park.

  • Climbing Mount Meru

Mount Meru is among the destinations in Tanzania where mountain climbing is done during tours around Arusha National Park.

Climbing Mount Meru takes about 3 to 4 days to get to the summit and back and tourists can hike along the Momella route and from the top of the mountain also enjoy viewing Mount Kilimanjaro which is also located in northern Tanzania.

  • Canoeing

Canoeing is another activity that is carried out when visiting Arusha National Park and it is done on the Momella lakes.

Tourists can enjoy wildlife viewing and canoe rides that are a perfect platform to view various bird species at close range around Arusha National Park.

Arusha National Park
Momella Lake
  • Bird watching

Different bird species can be encountered during bird-watching experiences in Arusha National Park and they include flamingos among others.

Best time to visit Arusha National Park

The best time to visit Arusha National Park for safaris is during the dry season from June to October which is a good time for wildlife viewing. Tours can also be done during the wet season around the national park.

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