Arusha National Park

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WHY VISIT Arusha ?

Arusha National Park; A Gem Amongst The Norhtern Tanzania National Parks...

Surrounded by rolling green farmland and pristine mountain hiking trails the small national park is one of nature's best-kept secrets. Have a love affair with Mt. Meru and spend your day in Arusha National Park admiring its beauty from a lover's viewpoint. It is a gem amongst the Northern Tanzania Destinations.

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As the landscape of the national park is varied you can easily spot a high range of diversity in wildlife too. Sighting long necks rising straight behind the bushes or small trees can be an amazing view. However, don’t get surprised by this, as the Arusha National Park has the largest giraffe concentration.

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When To Go

  • Two wet seasons - November to December and March to May
  • Driest months - August to October
  • Best time to visit is anytime between July and March
  • Best time to climb Mt. Meru is between June and February
Average Rainfall

890mm

Typical July

2°C

Typical Jan

14°C

Location

  • An area of 137 sq km, at 1500 metres above sea level up to 4500 metres at the summit of Mr. Meru
  • Northeast of the country, east of the Ngorongoro Crater, near the town of Arusha National Park.
  • Not far from the border with Kenya.
  • This park lies between the peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru.
  • 21 km from Arusha town

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Game Drive
  • Canoeing Safari
  • Walking Safari
  • Hiking Mt. Meru
  • Photography In the Picturesque Background
  • Birdwatching
  • Exploring The Carter Area

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WHEN TO GO Arusha

What is the Best Time To Visit Arusha, choose the right Season today!

  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
  • APR
  • MAY
  • JUN
  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
  • OCT
  • NOV
  • DEC

January

January is one of the best times to visit coast

February

It’s hot and humid during February, and it’s the start of calving season when thousands of wildebeest give birth to their young and predators

March

A great month. Game viewing in East Africa

April

April is by far the wettest month of the year and while the rains predominantly come in the form of afternoon thundershowers

May

The long rainy season is in full swing.

June

June is dry, busy and is considered the best time of year to visit

July

Peak Safari Season Is In Full Swing And Is The Best Time To Travel'.

August

August is still considered peak season with tourist crowds flocking '.

September

Tourist Crowds Begin To Dissipate And There Is Still No Rain

October

Sees The Building Of Thunderclouds And The Arrival Of The First Rains.

November

Rains in East and Southern Africa mean this is the least desirable month for a safari.

December

Falls In The Middle Of The ‘Short Rains’

Arusha DESTINATIONS FAQ'S

visit Arusha National Park, see the following Frequently Asked Questions.

Where is Arusha National Park located?

Arusha National Park is a protected area located in northern Tanzania, near the city of Arusha. It is a popular destination for safari tours and is known for its diverse wildlife, including giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, and various primate species.

How do I get to Arusha National Park?

Arusha National Park is easily accessible from the city of Arusha, which is about a 45-minute drive away. The nearest airport is Kilimanjaro International Airport, which is about an hour's drive away.

What animals can I see in Arusha National Park?

Arusha National Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, elephants, leopards, hyenas, and various primate species such as black-and-white colobus monkeys and blue monkeys.

What is the best time to visit Arusha National Park?

The best time to visit Arusha National Park is during the dry season, which runs from June to October. During this time, the wildlife is more concentrated around the water sources, making it easier to spot.

What other activities can I do in Arusha National Park?

Apart from game drives and walking safaris, visitors to Arusha National Park can also go on guided nature walks, bird watching tours, and canoeing trips on Momella Lakes.

What is the climate like in Arusha National Park?

The climate in Arusha National Park is generally cool and dry, with temperatures ranging from 10C to 25C. The rainy season runs from November to May, with the heaviest rains occurring in April and May. The dry season runs from June to October, with the coolest temperatures occurring in July and August.

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